Garbo launches first-ever reels

As exclusively revealed in last week’s Angling Times, tackle giant Garbolino has introduced two new and highly impressive reels into
its extensive range of quality fishing equipment.

The French-based company has kept the initial range very concise with just two unique-looking Supercaster FWS reels. Both have a stunning array of new design features and are available in two sizes. It is expected that these reels will be made available to the angling public by the end of February.

Originally, the products were developed for the massive American lurefishing market, where the small bodies and large-circumference spools have big advantages.

The stunning all-black Garbolino Supercaster Carbon features a unique carbon-bodied design that, coupled with the reel’s minuscule body and over-sized spool, not only significantly reduces the reel’s weight, but also improves casting distances by up to 30 per cent.

By using a much wider-diameter spool, Garbolino has been able to reduce line twist and monofilament coil memory, as well as producing far less tangles especially when using braided mainlines, adding many yards to your cast.

Both the Supercaster SWS Carbon and the slightly less expensive Supercaster SWS Alloy are reputed to be saltwater-friendly and are constructed with a robust, hardwearing pressure-injected aluminium main body.

They will be available in two sizes per model and feature carbon rotor mechanisms, compression spring closure on the bail-arm pick-up, reversible folding forged handle with T-shaped finger grip, infinite anti-reverse and line clips. Plus, the Supercaster reel range should deliver a silky smooth oscillation as they are fitted with six stainless steel ball-bearings.

Another advancement is the front drag system that is fitted with wider than normal shielded drag discs to offer an improved braking ability as well as a wider ranging clutch adjustment.

You get a free spare spool with all models and pink line capacity reducers that should make loading them up with a single 100m spool of line a simple task.


Supercaster SWS Carbon: Size 35
RRP £54.99;
Size 45 RRP £64.99

Supercaster SWS Alloy: Size 35
RRP £64.99;
Size 45 RRP £64.99

Spare spools: £14.99