Angler's Mail tackle editor Richard Howard selected the best products caught his eye during 2016. Here's his lowdown on the Matrix Horizon 6000 Reel ...

THIS Matrix reel is purposely designed for those anglers that regularly fish the feeder up to 80 metre-plus.

You’ve only got to check that spool out and the impressive line lay thanks to the slow oscillation, to see it’s a casting tool.

It’s a five ball bearing design with a 4.6:1 gear ratio, the oversized spool coming with two line clips giving you options for clipping up at different ranges.

Matrix also included an easy-to-adjust front drag complete with grit guard as well as a rotor line guard to prevent any problems.

The Horizon comes with a slim handle with a decent grip and a good-sized twist free roller. It’s an out and out casting reel this one – if that’s what you are looking for.

Price: £129.99.