Pure Fishing carp brand gets its first line-up of reels

The first-ever line-up of reels from JRC were unveiled in the Czech Republic – and Tacklestream was there.

JRC is owned by fishing tackle mega company Pure Fishing, and these totally new additions have taken all the good bits from iconic reel maker PENN, also owned by Pure Fishing, to deliver three reels to ‘fulfil the needs of every carp angler’ The top of the range XTX is a Big Pit monster, the Defender (DR) delivers for mid to long distance fishing and the RV is a perfect stalking reel and ideal partner for JRC’s ROVA rods.

Tacklestream spoke exclusively to the creator of the range, Paul De Wal, and he told us that the XTX is the perfect long cast reel. He said that the graphite body, in combination with the machined, braid-ready aluminium spool result in a lightweight yet reliable piece of gear. It has a super slick black design and the JRC red details are the finishing touch. Look out for three sizes between €120 and €140.

The RV is a compact and lightweight offering that is perfect for stalking carp. It has a balanced rotor design for optimal line-lay, aluminium spool and handle and double mono/braid-friendly line clips. It will retail at €60.

The DR is a strong and reliable reel with an accurate free spool system. It is built with a strong graphite body and rotor, aluminium spool and zinc alloy inner parts. It is available in two sizes – 8,000 and 10,000 – which makes it perfect for fishing mid to long range. They will retail at €70 and €75.

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