The Rockhopper range of reels are especially designed for the rock angler, but are equally effective for any surf fishing. This model has an adjustable star drag to keep a steady safe strain on the line when playing a big fish. The handles are however fixed to the spool, they can be wound forward to apply extra pressure to a fish or can be released at any time without losing control of the fish. When washing a big fish up with a wave onto a rocky ledge, the direct wind handles hold the weight of the fish as the wave recedes. When winching a fish up a cliff, the direct wind handles overrides the drag and will not let the fish slip back into the water and possibly cut the line on the rocks. The Rockhopper Classic has a full stainless steel back and a fibreglass spool. Metal side cast system, on/off anti-reverse clutch system and a fish alert system are also features. The reel is also fitted with large comfortable knob handles to allow you to winch large fish up the rocks and fight the fish. Left handed reels are available.