The Float Master centrepin reel

This reel has been designed on the same lines as the Scotton Trotter, but with a deeper multi-ventilated spool for the larger species such as Barbel and Chub. The reel in its standard form is a very good all-rounder and will handle most fishing situations, if you only take one reel with you when you go fishing – this is the one.

Float Master stepped-up centrepin

The Float Master centrepin in its stepped-up form is fitted with the over sized line lays taken from the Barbel Master centrepin reel to handle much stronger lines for those larger fish. The reel is finished in pewter grey or satin black with a range of handle to match including a brass button ‘V’ check mechanism with brass and solid nickel silver fittings.


The Float Master / Float Master SU centrepin is built to the following specifications and variations:

REEL SIZE: 4″ & 4 1/4″ & 4 1/2″ diameter
SPOOL WIDTH: 1″ & 1 1/8″
RATCHET: Button check
HAND: Left hand wind (Right hand by request)

All reels are supplied with a heavy cotton embroidered draw-cord pouch and dropper bottle of Chris Lythe reel oil.


The Float Master centre pin, formally the the AJP Deluxe, is not a limited edition reel and is still in production by Chris Lythe Centre Pins.

£ 895 // SOLD OUT


As of February 2021, my order books are full and therefore closed for a short period of time. Once current orders are full-filled, I look forward to taking orders again, hopefully in Autumn 2021.


Fishing with Chris, down by the river, lake or pool…