The Shimano Exage shouldn’t really be in this line-up as at full price it is outside the informal £50 price limit that we put on the ‘budget range’. However, with this model on sale within our price structure from some outlets, we allowed it to squeak in. As you would expect from Shimano this is a quality reel with four shielded stainless steel bearings and a roller bearing, with a compact XGT-7 body. The spool is aluminium and the reel also features a power roller. With a metallic platinum and gold finish this reel certainly stands out from the crowd.
SSP: From £49
Don't forget - subscribers to the magazine get 5% OFF THIS PRODUCT at Angling Direct. Subscribe here
Terms and Conditions apply, see www.dhpsubs.co.uk for details.