I have been a fly fisherman for ~65 years. I have owned every major brand rod and reel throughout those years. Temple Fork is best known for their economically priced, high quality rods that have an unconditional, lifetime warranty. They don't advertise, thus their reels are known mostly via word of mounth. It is my strong opinion that there isn't a finer reel in the ever growing list of moderately priced reels. I equate my 375 and 425 with my Tibor Everglades and Riptide at 1/3 the price. These were the first quick release spools I had seen. They are available in colors. The drag and bearings are top quality. The price is right.