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Home · fishing · Fly Reels · The RB1 Salmon or Saltwater Fly Reel
£412.50 ex VAT
Manufacturer Code: RB11012
THE RB1.The RB1 has been meticulously designed and tested. Although specifically developed for salmon fishing the reel is completely saltwater proof and is more than capable of handling large salt water quarry.The initial prototype was designed and tested in collaboration with Lancaster University Engineering Department where dozens of drag materials were tested under extreme conditions in order to select the compound with the highest performance. The chosen compound, coupled with titanium disks not only withstands temperatures in excess of 200°C, but provides a silky smooth drag with virtually no stick-slip.Machined from solid block aerospace grade 6082 aluminium, hard anodised to MIL Spec 8625 Type 3, class 2Precipitation hardened and pacified 17-4 stainless steel shaft and 316 stainless steel componentsHigh performance composite drag material coupled with large titanium disks, producing up to 18lbs of drag forceHeat generated during a run is dissipated through the ported aluminium spool to prevent overheatingTitanium click and pawl system with optional click checkEasily interchangeable between left and right hand wind requiring no toolsZero backlash anti-reverse system with large exposed palming rimReverse tapered handle to prevent line snagging when castingLine Capacity: 300m 30lbs Dacron +AFS shooting head or 500m 50lbs gel spun +WF12 TTHeavy duty needle clutch bearing with a dynamic load rating of over 350kgFully sealed clutch and bearing arrangement with Viton O-rings.