Is There An All-In-One Spinning Reel For Inshore Anglers?
Is there an all-in-one spinning reel for inshore anglers?
Can ONE reel tackle all of the inshore fishing scenarios we may find ourselves in?
In this video, we will talk through the various spinning reels we have in our shop and if ONE of these reels truly does cover all the necessary bases.
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All-In-One Spinning Reel [VIDEO]
For anglers that are just looking at their first spinning reel or other anglers that are looking to add to their current arsenal, the common starting point is the $100 mark.
In the Daiwa Series of reels, there are two reels that fit the bill and that many anglers have used over the years.
The Daiwa BG is the first of these two reels.
“BG” stands for Black & Gold and this rendition of the reel has been around for about 7 years.
The second reel is the Daiwa Fuego.
Fuego and BG reels are both $100 and are built extremely well and with lots of attention to detail.
Both of these reels do excellent jobs of handling most inshore game fish, but one of them excels with lighter tackle and the other excels with heavier tackle.
Inshore Artificial Lure Fishermen will gravitate towards the Daiwa Fuego.
This is due to its lightweight carbon-body frame.
Additionally, the Fuego comes equipped with Daiwa’s Magseal technology.
This provides extra defense against the harsh saltwater.
Anglers that have been fishing with and are familiar with the BG might have gravitated over towards using the Fuego in recent years.
Both of these reels will catch inshore game fish, but if you are fishing with light tackle on a grass flat, then you want to have the Daiwa Fuego set up and ready to go.
The Fuego is super lightweight and extremely smooth.
However, if you are throwing larger plugs and lures near docks and structure, you’re going to have to bump up the braided line you are using.
That is a major disadvantage to this lure’s carbon body design.
Carbon-framed reels are not as sturdy as reels made of stronger materials.
Other anglers prefer the rigidity and uncompromising strength of aluminum-bodied reels.
Reels Specs & Details
Don’t get hung up on the specs of a reel!
Many anglers allow the specs of a reel to be the determining factor in comparing reels to each other.
You want to know more about the on-the-water application of a spinning reel.
In the grand scheme of things, you won’t feel the immediate effects of a reel’s specs after a long day of fishing.
There are certain reels that are better suited for certain fishing applications.
Fishing Rod Choice & Options
Truthfully, your rod should be chosen first as it is the most important aspect of the entire outfit.
The TFO Professional Series rod or our Mudhole Custom Rod coming soon are perfect inshore fishing rods.
The Bottom Line
If you are throwing light tackle and have a strict $100 budget, the Fuego is the way to go.
It has Daiwa’s Magseal and all the bells and whistles needed for inshore fishing all for $100.
However, if you are going to encounter fish around heavier structure, you can go with a reel like the Daiwa BG.
The 2500-size gets the job done and holds plenty of line.
If you wanted to balance a BG with a rod that you’re going to fish around structure, we recommend a Medium-Heavy rod.
That extra bit of power in the rod will work in conjunction with the stronger spinning reel.
Yes, both of these reels can do everything, but it is more about the application than anything.
Focus on what you are fishing for and where you are fishing and those factors will tell you what outfit you need to use.
Daiwa BG MQ
There are reels that can do it all but that will come at a higher price point.
The Daiwa BG MQ is the next level up in terms of paring a lightweight, powerful spinning reel to a strong and sturdy spinning rod.
If you’re wanting 100% optimum performance, then take a closer look at the Daiwa BG MQ.
It is an aluminum-bodied reel but lighter than the BG while also maintaining the strength of the BG.
There are also NINE seals throughout the reel to protect it from the elements.
If you are looking for a reel in the $100 pricepoint, then either the Daiwa Fuego or the BG are the way to go.
The Daiwa BG MQ is a solid blend of both of these reels if you are not sparing expense!
You want to find the reel that fits the bill and will be able to handle the fishing situations you find yourself in most often.
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