Don't be put off by cast aluminum reels. In this case, especially, Waterworks Lamson focused purely on the virtues and advantages a pressure-cast process can offer: Full-radiused compound curves; near zero-radius inside corners, and for a precision fit and finish, they even machine the cast part in critical areas—amplifying the best aspects of both worlds. Liquid’s high-quality castings are imported, but the components critical to the drag system are CNC-machined in the US. Liquid reels are assembled in Boise alongside Lamson's highest-priced reels. No other $100 reel can boast this much US content and quality oversight.