Shimano uses a new Digital Control Brake system that monitors the reel’s spool speed 1,000 times each second.
You might find this to be the best baitcaster if a smooth operation is your criteria. Lew’s uses a 10-ball bearing system to reduce friction.
Piscifun is an excellent choice. This low-profile reel uses Japanese Hami cut brass gears and aluminum bearings. It even has a 10-setting magnetic brake system.
The low-profile reel is small enough for most hands to palm. Plus, its graphite body and coated interior parts make it more water-resistant.
It is a low-profile design that uses centrifugal braking to prevent backlash. It has a 7.3:1 gear ratio.