This cast reel is a high-quality alternative to its machined brothers and sisters, featuring: full-radius compound curves, near zero-radius inside corners, and a precision fit and finish too. Primarily made in the USA, it's lighter in weight and structurally sound and sturdy for the tougher hauls. Assembled in Boise, ID. No other reel at this price point can boast this much US content and quality oversight. You aren't stepping down with this reel - you're stepping out. Now, go have an awesome day on the water, after a trip by Jesse Brown's to prepare!