I've got a Looms Adventure 5 (now Ventre 5) and I use it as a fine backup reel. It's nice and compact, and I like the champagne chrome finish. Classic looking reel with a powerful disc drag. It's got a standard arbor, so the Sage and Pfleuger will have the advantage there. A buddy of mine recently got the Pflueger and it's a nice reel. I bought my dad the Sage reel a few years ago and it performs great. To me it's a bit bulkly, but it's just a matter of preference. I prefer the classic look on my trout rods.