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:

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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NEW Daiwa Procyon Inshore Spinning Reel (Limited Supply)

Looking for a high-performance inshore spinning reel? The procyon is a head-turner that's lightweight, has a long cast spool, and is...
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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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