Whether you’ve just entered in the word of saltwater fishing or are an experienced angler, you must understand that using the correct fishing reel is of extreme importance. Like with other types of sports, using the right equipment for the job will represent the difference between succeeding or failing to be among the first ones with a big catch. Yes, although we all say it’s all just for fun, a secret competition is always going on!


Marketers are paid to make you want to buy the next greatest thing and the men on the fishing shows work for the marketers. And that is why we are here, to help you to choose a fishing reel that is really going to work for you and not some reel that is being paid for some guy’s bass boat.

Whether you decide to buy fishing reels online or from your local store, there will be a lot of aspects to consider in order to make the right choice. Keep in mind that fishing reels are made from different components which alter their price range. Moreover, each model has their advantages and disadvantages for certain types of fishing. In order to choose the best fishing reel for your needs, decide what type of fishing you are aiming to catch as well the location where you are planning to fish.

Types of Fishing Reels

  • Baitcasting Reel – This type of reel is the best for casting heavy lines and lures. It is often found among experienced anglers who are good at catching large fish species.
  • Spining Reel – Great for catching small to medium sized fishing species. Plus, it is more effective than a baitcasting reel for long casts and is good for casting against the wind.
  • Spincasting Reel – Also good for catching small to medium sized fish species, this type of reel is easier to use and also more reliable than the other types of reels.

Match the Reel to the Task

As mentioned above, one of the things you need to consider before buying fishing reels online or offline is the type of fishing you are going to perform. Things to keep in mind include:

  • The type of fish you are planning to catch as well as the size these fish are likely to be.
  • The place where you are planning to fish. Remember that certain reel models that are suitable for salt water may not be suitable for freshwater fishing.
  • Know that spinning reels and spincasting reels are usually considered to be easier, hence they make a greater choice for beginners.

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