sounds like both functionally and cosmetically….no real details but apparently Wes has been thinking about the changes he wants to make when they were recently manufacturing a new fly reel. The person I spoke to said the star drag reels aren’t gone just paused for redesign etc.
I just checked my Seigler It is the square frame corner which is up against my right hand when gripping the reel to cast.
It can be worked around but I notice that it is an issue not present in other reels such as the Penn Fathom or even a 40 year old Shimano Speedmaster ll.
I always thought they might be better to go to a more conventional round 1 piece frame/cage w/end plates than the "bolt on" sides as it was. That would eliminate/minimize the lower corners. But, might raise the profile a bit.
Curious to see what they come up with.
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