Rapala R-Type Reels


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Rapala engineers have developed the R-Type spinning reel for use by hard core saltwater anglers, with large drags, large capacities and quality componentry, guaranteed not to let you down.

The Rapala R-Type Spinning reels develop drag ranges from 8 to 18kg, which is impressive in a reels of these sizes. Strength is supplied through the use of a full metal body and rotor. Moving parts are supported with a 6 1 Bearing system. The ported alloy spool features a water shielded drag system, ensuring smooth drag operation right through the drag range and is braid ready. The oversized handle and handle knob are perfect for heavy fishing and of course features a screw into main gear handle shaft, essential when working the reel hard.

There is a model of the Rapala R-Type spinning reel that is a perfect choice for fishermen chasing just about every saltwater, and heavy freshwater species available in Australia. That’s right. Everything from Bream to oversized GT’s.



  • Super set infinate A/R bearing
  • Rigid alloy body and rotor
  • Braid ready spool arbor
  • Two tone alloy spool
  • Water sealed drag
  • Ti-N line pick up system
  • Stainless bail wire
  • Precision aligned gears
  • CNC handle & Ball EVA knobs


Size Max Drag Bearings Gear Ratio Retreive Per Turn Mono Capacity (dia/yds) Braid Capacity (lb/yds)
25 13lb/6kg 9+1 5.2:1 75cm 0.30/155 0.25/225
35 13lb/6kg 9+1 5.2:1 81cm 0.30/195 0.25/285
55 17lb/7.7kg 5+1 4.9:1 83cm

0.35/150 0.40/120

0.22/15lb 380 0.25/20lb 320

65 30lb/13.6kg 5+1 4.9:1 93cm 0.20/250 0.45/190

0.28/30lb 500 0.38/50lb 275

75 39lb/17.7kg 5+1 4.9:1 107 0.45/350 0.50/280 0.38/50lb 480 0.48/80lb 800
Additional information

RTSP-25, RTSP-35, RTSP-55, RTSP-65, RTSP-75