Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Ryobi Arctica 3000


Gear Ratio: 5.0:1
WT (gram): 305
Bearings: 5BB
Line Capacity (PE/No.): PE4-140M, PE5-120M
5 kg max drag

Featured with 5 stainless steel ball bearings.
Full aluminum metal body.
New RFO rotary flat oscillation system.
Full metal spool with carbon fiber.
Machined round knob power handle.
Power handle & power knob

i paired this up with a Berkeley Cherrywood fishing rod and tested it on FW3 CnR pond on 1st August 2010.

initial feel of the reel upon mounting on rod is the weight of the handle,the power knob that comes with it makes it heavy on the feel.

i had 2 takes on this setup

1 was a 5kg redtail catfish

and other take was an unknown monster who kept on going and going until the monster threw hook

i love the feel of the weight of the reel when i was fighting the fishes as it shown me that it has got the power to take on big fishes

drag was good and powerful though a bit too low for some who expect the double strength of drag or more in a similar class reel

outlook of the reel could have been improve if they stuck to the gold and black theme of the reel as compared to the silver coloured handle and knob combi now

overall for anybody who wants something on the lower budget and looks stylo,this reel is an item worth considering


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