Constructed entirely from 6061-T6 aluminum, the new C-VEX reels feature an innovative design that uses convex wall construction to increase the strength, which in turn allows the utilization of thinner and lighter materials. In fact, the 12-weight reel weighs less than 9 ounces. One of the most innovative features of this reel is its modular design. The entire reel has three components - the housing, the spool and the drag cylinder. The reels can be taken apart by hand, so switching spools and drags and from left- to right-hand retrieve remains simple and quick.