I had been looking at the Einarsson reels for a while, but they were completely unknown in NZ, and not very well known even in the USA. It seemed to be what I was after though, which was a light, tough, large diameter reel for the flats, and small/medium Tuna. The full frame design is a real plus for me setting it apart from other reels on offer in this price range, giving the reel a feeling of strength and rigidity. A decent click on the drag knob and the line in/out is a much appreciated feature. As expected, the retrieve and drag are very smooth, and the light weight sits very nicely on my Xi3. The capacity on the specs is understated as I have fitted very comfortably 370yds of Hatch backing with an 8wt Outbound Short Full Int. I have given the reel a thrashing on Kahawai (a hard fighting species endemic to NZ & Australia) and it has been wonderful. I suspect I will be able to pass this reel to my son in many, many years time. I would buy another one and recommend to friends.