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Found a NIB example a little while back. Stunningly well-built forgotten gems. 

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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.


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@dragon1 absolutely right. Ryobi was first to the table with the externally adjustable centrifugal braking system. 


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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.


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@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. 


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The OG Magnumlite Fighting Rods were DA BOMB!!!


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