Best New Multiplier Reel
What do modern anglers look for in a multiplier reel? Three companies that believe they know the answer are Ardent, Fin-Nor and Okuma. Ardent’s The Edge has been designed and built with European anglers in mind. It is the first Ardent reel to feature both left-hand and right-hand wind. The top-of-the-range Edge Elite features no less than 12 ball bearings as well as a one-way clutch bearing. The new Fin-Nor 2-Speed Marquesa Reels are said to be on the leading edge of smaller, more powerful and highly versatile saltwater multiplier reels. These fully machined and anodised reels have the smoothness and refinement of a fine watch, says Fin-Nor, but the strength and stopping power of offshore big game reels. Finally, the Okuma Komodo Baitcaster Reel features an aluminium body and spool, carbon fibre handle and EVA grips for extra comfort.