The 5 best fishing reels


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A fishing reel is a cylindrical device attached to a rod used in winding and stowing lines. A big group of fish species is caught by using fishing reels. There are different types of fishing reels available in the market. All have their unique features, pros, cons. One should be familiar with all these details before buying one.

BEST FISHING REELS:

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1- SHIMANO TLD20 (Our Top Pick)

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Shimano TLD20 is the best one available in the market. It’s an affordable reel for both beginners and experienced anglers. Shimano is really good with their reels! They are smooth, reliable, and can handle big fish like a champ!

Key Specs:

It has 7+1 Bearings and the drag of the reel is smooth and requires lighter force to get bigger fish like Bass on.

The line retrieving system is a click and pawl system(push button).

Pros:

Easy to handle, Smooth drag system, Affordable price range. Sensitive enough to feel even the smallest bite. Lighter in weight compared to other reels.

Cons:

Not suited for saltwater fishing. If you want a good reel to fish in saltwater, then Shimano Chronarch CI4+ is a great option for you!

2- ABU GARCIA REVO SX (Our Second Pick)

Abu Garcia Revo SX is also one of the best fishing reels available on the market. It’s an excellent quality, smooth system with very solid construction. The crank handle is very much comfortable to use and durable. This reel provides you a good amount of power to handle even bigger fish than TLD20.

Key Specs:

Its smooth Drag has 9+1 Bearings & retrieves about 36 inches of line per crank.

Pros:

Strong and durable, good quality construction, smooth Drag system, comfortable handle. Affordable price range.

Cons:

The spool is not made up of stainless steel so can’t be used in saltwater directly.

3- SHIMANO CURADO 200 (Budget Pick)

Shimano Curado 200 is also a good reel for the one who wants to do fishing part-time. This is very easy to use and handle. It’s a lightweight, smooth retrieve system and it has 5 Bearings which makes it faster than other reels mentioned here.

Key Specs:

It has 5+1 Bearings & Retrieves about 28 inches of line per crank.

Pros:

Strong and durable, Smooth Drag System, affordable price range.

Cons:

Not meant for use in Saltwater. So if you want a good saltwater spinning reel then Shimano Chronarch CI4+ is the best option for you!

4- SHIMANO PFLUEGER PATRIARCH (The Best Saltwater Spinning Reel)

Shipment Fluge patriarch is one of the most popular fishing reels available on market. It has good quality construction, smooth operation, and an affordable price range. So you can get the features of expensive fishing reels in an affordable price range. It has 7+1 Bearings and its retrieval ratio is 24 inches per crank.

Key Specs:

This one also comes with 10+1 Bearings & Retrieves about 36 inches of line per crank.

Pros:

Strong and durable, Smooth Drag system, Good quality construction.

Cons:

Not meant for use in Saltwater. So if you want a good saltwater spinning reel then Shimano Chronarch CI4+ is the best option for you!

5- SHIMANO SALTIGA (For Expert Fisherman)

Shimano Saltiga is also a good and popular fishing reel available in the market. It’s an expensive one but if you compare it with other top models then its price range is much lower than theirs. It has very smooth operation, excellent quality construction and is best for Expert fishermen as well as Professional ones. Its retrieval ratio is 28 inches per crank.

Key Specs:

It has 10+1 Bearings and Retrieves about 28 inches of line per crank.

Pros:

Very smooth Drag system, Excellent quality construction, Very strong.

Cons:

Not meant for use in saltwater directly. So if you want a good saltwater spinning reel then Shimano Chronarch CI4+ is the best option for you!

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