Thursday, April 21, 2011

New Toy: Ryobi Artica 3000

Hi everyone, I'm just back from my light jigging and bottom fishing trip at Pekan seas. A pity the outboard broke down on the second day if not the catch would have been better. We hit our target fishes of Ebek and i even got a good monster surprise on light tackle. Will be posting it up soon but here's a mini post first.

I got myself a new reel and i will be using it for light jigging/popping. It's a very affordable and decent looking reel. I admit i look for a sturdy bail arm in a reel and Ryobi reels have good strong frames but they are a little heavy.

Here's my new toy!

Gear Ratio: 5.0:1
Weight 305g
5 Ball Bearings
Line Capacity (PE/No.): PE4-140M, PE5-120M
Drag: 5kg
Full aluminum metal body.
Full metal spool with carbon fiber.
Machined round knob power handle.
Power handle & power knob

Drag is a little low but it can always be upgraded... handle and knob don't really fit the body but i only got it for $95 so what can i complain for? Only dilemma now is what colour to load...

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10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Designed and Engineered in Japan means Made in China.

Paddy Pike said...

I like the reel, Looks good, Try Yellow line as it shows up better at night,
,,,Paddy,,,

Paddy Pike said...

I like the reel, Looks good, Try Yellow line as it shows up better at night,
,,,Paddy,,,

Anonymous said...

Was looking for this reel because it looks nice. But if made in China, don't think worth the price.

Nigel said...

so which reel is made in japan and under $100? Even the old(size 3000 n below) and new caldias are made in thailand. Shimano made in malaysia...

hmmmmhmmmm?

Anonymous said...

Ryobi is a good brand, very good quality.
Made in China is ok if the brand oversees QC.
Have noticed similarities between Ryobi and Penn. Parts are even interchangeable between some models.

Anonymous said...

A friendship founded on business is better than a business founded on friendship.

Nigel said...

I will be trying yellow Paddy... will update.. hehe..

And yes Ryobi is good. I used to own a Ryobi Applause made in japan before... strong and most importantly strong bail arm

Anonymous said...

I mean I rather add in a few more dollars for a ultegra 4000 made in japan or kix freams made in thailand. Just my personal view. I didn't say he made the wrong choice. no offense

Nigel said...

No problem man ... haha... i have a caldia 2000 and caldia 3500 made in japan...need something in the middle for sometimes... its a spare reel for my tierra 3000.. :D

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