I have a couple of magnetic reels, but not not prefer them, unless the wind is HOWLING!!!!!!! I adjust my centri. reels so they have maximum casting distance, but I can tighten the drag down if the wind is blowing. The OLDER magnetic reels did not have the scale that the centri. reels did. I do not know about the newer ones and the ones with dual controls, either. I have heard the newer ones with the dual selectors are a PAIN to get adjusted, but once you get them adjusted, they are a breeze, but what do I know, since I do not have any, but fishermen that I trust say that. Hope this helps. Tight lines, keep safe and good luck.
Tight lines, keep safe and good luck.