The Shimano Tekota TEK500HGA Trolling Reel is fully redesigned. The cross carbon drag material provides a wider range of drag settings, along with the smoothest drag performance. This reel has a coreprotect to provide water resistance without creating a heavy rotation feeling. The S A-RB bearings have shields on both sides of the bearings which will reduce the possibility of salt or sand inhibiting the bearing’s rotation. This reel has a Hagane body which is made with a metal reel body with a high rigidity. The body stiffness and impact resistance virtually eliminates body flexing.