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DAM: The Tradition For Quality Continues

The reputation of DAM’s Quick brand has grown in recent years with the SLS and SLS DLX reels and now, the range is set to be further enhanced with the introduction of the Quick 5 and Quick 6 LC and SLS.

Robert Valkaneer, DAM product developer started work on producing a new series of surfcasting and carp reels at the beginning of 2017 combining the traditional construction values that DAM is known for, reliability and durability. The current range of the SLS and SLS DLX reels has gained a strong following and the reels reputation is held in high regards among carp anglers. Robert had a task on his hands and while he knew that the 7000 size was a product to keep he set about engineering a smaller model which would be suited to stalking, beach fishing and angling styles where you need more finesse.  The new 5000 size reel was created and keeping up with the German company’s tradition incorporated some of the key features found on Quick reels. The reels feature a Full Spool Mark which helps the angler to spool the reel correctly for optimum efficiency.

If the reel is over spooled then there is an increased risk of wind knots, if it is under spooled then the maximum casting distance potential may not be reached. Another feature is the knurling on the neck of the spool which helps to prevent line slippage. Robert combined all these features with a slow oscillation system, a superb gear feeling, a worm drive that provides an unbelievably good line lay and last but not least, stunning cosmetics which has delivered stunning reels that combine strength with style.

Author: Simon Calvert

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