Black Magic MSF reel

Black Magic MSF Reels

Black Magic MSF Reels

Browning have been producing top quality match reels for many years, reels such as the Black Viper and Sphere MgTi, however realizing that many anglers nowadays are looking, not just for a reel that is reliable and long lasting but one that’s affordable so have included in the range, not just high end reels but mid and budget ones too.

The Black Magic MSF330 is one of three in this affordable range and includes many of the features that are found in the high end reels, such as two spring loaded line clips, high capacity spool (160m/0.16mm line), silky smooth easily adjustable front drag and powerful gears to name a few. Its compact size and weight, just 238g is ideal for match anglers like myself who like to take a variety of made up rods to cover every eventuality when heading out to a match. It will also appeal to those on a budget who demand the very best as well as the general all-rounder who’s looking for a reel that is ideal for not just feeder work but float work as well.

At first glance you would think this is an expensive reel as it looks fantastic with subtle gold flashes standing out against its grey body and a quick turn of the handle transmits a really smooth balanced feel. Other features include three ball bearings, CNC stainless steel handle, anti-twist line roller; s-curve line distribution for fantastic line lay, continuous anti-reverse, 5.1:1 gear ratio, the list is endless. 

If you are looking for a quality compact affordable reel, one that’s going to last, then it’s worth checking, not just the superb Black Magic MSF range out but all the Browning reels as these guys really do know what they are doing!

Alex Reynolds

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Line lay is excellent, and the spools are fitted with a quality line clip.

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The drag is super-smooth, with precision engineering throughout the reel.

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Sphere MgTi Reels

Sphere MgTi Reels

If you are looking for a top-quality reel for float and light feeder work, without breaking the bank, then you need to check out the Sphere MgTi Reels range. For the money, these have some exceptional features that set them apart.

The 30-size reel is the perfect partner for the Sphere 10’ Bomb +10% for catching carp on the mini Method feeder and straight lead on Commercial Fisheries. The incredibly low weight of this set-up belies the quality and carp-stopping power it has, enabling me to land big carp quicker than ever before.  At just 250grams the 30-size reel really hits the spot for both leger and float work. 

The carbon fibre drag on these reels is absolutely silky-smooth, ideal if you like to play fish off a tight clutch. Alternatively, the lack of play in the machined handle means that backwinding is a lot more precise than on many reels. You can let the reel do the work without worrying about whether it will give line at their crucial moment. 

Talking of precision, the line-lay is superb, thanks to the two-speed spool oscillation and stainless steel main shaft. This definitely aids accurate casting, thanks to the smoothness that the line leaves the spool. Many anglers worry about damaging their main line when clipping up to give consistent distance, but the ‘line-friendly’ clip on the Sphere really lives up to its name.

It might be the least important factor of all, but the MgTi reels looks awesome too. A real masterpiece of design that sets off the Sphere rods perfectly. The Sphere MgTi reels really are a quality piece of kit.

Available in 20, 30, 40, and 50 sizes to cover all of your float and feeder fishing. 

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Line lay on the Sphere reels is brilliant, giving longer, more accurate casts.

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The compact body a light weight make the Sphere MgTi reels ideal for float and light feeder work.

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Black Magic FD 420 Reel

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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Black Viper SLC Reel

Black Viper SLC Reels - Designed for the most demanding venues.

Developed for anglers looking to feeder fish on the largest and most demanding venues across Europe, the new Black Viper SLC is the reel for powerful rivers and long range feeder fishing. 

Hidden inside the compact body lies a heart steel. The worm shaft gears are precision engineered to give years of service when retrieving heavy swimfeeders from long range. 

The balanced rotor and power handle also reduce fatigue and improve smoothness on the retrieve giving serious cranking power. Coupled with the 4.6:1 gear ratio and 94cm retrieve per turn of the handle fishing at ranges of 60 metres and beyond is easier than ever before. 

The spool design has been carefully designed to improve line release, especially when casting with fine braids. The long stroke spool delivers perfect line-lay, with a low resistance spool lip reducing friction. 

Two line-friendly sprung line clips are fitted to the spool, enabling the angler to clip up on two different lines when required. 

Whilst a lot of anglers will appreciate that the drag can be locked down, for those targeting carp on Boddington and other big stillwaters, the micro-adjustable drag enable powerful fish to be landed faster.

If you are serious about fishing big rivers such as the Trent or Severn, or want to consistently put a Method feeder beyond the competition, then the Black Viper SLC is the reel for you. 

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black viper slc line lay

The worm shaft oscillation system gives faultless line lay, even with fine braided main lines.

black viper slc line clip

Two line-friendly clips are fitted to each spool, giving dual options when clipping-up.

black viper slc drag

The precision drag can be fully locked down for silverfish fishing, or adjusted to in micro-increments when fishing for big carp.

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The balanced rotor and powerful gearing make retrieving heavy feeders from long range stress-free.

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The Black Viper SLC is the perfect partner for long-range feeder fishing on the most demanding venues.

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Casting distance and accuracy is enhanced, thanks to the precision-designed spool and incredible line-lay.

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Black Viper SLC reels feature: 

  • Continuous anti-reverse
  • Gear ratio 4.6:1
  • 2 easy to use line-safe clips
  • Balanced rotor, producing silky smooth action
  • Compact housing design
  • Finely adjustable large-surface front drag
  • Powerful handle
  • Large line roller with anti-twist system
  • Thick bail arm for optimal balance
  • Robust worm shaft power gears
  • Aluminium Long Stroke™ spool
  • Worm shaft oscillation system
  • Rapid line retrieval – 94cm per revolution
  • Weight 618 grams
  • Line capacity 300m of 0.16mm

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