Fishing Reels

beaitcaster reels vs spinning reels

Baitcaster vs Spinning Reel | Should I Get a Baitcaster Reel or a Spinning Reel?

When most people start fishing they usually start out with a spinning reel, or at least a reel of a similar design to a spinning reel. There’s a good reason for this, and that’s because spinning reels are much easier to use than a bait caster reel. But once you become a more proficient angler…

can you use spinning reels for trolling

Can You Use Spinning Reels for Trolling?

Trolling requires towing a lure or bait behind a boat while it moves around in search of hungry fish that are on the prowl looking for their prey. The fishing equipment used for trolling requires  A typical trolling reel is an overhead baitcast reel that holds a lot of line and has a powerful drag….

best ultralight spinning reels

Best Ultralight Spinning Reels 2022

DISCLOSURE: This post may contain affiliate links, meaning when you click the links and make a purchase, I receive a commission In this article, I am going to reveal the best ultralight spinning reels currently on the market, with many of these being new releases in 2022. The great news is that there are some excellent…

Shimano Ultegra FC spinning reel review

Shimano Ultegra FC Spinning Reel Review

DISCLOSURE: This post may contain affiliate links, meaning when you click the links and make a purchase, I may receive a commission. When I’ve bought spinning reels in the past, I have had a high expectation for them even before I had purchased and used them.  But when I purchased my Shimano Ultegra FC spinning…

Shimano Stradic FL spinning reel review

Shimano Stradic FL Spinning Reel Review

DISCLOSURE: This post may contain affiliate links, meaning when you click the links and make a purchase, I receive a commission I have had my Shimano Stradic FL for quite a while now and have put it through its paces over this time, so now I’m going to give you the rundown of everything this reel…

Best Penn Spinning Reels

Best Penn Spinning Reels 2022

DISCLOSURE: This post may contain affiliate links, meaning when you click the links and make a purchase, I receive a commission Penn spinning reels have a reputation for being robust workhorses, and many think of them as being the ideal spinning reel for saltwater fishing. They offer a blend of traditional design concepts while incorporating modern…

different types of fishing reels

The Different Types of Fishing Reels Explained

Anyone new to fishing may have a hard time trying to figure out what all of the different types of fishing reels are designed for. Even those that have more experience may not have used all of the different reels before, so this guide will help you understand the different types of fishing reels available,…

Why do Spinning Reels have Reverse

Why do Spinning Reels have Reverse?

You may have experienced a reverse functionality on a spinning reel and wondered what it was for and when to use it. In this article, I will exactly what this feature is and when it should be used. I am also going to mention now, that the anti-reverse system is certainly not essential to have…

best Shimano spinning reels

Best Shimano Spinning Reels 2022 – Buyers Guide

DISCLOSURE: This post may contain affiliate links, meaning when you click the links and make a purchase, I may receive a commission. The wide range of Shimano spinning reels available now is impressive, with new and updated models being added on a regular basis! But there are just so many reels to choose from, so…

what causes wind knots in spinning reels

What Causes Wind Knots in Spinning Reels

Getting wind knots and line tangles on your spinning reel is an unfortunate reality of fishing, especially when using braided lines. But there are ways to reduce the number of tangles you get. Understanding what causes the wind knots on your spinning reel is the first step, and then using the effective solutions detailed below…

why put backing line on a spinning reel

Why Put Backing Line on a Spinning Reel?

You’ve just bought a brand new spinning reel, and you’re just about to spool it with line. But wait! You’ve just read that you need to add backing line onto your spool as well?  Why do you need backing line? What is backing line? How do I put it on my spinning reel? All these…

spinning reel sizes

GUIDE – How to Choose the Right Size Spinning Reel

We’ve all been there at some stage in our fishing lives. We decide we want to buy a lovely new spinning reel, only to get to the store and become overwhelmed with the multitude of size variations on offer! Deciding what size spinning reel you need can be a bit of a challenge for some,…