Housing our ultra-powerful Sealed Carbon System (SCS) drags demands a rigid frame. We start with 6061 aerospace grade aluminum (the highest grade used in reel manufacturing), then cold forge and temper the aluminum for added strength and rigidity—in the process pre-shaping the frame. Our drags are made from proprietary, high-grade USA made carbon, the same materials used in the brakes of jets and Formula 1 racers because it efficiently dissipates extreme heat without wear. A marriage of strength and power.