best reel I own, better than VS, ZeeBaas, stella. and yes I have the right to make judgment because I own all 4. the only downfall is the reels weight. but the drag is superior to any reel in its class
I've owned Stellas, Saltigas and a few other high dollar spinners and honestly, the Torque is my favorite. They are heavier, but when weighed side by side with a competing reel of the same size, their isn't enough difference to matter IMO. I like the slower retrieve as well, much better suited for jigging or working up big fish.