Classic Centre-Pin Fishing Reel
Drag Trotting Reel gives superior line control and increased 'Playability'
The Leeds Classic Centre Pin Reel Background
After many customers asked for an "audible click/drag" ability,
we are proud to announce that we can offer anglers an upgraded yet traditional
"Leeds Classic" trotting reel. We based the design of our ratchet
drag on the proven on/off method used by the vintage Alcocks "Aerial"
reel. We have mounted the on/off twist knob for the ratchet on the reel's
back-plate close to the saddle casting. Thus it is ideally positioned
for fingertip control by the same hand which is also holding the rod.
The drag not only helps to tire a fighting fish but also acts as a handy
and easy to engage spool check. An angler could tackle-up without the
potential nuisance of an unravelling line. The design mounts the pawl
on a brass pivot plate by a simple spring-loaded arrangement. The reel
and drag can absorb stresses from line jerks and shock loads without damage
to the contact faces of either the pawl or ratchet gear resulting in extended
unit life. The line sits on large bars which reduces line kinking. All
moving parts are designed to resist ingress by grit, dirt and moisture.
You can trot and fish in the margins with this reel. It has some ledgering
capability just in case you have the need to fish the bottom as well.
With perfect balance the Leeds Classic will spin smoothly allowing your
float to pass through your swim without hindrance. As with all the best
center-pin reels, the ratchet drag arrangement keeps the angler in close
and continual contact with the fish because of the direct sensing of the
line through the fingertips. This also decreases loses as the angler can
play and tire the fish with much more finesse than with other reels. This
extremely dependable reel can be used by both left and right handed anglers.
Suitable for fishing for Chub, Common Carp, Tench, Crucian Carp, Pike,
Mirror Carp, Barbel, Grayling.
The Leeds Classic
4" Reel Weight:
9oz (0.25kg) approx