Solid glass blank provides strength and unparalleled durability, with Lightweight EVA grips for comfort. All models contain a corrosion-resistant machine hood reel seats. The high quality slick butt of "C" and "AR" models offer the benefits of an aluminum butt without the weight. The premium aluminum butts on the ARA and SICA models offer increased durability for tough fishing. All "C" models offer aluminum-oxide guides. All "AR" models have all AFTCO roller guides and top. "ARA" models have a heavy duty AFTCO stripper guide with all AFTCO roller guides and top. All "SICA" models feature high quality silicone carbide guides. Aluminum gimbal.