SLX DC 70 makes fishing with bait casting reels easy! Its DC, digital controlled, brake system effectively controls spool speeds to prevent backlash, and you may cast from the first day of fishing. On DC system, you only have set brake from 4 dials, 1-4 and with the 3 and 4 you may cast without using thumb. You may add casting distance later when you have educated thumb and decrease the number of brake dial. Body is made of aluminum alloy to offer very long life of the reel. S3D precision spool spins quite smooth in casting. Sealed Anti-Rust ball bearings protects reel from rust damages much longer than regular stainless steel ball bearings.