Angler's Mail tackle editor Richard Howard selected the best products that caught his eye during 2016. Here's his lowdown on the Quantum EXO Ti Reel ...

THIS reel initially caught my eye because of its sleek Quantum Formula 1 skeletal looks.

A premium reel for lure fishing, it’s available in 20, 30, 40 and 50 sizes, taking from 140 of 0.20 mm to 205 of 0.24 mm line.

And thanks to the bare-bones design they weigh in at just 230-305 g – 9-11 oz.

Here are just some of the hi-spec credentials: C4LF carbon rotor, aluminium skeleton housing, finely adjustable front drag with carbon drag discs, CNC stainless steel handle, titanium-nitride coated line roller with anti- twist system, titanium reel shaft, perforated aluminium long stroke spool with ceramic front edge. And it goes on.

Utilizing 11 ball bearings and coming with a 5.2:1 gear ratio, it is not a reel I would want to get caked in groundbait or mud with that skeletal design. But lure fishing – well, that’s another story.

Not only is it built to last, you’ll be able to cast all day and not suffer from ‘casters arm’.

Price: £299.95-£339.95.