Well I'll be dipped... I've got upwards of a dozen, all with spring clips... Sure I have my problems if not careful, but when I heard about all the raves about Hewes, I didn't realize it fitted to a pair of sprocket holes. That would be positive traction for sure.
But since I have enough reels, guess I'm not going to change just for the sake of change.
I agree. If you needed additional reels, and could find some Hewes at the right price, that would be different. The Nikon and Kindermann work fine. JMHO