Old school Ryobi Varius
Found a NIB example a little while back. Stunningly well-built forgotten gems.
One of the most gorgeous OGs...IIRC, the flying IVCB brake arm design in this generation of Ryobis gave brith to the late 1990s Morrum IVCB design as well.
@dragon1 absolutely right. Ryobi was first to the table with the externally adjustable centrifugal braking system.
Such a shame that they went belly up. I have a late 1980s Ryobi V Spool BC that I picked up just for nostalgia sakes. Do you recall when Shimano broke their Lew's contract and Ryobi starting making the speed spools for Lew's for a few years?
Lots of history with Ryobi that is fairly obscure and unknown by most fishing peeps.
@dragon1 absolutely…they did so much more for the industry that most know.
I do remember. Was a great time in the industry. I had also just bought my first Bantam Magnumlite/Fightin Rod combo.