Light­ness and shape mat­ters

Trout & Salmon (UK) - - TACKLE -

It’s hard to imag­ine a reel be­ing lighter than the Vi­sion XLV with its highly ven­ti­lated spool and frame. Made from a qual­ity bar-stock al­loy, reels for trout fish­ing (3/4, 5/6, 7/8) have a unique V-shape frame, while two sal­mon sizes (8/9 and 9/10) have Vi­sion’s heraldic-v frame, of­fer­ing more strength and rigid­ity, vi­tal if play­ing larger fish. We tried the 7/8 (pic­tured), which has an open-face de­sign and large arbor with line sit­ting neatly in the U-shaped spool. An­glers fish­ing large wa­ters will like its good back­ing ca­pac­ity and fast retrieval. The large-arbor also re­duces line mem­ory. The 9/10 is wider and has more of a mid-arbor so you can pack more back­ing with a full fly-line. It has a full cage, which means there’s no chance of thin run­ning lines get­ting trapped be­tween spool and reel cage. We like the smooth disc-drag sys­tem that has an au­di­ble click when line’s taken and re­trieved.

An­odised low-flash fin­ish. Spare spools: £99.99-£109.99

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