To create a reel that was strong yet light weight and smooth our engineers developed the Hybrid Body System. The Hybrid Body System incorporates aluminum in critical strength areas like the stem to maximize strength. Graphite is used in less stressed areas to cutout unnecessary weight.
10 Bearing System - Corrosion resistant stainless steel ball bearings
Hybrid Body - Aluminum body with a graphite body cover lightweight strength
Aluminum Spool - Lightweight durable spool design
Sealed Carbon Drag - Sealed system always lubricated always smooth
We bought this reel because we have always used Pflueger products. Started out good, but then started to have a really annoying tick when reeling. A month later it was done. Still a Pflueger fan but won't buy another Purist.