Originally Posted by Celloman2639
A buddy of mine was telling me that the new Ryobi Metaroyal Safari 5000 was a fantastic reel. He basically said west coast guys are using them vs. the east coast guys who stick with Van Staal's.
Anyone use one of these and any feedback?
I used to use a Metaroyal 5000A
, which is not a Japan made model. Use it as a boat reel, good for bottom dwelling but not for jigging due to enormous back play on jerk. Nice spool design (pre-set drag) as found on Accurate TS but not as smooth as TS. Line capacity is 275M of pe5 Varivas Avani 10X10. After all its a nice reel as it caught several 20lb cobia easily.