5 Best Ultralight Spinning Reels 2019

10 best ultralight SPINNING REELS

When shopping for a spinning reel, you’ll want to pay close attention to the weight of the product. The weight of the reel has a lot of say over the effectiveness of your entire fishing setup. Lightweight rod and reel setups are great for most hobby fishermen and anglers. They give their user a lot […]

Understanding Different Types of Fishing Reels

The fishing reel is one of the oldest inventions in human history. These days, there are specialized fishing reels for every application you can imagine. But you don’t need a fancy reel to catch lots of fish. To understand all the different types of fishing reels, I started my research at the beginning. What I’ve […]

Spinning Reel Reviews: Daiwa BG vs. Penn Battle II

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The spinning reel showdown between the Daiwa BG and the Penn Battle II is a clash of epic proportions. Penn is one of the most well-respected names in the fishing reel industry, while Daiwa is my personal favorite when it comes to fishing tackle of all varieties, reels no exception. When I set out to […]

When to use a baitcaster vs spinning reel

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For years I’ve heard from those loyal to baitcasters that they are superior to spinning reels. You just have to get used to the baitcaster, they would say, and then you’ll see the difference. I have primarily been a spinning reel guy, and the thought of trying out a baitcaster never seemed worth it. If […]

Okuma Helios Fly Reel Review 2018

The Okuma Helios Fly Reel makes for a fantastic choice for saltwater fishing. The Helios series comes in five sizes, and the smaller ones are great for freshwater use as well. They’re well engineered and come with a little bit of the technology that makes Okuma such a high-end name in the fishing world.   Reliability These […]

Okuma RTX Spinning Reel Review 2018

Fishing Reel Background Information Okuma RTX Spinning reels are designed as a light weight freshwater and inshore spinning reel. The frame and rotor are constructed of their proprietary C-40X carbon graphite, which means this reel has a total weight of only 6.6 ounces (smallest in the series)! Okuma claims that this construction is 25% lighter […]