The continuing evolution of Spey and Scandi lines, shooting heads, flat mono, and more require a reel that helps prevent line snags and delivers the high performance you expect from Waterwork-Lamson. Arx is a reel built with purpose. Spey or switch cast a variety of lines with maximum control and reliability. Arx has a full cage frame that encapsulates the spool to prevent line from escaping or snagging in critical areas. Normally a configuration like this would do a good job at preventing line fouling, but would preclude palming the reel. Arx is carefully milled on the bottom third of the reel to expose a full palming section. Even the drag knob has been designed to provide optimal grip without exposing a portion of the reel to line fouling.