The new Solterra SLX family of conventional lever-drag reels employs thrust bearings, like Okuma's Makaira models, to deliver power and drag performance in a graphite-framed body. Thrust bearings control side load, reducing the force necessary to crank the handle. The SLX reels also feature a new drag ratchet, stainless-steel main gears and a Carbonite drag system. They come in 11 models and in single- and two-speed versions. Prices range from $129.99 to $239.99.