I think the Lamson Konics are a good choice of reel for what your wanting it too do. I am guessing though that the striper guys would suggest if your purely targeting stripers , then a 9wt and the Konic 4 reel would be a better choice.
The Lamsons have a good drag and that is what you need for stripers and carp. Its not so important for LM bass as they usually make short runs and most of the time can be played off the reel. Put a couple hundred yards of gelspun backing on it and spend the extra cash on a good line.