The perfect ice fishing and ultra-light spinning reel. Small size, big performance. The R-Type™ Ultra-light spinning reels are designed to match perfectly with R-Type™ Ice rods, but are also great matches with any ultra-light series of rod.
- Graphite Body
- 3 Ball Bearings
- Double Anodized Machined Aluminum Spool
- 5.6:1 Gear Ratio
- Precision Gears
- Instant Hookset Anti-Reverse
- Titanium Nitride Line Guide
Product performs poorly with several issues
1) Drag is very cheaply assembled, and equally unreliable. You tighten it for your lure/species and think it's good, then upon setting the hook with moderate force, the spool unwinds as thought the drag failed
2) line often does not run long bail all the way to the depression. There have been occasions where the line free-spooled off since it wasn't in the groove. I replicated the failure multiple times.
3) There is extra space between the drag adjustment dial and the housing, and often when point 2) happens, line ends up getting wrapped under the adjustment dial. We have 4 of these reels, which we primarily used for perch and stocked trout. We have recently purchased 4 new reels, and decided not to give Rapala brand a 2nd chance as their customer service is as bad as the reels.
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