Akios 656 CTM Reel review

Leo Toms
  · Leo Toms  · February 11, 2016

Early in 2015 I was looking for to upgrade my ageing Penn and Abu beach multiplier reels. After much searching I bought a brand new Akios s- line 656 CTM right handed multiplier which I wrote about on Fishing Tails here. I was so impressed with its performance I bought another identical second hand reel to accompany it on [...]

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Avet SX 5.3 MC Reel review

Sean McSeveny
  · Sean McSeveny  · December 16, 2015

I have long admired Avet reels whenever I have seen them whilst boat fishing, but it is only recently that I realised they made casting reels as well. I was looking for a replacement reel for my Penn 525 that I lost earlier this year. I was torn between another Penn and an Akios 656. [...]

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Fladen Maxximus 11300 Spinning Reel review

Sean McSeveny
  · Sean McSeveny  · February 10, 2015

Is it possible to buy a good spinning or lure reel for under £50? In this review we are going to take a look at the Fladen Maxximus 11300 reel, and see if it can step up to the mark. The main question is how you define the term “good”. For some it may be [...]

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Quantum EXO Pti Reel

Sean McSeveny
  · Sean McSeveny  · April 16, 2012

  Back last November, I needed a reel to replace my worn Shimano Technium 4000. I also wanted something a bit smaller as I didn’t think that I needed a 4000 sized reel for the type of lure fishing I was doing in the UK. Mike Fulmer  at my local tackle shop, Chesil Bait n [...]

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