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Spinning reels may be the most ubiquitous type of reel out there.  It’s suitable for both the experienced and novice anglers due to it ease of use and durable nature. If you’re interested in saltwater spinning reels, you can skip to our most up-to-date review.

Some of the most popular spinning reel brands include:

  • Penn
  • Shimano
  • KastKing
  • Pflueger
  • Abu Garcia
  • Daiwa
  • Okuma

There are many others, but what they’ll all have in common is some sort of drag system, which is essentially the heart of the reel and is going to allow you to keep a fish from snapping a line once caught.

Another “must-have” feature is instant antireverse, which basically won’t allow the handle to reverse every few degrees. This, plus the drag system is what is going to allow you to make progress to your ultimate goal of landing your catch.

Of course, there are many other factors in choosing your spinning reel including weight, material, line capacity, gear ratio, etc, but most will operate similarly if it’s a newly manufactured reel. The major point is — especially if you’re just starting out — I wouldn’t recommend spending a ton of money on a reel.  A reasonably priced reel that can do most jobs (of course, not ALL) will likely range from $70-$120.

All this said, the spinning reel is the absolute start of the journey, and is worth trying a few different rigs if you can. It’s surprising how the performance can impact your trip making it either miserable or enjoyable.  It’s worthy of your attention!

Browse some of the more in-depth articles below in order to get a greater sense of what you might prefer in a spinning reel.

Best Selling Spinning Reels

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Best Spinning Reel: Helpful Tips and Reviews

We all know that a reel is the most essential fishing tackle. You might think that the whole thing is reeling in-out, but that is not true. The main and most important characteristic of a good spinning reel is, in effect, the drag system. This revolutionary invention is able to tire out the fish and brings […]

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Abu Garcia Orra Inshore Spinning Reel Review

After a week of on-the-water testing, we’ve determined that the Abu Garcia Orra Inshore Spinning Reel is a great option when it comes to mid-priced reels designed for saltwater fishing. Bottom line for this reel is that it’s another quality Abu Garcia product with many standard features you’d expect from a well-designed reel.  In this article, […]

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3 Best Spinning Reels for the Money in 2019

If you’re shopping for a new workhorse spinning reel and want to make sure your dollars are well spent, this article showcases three of the best spinning reels for the money that are currently available. And if you’re not sure what makes a good spinning reel, we’ve included some insights that will bring you up […]

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3 Best Saltwater Spinning Reels Under $100 in 2019

If you’re gearing up for some serious saltwater fishing and are looking for a good quality fishing reel at a reasonable price, then this article is for you. After reviewing more than a dozen spinning reels, we’ve come up with a list of what we believe to be the 3 best saltwater spinning reels under […]

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