Thanks to its hybrid design, the Echo Ion Fly Reel provides some of the benefits of a fully machined reel without the resulting price tag. Ideal for beginner anglers, this reel delivers all the performance you'd expect of a high end reel. A large arbor makes for quick line pickup, while its backlash free clutch bearing protects your tippet when playing large fish. Echo's maintenance free Rulon disc drag system features stainless steel components and is primarily designed for freshwater use. The reel's lightweight, hybrid design not only keeps the price down, but it also balances well with modern, lightweight rods for a comfortable, balanced casting experience.