THERE’S never been a better time to wet a line for silverfish, but have you got the right tackle for this finest of fishing art forms? Here, Tackle Editor Mark Sawyer shares his thoughts on three great reels to use when fishing for silvers...
PRESTON MAGNITUDE 320 REEL
THE compact Magnitude packs a big punch for a little reel.
Powerful but super slick worm-drive gearing gives long-lasting performance and a faultless line-lay. That, plus dual line clips, super-slow oscillation, and a decent sized soft-touch handle grip knob, makes it an all-round winner.
DAIWA NINJA MATCH FEEDER 4012A
THIS staggeringly good reel could easily be mistaken for one costing twice the price.
The graphite body, with a top-end Air Rotor, saves on weight, and the enhanced rotor shape adds to its all-round winching performance. Other big ticks are a geared-down retrieve to increase winding power for hard-fighting fish, and a super-smooth precision front drag that lets you fish straight off the clutch.
SHIMANO SEDONA FE 3000
THE front-drag Shimano Sedona’s M-Compact body is very light. But don’t be fooled – this model has plenty of winding power thanks to its tried-and-tested Varispeed oscillation system which gives excellent line-lay, just what you need for trotting the flow.
It has quality smooth-running bearings you’d associate with more highly priced reels. Other notable features include Dyna-Balance to minimise wobble on the retrieve, and Shimano’s Super Stopper II system which reduces handle play when fishing with the anti-reverse on.