Angler's Mail tackle editor Richard Howard selected the best products that caught his eye during 2016. Here's his lowdown on the Shakespeare Sigma Supra Reels ...


I BET there’s a lot of these tidy, competitive priced front and rear drag reels out there on the bank.

Shakespeare released a whole host of them for 2016 for fresh and saltwater.

The 20, 35 and 40 front drags and 30, 35 and 40 size rear drags all retailed for under £30.

And they’re nice looking reels especially for the price point coming with an aluminium main spool, and a graphite spare. Plus this Shakespeare range offers a reasonable 5.2:1 gear ratio, 3+1 ball bearings, and a large diameter bail wire.

Whether you want a general float fishing or feeder fishing reel or something for light specimen work, these aren’t bad at all for getting you off the mark. There are larger designs too. Good work, Shakespeare.

Prices: £25.99-£29.99.