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Total Carp Staff  |  Nov 04, 2016  |  0 comments
The old Tournament reels went down in the annals of carp fishing history as absolute classics and you’ll still see plenty of old-school anglers using them. They were built to last and I once described them as the Land Rover Defender of reels. They weren’t without their issues, but one or two of them, including the squeaky retrieve, almost added to their charm. More recently Daiwa upgraded the classic Tournament, with improvements internally and with some material upgrades.
Total Carp Staff  |  Jan 27, 2020  |  0 comments

There's a new Basia in town, with sleek black looks and a performance to match.

Total Carp Staff  |  Dec 06, 2019  |  0 comments

Not all reels will look at home on every carp rod but sit the new Daiwa 45 SCW-QD on any blank and it will be an instant match!

Total Carp Staff  |  Jan 16, 2021  |  0 comments

Setting your expectations high doesn't mean breaking the bank, as the new Crosscast reel clearly demonstrates!

Total Carp Staff  |  Jun 19, 2020  |  0 comments

We finally get hands-on with Daiwa's latest and most affordable big pit offering to see just how good they are.

Total Carp Staff  |  Jan 03, 2020  |  0 comments
With looks to die for, the latest offering from Daiwa is certainly set to get tongues wagging and tackle tarts drooling!
Total Carp Staff  |  Feb 28, 2020  |  0 comments
The sleek and stylish brand new Daiwa Emcast BR LT is a super-compact Bite N’ Run reel, offering huge performance!
Total Carp Staff  |  Apr 10, 2020  |  0 comments

The sleek and stylish brand new Daiwa Emcast BR LT is a super-compact Bite N’ Run reel, offering huge performance!

Total Carp Staff  |  Apr 03, 2020  |  0 comments

Looking for the extra distance on your venue? Look no further as Daiwa has produced another blockbusting combo.

Total Carp Staff  |  Dec 15, 2016  |  0 comments
In response to public demand for a larger version of the popular EOS 10000 reels, Fox has introduced this larger 12000 version in two models. Considering the price tag, each is a pretty smooth operator and I hope Fox has ordered plenty in advance because they’re surely going to be big sellers. The list of features is impressive, especially with that price tag in mind. I keep referring to the price but with good reason; this is a heck of a lot of reel for that sort of money.
Total Carp Staff  |  Nov 03, 2016  |  0 comments
Rods and reels can be described as the most important and crucial hardware an angler needs. Instead of just serving a purpose, it has been duly noted that we care what these items look like too. Reels are great bank bling items. Aesthetics are important to many but what we feel the discerning carp angler wants is value for money and performance.
Total Carp Staff  |  Jan 31, 2017  |  0 comments
Feature packed does not do this specifically designed long-distance tool any justice. With an optional spool, the Panther can accommodate a staggering 800 metres of 0. 30mm diameter main line; impressive right? Supplied with carbon washers and a unique water sealing technology, the drag is reliable and precise from the first day to the 101st. A slow oscillation provides great line lay and an oversized one-way clutch and no less than 12 double-shielded stainless steel bearings make retrieving leads a doddle, even from range.
Total Carp Staff  |  Jun 10, 2020  |  0 comments

Looking to upgrade and undecided what reels to choose? Mivardi's Panther SHX reel might just be what you require... and more!

Total Carp Staff  |  Feb 03, 2017  |  0 comments
The Okuma CB-60 really does look the part. With its exceptional understated and, dare I say it, carpy cosmetics, the Custom Blacks boast great performance in a compact yet durable bundle. In addition, I simply love the excellent value for money, making this a truly affordable, functional big pit reel. It has a super-fast clutch, sealed bearings and a wooden handle that has been outfitted with a weight on one side, so it always angles down so you don’t have to align your handles perfectly every time.
Total Carp Staff  |  Dec 18, 2019  |  0 comments

Okuma delivers a true workhorse of a reel, with stunning looks to match its performance!