2021 Saltwater Spinning Reels PREVIEW (New, Updated & Discontinued)
2021 is just around the corner and that means new fishing reels are coming!
It also means some reels are getting upgraded, while others (even some popular ones!) are getting discontinued.
So will your favorite reel still be here next year?
Or will you find a new favorite?
There are a lot of questions and uncertainties surrounding the upcoming reels, so I brought the man behind the Salt Strong tackle shop, Mark Goodson, with me on the podcast here.
He knows more about tackle than any other person I’ve met, and today, he’s giving us a sneak preview of the upcoming fishing reel changes.
The big reel companies have been listening to us and are shaking things up a lot with their 2021 releases.
We’re covering all of it here, including:
- Why the Ci4+ will be discontinued (and what will take its place)
- Which brand makes the smoothest reels
- What updates Shimano, Daiwa, Penn, and Quantum are making
- Which reels get returned the most
- Which brands give you the most bang for your buck
- And much more
You can watch the video version of this podcast below (which I recommend since Mark does a few demonstrations), listen to the audio version by clicking the play button underneath it, or listen to it on iTunes, Stitcher, or Spotify.
2021 Spinning Reels [VIDEO]
2021 Spinning Reels [PODCAST]
- HOW TO FIND 90% OF ALL FEEDING FISH IN YOUR AREA (90/10 FISHING RULE)
- HOW TO PROPERLY PAIR YOUR INSHORE SPINNING ROD & REEL
Below is a timestamped table of contents for the podcast:
3:40 – Upcoming changes
4:57 – Shimano Vanford vs. Ci4+
10:13 – Stradic FL
11:40 – Stradic vs. Vanford
13:58 – Why Diawa makes the best bearing-concealment system
15:03 – MAGSEAL demonstration (and why it’s so important)
20:00 – Upcoming Daiwa name and model changes
22:42 – New Daiwa BG MQ
24:47 – More new Daiwa reels
29:28 – Upcoming Penn changes
31:34 – Penn Battle updates
36:11 – Upcoming Quantum changes
38:04 – The impressive Quantum warranty
40:52 – Quantum Smoke vs. Shimano Stradic
42:34 – Quantum’s two most popular reels
Quantum Bail Trip Test [VIDEO]
Did you know Quantum does this?
General Reel Tips
26:54 – Why the amount of bearings is important
44:41 – Which reels get returned the most (and why)
47:00 – Biggest angler mistakes that can ruin reels
Lots of new and exciting changes coming to the reel industry!
Also, to get 20% off of all the reels in our store, join us in the Insider Club!
The savings from just one or two of these higher-end rods and reels can more than pay for your membership, plus you’ll get our best fishing spots each week.
Now I love talking fishing reels with Mark and we’ve gotten a lot of great feedback about these types of episodes, so here’s my question to you: what do you want to see next?
Do you want to learn about high-end reels, low-end reels, best reels for kids or newbies, or something else?
Let me know down in the comments!
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