In the last couple of years Shakespeare’s Mach 3 range of tackle has boasted some excellent products, and the new and improved Mach 3 XT rear drag range of reels looks set to follow the trend.
It is available in three sizes ¬ 030, 035 and 040. The 030 is priced at just £49.99 and is the perfect size for floatfishing.
It has nine ball-bearings and comes with two spare aluminium spools.
The two larger sizes are suited to heavy float work or feederfishing and have two extra ball-bearings to give them a more solid, smoother retrieve when retrieving big fish or feeders. These sizes come with three aluminium spare spools and have the added advantage of being supplied with both single and double handles.
All three reels have a gear ratio of 5.2:1 and come in a deluxe case. Price: £49.99 for the 030, £73.99 for the 035 and £76.99 for the 040.