A premium reel requires a world-class brake, plenty of line capacity, a light but still solid construction and last but definitely not least a unique design to clearly separate it from all the other reels on the market. Those were our main targets with XO fly reels.
The 3/4 class reel is made with an adjustable click brake for the ultimate lightness. 5/6 and 7/8 are lightweight, large- arbour reels with well tested sealed disc brake design. Merisuola 78 has the same large-arbour design and brake system as the XO 7/8however we have increased the brake power and capacity for this saltwater version of the XO reel.
The BIG BROTHERS have the XO reel’s stunning look fused with XLB reel’s bomb proof & powerfull brake. The brake mechanism has been used for over 20 years with countless huge fish under its belt and now it’s mounted on this sturdy but beautiful reel family. On these reels this proven brake mechanism is sealed even better than in its predecessors. These bigger reels are aimed for heavy salmon and saltwater use. The brake power increases very linearly within 2,5 rounds, giving you impressive 8kg maximum force. The waterproofing utilises axle seals from German Ina and all bearings are from Japan.
- Large arbour
- Adjustable click brake on 3-4
- Sealed disc brake on 5-6 & 7-8
- Built in counter balance
- SKF bearing grease