I've been thinking this through, thinking about offing some of my older disk drags (G-2) for click pawls. I am not convinced, but on the fence. I see it this way, without thinking it through thoroughly. Click Pawl Pros *Cheaper *Lighter *Less to go wrong *Can be more dependable *Little to no hesitation for the drag to kick in * Sound can be cool Click Pawl Cons * There's always "that fish" that can take you for a long, fast run. Unless you're used to palming the reel (I'm not), it can get away from you quickly. * Less adjustment Disk Drag Pros * Drag on good reels can be adjusted in small, fine increments * If you get a wild one that's heading toward wood or weeds, you can stop it easier/faster * Personally I love good, machined hardware (aesthetics) Disk Drag Cons * Stuff can go wrong * Expensive * Usually heavier * Newer ones hard/impossible to work on * Sometimes the drag is silent/near silent (Galvan) My big fear for anything above about a 4 wt. setup is "that fish," and "that fish" may not happen often but when it does I still want a good, quality disk drag. It's saved me more than once on Craine Prairie and Crowley Lake. You say?