Die-casting is a metal casting process in which molten metal is forced under high pressure into a mould cavity, the latter created by hardened and shaped steel dies.
“Full bar stock construction”
Bar stock is a common form of raw, purified metal, used to manufacture metal parts and products.
The adjustable drag mechanism, which gradually applies the brakes on your line when a fish runs, is encased within the body of the reel, sealed off to keep out dirt or grit, which might compromise the mechanism.
“Rulon disc drag system”
Rulon is the trade name for a group of plastics known for their low friction and abrasion resistance. Some reel manufacturers prefer carbon or cork for their drag system.
“Zero start-up inertia” / “Smooth fish stopping torque”
The drag mechanism can ‘bite’ harder than usual when first activated, due to the friction from start-up inertia, which can lead to snapped leaders when you have a good fish on. Quality reels are designed to minimise start-up inertia to ensure smooth, consistent pressure on the fish. The term ‘Smooth torque’ makes the same point, ‘torque’ referring to a rotational force, as opposed to the linear force of a push or pull.
“Opened the porting”
All fishing reels are 'ported' to reduce weight and improve ventilation, using several rounded or oblong apertures.
“Lamson have integrated the counterbalance and introduced a curved cross-section arbor for structural stability”
Waterworks Lamson kindly clarified this for us. “Integrated counter balance means that the spool has been machined to incorporate the counter weight of the handle, so that no protruding weight hangs off the side of the spool,” they explained. “Curved arbor refers to the area of the spool where backing and fly line sit. Rather than a flat surface, our spool arbor is curved which helps stack line more evenly.”
Pressure casting is the process of using a pressure chamber and compressor to eliminate bubbles from a casting resin or mold rubber. Casting is the process by which a liquid material is usually poured into a mould, which contains a hollow cavity of the desired shape, and then allowed to solidify.