Black Magic FD 420 Reel

The Black Magic FD range really punches way above their price tag. 

Featuring all the advanced features that you would expect from modern day reels, such as powerful gears, 5-curve line distribution, continuous anti-reverse, finely adjustable front drag, stainless steel handle, anti-twist line roller plus many more this really is the perfect reel for targeting quality fish. 

I use this quality, durable reel for big time bagging on carp dominated venues where it take some serious punishment and it hasn’t let me down once. It’s silky smooth and the reel stem isn’t too long allowing me to have easy, comfortable finger control of the spool when casting and the front drag is easy to adjust and responsive. The line lay is perfect due to the anti-twist line roller and the aluminium spool has a hardened front edge for longer casting distances. 

It’s not just full of features as it looks like a reel that would cost miles more with its graphite body and subdued golden trim associated with the Black Magic range. This reel, as do the others in the range, comes with a spare spool. 

Weighing in at 260g the Black Magic 420 is the smallest in a range of three and has a line capacity of 155m of 0.16mm line, has four ball bearings, a gear ration of 5,1:1 and retrieves 59cm of line per oscillation. 

What more could you want for less than fifty quid?

Colin Sheppard

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