Super light-weight carbon fiber frame, side covers and handle. This high-tech design offers the high strength and stability of aluminum constructed reels without the weight or potential corrosion. Weighing only 5.8 ounces, this is one of the lightest baitcasters on the market. The swept back handle - crafted with carbon fiber on the 7.0:1 model and aluminum on the 6.3:1 model - with soft EVA knobs, offers the comfort for long days on the water. This model is designed with 12+1 and 9+1 ballbearings for smooth operation. The spool is made from 6061 T6 anodized aluminum. The reel also comes with Ardent's industry best 3 year warranty.