Fishing Reels

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Shimano Stella Fishing Reel – 2022 Buyers Guide

**UPDATE** Shimano recently announced the impending release of their new Shimano Stella FK 2022 reel. Due for release in March 2022, but available for pre-order now See below for more information on this new FK reel The Shimano Stella is the flagship of Shimano’s wide range of spinning reels. It comes in two different versions,…

best surf fishing reels

Best Surf Fishing Reels

Having the right reel when surf fishing can make a huge difference to your results, more so than many other types of fishing. I have listed some of the best surf fishing reels currently available and have given you a rundown of what you can expect from each one. There is a good variety of…

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Best Baitcaster Reels 2022

If you have made the decision to get yourself a new baitcaster reel, then you will quickly see just how many great quality reels are currently available. This can be overwhelming, trying to figure out which reel is right for you. So, I have compiled a detailed list of the best baitcaster reels so you…

Shimano Nasci Spinning Reel – 2022 Buyers Guide

**Notice: Shimano has released a new version of the Shimano Nasci reel. Click here for availability The Shimano Nasci spinning reel has quickly become one of the most popular reels in Shimano’s range. The reason for this is that it provides many of Shimano’s high-end features at a very affordable price. So what exactly do…

best Daiwa spinning reels

Best Daiwa Spinning Reels – 2022 Buyers Guide

Daiwa has an exceptional range of spinning reels, and the choice can be a little overwhelming. So to help you make a more informed decision I have listed what I think are the best Daiwa spinning reels currently available. So let’s get right into it…. Daiwa’s best spinning reels in 2022 Model: Comments: Daiwa Saltist…

best inline ice fishing reels

Best Inline Ice Fishing Reels

Winter is coming! It’s time to put the summer fishing gear away for a few months and get yourself ready for some hardcore ice fishing. In this article I have compiled some of the best inline ice fishing reels currently available, so you can continue your fishing as soon as the thick ice comes. Here…

shimano vanford spinning reel review

Shimano Vanford Spinning Reel Review

To say that the Shimano Vanford has big boots to fill is an understatement. The Stradic Ci4+ had been such a hit with anglers around the world for many years, so it was a bold move by Shimano to completely remove it from their range of spinning reels. I personally like the way Shimano design…

best rod and reel combos

Best Rod and Reels Combos (Baitcaster and Spinning)

Buying a rod and reel combo is an excellent option if you’re not sure what your best pairings are yourself. There are some excellent combos to be had these days, with the big brands all having a wide choice of both baitcaster and spinning combos available. Sometimes you will get a better deal when buying…

shimano stradic ci4+

Shimano Stradic Ci4+ FB – Buyers Guide

One of the best spinning reels I have ever used is the latest Shimano Stradic Ci4+ FB. I personally have the 2500 model and I find it perfect for flicking soft plastics and small vibe lures. This latest version includes numerous improvements to previous versions, so if you have enjoyed past models of the Stradic…

Penn Slammer 3 review

Penn Slammer 3 Spinning Reel Review

The 3rd generation of the Penn Slammer reel was introduced in 2016, and since its introduction, it has become the flagship of the Penn spinning reel range. It has been widely used by anglers all over the world, and is also a favorite choice for fishing charter captains to use as their go-to reel due…

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Baitcaster Reel Sizes Explained

Having predominantly used spinning reels all of my fishing life, I find it second nature to be able to understand the various sizes and what each size is best used for. But when I was researching a baitcaster reel to buy, I have to admit that I found it a lot more confusing to understand…

what is the best size rod and reel for inshore fishing

What is the Best Size Rod and Reel for Inshore Fishing

Inshore fishing can vary significantly, and this can also mean the best size rod and reel can also vary depending on where and how you intend to fish. Although there is no right or wrong size rod and reel to use when inshore fishing, there are some sweet spots dependent on the type of fishing…