Read other parts of this guide: Part 1 – Carp Fishing Rods Part 2 – Carp Fishing Reels Part 3 – Carp FIshing Mainlines Part 4 – Carp Fishing Bite Alarms Part 5 – Carp Fishing Indicators
————————–Shimnao Baitrunner ST RB Carp Reel Buy The Shimano Baitrunner ST RB
————————–If you are fishing larger waters and perhaps need to cast greater distances then there are also some great entry level big pit reels on the market. Models worth a mention include the Wychwood Riot Big Pit Reel which is one of our best selling big pit reels of all time. Built around the machine cut aluminium spool, the body and rotor are moulded from high-strength, yet incredibly lightweight graphite to keep the overall weight of the reel down to a minimum. Thanks to the unique design of the spool and the superb line-lay, line flies off almost silently when casting as the line leaves the spool in tighter loops than on larger reels, improving line flow through rods. Packed with 5+1 ball bearings and supplied with 2 spools the Wychwood Riot offers unrivalled value for money.
————————–Wychwood Riot Big Pit Carp Reel Buy The Wychwood Riot Big Pit
————————–Other reels in this class worth a mention include another from the Wychwood stable; the Solace Big Pit QD, which features a whopping 10 stainless steel bearings, anti twist line roller, patented design ACS clip system, high performance front quick drag , 4.8:1 retrieve ratio, plus 2 Aluminium spools.
————————–Shimnao Baitrunner XT RB Carp Reel Buy The Shimano Baitrunner XT RB
————————–For big pit reels in this price range we would recommend the excellent new Windcast range of reels from Daiwa. Available in 3 different models, the Windcast S, Z and X they have been designed for distance casting and look sure to be a hit amongst carp fisherman and other anglers alike. All models utilize the same spool taper and deliver high speed line release, they also feature an enhanced travelling line guard. All three choices also come fitted with the High Impact HIP clip, a built in cushion on the pin ensures forgiving but secure line location, letting you cast on the button every time. Other top features such as AirBail, DIGIGEAR and CastLock come as standard ensuring that every Windcast will blow you away with its performance.
————————–Shimano Big Baitrunner XT-A LC Reel Buy The Shimano Big Baitrunner
————————–Now if you’re a Carp angler who takes there fishing very seriously and who targets some of the biggest carp in the land from some of the most demanding waters you may require the best reels on the market. This award we would give to the Daiwa Basia range of reels, with there lofty price tag being justified with there unrivaled looks, performance and engineering. It’s not difficult to see why this range is one of the most desirable on the market, and why it’s used by so many big names in the world of carp fishing. The Basia range comprises of three different reels, each unique with there own specification…
————————–Daiwa Tournament Basia QD Buy The Daiwa Tournament Basia QD
————————–Now we introduce the Basia Tournament QDs slightly more evil brother, the Basia Tournament QDX! This BASIA has just got a whole lot meaner and a whole lot blacker. It employs all the same benefits of the magnesium alloy body and rotor but now with a sleek matt black finish throughout. The 45mm spool has been double anodized in dark gunmetal and the ‘tailgate’ features a toned down finish called twilight. Even the wooden handle has been upgraded to a soft grip urethane knob! Tagged as the BASIA QDX who said choosing a reel wasn’t black and white?
————————–Daiwa Tournament Basia QDX Buy The Daiwa Tournament Basia QDX
————————–Finally the last model in the range is the brilliant BASIAIR… Just when the angling world thought big reels for big carp couldn't get any lighter the Daiwa development team in Japan pushed the boundaries of design and materials to come up with this beauty. Nearly 2oz’s lighter than both the other Basia’s mentioned above, this reel Combines ‘AirMetal’ magnesium alloy and ultra light Zaion these materials take the BASIAIR to another level. A level that is surely cloud nine!
————————–Daiwa Tournament BASIAIR Buy The Daiwa Tournament BASIAIR
————————–If you wanted to look at high-end Carp reels from different manufacturers (perhaps the Daiwa’s don’t quite do it for you) then another supplier definitely worth a mention is Shimano. With there history in the Bicycle trade, they have some of the lightest, strongest and most desirable materials at there disposal and utilize this in some of there top end reels. The best of which is the Shimano Aero Technium, which is infact available in four different models, topped by the truly amazing Aero Technium MGS (Magnesium).