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Reel Reviews

One of the most essential pieces of equipment any fisherman can have, the fishing reel is your direct link to the fish. Read reviews of spinning reels, baitcasters, conventional reels and more. 

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stradic cI4
4.4 (6)
January 15, 2010   19518   0   3   0   0
Featuring Shimano's revolutionary CI4 material technology, the Shimano "Stradic CI4" Spinning Reel delivers unrivaled strength and lightweight precision. Ultimately reinforced carbon fiber, the CI stands for "Carbon Infusion" and the 4 refers to the number of electrons in the Carbon atom. Over one and a half times stronger than Shimano's normal graphite and more than 20% lighter as well, the advanced reinforced carbon fiber is used in the Stradic CI4's Frame, Sideplate and Rotor construction.
penn battle
3.8 (5)
June 26, 2013   12615   0   1   0   0
The Penn "Battle’s" striking cosmetics, durable design, and silky smooth drag is a few of the many reasons why so many anglers fish this reel. The Battle’s full metal body construction allows it to maintain precision gear alignment under severe punishment while its Techno-Balanced™ rotor ensures a smooth retrieve. From tuna to trout, the Battle was designed to perform and engineered to last.
Diawa AIRD spining reel
4.3 (1)
May 18, 2013   12484   0   1   0   1
“Aird” is Daiwa’s latest most feature packed reel Daiwa has ever developed in this price range. Built on a solid corrosion resistant graphite frame and side plate, Aird uses many of our innovations like Digigear, ABS, Airbail and Twistbuster in the Aird to deliver class leading performance without breaking the bank balance. Aird is unique amongst Daiwa reels as each comes with an alternative sized spool so you can expand your fishing horizons with optional line weights.
penn fierce
3.6 (2)
January 01, 2012   9387   0   2   0   1
Kayak fishermen test their gear to the fullest and the Penn "Fierce" spinning reels solid metal body keeps gears aligned even when under load, while the Fierce Spinning Reel's four stainless steel bearings, Techno-Balanced™ spool, machined-aluminum handle and Soft Touch knob together facilitate smooth, consistent retrieves.
Penn Pursuit Spinning Reel
4.4 (3)
November 18, 2013   8945   0   1   0   1
The "Pursuit" by PENN features a durable construction and smooth gear system kayak anglers have come to expect. This reel features an ultra lightweight, corrosion-resistant graphite body and dependable oiled-felt drag system making the Pursuit one of the best value for the money for saltwater anglers. Available in six sizes from 3000 to 8000 the Pursuit has the reel that best suits you. Quality and strength is built in to provide you with years of reliable service.
Penn Spinfisher V
3.8 (3)
December 11, 2013   8897   0   3   0   0
One of the most recognized and accomplished saltwater spinning reels in the world, the PENN Spinfisher is a real workhorse. The PENN "Spinfisher SSV" builds on that legacy with a full metal body, sideplate and rotor plus a water-tight design that keeps saltwater out. Anglers will approve of this reel’s sealed HT-100 Slammer Drag System. For rugged durability, the Spinfisher SSV’s main shaft is stainless steel, as is its oversized bail wire. Line capacity rings on the Spinfisher SSV are a first for spinning reels. This reel is suited to inshore, nearshore, offshore and surf angling, or, in short,...
Shimano Syncopate
3.9 (2)
September 09, 2013   8626   0   1   0   1
Kayak fishermen looking for an efficient one-handed casting system need look no further than the Shimano “Syncopate FG” Spinning Reel. Anglers can easily make one-handed casts via the Quick Fire II system, while achieving increased distances with less effort and wind knots because of the Propulsion Line Management System. Other features include Propulsion Spool Lip; graphite frame, side plate, and rotor; aluminum spool; Varispeed oscillation; ported handle shank; Dyna-Balance; and Power Roller II. For use in fresh or saltwater, with mono, fluoro or braid.    
Shimano Stradic FJ
4.3 (6)
December 06, 2013   8181   0   2   0   0
Kayak anglgers looking for a powerful spinning reel need look no further then the Shimano "Stradic FJ" Spinning Reel. The Stradic FJ series reels have the same classic look but more power than their predecessor. Shimano's X-Ship gives Stradic FJ increased gearing efficiency and power, providing for ultra-light handle rotation and a smooth, effortless retrieve.
Pflueger Trion GX-7
4.6 (3)
June 07, 2013   8017   0   1   0   0
The Pflueger “Trion GX-7” delivers the quality kayak fishermen need to last season after season and a price that doesn’t break the bank during checkout. The Trion GX-7 gives kayak anglers legendary Pflueger performance and quality craftsmanship with modern technology. Featuring a lightweight graphite body and rotor, anodized aluminum spool with titanium spool lip, 6 stainless steel ball bearings (4520GX has 4), and instant anti-reverse. The Trion GX-7 will be able to handle anything the kayak fisherman throws at it.
daiwa ballistic ex spinning reels
4.7 (3)
August 18, 2014   7802   0   9   0   0
The Daiwa "Ballistic EX" Spinning Reel is the perfect saltwater reel for kayak anglers. It delivers premium spinning reel performance befitting of the Ballistic name that is perfrect for all manner of offshore kayak fishing species. Daiwa’s cutting-edge Magsealed technology keeps functioning impossibly smooth, while keeping the elements out. Next generation Nano fluids form an excellent low friction seal for the rotating shaft. Daiwa’s Air Rotor, made from advanced Zaion carbon composite, weighs up to 15% less than ordinary rotor designs, while also distributing stress more evenly throughout the rotor for maximum strength. Digigear technology also...
WaveSpin "ZTR"
3.8 (1)
January 16, 2013   7307   0   5   0   0
“Bass Professor” Doug Hannon re-invented the reel with a unique wave spool design, the antithesis of the spinning reel’s smooth face fabrication used for over six decades. Since then WaveSpin’s popularity has spread across the U.S. with thousands upon thousands of “tangle-free” anglers making longer, effortless casts and having more lure time in the water. WaveSpin keeps that trend going with the WaveSpin "ZRT"
pflueger supreme mgx spinning reel
4.3 (1)
August 08, 2013   5386   0   1   0   0
Built on a lightweight, durable magnesium body and rotor the "Supreme MG" by Pflueger, features nine stainless steel ball bearings and one instant anti-reverse bearing. Solid aluminum bail wire; Sure-Click Bail® provides an audible signal when bail is fully opened and ready to cast. Machined, ported, double-anodized-aluminum spool is braid-ready. Anti-twist titanium-coated line roller. Converts to left- or right-hand retrieve.    
shimano sahara fe
4.4 (2)
December 31, 2013   3356   0   1   0   0
Shimano "Sahara FE" Series Spinning Reels debut a distinctive look while delivering enhanced, top-drawer performance at a modest price point. Lightweight but impressively strong, Sahara FE Series Reels sport a graphite frame, rotor, and sideplate for a weight savings you'll feel in an instant. Sahara FE Series Spinning Reels feature a smooth, four-bearing system that's more than a match for that larger-than-life trophy you may encounter.
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