Beneath the stunning looks of the new Classic fly reel is the ultra-modern Power Matrix Drag System. This monstrous braking system will subdue the strongest of fish in the harshest conditions. The completely waterproof drag system benefits from a pronounced ‘click’ that signals “fish on” through your ears into your every vein. The Classic is completely corrosion resistant and benefits from a new ergonomic handle design with integrated leader retainer on the counterbalance. Available in either left or right-hand wind, each reel is individually numbered and presented in a handcrafted leather case. With its old world ‘classic’ looks and ultra-modern braking power, you will get the best of both worlds. We call it tradition with an attitude. Please note: Model 46 does not have the Power matrix drag system. It comes with a very light and smooth adjustable click and drag which functions in both directions. This function is designed only to prevent spool overrun. The model 79 is not vented and has solid sideplates. The 46 functions the same LH or RH, models 58 and 79 are stocked in LH but are available in RH. Stocked in trout and single hand salmon sizes, the 46 for 4/5/6 holds a WF5+130 and weighs 8 oz., the 58 for 6/7/8 holds a WF7+250 and weighs 8.5 oz., and the 79 for 8/9 holds a WF9+250 and weighs 11.9 oz.