Constructed from a marriage of hi-tech carbon and rugged aluminum. The reel is ultra strong yet light and rigid combining the best characteristics of each material. The Aluminum frame combined with a Carbon Graphite Side Plate provide an excellent Strength to Weight Ratio. The Low-Profile reel also enjoys a reduced Frame to Spool ratio with the double anodized spool measuring just 34mm. This makes for a strong compact baitcaster that is comfortable and fits nicely in the palm. A precise Magnetic Cast Control allows increased casting and control at the turn of the dial. The 90 mm swept handle is comfortable with soft paddle knobs. With three gear ratios available, the reels are well suited for a variety of tasks. If you are in the market for a reasonably priced compact baitcaster loaded with design features, look no further than Daiwa’s CA 80.