On picking up the Tournament ISO, it’s amazing how light it is. This is thanks to the Airmetal body that Daiwa has adopted for the bulk of the reel. However, this shouldn’t be mistaken for fragility because it really can put up with some punishment.

Fitted with the easy to use quick-drag system, it allows you to go from locked up solid to free spool in half a turn of the spool. Cosmetically, with its classic wooden handle and the sleek Airbail the ISO looks great too. With reliability and durability in spades it’s sure to not let you down.

Price: £550


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