I'm contemplating upgrading the drags in my Abus. Well, not just contemplating, I'm going to do it, I just haven't decided which drags to get yet. I have a 6500C4 with the Carbontex and they're miles ahead of stock. The reels I have on the line to be torn down and serviced are a 5500C, 5500C3, and a 6500C. All three are the older models with black handles frames, spools, and drag stars. I'm probably going to do some other minor upgrades and changes while they're apart for cleaning (play with gear ratios, maybe upgrade the levelwind to bearing type on one of them, perhaps add clickers to the 5500's, etc.) The question I have, though, is I'm not sure which drags to go with. I'll probably put Carbontex in the 6500C, but I was contemplating trying Smoothies or Xtreme Smoothies for the 5500's. One of the 5500's usually wears 12# mono and works as a bass, panfish, and channel "do-it-all" reel that I keep in the truck for those "hey, that looks like a good spot" moments, and the other 5500 normally wears 20# mono for dedicated catting and stripers. Has anyone used all three of the drags? I was hoping for a real world comparison between the three levels and what you like or dislike about each. Thanks in advance for any thoughts!