Nash tackle H Gun Reels

Tue 15 April 14


Essex based Nash Tackle have been on of the leading brands in the specimen tackle game for many years now and have kept the companies forward momentum going by adapting their range to suit the requirements and needs of the majority rather than the minority. To totally cover the needs of the angler who is on a tighter budget, their H-GUN range has grown from strength to strength over the past couple of years, offering affordable good quality products to all. The latest additions to the range to fully establish H-GUN as a comprehensive range of products are the new for 2014 H-GUN BP-10 Fast Drag Big Pit, H-GUN FR-5 FREE SPOOL and the H-GUN FR-8 Free Spool reels. All three have recently arrived in the UKMA office for us to have a look at and see what you get for your money.

H-GUN BP-10 Fast Drag Big Pit

This is the ideal choice from the H-GUN reels if you are planning on targeting big fish on a budget and want a reel with all the features you would normally associate with top of the range reels but at an affordable price. The BP-10 FAST DRAG BIG PIT features a stylish aluminium long cast spool to enable you to cast at range when required. The spools has a spacious 440 yards 0.35mm capacity and features two spring loaded ‘Spot On’ line clips, to enable you to fish two different spots accurately as and when required. The BP-10 features a very simple to use front mounted ‘Fast Drag’ clutch system that enables you to set the spool from fighting drag to free run mode by simply rotating the front drag ½ a turn in an anti clockwise direction (reverse to return to fighting drag).

Other key features include a 4.9:1 gear ratio, 4 + 1 roller bearings that produce a very smooth oscillation, Line guard spool system to prevent line getting trapped under the spool, an oversized line roller which is designed to help reduces line twist, level wind line lay for added casting performance and a CNC machined power handle with a rubber hand grip for comfort. The BP-10 FAST DRAG BIG PIT is finished of in a mat black, with metallic panels, with the NASH logo on the handle and H-GUN branding on the rear of the body. These no nonsense reels sell for £44.99 each and comes supplied with one spool fitted as standard, a handy black cloth bag for storage when not in use and a full users guide that can be found in the box.

Note – You can buy spares for the H-GUN BP-10 FAST DRAG BIG PIT for just £8.99 which is exceptional value for money.

H-GUN FR-5 & FR-8 Free Spool

The FR series reels will be a favourite amongst all specialist anglers looking for an affordable free spool reel, suitable for use when target an assortment of venues including commercial day ticket fisheries, big fish syndicates and rivers. They will suit the needs of all specialist anglers when targeting numerous species including perch, big chub, bream, tench, barbel, pike and zander. Both the FR-5 and FR-8 options in the range feature a matt black graphite spool with a single ‘Spot On’ spring loaded line clip for accurate casting every time. Both models in the series have gear ratio 4.8: 1, which is perfect when cranking in heavy terminal tackle and most enjoyably big fish of all species. The 6 + 1 roller bearing construction used in both models generates a pleasing smooth oscillation and rotation that is on a par with many far more expensive reels currently available on the market.

Other key features included in the manufacture of the FR-5 and FR-8 Free Spool reels include variable tension free spool, this is controlled by the rotating dial found at the rear of the reel, which enables precise plus or minus adjustment to the tension on the spool when in free spool mode. The Level Wind line lay produces an even line lay to increase the potentials for longer casting. To aid clutch control whilst playing fish, you have front located, multi disc drag system. This makes it possible to increase or decrease the tension on the clutch when playing powerful fish, to eliminate hook pulls or line breakages. To finish the reels off you have a CNC machined handle with a comfortable rubber hand grip.

For an entry level reel, the H-GUN FR reels offer you the user loads of features at an affordable price. The UKMA team were pleasantly surprised how smooth these reels felt, with the free spool adjustment being on a par with many others on the market that carry a much larger price tag. The H-GUN FR-5 is the smaller of the series (equivalent to a 5000 sized free spool reel) and has a maximum spool capacity of 290 yards of 0.35mm line and these sell for just £34.99 each with spare graphite spools available for £7.99. The H-GUN FR-8 is the equivalent in size to an 8000 free spool reel and has a maximum line capacity of 430 yards of 0.35mm and these sell for £39.99, with spare graphite spools costing £8.99.

Note – All the new H-GUN reels are now available from all leading NASH TACKLE stockists.


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