The Pflueger Medalist represents the best spinning reel Pflueger has ever made and incorporates some great design features that will make this reel the smoothest and longest lasting Pflueger you've ever owned. The drive train is entirely supported by nine stainless steel ball bearings with a one-way clutch bearing for the rock-solid instant anti-reverse. The bearings supporting the main and pinion gears are entirely sealed for long life, even in salt and brackish water environments, and the multi-disk front drag is sealed as well, ensuring no water can enter to corrode the drag plates or ruin it's smooth functioning. The frame and sideplate are constructed from tough, lightweight aluminum for a long life and the spool and free spare spool feature the long-cast design and aluminum construction. The Pflueger Medalist offers a great value for a 9 bearing, top-of-the-line aluminum construction reel and the smooth functioning will make it one of your favorites for years to come.