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Manta Junior (JR) Reel

SKU: MNTRJ
4.9
20 reviews
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Best reel I have used!

By Scott

Safety, Safety, Safety! I use this reel to deploy my safety Saugage from depth and just reel myself up to my safety stop. Watch the line when reeling in so it doesn't wind up all on one side.

 

Outstanding

By Dr A.

I use this for Cavern Diving as a primary reel. I like it locking feature so it does not unwind. It is easy to use, very rugged, well worth the price.

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 resistances 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.

Warranty Information

This product has a limited warranty of 60 months.

http://www.mantaind.com/

800-397-3901

Manta Junior (JR) Reel Features

  • Manta Junior (JR) Reel:
  • 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

Manta Junior (JR) Reel Customer Reviews

Review Summary

 
4.9

(based on 20 reviews)

95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Best reel I have used!

Safety, Safety, Safety! I use this reel to deploy my safety Saugage from depth and just reel myself up to my safety stop. Watch the line when reeling in so it doesn't wind up all on one side.

Reviewed by 20 customers

 

Awesome reel

By C P.

from Raleigh, NC, US

Easy to use. Reliable. Sturdy.

 

Manta Reel

By James F.

from HowELL , NJ, US

Bomb Proof Design

 

Buy It!

By DANIEL G.

Hands down the best reel I have ever owned, and I have owned a lot of reels. It is well worth the extra cost. I am a marine biologist who dives often and highly recommend this reel.

 

Excellent easy to use real

By John J.

from Albuquerque, NM, US

Excellent easy to use real. Easy to deploy, retract, and use.

 

Great Reel!!

By RODRIGO B.

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.

 

Manta Jr reel a good reel for women

By Nancy K.

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.

 

Great Wreck Reel

By EDWARD H.

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.

 

Just the ticket

By Eric H.

Great as usual.

 

The best reel i have found

By kingpin

awesome

 

Best reel I have used!

By Scott

Safety, Safety, Safety! I use this reel to deploy my safety Saugage from depth and just reel myself up to my safety stop. Watch the line when reeling in so it doesn't wind up all on one side.

 

Outstanding

By Dr A.

I use this for Cavern Diving as a primary reel. I like it locking feature so it does not unwind. It is easy to use, very rugged, well worth the price.

 

Beech N Reel !!!

By Mike

THE BEST REEL !!! I have used/bought several reels and have liked none. A friend purchased this one and I had to get one shortly there after. Worth the money and Very Solid!

 

Great Reel!

By Zab

I use to launch a surface marker. It is simple to operate and has worked flawlessly for this purpose

 

Good product

By Roberto

Super product. Only problem was with the UPS shipment which ended up being controlled by french customs, then having to pay extra fees on top of purchased price.

 

"Real Reel"

By MICHAEL W.

My first dive reel so can't compare to any others however have seen dive buddies with reels that birds nested and tangled under water. This is a real reel.

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Questions & Answers

Questions about this item:

Shopper  Why Did You Choose This?
JORDAN G  IMO the best value and simplest to use design.
RICHARD A  Ease of use and less frequent tangles.
NICK K  Just awesome, the only reel you will ever need.
SCOTT M  This reel gets very high marks and after using is I can see why. Manta reels are the best. Great craftmanship.
ANTHONY S  Still likeing this one! Thanks Anthony
ANDREW Z  I use the for eather wreck diving or just towing my dive flag with it. real nice reel to have.
MICHAEL W  I love this reel. I use it in low vis to get back to the anchor and doing search patterns from a pivot anchor. It is a well built reel. It's my go to reel when I need to trust a line.
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?
JOHN F  I have the junior with 250 feet of line. There are notches in the spool to lock it in place but you do not want to put any kind of load on the line or it will imbed in the coils and become a tangled mess. I strictly use it as a breadcrumb trail to get back to the anchor line. Beware with any of these reels, I have had a few, when rewinding them as they have a nasty habit of getting tangled. This reel is the best one I have owned. Just rewind it carefully and watch the line and you will be fine. Good luck
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.
JOHN F  I don't know what an smb is to answer this question. I have my reel about 3 seasons and the line is still perfect. the unit is made very well and still looks and operates like new. the only negative, and this applies to all these reels, is that you have to be careful when you wind it back up or it can get badly tangled. If your sightseeing while you wind it back up lookout. however if you watch what you are doing it works great. I use mine on every dive. I did have to disassemble it once from a bad tangle but it was my fault. I still got back to the anchor line then stuffed in my bug bag.good luck with it.
JAMES A  Yes in the manta jr you have to depress the handle pretty good to get the line going. - mine has been attatched to my DMV for 5 years without a problem ever or a free spool and still looks brand new
SUSAN L G  Don't know about the G8 reel so can't address your first question, but after a thousand dives with my Manta JR, I can help you with the SMB question. The spring tension and current are the determining factors for the release of line. I replaced the standard cave line on the reel with a flat-line braid. This allows more line on the reel and less absorption of water on a longer dive. I also makes it more likely to slip off a few feet of line easier. So in a stronger current, I do loose line unintenionally. As the reel ages, the springs loose tension, and that also allows line to slip off. I rarely dive in over a 3 knot current and usually stay less than 100ft deep. So the slippage is acceptable for me. Also bought one for my husband who loves his reel. He kept the cave line on, and his is newer, so he has less slippage. Hope the info helps.
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