Review: Sonik DominatorX 6000 and 8000 RS Reels

The Sonik DominatorX 6000 and 8000 RS Reels come under the beady eye of the No.1 products inspector Richard Howard.

Sonik DominatorX 6000 and 8000 RS Reels
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The Sonik DominatorX 6000 and 8000 RS Reels are no exception to Sonik's precedent of giving you a lot for your money.

Costing just under £85, these big pit reels come with a Quick-Torque front drag; a super-slow oscillation for perfect line lay; twin spring-loaded line clips; a strong but lightweight graphite body; five stainless steel ball bearings; a roller bearing; a Quik-Clik folding handle with a wooden grip; a 4.1:1 gear ratio; an oversized, twist-free line roller; micro line lay adjustment washers; and a spare spool made of anodised aluminium.

The 6000 model weighs 570 g and holds 220 m of 0.35 mm line. The 8000 model weighs 623 g and holds 415 m of 0.35 mm line. Anglers will appreciate that they are nice and understated, too. Spare spools are available for £17.99 each.

Price: £84.99.

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