Duel's patented, automatic gearbox provides the angler with unmatched control. Sealed in an oil bath, the stainless gears require no maintenance what-so-ever. By simply reversing the rotation direction of the handle, a different gear ratio is engaged and therefore a different recovery speed. Clockwise, the handle gives a rapid recovery. Counter-clockwise, the recovery is slow but powerful. In every position the spool is always firm, without the paly and the "returns" typical of other systems. The Duel double speed gear mechanism is so unique it's patented. All Duel Reels feature a multiple disc clutch built of stainless steel and carbon fiber. This carbon figer construction guarantees uniformity of performance under extreme heat. The lever drag adjustment offers an infinite range of drag settings for precise accuracy. A unique stop pin also keeps the spool from being accidentally dropped into freespool, a valuable asset for anglers of all skill levels.