Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Tammerkoski in Finland
I have used them all(or at least almost all).
The XLA 9/10 is a good, reliable reel with lots of drag power.
The XLB #12 has a sturdy frame, big backing capacity and a very powerful drag - I did have some problems with the drag = something dust like came off from the drag plates and caused the drag to jerk a bit, but after I cleaned it it has not repeated this problem.
GT 11 broke down after two days of fishing for chromish Chums.... The drag plates were totally twisted after this "Chum adventure".
Koma 7/9 is a good reel for the price. I've had some problems with the drag adjustment. Now that I know not to touch the drag knop there's been no problems - I just pre-set it and don't touch it when I'm fishing.