With all the qualities of a big-pit reel and a compact design, the BPX looks the part on both 12ft rods and the in vogue 9ft rods.

With a smooth drag and line-friendly line clip the reel is impressive given its small price tag. Aesthetics are also nice and the reel looks the part with minimal logos and neat red decals. It’s ideal for an angler wanting to save money yet have a reel that won’t disappoint on performance.

Price: £49.99

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