Shimano has pulled another beauty of the bag with its newest big-pit carp reel, the SpeedMaster XTC.
These reels have a slim, narrow body and a wide spool for that classic high-end Shimano look, but with a retail price of just £129.99.
We saw anglers flocking to pick these up for the first time at the Big One show in Farnborough, and were able to get our hands on one for a closer look.
We loved the High-Speed Drag and the incredible smoothness of these reels, plus their stunning looks. The SpeedMaster is available in black or silver, but we imagine most carpers will opt for the former.
We look forward to giving them a proper workout on the bank.