Fishing Reels and TipsThere are many types and styles of fishing reels that are available from multiple manufacturers. You can choose between saltwater and freshwater reels that are titanium, stainless steel, and brass. Choose between fly, spin cast, and underspin from a few of the best manufacturers like Abu Garcia, Okuma, Shimano, Penn, and Daiwa.
Here are some tips on fishing reels and ocean use. They tend to be larger than their freshwater counterparts and with bait casting rods the reel is mounted on the top side of the rod and are also known as overhead reels.
The spin cast reels were introduced in 1949 and cast lighter lures and operate by pressing the button on the back of the reel. These types of reels also utilize two different reel mechanisms. They are called the direct drive and anti-reverse.
Abu Garcia Ambassadeur C4 Series Perfect when your fishing requires a quick retrieve. The Ambassadeur C4 is a super smooth high speed reel with four stainless steel bearings. Set the hook with confidence with the Ambassadeur C4's instant anti-reverse and non-slip spool (WS model features a vented spool). This reel also features a six pin centrifugal brake, Carbon Matrix Drag system, and chemical nickel coated levelwind system.
Abu Garcia Max Series - Black Max Low-Profile Reel According to angling manufacturer Abu Garcia, it is the official? Purveyor to the Royal Swedish Court, and all of its equipment is made by Swedish craftsmen, including this Black Max Low Profile Reel. Featuring details such as the Abu Garcia Power Disk Drag System, Duragear Brass Gears, and a MagTrax Brake System, this reel is a quality choice for a variety of fishing environments. # Four ball bearings, plus one roller bearing # Power Disk Drag System # 6.2:1 Gear Ratio # Spool capacity 12 lbs./160 yds. # Duragear Brass Gears # MagTrax Brake System
Daiwa Coastal Inshore Baitcasting Reel Compact, yet with big-reel line capacity and durability, the CL153H is built specifically for the needs of the dedicated inshore fisherman. Daiwa’s Super Corrosion Resistant Ball Bearings and specialized anti-corrosion treatments fight the effects of saltwater to keep the reel running to perfection with only ordinary, routine maintenance. And for smooth, fish-stopping power, there’s Daiwa’s multi-disc, fiber composite wet drag. From Trout and Reds to Snapper Blues and Calicos, there simply isn’t a better inshore reel. # Aluminum alloy frame and sideplate # Infinite Anti Reverse # Fast 6.3 to 1 retrieve picks up 28” of line per handle turn # Total Corrosion Protection # Seven-disc, fiber composite wet drag # Machined aluminum spool with stainless main shaft, perforated for lighter weight and faster startup # Five, CRBB Super Corrosion Resistant # Ball Bearings plus roller bearing # Centriflex™ automatic centrifugal spool brake
Daiwa Megaforce Plus Baitcasting Reel Megaforce® Plus brings the extra smoothness and precision of eleven stainless steel ball bearings, plus the cranking efficiency of Daiwa’s Swept Handle design. Use the Twitchin' Bar to instantly retrieve up to seven inches of slack line or impart a subtle twitching action to a jig or plastic worm with a simple push of the thumb. Finesse, speed, power – it’s all yours with Megaforce Plus. # Eleven ball bearings, plus two roller bearings # Swept Handle for less wobble, better feel and maximum winding leverage # Magforce®-Z automatic magnetic anti-backlash control # Super high speed 7.1:1 gear ratio # Lightweight, free-floating drilled aluminum spool # Magforce® magnetic anti-backlash control # Infinite Anti-Reverse
Ardent C400 Casting Reels The Ardent C400 Baitcasting Reel provides the best value in a durable high performance reel. Ardent's new Comfort Grip® frame design features corrosion resistant aluminum for lightweight, easy casting. The 6.3:1 Helical Gear Ratio, combined with 120 yards of 12 lb. test spool capacity make this a versatile reel that is great for many fishing disciplines.
Penn Graphite High Speed Performance Casting Reel Penn's GS Series High Performance Reels. Three high speed models and one special high performance Magnetically controlled casting reel. These graphite high speed reels have become fast favorites of saltwater anglers around the world. The addition of the 525MAG there are now GS reels to tackle everything from surfcasting to jig fishing to bluewater live bait angling. With advanced features like one piece graphite frames, precision machined gears, lightweight, adjustable soft grip handles and more. These American made reels have the power, smooth performance and lightning fast gear ratios to tackle the fastest, meanest fish in the sea.
Pflueger Asaro Baitcast Reel # Seven double-shielded stainless steel ball bearings # One-way clutch, instant anti-reverse bearing # Titanium line guide for braided/super lines # Patented six-pin adjustable centrifugal brake system # Machined, ported, anodized-aluminum spool
Quantum Accurist PT Accurist PT reels are fast becoming the go-to reel for anglers experienced with the specialized technique known as "flipping". It's unique Flippin' Switch gives you the ability to place your bait with absolute precision in tight cover. The Accurist PT has 5 Performance Tuned bearings, including a strong, zero-play Continuous Anti-Reverse for rock-solid hooksets. It also features a MaxCast skeletal spool which helps to reduce weight allowing the spool to spin freer for distance casting, as well as a ceramic drag system which virtually eliminates heat build-up during long fish runs.