I agree. Freestyle's plastic reels work just as well as Paterson's, for about half the price. While Freestyle doesn't advertise the fact, they are also the same size as Paterson and work in Paterson tanks, fit the Paterson post in the tank, etc. The only difference I can see is the entrance guides on the Freestyle reels are slightly smaller than the Paterson reels, but work just as well as the Paterson reels. This applies to 35 and 120.
Originally Posted by Mike Kennedy
So were Jessops, the tanks were the older Paterson System 4 rather than the Super.
A couple of my reels lost one of the ball-bearings, this makes them far easier to oad :D