Ryobi Metaroyal 80lb?


Im from SA and am heading over to WA in December for a few jigging trips.  Im looking to set up a combo to use.

Im interested in the Ryobi Metaroyal 5000 but was wondering the following:

Does anyone run 80lb braid on their Ryobi and if so what kind of capacity are you fitting on the spool?

Im looking to match the Ryobi to a Monster Mesh Max PE6-8 or a Shimano Deep Jig 400.

Any thoughts on the Ryobi running 80lb would be great, thanks.



June 5th, 2010.

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Mon, 2011-05-23 19:51

I used a safari for my first few jigging seasons and it performed well.Your probaby better off running with a high powered pe5 (78lb) such as ygk ultra.That way you will get about 250-280 meters on which is plenty for jigging sambo's.

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You'll fit 300m of PE5 if you

Mon, 2011-05-23 19:57

You'll fit 300m of PE5 if you pack it tight with no backing (obviously you need to get the braid to the spool right).

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Hmm I thought they didn't

Sat, 2011-05-28 19:34

Hmm I thought they didn't really pack enough drag to bother going as heavy as 80lb.

Edit: the drag is only rated to 22lb max, so fishing anything heavier than 60lb is pointless. Its really just a weighty 50lb reel.


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Being from sa

Mon, 2011-05-23 20:17

Are you familiar with www.rayannes.com.au They're in Adelaide, I've purchased a fair bit of gear from them and found them very helpful and knowledgable and good value for some really good gear $$$$$$$$$ Might be worth getting in touch with them if your chasing some new toys ;)

Edit: the owner actually refused to sell me a rod he had in stock cause he said it was $hit haha, also had a saltiga reel stolen in the post from them to Perth, he sent me a new one the next day, top service!

Gooooone Fishin!

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Yeah i shop at Ray and Annes

Sat, 2011-05-28 14:47

Yeah i shop at Ray and Annes all the time, great shop with excellent service.  Best tackle shop in SA by far.


Any other thoughts on the Ryobi running 80lb guys?



June 5th, 2010.