*A Review of the Best according to the Editors. Selection criteria. This material is subjective, not an advertisement and does not act as a guide to purchase. You should consult with an expert before buying.
Rating of the best carp reels
|The best carp reels||1||Daiwa Emblem Pro 5000||15 220€|
|2||SHIMANO BAITRUNNER X-AERO RA 8000RA||20 699€|
|3||Daiwa Infinity-X 5500||28 550€|
Daiwa Emblem Pro 5000
Moderately small and very “fighting” carp reel, which got into the rating due to the excellent balance of key features. 680 grams of total weight here is combined with 15 kilograms of maximum load on the friction, thanks to which the model easily withstands attacks of trophy carp and easily delivers bait in a feeder tackle. Smooth action of the hardened mechanism is ensured by seven bearings, two of which are resistant to corrosion and salt water.
Even in spite of minor marketing flaws Daiwa Emblem Pro 5000 is very popular among anglers. One of these nuances can be considered an incorrect inscription “Mede in Thailand”, which unwittingly sows doubt about the real manufacturer. Nevertheless, not everyone can afford such a purchase – in a few years the cost of a carp reel has more than doubled. But this fact does not prevent a heated discussion on the forums.
- optimal balance of features;
- Low enough weight (680 grams);
- A solid friction brake;
- low cost in the segment.
- the actual error in the marking of the country of manufacture.
SHIMANO BAITRUNNER X-AERO RA 8000RA
Another great device from the legendary company Shimano leaves out almost all competitors in the price segment. One of the main advantages of BAITRUNNER X-AERO RA 8000RA is rightfully considered an updated design, made in a strictly black color scheme. As for the technical part, the model does not weigh more than 580 grams with a constantly high maximum load (up to 15 kilograms on the disc friction with a retractor). In addition, the standard set of carp spool is a spare graphite bobbin, which further reduces the weight of the finished product.
Whatever the true technical level of the carp reel, the cost somewhat cools the ardor of domestic consumers. Not so long ago, the upper price tag of this model barely exceeded 12 thousand rubles, and today it has passed the mark in the sacred 20 thousand. Unprofitable, but very effective when fishing for trophy carp.
- satisfactory line capacity of the bobbin (290 meters of line with a diameter of 0.35 mm);
- low dead weight (580 grams);
- Six bearings in the mechanism;
- extra equipment (extra bobbin).
- high price.
Daiwa Infinity-X 5500