Des Westmore recently discovered the joys of using a smaller level wind multiplier reel for his lure fishing and in particular the high speed Daiwa LW20HA which he reviews here.
Rating a reel as the best in its class may be a difficult claim to substantiate but with a strip down review Des Westmore establishes that his customer’s claim may not be far wide of the mark with the Daiwa Sealine X 30SHV.
Not a review as I don’t publish full reviews after just one outing, however I thought it was worth a quick intro to the Penn Fathom 30LD2 reel.
No matter what level of quality of a reel attains sooner or later some problems will occur, even with regular maintenance. Here Des Westmore strips a Shimano Tyrnos 10 to fix a couple of regular problems which crop up.
Steve Souter tested the eye-catching Akios Orion 100LD boat reel and was impressed by the underlying power which isn’t obvious at a glance.
Accomplished boat angler Scott Gibson mixes it with some gruelling and fantastic fish to test the Daiwa Saltiga 40 2 Speed boat reel.
The 300LC is the baby of Shimano’s Tekota range of boat multipliers and Des Westmore has been using it for several months. Here he offers his opinion on the reel’s performance and the pros and cons of an in-built line/depth
Tackle tart Des Westmore comments on the Shimano Beastmaster BX2030 boat rod and the Torrium 16 reel, both of which have seen plenty of front line fishing action over the past 12 months. I have been an admirer of the
Decent shore tackle is not beyond the reach of those who either can’t lay hands on mountains of cash, or others who simply don’t want to break the bank. Currently selling for under £40, the Fisheagle CL50 multiplier reel from
Shore angler Iain Graham was uncomfortable with larger casting multipliers until an imminent trip to South Africa forced his hand. Choosing the powerful Daiwa Saltist STT30H, his verdict is an unflappable reel that eats the roughest rough ground and big