The Lew's Speed Cast Round Conventional Reel features a 5-bearing system with stainless steel double-shielded ball bearings and a zero reverse one-way clutch bearing. The 6-pin centrifugal brake system allows for quick and efficient stopping while the oversized EVA grip provides maximum comfort while reeling. If you're looking for a tough reel that is smooth at the same time, this speed cast round conventional reel from Lew's is an excellent choice.
I am new to baitcasting reels as I have always used Daiwa Spincast 100 A or 120 A for fishing. Since I got into fishing catfish I wanted to try a baitcasting reel. So I did my homework through the many reels that are out their and decided on the Lew's SC600. So far I have caught a few catfish in the 6 and 7 lb. range and it handled the cats very well. I did take the reel apart to see how it is made, yes there is some plastic, but also brass gears where it counts. The drag worked very nice.