The build specification includes a Quick-Shift finger tip gear change to switch from high to low gear, and shielded stainless steel ball-bearings ensuring a smooth retrieve under pressure. The drag system has a preset knob adjustment that eliminates accidental changes to the drag setting, plus the drag is constructed using Dura Drag washers for a smooth release of line when a big fish turns and runs. The drag is also ratcheted to eliminate the chance of drag creep created by vibration when trolling, a feature requested by top skippers and crew. The Penn International VS reels also sport a non- torsion full metal body and side-plates that, under direct pressure, keep the gears aligned when battling big, heavy, deep down fish. models 70VS and 80VSW both have a titanium handle blank, and the 12 size only an adjustable line out clicker.