Composite construction and two reel-stem options make Frabill's 101XLA the straight-line ice angler's quintessential reel. Customizable reel stems come in long or short lengths for palming the reel or gripping the rod with gloves. The large and balanced spool maximizes the retrieval rate and eliminates the need for backing. 1:1 ratio eases the fish to the surface and controls lure descent. 1+1 ball bearing and super-smooth drag system lets fish fight without worry of snapping the line or creating slack. Ambidextrous reel handle fits right-handed and left-handed anglers alike. Sub-Zero® lubricated for slick operation in freezing temperatures.