XO reel´s stunning look fused with XLB reel’s bomb proof & powerfull brake. The brake mechanism has been used for over 20years 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 3 rounds, giving you impressive 15kg maximum force. The waterproofing utilises axle seals from German Ina and all bearings are from Japan.
Merisuola 7-8 has the same large-arbour design and brake system as the XO 7-8 however we have increased the brake power and capacity for this Saltwater version of the XO reel.