The fifth generation of legendary Litespeed boasts a higher retrieve rate and narrower spool for improved line handling, an integrated drag cassette for a stiffer frame, and an ergonomic drag knob. A new version of our Hard Alox provides a more beautiful and consistent finish. One of the world’s lightest full drag reels—infinitely durable—the Litespeed G5 is engineering alchemy. In this new version, you get: A higher retrieve rate. An improved ergonomic drag knob for better grip. Plus a stronger, more structurally-sound frame and narrower spool for improved line handling. The drag housing is also integrated into the frame to save weight and decrease overall width.