Is Your Spinning Reel Really Made For Saltwater? Find Out…
Do you know if you are using an actual “saltwater spinning reel” or a bass reel made to look like it’s for saltwater?
And speaking of saltwater spinning reels…
What actually makes a reel a “saltwater” reel?
And what are the ratings and regulations?
There’s a lot of confusion in the spinning reel world about this subject, so I brought on all of the Salt Strong Fishing Coaches here to talk about it.
This was certainly an eye-opening discussion!
Here’s a sneak preview:
- Which popular “saltwater” reels aren’t even made for saltwater…
- How different brands compare (Daiwa vs. Shimano vs. Penn)
- Pros and cons of durable spinning reels
- Whether or not you even need a “saltwater reel”
- And much more
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Here’s a timestamped table of contents from my conversation with the Salt Strong Fishing Coaches about saltwater spinning reels:
0:16 – The backstory for why we’re even talking about saltwater spinning reels
2:04 – What the real differences between saltwater and freshwater spinning reels are
9:10 – Which Shimano reels are made for saltwater fishing (this surprised me!)
10:45 – The difference between sealed ball bearings and shielded ball bearings
13:41 – Using spinning reels for surf fishing
18:34 – What IPX ratings are and what they mean for spinning reels
20:16 – Whether or not you need a “saltwater” reel to start out with
22:45 – Why a smooth reel isn’t necessarily the mark of a good reel
25:09 – Tony’s favorite inshore reels
31:02 – How saltwater resistant baitcasters are
33:06 – How few regulations or definitions there are in the industry in regards to reels being saltwater resistant
34:30 – The negatives of having a reel that is well-sealed
38:03 – Daiwa Ballistic vs. Shimano Vanford: each fishing coach weighs in on which one they would rather have
The wonderful world of spinning reels!
There’s no real regulation or ratings for saltwater spinning reels, which is why it’s so fun to talk about this with guys who are out on the water several times per week using these reels.
What’s your favorite spinning reel?
How has it held up in the salt?
Let me know down in the comments!
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