Well I had the pleasure of trying out one of the new Peter Coogan PTEC 5500 ultra low mounted reel on the weekend and must say that I am impressed with the way it allowed even more grip on the spool not only compared to a standard 5500 CT but even that of the earlier 6600W one that I currently use for my field work.
The reel is appoximately 3 mm lower than the earlier frame and allows better grip.
The reels owner ( Graham Johnson ) kindly allowed me to give it a go matched to his Zziplex M4 Evo casting 125 gram leads on 0.28mm line.
Distances on the day were not hughe but I was able to hit 224 meters yesterday during our Victorian Comp.
The reel also had the Peter Coogan mag fitted and it worked extremely well given that I was hitting the rod as fast as I could on the day.
I will post up video footage hopefully later this evening once I get back from work.
Great work Peter and I will be following you up on an order for myself when I visit in August.
Also thanks to Graham for trusting me not to blow the reel up