Conquer hard water with Abu Garcia's Veritas Ice Combo. The reel features a smooth 3-bearing system and a 5.2:1 gear ratio with slow- oscillation for even line lay. The body and rotor are built of lightweight and ultra-stable graphite for strength and minimum weight. The Veritas rod is built on a 24-ton graphite blank for battling big fish from the icy depths. Slick, durable, and corrosion-resistant stainless steel guides and an Extreme Exposure reel seat for increased blank contact allow you feel the subtle bites and lifts that cold water fish use to take the bait.