Eric Bodj wrote:I like the attributes that john pointed out about the riffe vertical but I'm concerned that it might be a bit big for my 55" wong gr. Does anyone have experience with this combo? Also drilling holes into the side of my gun doesn't appeal to me much.
Does anyone have experience with the merou or Aussie reels? They both look pretty good. The merou is devised so the line cannot come off the spool and since around the like guide and the Aussie reel had a big following. One thing that concerns me is the ability to reel in the like without constantly hitting the drag knob like on my first gen Ulusub.
I like the Aussie reel best of all my reels (RA, Ulu, Meandros) because of one reason:
There is no gap betwen the gun stock and the reel whrere the line could catch. That i a little problem with the RA reels, never had that happen with the ulu, but have also not used it that much.
Both version of the aussie reel have that mentioned benefit. It is built very simple, about 5 parts in total and very sturdy. Rather on the heavy side, compared to a RA and ptobably 10-15m of 2mm line capacity less than a RA. The aussie fits around 40m of 2mm dyneema .
Since it is quite heavy and bulky, i dont use it on a 110cm for example. The version for woodies is lighter since it misses the lugs that go around the pipe.
If you want extreme line capacity, then the big ulu is offering that.