These small, lightweight graphite lever drag Shimano TLD Reels were hailed as revolutionary in saltwater fishing over 15 years ago. With literally hundreds of thousands of them in use, they've helped catch everything from spectacular world records to personal bests. Shimano TLD Reels are built with a one piece graphite frame, stainless steel gears, and one piece forged aluminum spool. Without a doubt, the TLD Reels are built to last. If you are looking for the finest, all around reel, whether you're trolling for billfish and tuna, live baiting yellowtail or grouper or light tackle record fishing, a Shimano TLD Reel should be your first choice.