Reel tests

DrennanSeries7

MATCH REELS UNDER £70 – TESTED!

Tested by STEVE LOCKETT TRABUCCO SUPERCAST XT9 £54.99 This reel comes with two very wide and nice shallow spools. It should be superb for long casts with either heavy float…

SHIMANOBAITRUNNER

BEST FREE-SPOOL REELS FOR UNDER £100 – TESTED!

Tested by DUNCAN CHARMAN MAVER C125 INSPIRATION 6000 £69.99 Comes with two aluminium spools with a capacity of approx 200 m of 0.35 mm mono, plus an instant anti-reverse system.…

ABU GARCIA CARDINAL

FEEDER FISHING REELS UNDER £100 – TESTED

Tested by Dave Coster MITCHELL MAG-PRO 4000 £91.99 A lightweight front drag reel with a single wind up assembly handle and supplied with two deep aluminium spools. The latter can…

COMPACT FREE-SPOOL REELS – TESTED

COMPACT FREE-SPOOL REELS – TESTED

Tested by Ian Welch   ZEBCO COOL VIPER S £16.99 A great value starter reel but lacking the finesse of control and solid reliability demanded by regular commercial carpers. Three…