Now: £109.99ESP Onyx Big Pit Carp Reel
When we first started developing the ESP reel over two years ago we looked closely at other reels on the market, plus the reels we had been using ourselves for many years. All had impracticalities (after all, most big pit carp reels are actually developed with sea fishing in mind) which could be vastly improved upon. So we identified certain crucial areas and set about developing a reel which would be a highly practical and durable carp fishing tool.
Carp catching machine Kev Hewitt has been closely involved in the reels development over the last two years, exhaustively testing prototype samples and catching a serious amount of big carp while using them. The combined outcome is a reel that has bespoke machined alloy spools which require no backing three reels can be filled from a 1,000m bulk spool. Not requiring backing improves line lay by preventing bedding in, which in turn improves distance casting, and not having several hundred meters of backing across three reels obviously reduces weight and cost!
Also this is the first reel to provide two different drag adjusters FD (Fine Drag for micro adjustment) and RL (Rapid Lockdown for free running to locked down in around half a turn).
- The quick fold handle mechanism..
- ..and dark wood handle