As I write this, my Revo Premier Spin 10 by Abu Garcia is sat collecting dust on the shelf. The reason it hasn’t had an outing for a while is that the anti-reverse bearing has failed. It’s only a problem in the cold, but the result is a sudden slip into reverse wind when the rotor is under tension, resulting in sore knuckles or worse, a lost fish. But don’t get me wrong, this isn’t a negative review at all. Far from it. More
LRF Spinning Reels
For LRF and Japanese Light Game fishing styles most anglers opt for a spinning reel sized between 500 and 2000 (including 2500 and C3000). A small spinning reel filled with thin braid, fluorocarbon or ester line offers the light lure angler the easiest option to cast lightweight lures down to 0.5g. Look for a reel in your price range that isn’t too heavy and one with a smooth drag to protect light line from the power of large fish. The spinning reels listed here I have either owned, fished, or handled at various tackle shows.
Here’s a beautiful and rare spinning reel that I feel lucky to own. The Certate LTD 2004 is a limited edition 2010 Certate. What sets it apart from the standard Certate 10 is the custom, white reel body, white Zaion knob and black metal parts. More
Great news this week. Prime Angling have gotten around to adding their range of imported LRF gear from Japan. More
Dan’s custom 2000 size Certate, fully tricked out with a red RCS Spool 2 and matching FV single handle and reel stand from Livre Japan. More
With the current Japanese trend for hyper-light, 5 to 6ft light game fishing rods weighing in at under 60 grams, I couldn’t help but explore the options for a matching reel and try to answer the question, “what is the lightest spinning reel?” More
Tict isn’t necessarily a brand that you instantly associate with fishing reels, but in their quest to make light lure fishing better they have designed an innovative range of custom reel parts that fit both Shimano and Daiwa reels. More