As with our QC1, this is a neat hat offers the ability to quickly change out line for customers who use pony spools. This model, though, is vertically mounted like our FR2. Simply cut two notches in the spool as per the instructions, place it in the reel cradle, and you're ready to go! This reel will allow you flexibility in your line choice, and provide you more feel with the line resting on top of your fingers if you choose. You can mount this reel for left or right hand retrieve. Great price point!