The Sonik DominatorX 6000 and 8000 RS 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.

YOU always get a lot for your money when it comes to buying Sonik products, and the new DominatorX 6000 and 8000 RS reels are no different.

Costing just under £85, these big pit reels come with a Quick-Torque front drag; a super-slow oscillation for perfect line lay; twin spring-loaded line clips; a strong but lightweight graphite body; five stainless steel ball bearings; a roller bearing; a Quik-Clik folding handle with a wooden grip; a 4.1:1 gear ratio; an oversized, twist-free line roller; micro line lay adjustment washers; and a spare spool made of anodised aluminium.

The 6000 model weighs 570 g and holds 220 m of 0.35 mm line. The 8000 model weighs 623 g and holds 415 m of 0.35 mm line. Anglers will appreciate that they are nice and understated, too. Spare spools are available for £17.99 each.

Price: £84.99.

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