This is the reel I chose for cow tuna. The handle has been upgraded to Gorilla 20 handle courtesy of TJ - thanks =) This reel is awesome with multidisc drag and bomb proof like structure. Freespool is still good with drags set at 40lb at strike. I'm not an expert on it but it spins freely. The reel has many engravings for the drag/lever position. The drags are set with a knob on the left side of the reel. Put the reel in freespool then turn the knob on the left side plate +/-. Put the lever to strike and scale. Very easy. Looking at the other side of the reel by the handle is the clicker to the left of the handle - twist for operation. I've scaled the gorilla to 40lb at strike to pair with my JM Power Spell rod and they seem to be a great match. Enjoy the pictures.