Lighter and smoother than ever, the popular Pflueger® President® XT Spinning Reel delivers superior quality within its price class. Day in and day out, this reel provides extreme comfort and balance, thanks in part to its aluminum main shaft and pinion gear. It is also equipped with a carbon and rubber cork handle knob that offers exceptional gripping power in all weather conditions. Its quality 10-bearing system features corrosion-resistant stainless steel ball bearings plus instant anti-reverse, and the sealed drag keeps water and grit from getting in, so it always stays perfectly lubricated and smooth at all settings. Pflueger has equipped this reel with a braid-ready spool that allows direct-tie—no need for backing. With its many enhancements, the President XT remains one of the best values on the water.