A niche reel that constitutes a perfect example of Ryobi’s possibilities. Turbo is designed for the heaviest fishing of the biggest fish. It is among a few top models designed for sea popping that have gained a recognition of users.
With 150 g poppers and many hauls of extremely strong tropical fish, it has to be perfect in every inch. Suffice to mention that it needs to cope with salinity of tropical seas and humidity up to 100% and also salinity in the air. Turbo is more like a professional scrapedozer than the reel, but also must have the same strength and durability.
The two-part drive is a usefull feature. Press the lever so as to achieve 5,2:1 gear perfect for leading the fish and change it to 2,9:1 gear ratio that is useful for hauling large fish. At 15-pound drag, Turbo gears cope with the toughest challenges and in our conditions it will be appreciated by catfish anglers using groundwater methods in the most difficult places in where the haul of the biggest fish has to be instant.
The bail in Turbo must be closed by hand. This is not a flaw but a protection against tearing a hand off while holding the rod and if casting with 150 gram jerk caused locking of the bail.
- no spare spool
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In November 2008, JOHSHUYA company and WEIHAI RYOBI INTERNATIONAL TRADING CO., LTD reached agreement that WEIHAI RYOBI INT’L was authorized to manufacture, sell and operate RYOBI fishing tackle products worldwide (excluding Japan Market).
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