Well, that is not entirely true. I owned one when I was in my teens' but it was a low profile reel with an adjustable break. That was an amazing reel too. Recently I purchased an Ambassadeur Five Star and though it is a little small for catfishing, is an awesome reel. I tried to backlash the reel and it would not. It makes a great channel cat reel. It may even have the back to pull in a small flathead. I love it. The reel was new in the box and I only give $20 for it.