The Ardent F500 Flip-N-Pitch Reel is specifically designed for effortless pitching, thanks to a ceramic line eye and narrow spool that reduces line friction. The Perma-lock Drag System is factory-set at 22 pounds, more than any conventional reel on the market, for strong hooksets and retrieves. The stainless steel handle wonít break or bend. And the aluminum alloy frame and covers provide lightweight strength. In short, with the Ardent F500, you get a reel thatís easy to use, and hard to break.