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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:
- Abu Garcia
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.