7 best ultralight reels

Review of the best according to the editorial board. On the selection criteria. This material is subjective and does not constitute advertising and does not serve as a purchase guide. Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.

Rating of the best coils for ultralight

Nomination a place Name of product price
Rating of the best coils for ultralight 1 SHIMANO STRADIC CI4 + 1000 FB RUB 17,300
2 Shimano Nasci C2000S RUB 9,900
3 Daiwa Revros MX 1003 RUB 7 850
4 Ryobi Slam 1000 RUB 5,450
5 ABU GARCIA REVO S 10 RUB 7 106
6 Stinger ForceAge Neo 1000 RUB 3,650
7 SURF MASTER YAMATO MATSUSHIMA FM1000A 5 + 1BB RUB 2,280

SHIMANO STRADIC CI4 + 1000 FB

Rating: 4.9

SHIMANO STRADIC CI4 + 1000 FB

Another representative of the Shimano company deserves to be included in the rating, whose characteristic features are sharpening for dynamic ultralight and compliance with the highest requirements of the realities of fishing.

Unlike the old version of the ultralight reel, this model has got a lighter, more balanced G-Free body and a powerful, durable X-Ship gear mechanism. 160 grams of weight, coupled with excellent weight distribution, allow you to very accurately deliver the tackle to the desired point of entry into the water. But the main plus of the ultralight reel is the spool capacity: with such a compact size, the aluminum sleeve can hold up to 140 meters of 0.20 mm line.

Advantages

  • good spool capacity;

  • the lowest weight (160 grams);

  • convenience for small manipulations;

  • the accuracy of the mechanism (no backlash);

  • increased reliability of components.

disadvantages

  • low maximum effort on the clutch (3 kilograms).

Shimano Nasci C2000S

Rating: 4.8

Shimano Nasci C2000S

The wave of basic updates has once again made its way to the already outstanding Nasci reels, adding a couple of new features to the existing functionality. Despite the modest technical indicators, this ultralight reel has acquired the fame of the highest quality tackle of the past seasons, which is why it has gained incredible popularity among the world fishing society. There is a lot of proof of this: in addition to complementary reviews on the forums, the Nasci C2000S has been covered more than once in periodicals and television magazines about fishing.

The main emphasis in the design of the coil was placed on the accuracy of action and the duration of operation. The massive body of the 222-gram coil has significantly increased its safety margin due to the use of fundamentally new technologies for processing parts. Four bearings (one of which has increased wear resistance) on the rotating parts ensure smooth movement of the rotating parts, without backlash and sitting. You can talk a lot about this model, but the main message remains the same: this is one of the best coils for ultralight, worthy of getting into the overall rating.

Advantages

  • the highest quality workmanship;

  • large margin of safety, guaranteed reliability;

  • smooth movement of the mechanism, provided by four bearings;

  • good resistance of components to corrosion, salt water and mechanical stress.

disadvantages

  • small spool capacity (105 meters of thread with a diameter of 0.16 millimeters);

  • low load capacity of the clutch (3 kilograms).

Daiwa Revros MX 1003

Rating: 4.8

Daiwa Revros MX 1003

The MX abbreviation in the series name indicates that the reels are at the stage of maximum performance. If this is really so, then a natural question arises: why is the clutch of the 1003rd model so weak that it can withstand only two kilograms of load? However, for an ultralight, such an indicator is sufficient – it is extremely rare for this reel to fish out a large predator.

However, the build quality of the Daiwa Revros MX 1003 is really good. The mating parts are very well fitted to each other, do not give backlash and generally evoke entirely pleasant associations. The only limiting factor on the way to making a purchase can be the cost, which cannot be compared with the opponents. Buyers (for the most part) do not want to spend a lot, especially if there is an equally good alternative on the market.

Advantages

  • balanced weight (210 grams);

  • smooth running, good fit of the detail and the actual absence of backlash;

  • spool capacity (120 meters of 0.3 mm line).

disadvantages

  • high price;

  • low level of load force of the friction brake.

Ryobi Slam 1000

Rating: 4.7

Ryobi Slam 1000

The 2013 model year spinning reel for ultralight, and to this day is a worthy representative of the ultralight tackle segment. The main difference between this model and others is the NCRT body, developed by Ryobi's internal technologies. With not the smallest dimensions, the weight of the Slam 1000 was 213 grams, without compromising the strength characteristics. Smooth running is achieved due to the presence of six basic strength ball bearings and one standard “roller” in the units. The spool volume for an ultralight reel is optimal: about 130 meters with a line section of 0.2 mm.

The disadvantages of the Ryobi Slam 1000 are also technical. The responsive drag of the ultralight reel ensures smooth line release during fishing, but its load capacity is only 2.5 kilograms. This is not bad for an ultralight, but when a large predator is hooked, the chances of successful fishing are close to zero.

Advantages

  • optimal spool capacity;

  • good smooth running on six ball bearings;

  • reduced weight with 40% increase in hull strength.

disadvantages

  • low maximum load on the clutch (2.5 kilograms).

ABU GARCIA REVO S 10

Rating: 4.7

ABU GARCIA REVO S 10

A reel with good loading capacity, which got into the rating thanks to the adherence to the proprietary technologies of the Abu Garcia company. The body of the ultralight model is made of a metal alloy and a durable lightweight polymer, which made it possible to reduce the weight (relative to the previous version) to 211 grams. The six ball bearings mounted as bearings have a minimal chance of premature failure due to their corrosion-resistant steel design.

In terms of the load capacity of the friction clutch ABU GARCIA REVO S 10 surpasses almost all opponents in terms of rating. The gradual bleeding of the line begins when approaching the 4.1 kilogram mark, which makes it possible to pull out even large fish when hooked. From the point of view of cost, the purchase of this coil for ultralight can be a big problem for consumers, since its current price is almost very close to the cherished 10,000 rubles.

Advantages

  • lightweight design (211 grams);

  • 4.1 kilograms of holding on the friction brake;

  • capacious spool (+ 1 metal spool included);

  • high degree of protection of structural elements from contamination.

disadvantages

  • high price.

Stinger ForceAge Neo 1000

Rating: 4.6

Stinger ForceAge Neo 1000

A budgetary ultralight reel designed for use with lures weighing up to 10 grams. It has good ergonomic and weight characteristics, for which it received support among professional and experienced fishermen in Russia. In contrast to some “brothers” in the rating, it has a more thoughtful design. So, for example, due to the direct articulation of the travel shaft with the handle (without the use of adapter sleeves, etc.), no backlash is observed when the latter (as well as the spool) is rotated. In turn, the smooth action of the swivel parts is ensured by six rolling bearings with a standard service life.

The disadvantage of the ForceAge Neo 1000 reel, according to users, is the small capacity of the aluminum spool – only 100 meters of line with a diameter of 0.12 mm. Nevertheless, such “shrinking” dimensions allowed to greatly reduce the weight of the reel to 180 grams. The second result among the rated opponents.

Advantages

  • maximum effort on the friction clutch (up to 5 kilograms);

  • light weight (180 grams);

  • based on the “near-advanced” technologies of the company;

  • low price;

  • high build quality due to the absence of backlash on the rotary parts.

disadvantages

  • mediocre spool capacity.

SURF MASTER YAMATO MATSUSHIMA FM1000A 5 + 1BB

Rating: 4.5

SURF MASTER YAMATO MATSUSHIMA FM1000A 5 + 1BB

The novelty of 2015 from Surf Master has become such a successful component for ultralight spinning rods that it simply could not pass by the rating of the best reels for ultralight. Its element is fishing of small rivers in search of small fish for bait, the weight of which does not exceed 8-12 grams. Thanks to the function of precise adjustment of the braking force of the frictional clutch, the reel easily adjusts to the realities of fishing, acquiring stiffness or pliability depending on the attacking conditions of the predator.

To ensure smooth running, the YAMATO MATSUSHIMA FM1000A mechanism is equipped with five wear-resistant rolling bearings (+1 roller bearing in the base). There is a tensioning anti-twist roller, a comfortable grip (marked by users), and an instant articulation lever. In terms of quality and price aspects, this model is one of the best in the segment, for which it was so highly noted by anglers.

Advantages

  • spool capacity (120 meters of line with a section of 0.20 millimeters);

  • smooth running of rotating parts;

  • the presence of an anti-twisting roller;

  • low price.

disadvantages

  • not found.


Attention! This rating is subjective and does not constitute an advertisement and does not serve as a purchase guide. Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.

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