Reel Reviews

Looking for a new bass fishing reel?  We are constantly trying and testing out new spinning and casting reels.  Check out our latest reviews and recommendations on the reels currently on the market.

Piscifun Alloy X fishing reel laying on the boat deck

Piscifun Alloy X Review

Looking for a quality, affordable spinning reel that performs surprisingly well? Check out our review of the Piscifun Alloy X. This fishing reel is packed with features and is a great choice for bass fishing, inshore fishing, and more. If you’ve never heard of Piscifun before, you may be surprised by how good this reel is. Check out our full review here.

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Up close shot of a man holding the Lew's Speed Spool LFS reel

Lew’s Speed Spool LFS Casting Reel Review

The Speed Spool LFS Baitcasting Reel is one of Lew’s more affordable casters, but it doesn’t lack in features or quality. It’s smooth, casts very well, has a great drag system, and is very light. If you’re in the market for a new reel, and don’t need all of the top grade features, you should definitely take a look at the Lew’s Speed Spool LFS.

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Fishing with the President XT casting reel

Pflueger President XT Baitcaster Review

The Pflueger President XT is a good reel for the price, and is worth checking out. It has some nice features like a micro click spool tension adjustment, ergonomic palm shape, and a high number of ball bearings. While it is missing some features we’d like to see, it’s still a very capable reel that’s worth taking a look at.

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Man fishing with the Piscifun Torrent casting reel

Piscifun Torrent Baitcasting Reel Review

The Piscifun Torrent is a very solid deep budget baitcast reel that offers a robust drag system, shielded bearings, and adjustable magnetic brake system. While this reel might not have all of the features of more expensive casting reels, it’s an excellent value for the price and gives you what you need to get out there and start fishing.

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Up close picture of the Daiwa Fuego CT

Daiwa Fuego CT Baitcaster Review

The Daiwa Fuego CT Casting Reel is an extremely smooth, well-made reel that feels great in your hands. It has plenty of power thanks to its aluminum CT build, Magforce-Z cast control, and Ultimate Tournament Drag system. It’s perfect if you’re looking for an affordable reel that can handle big bass and a wide variety of presentations and lures. Read our full review here.

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Curado DC mounted on a fishing pole

Shimano Curado Baitcaster Review

The Shimano Curado baitcasting reel is an excellent choice for anglers looking for a reel that offers smoothness, durability, and precision casting control. The Curado series is available in multiple different versions, each with its own unique set of features. The base model, the Curado K, provides everything you need in a quality baitcasting reel, while the top of the line Curado DC offers the most features and refined performance. Check out our thoughts on the Curado series.

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Man fishing with the Alloy M reel

Piscifun Alloy M Casting Reel Review

The Piscifun Alloy M baitcasting reel is an impressive fishing reel that offers great value for the price. It’s an excellent option whether it’s your first baitcaster or another for your collection, its quality construction and smooth performance will have you hooked. There are a couple items that could improve, but overall the Alloy M is definitely worth checking out. Read our full review here.

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Man fishing with the 13 Fishing Concept A casting reel

13 Fishing Concept A Review

The 13 Fishing Concept A Gen II baitcasting reel is a great upgrade from the first generation of the Concept A. 13 Fishing made many improvements to the Concept A making the Gen II a great choice if you’re looking for a reel with a great drag system, a small frame, and easily adjustable castability. Read our full review here.

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Man fishing with the Ceymar spinning reel

Okuma Ceymar Review

The Ceymar is a solid budget friendly spinning reel from Okuma. It casts exceptionally well for its price range. It works very well for finesse applications, but can handle larger fish as well. While it’s not perfect, it is a good reel worth checking out. Read our full review below.

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Man pier fishing with the Shimano Sienna

Shimano Sienna Review

The Shimano Sienna is a good budget reel that offers some decent features at an affordable price. It has an aluminum frame for durability, a functional drag system, and overall smooth performance. Despite these positives, there were multiple items we weren’t fans of. Read our full review here.

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