Typical of all current Shakespeare products, the 5600F is a terrific buy considering all the features it offers. A one-piece aluminum frame encased in machined aluminum houses a six-stainless-steel-bearing system, and an insert in the line guide is titanium-nitride-coated for line an dcorrosion protection. casting is excellent, and all other functions are slick as ice. Braking is vial spool tension and a four-shoe centrifugal system, which is accessible after removing both the side plate and spool. The satiny gold anodized finish is extremely well done. This rig will handle light saltwater assignments as well as any freshwater casting application.