I have become a fan of the spooler elite. It fits so nicely in the hand with a pencil grip. It also back reels so I do not need to depend on the drag, just set the drag light enough that you strip line easily, yet not over spool or free spool. For hook sets just put a finger on the reel rim. For fighting the occasional large crappie or gamefish just back reel or palm the spool rim depending on the strength of the runs the fish makes. This does take a little practice, but one is not constantly resetting the drag. I managed to land a 33 inch northern pike last winter on a spooler and 3lb test line last winter back reeling and palming the spool. Most panfish around 3/4 lb or so just reel em in, very efficient and reduced line twist.