I sold all my spring and pawl reels. I don't like the noise they make. When I'm across the lake (or river) slaying them, the last thing I want is to attract all that attention and have all the other fishermen hone in on my spot. But seriously, I know I don't need a super fancy disk drag to catch trout (which proves I'm not a dunderhead), but, as I've pointed out before, none of us who fly fish live in a world of needs. I like the sexiness of a nicely machined disk drag reel, so that is what I prefer to fish with. Even if the drag only engages when I'm stripping off line, at least it is quiet.