John Popplewell takes a look at the latest addition to the TronixFishing reel stable, the Tronixpro Virtuoso ST 8000 Fixed Spool Reel.
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?
The eagerly awaited Scora 80 fixed spool reel from Akios is here. Steve Souter got his hands on one of these mid price-point reels and subjected it to bashings on the beach and boat before delivering his verdict.
The budget market for fixed spool reels is extremely competitive and quality varies widely, here John Francis Costello tests the Stillwater TSR 5000 available from the Glasgow Angling Centre.
As our regulars will know when we do reviews, they are fully hands on and totally unbiased. These include tear down reel reviews, from Des Westmore in particular, which mainly cover multiplier versions.
Iridium is a comparatively fresh name on the UK market but the range has rapidly gained a reputation for quality fishing hardware at reasonable prices.
One of the most widely used types of reel throughout the sea angling word, the fixed spool is a great reel for beginners and experts alike.
Phil McCabe puts Glasgow Angling Centre’s Stillwater Rapid HR300 fixed spool through its paces and concludes it’s a whole lot of reel for not a lot of money.
Shimano’s Baitrunner system is legendary and it continues to earn worldwide acclaim as design and new fishing applications are developed. There are four different sized reels in ‘D’ range of saltwater Shimano Baitrunners. Des Westmore reports on how the 8000D
Gone are the days when sea anglers were forced to employ fixed spool reels designed for freshwater use, and there is now an excellent array of beefed up reels built specifically for saltwater fishing. The Shimano Navi speed jigging reel