Lamson finally got it right. The arbor is definitely in the ultra size and the width of the spool is just right so now I don't have to pay attention nearly as much when reeling in line to lay it down evenly. The design allows it to work great even in a dunking of water on -6 and -12 degree F days. My only reason for not giving it 5 stars is that 1) I wish the center spoke was ported a little more and 2) the spool attachment method was not a long shaft that needs to be inserted into the the drag body.
Paired a size 2 with my St Croix Legend Elite 5wt and it balances perfectly. Smooth as butta and quick retrieve was a nice bonus. Definitely would recommend.
Absolutely love this reel...got it for quick retrieves and strong easy drag. Doesn't disappoint...plus it just looks sweet ;). Highly recommend...