Just like those who have served America, the Lew’s American Hero Baitcast Combo has the spirit and backbone to take on any challenge. The rod’s blank is made of IM6 graphite, reinforced with premium resins, and features a multilayer, multidirectional construction for greater structural strength. Rugged gunsmoke stainless steel guide frames with stainless steel inserts add to the rod’s long-lasting durability. Lew’s exclusive custom skeletal graphite reel seat with cushioned stainless steel hoods offers great hand-to-reel stability and comfort. Using a split-grip design, the American Hero rod delivers the same rod control as a full-grip handle with less weight. Plus, the exposed blank offers instant vibration transmission to help you feel every bite and nibble. Premium high-density EVA split-grips are durable and lightweight. Patented “No Foul” stainless steel hook keeper. The featured Lew’s American Hero Speed Spool Baitcast Reel is ideal for all fishing situations. It features a lightweight, graphite composite frame, making it incredibly strong without weighing you down. The graphite palming side plates are quick and easy to remove, and the black and blue color scheme is sure to stand out among the other gear on your boat deck. An anodized aluminum bowed handle with Lew’s custom paddle knobs makes for a comfortable day on the water. The externally-adjustable Magnetic Control System (MCS) provides accurate casts. On the retrieve, the premium 5-bearing drive system with stainless steel double-shielded ball bearings and a Zero-Reverse anti-reverse bearing ensures a smooth performance every time. The durable Rulon drag system also offers up to 10 pounds of drag power. Other features include a machine-forged, double-anodized aluminum spool, zirconia line guide, and high-strength solid brass main gear and crank shaft.