In tackle terms your money goes a lot further than it used to. Advances in technology and manufacturing processes mean that features once exclusive to top-end products are more affordable and in general use.
Since its launch in early 2016, Leeda’s Concept GT brand has established a reputation for quality products on a budget. The eye catching GT-X reels include two new front drag models and a freespool version.
The smallest in the range, the FD30, is ideal for all float and light lure work, while the slightly larger spool of the FD40 lends itself more to feeder tactics. A freespool mechanism and double handle suit the FS40 perfectly to tackling barbel, tench, bream and carp.
All GT-X reels have five ball-bearings for silky smooth performance, a hard-wearing stainless main shaft, precision double anodised spool (with spare), and interchangeable folding handle.
The chunky bail-arms feel solid, while the sensitive front drags can be quickly and easily adjusted while playing a fish, going from fully locked to giving line freely in one full turn on the front spool disk. Ergonomic EVA handle grips and a sleek body design complete the bargain package.