The composite construction of Frabill's 261 Straight Line Reel boasts durability and won't feel cold to the touch. Line feeds straight off the large and balanced spool with a 2.6:1 gear ratio that maximizes retrieval rate and prevents coiling. Freespool setting sends the smallest jigs to the bottom with ease. Its long stem positions reel away from the rod to accommodate heavy gloves without getting in the way. Ambidextrous reel handle fits right-handed and left-handed anglers alike. Sub-Zero® lubricated for slick operation in freezing temperatures. Audible/silent bait alarm for dead-sticking finicky walleye. 4 plus 1 bearing system.