RRP: £149.99 | www.penn-fishing.co.uk
Sea anglers know all about Penn’s rugged reputation, and this reel might be the one to turn carpers’ heads too.
This big-pit freespool offering is a chunky reel with a delicate touch. The line lay is superb and the clutch is exceptionally smooth.
It’ll be best suited to beefy rods and long-distance work, and looks as though it’ll weather years of abuse. There are two handles (one black, one wood) and the overall package feels very well made.
One of the Carpfeed team was so impressed he ordered a set of three for his own fishing. High praise indeed.