The DAM Quick FZ 100-400FD Reels come 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.

THE latest generation of DAM Quick FZ reels come with a 6.2:1 gear ratio – useful for working lures slow and fast.

They feature a more open rotor, a lightweight handle and an ergonomically shaped EVA handle knob, making it more comfortable to grip.

I like the micro-adjustable front drag, and that they come with a double anodised aluminium spool and a graphite spare.

Other useful features include an ultra thick, stainless steel, bail wire, an S-curve oscillation system, a balanced Anti-Vibro System rotor, oversized drag washers for improved drag force, and an infinite anti-reverse. Double thumbs up!

There are four sizes: the FZ 100 FD is the smallest, taking 200 m of 0.20 mm line, and the FZ 400 FD is the largest, with a capacity of 225 m of 0.30 mm line.

The smallest size retrieves 82 cm of line per handle turn whilst the largest retrieves just over a metre! I reckon it is a tidy reel for anglers looking for a fast retrieve fixed spool.

Price: from £49.99.