No experience with either reel, but IMO you don't need a fancy drag with a 5wt or under. I use a Galvan Brookie 4/5 wt. Super nice, but it's a click and pawl. No reel drag, but I've never needed a drag when fishing anything 5 wt and under. I'll just palm the reel if I need to slow down fish. Anything above, I use a Galvan Torque.
The Orvis and BVK are nicely priced though. You probably can't go wrong with either on a 5wt.
Edited by BoPro (08/24/16 07:12 PM)