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:

Is Your Spinning Reel Really Made For Saltwater? Find Out…

You'd be surprised at how many "saltwater spinning reels" aren't actually made for saltwater. See what makes a fishing reel good for...
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How To Switch Your Spinning Reel Handle From One Side To The Other

Want to change the side that your spinning reel handle is on? It's easy, but if you try to remove the handle the wrong way, you could damage...
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What Size Mono To Use As Backing For Braided Line On Spinning Reels

Want to know what size mono backing to use on your spinning reel? If you put line that's too thick, it'll cause problems such as the braid...
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Penn Spinfisher VI Review: Pros, Cons, And Updates

Looking for a tough, new spinning reel? The Penn Spinfisher has a fully sealed spool and gearbox, plus a great system. However, it also...
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1000 vs. 3000 Spinning Reels: On The Water Performance & Feel

Do you prefer a 1000 or 3000 size spinning reel? In this test, I took both of these sizes out to see how they performed and felt on the...
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Penn Battle III Review: Updates, Specs, Pros, & Cons

Looking for a new inshore spinning reel? Check out this review of the new Penn Battle III. Penn has really stepped up their game by...
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Saltwater Baitcasting Reels (Everything You Need To Know)

Do you use baitcasting reels for saltwater fishing? They can be really effective and in this discussion, you'll see when they're best, how...
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Should You Use Mono When Spooling Your Spinning Reel With Braid?

Should you use monofilament when spooling your spinning reel with braid? You don't HAVE to (there's one other option), but you don't want...
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2021 Saltwater Spinning Reels PREVIEW (New, Updated & Discontinued)

Want to know what new reels are coming in 2021? The manufacturers have been listening to us and next year they're making changes such as...
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Casting Distance Contest: 3000 vs. 1000 Spinning Reel

Do smaller reels help you cast farther? See the surprising results of how a 1000 stacks up against a 3000 in this new experiment.
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Rod & Reel Cleaning Q&A: Top Mistakes & What Products To AVOID

Check this rod and reel cleaning Q&A to keep your gear lasting as long as possible. See what products to avoid, how to store your gear, and...
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Tsunami SaltX Spinning Reel Review (Pros, Cons, & What Its Best For)

Looking for a heavy-duty spinning reel? Then you're going to love this review. This reel is made for throwing heavy lures and jigs, but if...
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Top 5 Fishing Rod & Reel Cleaning Mistakes (That Can RUIN Your Gear)

Want to make your fishing rods and reels last as long as possible? Don't make these mistakes! Learn how to clean your rod and reel and...
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2 Ways To Set The Drag On Your Spinning Reel (With & Without A Scale)

Want to learn how to set the drag on your spinning reel with or without a scale? If your drag is set incorrectly, you could risk losing a fish, so don't...
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Daiwa Fuego: Best Saltwater Spinning Reel Under $100? (With MAGSEAL)

Want to know what the best saltwater spinning reel under $100 is? It's the Daiwa Fugeo and it's largely because of the MAGSEAL. This new tech makes this...
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