Ryobi Safari now in stock

Guys, we now have the Ryobi Safari in stock.

Metaroyal 5000A

Special price of $300.

No further discounts apply

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Ooo and I didn't even know I

Thu, 2008-12-04 18:23

Ooo and I didn't even know I wanted one of them!

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They look like pretty serious reels at a great price

Thu, 2008-12-04 18:42

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certainly are Colin, super

Thu, 2008-12-04 19:47

certainly are Colin, super strong

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Had a bit of a play with one

Thu, 2008-12-04 20:20

Had a bit of a play with one earlier today. Looks and feels a nice solid reel.

 

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What line would you be able

Thu, 2008-12-04 20:40

What line would you be able to run on these and how much capacity? Could use a spin jigging setup :D

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we managed to get a whole

Thu, 2008-12-04 20:43

we managed to get a whole spool (250m) of that 50lb suffix multicolor braid on there and that was a little underspooled.

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Is that PE5? If so, should

Thu, 2008-12-04 20:46

Is that PE5? If so, should be able to fit a few more lb of high strength japanese jigging braid.

Do they handle the 50lb well, or is it pushing it?

 

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hlokk, PE6 is the max i

Thu, 2008-12-04 20:59

hlokk, PE6 is the max i would put on it, the spool capacity just won't allow you to fish PE8. IMO It would be ideal as a PE5 jig reel, tough as nails and its built like a beast.

Maybe some of that PE5 varivas that breaks at 70odd lb would be good if you wanted a heavier breaking strain.

Brenz is getting two and i'm serioulsy considering getting one as well, would be a sick combo on the PE5 xzoga.

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Nice coincidence. These reels were featured on IFish on Foxtel

Sat, 2008-12-06 10:59

this morning. Also had a look at one at the Tackleshack this morning. Amazing quality for the price.
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The Safaris were used allot

Mon, 2008-12-08 10:38

The Safaris were used allot by the Japanese and Singaporeans in earlier days while it was made in Japan but after a couple years out of production while they moved their manufacturing overseas interest seems to have died down. It's a great reel and was popular with the Singaporeans and Japanese using it for popping GT's and Jigging. This reel was designed and build tough. This is probably the only reel that I know of to date that does not really have any problems with corrosion and internal or external failures.

Most guys i know used to use super thin braids on them to get the line capacity required. Lines like the Varivas,YGK Ultra Jigman and the likes will let you run 80lb or more and get enough line on it for most situations. (Unless you plan to be jigging in 250m of water!!! you'll be fine)

I do not own one but have fished with it plenty of times and it sure is a reel that is hard to fault especially at these prices.

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just got mine today cant

Mon, 2008-12-08 10:48

just got mine today cant wait to give it a hiding
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Picked up one on the

Mon, 2008-12-08 10:53

Picked up one on the weekend. Hopefully trying it out tomorrow with a xzoga rod :D

Fit 300m of PE4 as stated on the box (but I used a ultra jigman to get 60+lb). To get the required drag I had to bring out the pliers though. Its a bit hard to get a really good grip on the drag knob and its plastic so it scratches if you arent careful with the pliers. A hole through the middle would have been good because then you could put a lever in it to tighten. It has a differentknob in the middle for removing the spool (but keeping your drag set if you're running multiple line classes. Dont know where you get spare spoools though :p)

 

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Pliers

Mon, 2008-12-08 11:03

you need pliers to adjust the drag. Have heard some good things about these reels though and they seem to be priced quite reasonably.
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Times do change I remember when you wouldn't touch Daiwa reels

Mon, 2008-12-08 11:35

with a barge pole.
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I was talking to someone who

Mon, 2008-12-08 11:38

I was talking to someone who was a bit surprised daiwa are now in the same league as shimano. He said they were the cheapy reel back in the day and couldnt touch shimano :p

 

The reels not as smooth as a stella/saltiga and doesnt have as much drag capacity (12kg max), but as long as its strong enough, for $300 it makes a great value reel :D 

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Ryobi!

Mon, 2008-12-08 12:21

The original Ryobi was made in Japan, a very nice reel but up their in price. About 6 years later they'be brought them back but made in China but apparently still maintaining some Jap parts but very well priced. The cheap shitty models were an attempt to get into the cheap end market for Australia & oversea's but never really worked.

This new reel is sweet! 

 

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My first reel I ever owned

Mon, 2008-12-08 12:39

My first reel I ever owned was a Ryobi................ Not sure how it would have stood up to Sambo Jigging but it handled herring and sand whiting ok.. Just!!

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differences?

Tue, 2009-01-13 15:56

Just wondering if there is a difference between the 5000 and the 5000A?

A few sites I've been looking at have the different model numbers, is there a difference or are they actually the same reel with someone too lazy to insert the 'A' at the end of the 5000?

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5000 - 5000A

Tue, 2009-01-13 16:53

I think they are the same beast.

 

 

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No difference.....the

Tue, 2009-01-13 17:14

No difference.....the previous Jap made model were called Metal Royal Safari 5000A as that was the 2nd generation model. The current model is just 5000.

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we have sold out of them

Tue, 2009-01-13 20:48

we have sold out of them anyway. not sure on when the next shipment will arrive but we will post of when they do

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onya

Wed, 2009-01-14 11:53

Thanks fellas.