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Ken Matsuura Marlin & Tuna Custom Reel

Big Game Fishing

Ken Matsuura Marlin/Tuna 80 Reel
Tuna Hunter is honored to field test the Ken Matsuura Marlin & Tuna 80.

 

Tuna Hunter is honored to be field testing the Ken Matsuura Racing Team Marlin & Tuna 80 custom fishing reel, targeting giant bluefin tuna,

Hands-down this is the smoothest, lightest, finest fishing reel we have used in thirty years of giant bluefin tuna fishing.

 

 

Ken Matsuura Marlin & Tuna Reels employ the same very high level of technology as motor sports racing. The " R.D.S" Rolling Drag System is new generation technology from the motor sport racing industry . R.D.S. provides super smooth, constant drag tension at striking fish and stable drag tension against high and low line speed.

The highest level technology drag system , the best materials, the best performance,
the best quality, the best finish.

As a full-time, professional fishing charter service we at Tuna Hunter take our fishing tackle seriously. The Ken Matsuura Marlin & Tuna Reel is the finest tuna fishing reel we have encountered. We hammerred these reels in our past 3 seasons, with flawless results on every fish, 100 to 700 pounds, and every battle, short to 6 hours.
For more information on the best fishing reel in the world, please contact us at 978-407-1351, and see the complete specifications at Bluefin Tackle International.


"R.D.S " ROLLING DRAG SYSTEM

Drag system has special taper bearing and has no disc.

Long durability and efficient radiation system.

Constant drag tension at striking fish.

Stable drag tension against high and low line speed.

No wearing parts -- long durability.

Perfect anti-water tight design.

Separate design between spool and drag system
Graph of RDS Constant Drag Power

 

COMPARISON OF "R.D.S." AND DISC TYPE DRAG

Rolling Drag System R.D.S. keeps constant drag power.Disc type has overshoot at striking positionand increases drag power when line decreases i.e. unstable drag power.

M&T 80S Custom
STANDARD SPECIFICATION

R.D.S. Rolling Drag System.

Easy removal of spool by hand.

Easy removal of handle by hand.

Left side drag lever.

Two speed system.

All machine cut body.

Swelled body.

Stainless rod clump.

Handle 100 mm

Drag pitch 1 kg.

Aluminum spool.

OPTIONAL PARTS

Aluminum spool 80s
Aluminum spool 50s
Rod clump for UB6
Drag pitch 1.5 kg
Stopper at striking position.
Name plate of vessel or owner.
Matsuura Reel Two-Speed Gear

M&T 50S Custom
MAtsuura Reel - Left side plate level drag, Opposite side of handle

MODEL  Line Capacity(mono) Gear Ratio    Weight Price 
M&T 30 Custom 30Lb 1000m 4.2:1 53oz $6698.00
M&T 50s Custom 50Lb 1000m 80Lb 650m High
3.3:1
Low
1.5:1
99oz $6998.00
M&T 80s Custom 80Lb 1000m 130Lb 700m High
2.7:1
Low
1.5:1
110oz $7498.00
Aluminum spool 80s        $1298.00
Aluminum spool 50s         $1098.00
Aluminum spool 30         $898.00
Rod clump for UB6   $198.00
Drag pitch 1.5 kg $328.00
Stopper at striking position. $98.00
Name plate of vessel or owner. $28.00

 

Note : Ken Matsuura M&T customs reels are available from Bluefin Tackle International on an order- make basis.

Matsuura Reel - M&T 80s SPOOL AND HANDLE
Easily remove by hand
Matsuura M&T 50s LEFT SIDE PLATE LEVEL DRAG
Opposite side of handle
TWO SPEED GEAR
Easy selection of high and low speed gear
Matsuura Reel - Spool and Handle - Easily remove by hand.

The above Marlin & Tuna Reel information is an excerpt from Bluefin Tackle International, purveyors of the best fishing reels and rods for big game anglers.

All Tuna Hunter Charters depart from Cape Ann Marina, slip J6, 75 Essex Avenue, Gloucester, MA