The Sonik Tournos XD 10000 Carp Reel comes under the beady eye of Angler's Mail tackle editor Richard Howard. He's the No.1 products inspector, checking out loads of quality kit every week.

BRAND new from Sonik, the XD 10000 is a reel for ‘big chucks’ – for repeatedly hitting those long-range marks.

A great partner to the new gravity XT Carp Rods, this ‘big hitter’ comes with super-slow oscillation for that perfect line lay for distance casting. It’s supplied with a spare CNC machined, anodized aluminium spool, too. Spool capacities are 330 m of 0.35 mm and 490 m of 0.35 mm.

Built to handle all of the demands that come with fishing at range, Sonik have designed this reel with 14+1 stainless shielded bearings, a dual-strength stainless steel main shaft, high-strength carbon composite body and rotor.

Add their Quick-Torque drag system for easy drag adjustment, twin spring-loaded line clips, to make clipping-up simple, and a QUICK-CLIK folding handle complete with wooden grip and you’ll see that the XD 10000 ticks a lot of boxes for the carper, especially with a retail price of under £130.

Coming with a 4.9:1 gear ratio, a floating line guard and open bail rotor lock, too, you’re getting a lot of reel for your money.

Price: £129.99.

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