Wednesday, August 01, 2007

Daiwa Opus Bull OPB 5500

I bought this trip prior to my Penyabung Trip. I had originally intended to use this reel for bottom fishing. While I was in Penyabung, I managed to put it thru some test. So far so good. Nothing much to complain about. Except for the weight. Quite heavy reel.

For the upcoming trip to Hutan Melintang, I am planning to use this reel for heavy jigging. A few fishos have mentioned to me that this reel is suitable for heavy jigging. I am thinking of matching this reel with my ATC VX Max Rod. I am still contemplating if I should get a different rod for this reel. I might get a PE 6 rod for this reel and then use the ATC VX Max rod with the Daiwa Freams J.

Here are some features of the reel that I managed to get from Daiwa UK website.

This bold looking reel with a name like 'Bull' needs little explanation. The rigours of wild fishing destinations, aggressive salt and sand or big fish encounters on a regular basis will just make the new Opus Bull an altogether happier reel. The ultra rigid metal body and rotor house all the gearing with super solidity and let it take knocks and bumps in its stride. The engineering is so good we have been able to limit the bearing count to four and the geared down retrieve ensures power is up! With an array of features that includes AirBail and Twist Buster as standard the machined aluminium handle simply finishes off this excellent reel.

Features of the reel.
  • Rigid metal body and rotor
  • AirBail
  • Twistbuster
  • Infinite-Anti Reverse
  • Micro adjustable front drag
  • ABS aluminium spool
  • Stainless steel main shaft
  • Spare spool supplied
Specifications of the reel
  • Model : OPB5500
  • Gear Ratio : 4.6:1
  • Weight : 24.2 oz (about 690 gram)
  • Ball bearings : 3 + 1
  • Line Capacity : 270m / 20lb
:::... Daiwa Opus Bull OPB 5500 ...:::

:::... Daiwa Opus Bull OPB 5500 ...:::

:::... Machine cut handle. Looks nice ...:::

:::... The drag knob on the reel ...:::

:::... The spool for the reel ...:::

:::... Daiwa Opus Bull OPB 5500 ...:::

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