Sonik AVX 2000 £49.99
Angling Times can exclusively reveal that Newcastle-based tackle firm Sonik has plans to launch lots of stunning new kit in 2016 – including carp and match rods, uniquely styled carp luggage ranges, a brilliant new bivvy and a host of reels.
The first of these products to hit the shelves are these superb red and black liveried AVX reels which are aimed towards the commercial match and light lure angler. There are four sizes to pick from, with the smallest 2000 model looking ideal for drop shot, float and light lure work, through to a mighty 5000 model that suits big feeder and specimen tactics.
All four reels feature single handles, high strength composite bodies, instant anti-reverse, and thick aluminium bail-arms with oversized line rollers.
A faultlessly smooth operation is virtually guaranteed thanks to seven stainless steel ball-bearings.
The gear ratios are also worthy of note, with the two smaller 2000 and 3000 sizes rated at 5.1:1 while the larger 4000 and 5000 sizes crank-up an impressive 5.5:1 ratio.
All models are supplied with shallow braid-friendly spare spools.