The Sage 4230 flat out rocks. This reel is fully machined out of aircraft grade aluminum. The drag system is fully sealed (for real) and is ridiculously smooth and adjustable. The Sage 4200 series fly reel is hands down the best value (quality to dollars spent) reel out there. I like the platinum reel as it will hide scratches for years to come. We all hat that black reel that has silver scratches peeking through looking like a Raiders fan. The Sage 4230 pair beautifully with most 3 and 4 weight rods.