There’s not one, not two, but three new reel models in the Scierra Traxion family and they’re all very impressive.
The Traxion 1 is competitively priced, with a traditional appearance and a fully sealed drag and operated using a large knob on the rear of the reel. It’s finished in a polished steel appearance. It’s very light – the 7/9 size weighs just 179g – can be easily converted between left-hand and righthand wind and although large arbor, can carry a good amount of backing thanks to the sculpted spool. Seen in isolation, you’d probably judge this as Scierra’s flagship reel.
However, while the traditionally dragged Traxion 1 looks nice, you’ll love the machined aluminium frames of the Traxion 2 and 3. What sets them apart is the superb drag control that utilises the whole of the rear rim for adjustment.
The Traxion 2 is black and the 3 is finished in gunmetal blue/grey. Both feature the beautifully sensitive ‘rim-control’ drag system and the 3 also boasts a unique ‘submerged’ reel foot that mounts the reel body flush to the rod.
Our models of choice? For trouting, the Traxion 1 and salmon fishing, the Traxion 3 in a 9/11.These are beautiful reels with amazingly precise drag systems. Definitely a family to check out, all three designs are available in 5/7, 7/9, 8/10 and 9/11.
Distributor: 01827 59659
RRP: Reels from £79.99 to £149.99 ; Spare spools from £34.99 to £59.99