The ideal foil for the Magic Perch rod is this super little front drag graphite-bodied Quantum Fire reel. Its stunning livery, with flashes of red, silver and black, perfectly matches the rod’s whippings and finish.
The 015 sized model weighs a featherweight 203g and boasts a very speedy 5.2:1 gear ratio which retrieves an impressive 60cm of line per handle crank.
Other features include folding aluminium handle, large line roller with anti-twist system, and a silky smooth performance courtesy of 10 ball-bearings.
The live test model was filled with Quantum’s specialist low stretch Quattron Fluoro carbon coated line (7lb/ 0.20mm), classed as being somewhere between ordinary mono and braid, very low in stretch and so ideal for drop shotting. It didn’t spin up on the retrieve, tangle in the guides or cause me a single problem all day, and it costs a fraction of the price of a decent braid at just £7.95 per 250m spool.