RealWorld Tests: This new Rapala spinning reel in the 20 size is excellent for bass fishing applications. When rigged with 6 pound test line, the SX6i is killer when brought into play for finesse fishing. We put the Rapala SX6i into action targeting largemouth bass in lakes using an assortment of plastics across slopes, along the weed edges, and over deeply submerged structure.
Conclusion: Rapala, a significant player in the fishing industry expands its product line by introducing a series of affordable spinning reels. The RAP spinning reel performed well, exhibiting accurate casts and smooth retrieves, and is packed with features you normally wouldn't see in other mid-level priced products. The fact that the reel is more similar to reels costing twice as much, rather than other sub 50 dollar reels was reason enough for us to grant the RAP SX6i a TackleTour Best Value award. Not every product in such price range can offer this much show and go for the money. This reel looks good, performs well, and delivers a nice balance of features that far outstrip the low cost of ownership. If your looking for a best bang for the buck product then Rapala has just what your looking for with the smart RAP SX6i.
Introduction: The name Rapala is synonymous with quality lures, but in the last year the lure giant has diversified into other quality products, including tools, rods, and reels. The Rapala Spinning reels are designed to be feature packed and still affordable for all anglers. We put the aggressively priced Rapala RAP SX6i through the paces to see just how well this reel stands up to the established mainstream competition.
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