Yep, it's a gear reel, but please no bashing! This is a right-handed reel; I reel left-handed, and just never got the hang of the right hand stuff. I used this reel once. I received it as a gift; it comes with two handles, one for power and one for speed. I understand it's a rare size, this 200 size. As you can see, it comes with all the paperwork and the box. Super smooth with a great drag! Thanks for your interest.