I have been looking at spinners to cast to small bluefin tuna on Stellwagon Bank in MA. I have been checking out the Shimano Spheros, Saragosa, Okuma V System, Fin Nor Offshore, and the Quatum Cabo Pt. I am not looking to spend the big bucks on a Stella or high end reel, I have plenty of good quality trolling gear that I use most of the time. I went to Fisherman's Outfitters in Gloucester, MA and talked to them about the reels. They have sold a lot of Shimano's to guys catching blue fins in the 150 lb range. Apparently, the new models (FB) of the Spheros and Saragosa have developed the same problem. The plastic drag adjusting cap presses on the top metal washer of the drag stack and melts under a long run. The melted cap can stick to the drag stack and mess up the spool rotation. He cautioned me about buying either of the reels until Shimano comes out with a fix for the issue. He said Shimano knows about it and is working on it. This sounds like the exact problem that KSONG had and posted about. Apparently this has happened to more than half a dozen of the reels. He showed me one of the melted caps. He also took apart a FA model spheros drag and a FB model and the FB model has smaller diameter drag washers, but more of them. The FB model drags must get hotter and its enough to melt the drag cap. The salesman expected Shimano to have a fix soon and get it to everyone who has bought either model of the new reel. The Saragosa has the same drag stack and cap design as the Shperos. It doesn't seem like a big problem to me, but it does need to be addressed and fixed for the reel to stand up to bigger fish. It could be argued the reel is being pushed beyond its limits, but a melted plastic part should not be the weak link of the reel. Anyone else out there experience this??