Strong frame and smooth operation

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A lot of older reels that were built to be tough and durable were clunky and not very smooth. It also seemed like those reels would “loosen up” on you quite a bit after prolong abuse. The Lew’s Super Duty is built like more modern day low-profile reels but with more thought to smoother operation while also featuring heavy duty frame, handles, brass gearing and carbon matrix drag systems for a great feeling reel that can take the abuse. I like that the reel feels compact but also like it can handle having to put a lot of force on a big fish in piece of heavy cover where you really have to torque on the handle to get the fish out.