Match brand MAP has made further additions to their hugely popular ACS range of reels.
The latest P3000FD and P4000FD models both feature the unique line clip system that allows you to fish safely ‘clipped up’ as it instantly releases the line when a fish runs.
Other notable features on these very good looking all-black liveried reels are the hard wearing oversized alloy metal spools- which prevent the line from bedding in when using thicker diameter monofilaments and catching big fish.
Both models are said by MAP to have been designed to cover all float and feeder fishing situations. However, in my opinion I would say that the larger P4000 model looks particularly suited for using with heavy method feeders and long cast pellet waggler tactics. Whilst the smaller bodied P3000 model has a slightly wider appeal and would make an ideal all-round commercial fishery reel ideal for feeder, bomb, and float fishing.
One thing which both reels do have though- is a seamless performance. Operating on no less than nine ball-bearings, it must be said that they run as smoothly as any top-end reel costing more than three times their price. The font drag system- whilst not being the most precise I have ever
handled, work well enough and certainly wouldn’t let you down. The handles are quickly and easily folded away by simply twisting the thumb screw opposite, making them perfect for use with ready-rods. Plus they come with a spare double handle option as well as a spare spool. This for me puts them firmly amongst the best reel bargains currently on the market.