The Gunki GT FV 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.

A TRIO of affordable spinning reels from predator brand Gunki cover a variety of lure fishing methods.

Available in 200, 400 and 500 sizes, with braid capacities of 130 m of 0.17 mm line up to 230 m of 0.17 mm, they cover light and heavy methods.

The reels have an aluminium shallow spool, which is perfect for braid; a specially designed lip, for improved casting; and a powerful, accurate front drag, which is great for controlling fish, confirm the Gunki team.

Compact and smooth running, thanks to three ball bearings and an S-Curve oscillation system, the gear ratio of the two smaller reels is 5.0:1, retrieving between 69 and 72 cm of line per turn of the handle, and 5.5:1 on the larger reel, retrieving 95 cm of line with a full turn of the handle.

I think the black and green colours work well too.

Prices: £32.99-£39.99.

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