The Maver MV-R Front Drag Reels come under the beady eye of Angler’s Mail tackle editor Richard Howard. He’s the No.1 products inspector, checking out loads of quality kit every week.
Description: front drag fixed-spool reels for float and feeder fishing.
Specifications: the 3000 model weighs 253 g and has a capacity of 150 m of 0.18 mm line. The bigger 4000 version weighs 305 g and has a capacity of 150 m of 0.20 mm line. Both feature 5+1 ball bearings; graphite body and rotor; 5.2:1 gear ratio; multi-disc front drag; anodised spool; anti-twist line roller; and an Intelligent Oscillating System.
My verdict: these brand-new reels look light enough for coupling with short waggler and feeder rods. They’re also perfect partners for the MV-R rods.
The 4000 model is ideal for punching further out, but both have the cranking power for bagging lots of fish, whether you are fishing a feeder or a float.
Maver also confirm that they are great for stick float fishing and more demanding trotting work on rivers, thanks to their lightweight construction.
Between the two sizes, they will cover a lot of float and feeder fishing methods, having some quality features without you having to break the bank.
Prices: £64.99-£69.99. Spare spools £12.99.
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