Saltwater Fishing Reels

This page shows a variety of articles and videos covering specific reels for targeting our favorite saltwater fish.

To see the all-encompassing review that explains which reel is the best overall value based on performance (without any influence from reel manufacturers),  go to this page:

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Full List OF Fishing Reel Reviews & Experiments:

What Is The Best Spinning Reel Size For Your Inshore Setup

Are you using the wrong spinning reel size for your rod, line, and species? Chances are good that you might be making this mistake. So...
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The New Daiwa Saltist MQ Wins Best Saltwater Reel At ICast

Want to know the features of the newly awarded "Best Saltwater Reel" at ICast? And is this spinning reel right for you? Find out...
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Daiwa Ballistic MQ LT Reveal & Breakdown At ICast

The new Daiwa Ballistic MQ was revealed at iCast this week. We're breaking down the specs, what's new, and why this reel may be your next...
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Daiwa Ballistic Reel Review (One Year Of On-The-Water Performance)

Could the Daiwa Ballistic inshore spinning reel be the strongest and lightest on the market? There are many features that make this one of...
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Fishing Equipment Cheat Sheet Lesson [Rods, Reels, Lines, & Lures]

See the cheat sheet lessons showing the best fishing equipment for catching redfish, seatrout, snook, and flounder from inshore fisheries.
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Daiwa BG Vs. Daiwa BG MQ (Which One Is For You?)

Is the Daiwa BG MQ really worth the extra cost over the Daiwa BG? There are many features that set these two reels apart but the biggest...
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Daiwa Certate LT Reel Review (Pros, Cons, & Who It’s For)

Looking for a top-of-the-line inshore spinning reel? The Daiwa Certate LT spinning reel will perform and last a lifetime if...
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Daiwa Legalis LT Reel Review (Pros, Cons, & Who It’s For)

Are you looking for a lightweight, durable, and very affordable inshore spinning reel? The Daiwa Legalis LT starts at just under...
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Daiwa Procyon Reel Review: Pros, Cons, & On The Water Action

Are you looking for a lightweight, tough, smooth inshore spinning reel? After using the Procyon for the past few months, this review is...
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Penn Fierce III Review (Top Pros & Cons, And Who It’s For)

Looking for a durable, affordable reel? Check out this review of the Penn Fierce III and see who it's for, what the pros and cons are, and...
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Daiwa BG MQ 2500 (UNBOXING & REVIEW)

Looking for a higher-end, smooth, light, powerful inshore reel? Then you're going to love the new Daiwa BG MQ 2500. See the pros and cons...
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The PENN BATTLE III Spinning Reel (Unboxing & Independent Review)

Have you used the 2021 Penn Battle III spinning reel yet? Here's why we like it (along with all of the pros and cons). Enjoy!
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Penn Slammer III Review: Top Pros & Cons, Who It’s For & More

Looking for a tough new spinning reel? Check out the Penn Slammer III! It's a workhorse of a reel, yet smooth, so it's perfect for...
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Quantum Smoke S3 Baitcasting Reel Review [Top Pros & Cons]

Looking for a new saltwater baitcasting reel? Check out this review of the Quantum Smoke S3 and see when the best scenario to use it is.
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Saltwater Fishing Reel Repair (With 2nd Chance Tackle)

Want to learn more about how to repair your saltwater fishing reels? See the common breaking points, why reels break, and what you need to...
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