Penn Squall reel with level wind
30 Apr 2017

Penn Squall Level Wind Review

As a charter skipper on board My Way, Gethyn Owen requires hire tackle that will withstand use and abuse over a season and not let him down. Here he takes a long term look at the Penn Squall 20 with level wind which has

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Tronixpro Virtuoso ST 8000 Fixed Spool Reel
09 Nov 2016

Tronixpro Virtuoso ST 8000 Fixed Spool Reel

John Popplewell takes a look at the latest addition to the TronixFishing reel stable, the Tronixpro Virtuoso ST 8000 Fixed Spool Reel.

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Fixed Spool Reel Line Retaining Band fitted
27 Apr 2016

Fixed Spool Reel Line Retaining Band

Keeping line from unravelling on a fixed spool can be a trial, whether on the reel or in the spares bag. Although you can buy custom bands to secure the line, complete with manufacturers adverts, a cheaper, simpler version is available.

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Daiwa LW20HA reel
02 Oct 2015

The Daiwa LW20HA reel reviewed

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.

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Daiwa Sealine X 30SHV
26 May 2015

Strip Down Review of the Daiwa Sealine X 30SHV

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.

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Fladen Maxximus DX2000R Spinning Reel spool rear drag
15 May 2015

Fladen Maxximus DX2000R Spinning Reel Reviewed

Frankie Costello is a sucker for a front drag reel when light tackle fishing from the shore and kayak, can the rear drag Fladen Maxximus DX2000R spinning reel convince him of the benefits of a well tuned stern drag?

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Penn Fathom 30LD2 handle and lever drag
29 Apr 2015

Penn Fathom 30LD2 First Look

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.

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Shimano Tyrnos 10 Strip Down Maintenance lever drag
23 Mar 2015

Shimano Tyrnos 10 Strip Down Maintenance

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.

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12 Mar 2015

Quick Change Spools

Rapid spool replacement system for Shimano reels, online at www.abbocca.it.

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26 Aug 2014

TronixPro Envoy Mag Reel Part 2

Part two of Jamie’s review of the TronixPro Envoy Mag reel. This new reel retails at £59.99 and can be found in all good tackle shops and online including Glasgow Angling Centre.

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