The Sensas Specialist FXC FV 450 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.

DESIGNED for competition feeder fishing, this smart-looking fixed-spool reel comes with some impressive features.

The Speed Control allows you to switch from freespool to fighting drag within a three-quarter turn of the front knob.

The aluminium spool, with a capacity of 200 m of 0.20 mm line, comes with a long-cast lip and two metal line clips, for when you want to clip-up for accuracy.

Utilising six ball bearings and a needle bearing, it has a 5.5:1 gear ratio, retrieving around 95 cm of line per turn of the handle.

Complemented by an S-curve, spiral oscillation system, coupled with smooth and powerful gearing, it’s designed for bagging and long-range, heavy feeder work. It comes complete with a separate double handle and a spare spool.

Price: £79.99.

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