Graphite framed, stainless steel gear and pinion, huge drag surface, aluminum spool and lever drag, what’s not to like?
After servicing a few I have come to like what I see and feel. Lever drags are a different kind of reel than a star drag reel. I can see how this little reel could be a real salmon trolling machine. I would recommend them for trolling. They are not casting reels. But for the fisherman who is running downrigger for salmon in the Puget Sound it is really a great inexpensive option. $125 plus an upgraded handle and knob and you have a low maintenance, corrosion resistant reel that is easy to service and fish.
I got this handle and knob from Alantani.com. Very high quality and more comfortable in the hand. Try one they are great!