This gem is the smallest baitcaster in a four-model series. Like the others, it has many features of the company's more expensive (by an average of $50) Z-series baitcasters. It has the same large drag system, the same Super Speed Shaft, which floats the spool on ball bearings totally separated from the drive during casts, and the same anti-backlash control. Our reviewers were unanimous in their praise, calling it 'a sweet little reel with surprising drag power' that embodies beautiful materials and craftsmanship. Performance was considered extremely smooth both for casting and pitching. One noteworthy feature is that the reel can handle a range of lure weights and presentations without having to readjust spool tension.