This reel features the strong metal side cast system mounted on an ultra strong light graphite back plate. A shallow spool gives a faster recovery rate than a normal 600 series reel and a great cast. The injection moulded spool runs on a small stainless steel bush giving it a very smooth spinning action. Direct wind action puts you in total control of the fish and the large tri-star knob allows you to lock up the spool when not fishing or using a set line with some tension.To control a fish taking line on a direct wind reel the hand is taken off the winding handle and quickly applied to the line surface and spool to create back pressure. When the fish has slowed put your hand back to the handle and recover the line and the fish. Simply nothing to go wrong or break on this reel. A fish alert switch on the back side of the reel can be engaged when leaving the rod and reel unattended to warn you of a fish taking line. Ieal for whiting, trevally, flathead, bream, chopper tailor. Left handed reels are available.