The world was first exposed to the term raptor, a shorter term for velociraptor which is a vicious and cunning predatory dinosaur species in the US film Jurassic Park. In modern biology, raptors are the birds of prey. The word comes from the Latin word rapere, which means to seize or take by force, according to Wikipedia. What a one of a kind name from the spinning reels from Snowbee! I always have the vision of something swooping down something and catching his prey with deadly accuracy. As sea anglers we don’t actually search for fishing reel that swoop but we are all looking for something that can provide us with the most advantages when we lure or cast our bait into the sea. Read on for a brief review of the aptly-named Raptor SW-5000 spinning reel, which I consider to be a superior piece of sea fishing tackle.
The Snowbee Raptor SW-5000 Reel Sea Fishing Tackle’s Key Features
Considered as the Raptor’s line largest and most powerful reel. The company was successful in making yet again another success with the innovative design of this model. It’s designed for fresh or saltwater use, and offers a great value for the reasonable price of 69.99 British Pounds. It has all the features you’d expect in a quality Snowbee product, including amazingly smooth performance. It has a CNC machined aluminium link arm, handles, and spool and is made with lightweight graphite. The smoothness is achieved by way of 8 + 1 high quality ball bearings crafted from durable, corrosion-resistant stainless steel. The anti-reverse bearing is stainless steel as well and it has a solid design, a strong brass pinion gear and internal parts designed to resist corrosion as well. From my opinion and experience, this is an exceptional piece of sea fishing tackle.
More About the Snowbee Raptor SW-5000 Reel Sea Fishing Tackle
As a sea fisherman, I never know what will strike my lure or bait. Handling even larger saltwater species is possible for this rod because of its versatility. It’s also ideal for sea-trout, salmon, and hard-fighting pike. The reel is fitted with a multi-disc carbon fibre and stainless steel front drag system that’s equal to the strongest fish. Its drag has a smooth and progressive drag pressure and has a minimal start-up inertia. Its reel is equipped with a strong aluminium bail arm that is very light in weight, an internal bail-trip, and the ability to be converted for both right and left hand use. Its chip resistant and extra hard paint makes it perfect for saltwater use. The overall weight of this rod is 411g, can hold 175yd of 15lb test line, with a spare spool costing around 15.99 British Pounds.
About the Company of this Sea Fishing Tackle
I’ve learned that Snowbee UK Ltd is part of the International Snowbee Group, originally founded in Taiwan in 1978. The UK branch enjoys the solid support and backing of the company at large. Snowbee maintains offices in Taiwan, Singapore, New Zealand, Canada, and the US. It manufactures its products in Taiwan, China, Korea, and UK.
For the premium sea fishing tackle, I recommend that you give the Snowbee Raptor SW-5000 reel a second look.