About Manta Junior (JR) Reel

The Manta Reel: The ultimate in dive reels with features unlike any other on the market today. Constructed from the highest quality materials, it's made to withstand the demands of today's advancing technical diver. Whether it's wreck or cave diving, search and-recovery or underwater surveying, the Manta Reel is the only reel. Manta's most popular reel, the JR is the perfect primary reel for all divers. Compact and loaded with practical features, the JR delivers peace of mind.

Designed for deployment of lift bags the Manta Junior Reel is constructed with all stainless steel hardware, the spool is machined out of one piece of UHMW (Ultra High Molecular Weight) plastic. This plastic has one of the highest resistance's to the elements, and reel is supplied with either 185' (56.4 meters) of #30 nylon line or 250' (76.2 meters) of #24 nylon line.

The reels frame is anodized aluminum and the 3.25" (8.3 cm) bolt clip is made of brass for corrosion resistance. Reel is factory set for tension, yet it still has a diver adjustable tension control. The unique spring loaded AFS (Anti-Free Spool) system mechanically prevents free falling and free spooling of line which almost eliminates the chance of backlash or bird nesting. The reel is made in the USA and comes with a 60 month limited warranty.

The Manta Junior (JR) Reel is commonly used for Cold Water, Professional, Recreation, Warm Water and more. The Manta Junior (JR) Reel is most used by customers who consider themselves to be a Advanced, Advanced Diver among others. The Manta Junior (JR) Reel is popular because customers like the following qualities of the Manta Junior (JR) Reel: Easy To Use, Functional, Improves Diving Experience, Lightweight, Solid Construction.

Warranty Information

This product has a limited warranty of 60 months.

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Manta Junior (JR) Reel Features

  • Designed for Deploying Lift Bags
  • All Hardware is Stainless Steel
  • Solid One Piece UHMW Plastic Spool
  • Blue Anodized Aluminum Frame
  • 3.25" (8.3 cm) Brass Bolt Snap Clip
  • Factory Set, But Adjustable Tension Control
  • Will Not Backlash or Bird Nest
  • Spring Loaded AFS (Anti-Free Spool) System Mechanically Prevents Unwanted Free Falling/Free Spooling of Line
  • 185' (56.4 meters) of #30 or 250' (76.2 meters) of #24 Nylon Line
  • Made in the USA
  • 5 Year Limited Warranty

Manta Junior (JR) Reel Specifications

Spool O.D.
3.75" (9.5 Cm)
Spool Width I.D.
2" (5.1 Cm)
Line Material
#30/#24 Braided Nylon
Line Diameter
.083" (2.11 Mm) #30, .073" (1.86 Mm) #24
Line Length
100' (30.5 Meters) #30, 250' (76.2 Meters) #24
Line Tensile Strength
330 Lbs (150 Kg), 230 Lbs (104 Kg)
Reel Materials
Anodized Aluminum Frame, Uhmw Plastic Spool, Stainless Steel, Brass Clip, Nylon
Available in the Following Sizes:
185' #30 Braided, 250' #24 Braided
Weight [with packaging]
250' #24 Braided: 1.35 lb,
185' #30 Braided: 1.5 lb

Junior (JR) Reel Customer Reviews

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Pros

  • Easy to use (16)
  • Functional (14)
  • Lightweight (9)
  • Improves diving experience (7)
  • Solid construction (5)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Recreation (8)
    • Professional (7)
    • Cold water (5)
    • Warm water (4)
    • Extreme depths (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Advanced diver (7), Advanced (4), Professional diver (3)
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    5.0

    Great Reel!!

    By rodrigo858

    from San Diego

    About Me Advanced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Functional

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Professional
      • Wreck And Tech Diving

      Comments about Manta Junior (JR) Reel:

      Great reel. The only down side is that the line guide does not touch the reel itself, allowing room for line to come of the reel from the side. Nothing like a little bending does not fix. Overall great product.

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      5.0

      Manta Jr reel a good reel for women

      By Nancy K

      from Marietta, Georgia

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Functional
      • Good For Small Hands
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • All Diving Applications

        Comments about Manta Junior (JR) Reel:

        Used both in combination when doing penetration for wreck certification, and they were hassle free. There was no need to think about how to hold the light once I got them situated. The reel was easy to let out, and easy to reel back in. We added a clip to the end of the line to make tying off easier. We did take off about 50 ft of line to compensate for swelling when it got wet. And it fit quite well in my smaller hand.

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        5.0

        Great Wreck Reel

        By edbanger

        from Ocean City, MD

        About Me Advanced

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Functional
        • Lightweight
        • Solid Construction

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Manta Junior (JR) Reel:

            I bought this reel to dive a wreck where the visability 10 feet. It was easy to let out the line and easy to reel it back in. I bought the "#2 Swivel Brass Boat Snap, Like Dive Rite #1002" to attach to the end of the line and it worked great.

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            5.0

            Just the ticket

            By EHM

            from Montreal, Quebec

            About Me Advanced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Functional
            • Solid Construction

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Manta Junior (JR) Reel:

                I was looking for a compact, solid and functional reel. Found it.

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                5.0

                The best reel i have found

                By kingpin

                from fl

                About Me Advanced

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Functional
                • Improves Diving Experience
                • Lightweight
                • Solid Construction

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • All Diving Applications

                  Comments about Manta Junior (JR) Reel:

                  awesome

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                  Shopper  Why Did You Choose This?
                  JORDAN G  IMO the best value and simplest to use design.
                  Danny G  What is the difference between this product and this one - http://www.leisurepro.com/p-mntr1j/manta-rescue-jr-100-305-meters-36-line ?
                  Frank L  This item has either #30 line or #24 line. The other one, MNTR1J has #36 line and the Cave cam.
                  Shopper  Does anyone using the Manta JR have any experience with, or know anything about the Manta G8 reel? I am having trouble deciding between the two. Is it possible with the Manta JR to hang from a SMB without releasing more line?
                  MARK E  I am not sure what a SMB is but the Manta JR has a spring loaded. the springs are pretty solid and the reel has grooves in it so the line will not pay out once the handle is in the grooves. It is a good reel.
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