The RB1 has been meticulously designed and tested to the limits. The reel is completely saltwater proof and has proven very effective in taming salmon and 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 2
Precipitation hardened and pacified 17-4 stainless steel shaft and 316 stainless steel components
High performance composite drag material coupled with large titanium disks*, producing up to 18lbs of drag force
Heat generated during a run is dissipated through the ported aluminium spool to prevent overheating
Traditional click and pawl system with optional click check
Easily interchangeable between left and right hand wind requiring no tools
Zero backlash anti-reverse system with large exposed palming rim
Reverse tapered handle to prevent line snagging when casting
Heavy duty needle clutch bearing with a dynamic load rating of over 350kg
Fully sealed clutch and bearing arrangement with Viton O-rings
*Available with the RB1 #10-12