Mitchell’s new RTP6500 Riptide Pro spinning reel ($80) is designed for rugged marineuse. It features a long-cast spool, four-bearing drive train,heavy-duty wooden handle knob, and corrosion-resistant hardware.The RTP6500 also has a unique rotor system that keeps the linefrom accidentally wrapping underneath the spool, plus an ellipticaloscillation system for even line-winding and smooth casts.
Other features include a multi-disc Teflon drag, brass pinion gear, instant anti-reverse, and an oversized Titanium-coatedline roller. The RTP6500 will hold 230 yrds. of 14 lb. test. JWA,Sturdevant, WI; (800) 299-2JWA; www.purefishing.com.