WHO wouldn’t be tempted by a totally reliable all-round freespool reel at a bargain price? If you’re with me on that one, Korum’s new Latitude models are well worth a look.
They come in two body sizes – 5000 and 6000 – both of which hold 300m of 0.33mm line. The larger version is perfect for pike and carp, while the 5000 is better suited to barbel, tench and bream.
Technical features include an improved S-Stroke oscillation system for perfect line lay, an anti-friction spool lip for longer, more accurate casts, and a compact one-touch folding handle – which is very useful if you’re in the habit of carrying your rods made-up for the session ahead. The handle can easily be switched from left- to right-hand wind.
Thanks to five double-shielded bearings the reels are wobble-free and impressively powerful. The transition from freespool to engagement mode is crisp and clunk-free, and the front drag spool system kicks in without a hook-pulling jolt when you engage it to do battle.
PRICE: 5000 SIZE - £54.99,
6000 SIZE - £59.99