JIGGING REELS

It’s not easy to find the perfect jigging reel.

Maybe not hard if your budget is $1000, but most offshore anglers want some value for money – without loss of quality.

So when our regular supplier said he’d found the perfect reel for that requirement I just asked for a sample, rather than placing an order.The sample reel, a Ryobi Ecusima 8000vi, arrived at the start of May 2014, coincidentally right in the middle of a red hot kingfish bite offshore.

I spooled it up and took it on the boat for every trip for the next six weeks.

And it saw plenty of action. I used it for jigging on the deep reefs:

 

 

Downrigging in under the Sydney cliffs:

 

 

And between myself and the crew we caught a stack of fish on the reel:

 

 

Kingfish on the jigs:

 

 

Mahi on live bait out at the FAD:

 

 

It got a good workout and did everything well.

So I placed an order, but for the reels with the darker finish, which is a nice match with the colour of our housebrand jigging rod:

 

 

Here’s specifications on the reel:

 

  • Ryobi Ecusima 8000vi
  • Gear ratio 5:1
  • Drag 8.0 kilos
  • Ball bearings 6
  • Weight 550 grams
  • Supplied prespooled with 200m 50-pound colour change braid
  • Stella 20000 type chunky reel knob
  • Price $140

 

Give one a try?

These are good reels.

But if you have any questions, send me an email for more details.

 

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It’s not easy to find the perfect jigging reel.

Maybe not hard if your budget is $1000, but most offshore anglers want some value for money – without loss of quality.

So when our regular supplier said he’d found the perfect reel for that requirement I just asked for a sample, rather than placing an order.The sample reel, a Ryobi Ecusima 8000vi, arrived at the start of May 2014, coincidentally right in the middle of a red hot kingfish bite offshore.

I spooled it up and took it on the boat for every trip for the next six weeks.

And it saw plenty of action. I used it for jigging on the deep reefs:

 

 

Downrigging in under the Sydney cliffs:

 

 

And between myself and the crew we caught a stack of fish on the reel:

 

 

Kingfish on the jigs:

 

 

Mahi on live bait out at the FAD:

 

 

It got a good workout and did everything well.

So I placed an order, but for the reels with the darker finish, which is a nice match with the colour of our housebrand jigging rod:

 

 

Here’s specifications on the reel:

 

  • Ryobi Ecusima 8000vi
  • Gear ratio 5:1
  • Drag 8.0 kilos
  • Ball bearings 6
  • Weight 550 grams
  • Supplied prespooled with 200m 50-pound colour change braid
  • Stella 20000 type chunky reel knob
  • Price $140

 

Give one a try?

These are good reels.

But if you have any questions, send me an email for more details.