The match angler’s favourite for more than two decades, the TDR is widely accepted as the reel to use for all competition float and feeder tactics.
The latest models, including the world-beating 3012, have technical influences drawn from the big-carp scene. These include a new quick-drag system, which enables the angler to set the clutch in less than half a turn of the front spool knob – ideal for all Method feeders and straight lead tactics, especially on open water venues when targeting big, hard running fish.
The spool clip has also been improved, and now incorporates a back shield between itself and the spool to protect the line when hitting the clip every chuck. This makes accurate casting a painless operation with no risk of snapped lines.
Other additions include Mag-Sealed protection, which is basically a liquid seal around the rotor and main shaft that stops the ingress of grit and water and increases the reel’s longevity.