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Reel advice (not pretend..ha ha!!)

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  • Reel advice (not pretend..ha ha!!)

    I want to treat myself to a nice reel. As a beginner I don't want to spend too much. I fish in lakes with a float, for anything I can catch really!! So just a general reel.
    Could anyone advise me on a nice reel please. Probably up to about £50.


  • #2

    Hi Ladyfish!

    Have started angling this year myself, fish all styles for all fish - float/feeder/weight - leaning mainly towards specimen fishing though. Invested in a Shimano exage reel - did lots of research beforehand and found this to be a good option as I wanted to limit my costs to less than £50 too. Nice smooth action and retrieval. Bought online (prices vary greatly so fish around a bit - excuse the pun!!). Another that I purchased was one of the entry level Okuma reels (Epix pro) - tried a couple out and was quite impressed with them for the money, and they have a 5 year warranty.

    Hope this helps. Be interested to hear what you decide incase you find something better.

    80lb haul of carp in a day and only been angling since June! Well chuffed!


    • #3
      Shakespeare mach 3 front drag 035 reel. Comes with 4 spools, 3 shallow and 1 deep and has 10 BB's. You will not beat it for the price.

      They are that good me and my son own 5 of mach reels.

      NEW PB 108lb 2oz, 26/08/2012 Wyatt?s pool, Cobhouse Fishery
      106lb 4oz, 17/08/2011 Laugherne Island pool, Cobhouse Fishery


      • #4
        I got a shakey mach 3 for my nephew,top reel for the money.


        • #5
          Same again just purchased a Mach3 top notch for the money.