A high performance ice reel. This is an extremely popular reel to pair with a Thorne Bros. Custom rod. Durable, smooth drag, great size, and at $99.99 truely worth every penny. The 500 Size is the perfect reel for most ice fishing situations. However some of the long rod, big fish (ie Trout, Pike, Big Walleyes, etc.), ice anglers have fallen in love with the slightly larger 1000 size.