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.

A closeup of the Abu Garcia Revo MGX spinning fishing reel.

13 Fishing Kalon C Review Spinning Reel

Looking for an affordable and reliable reel? Look no further than the 13 Fishing Kalon C Spinning Reel! With Ultimate Cut aluminum drive gear, GLIDE oscillation system, and a maximum drag of 14 pounds, this reel offers powerful performance and smooth drag when battling big fish.

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Abu Garcia Revo MGX Spinning Reel close up.

Abu Garcia Revo MGX Spinning Reel Review

Experience the durability and performance of Abu Garcia’s Revo MGX Spinning Reel! Featuring 11-bearing system, Carbon Matrix drag system, Everlast bail system, and Slow Oscillation for precise gear feel and even line lay. Check out our full review to see if this feature packed reel is worth the premium price tag.

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Up close on this Shimano spinning reel.

Shimano Miravel Spinning Reel Review

Discover why the Shimano Miravel Spinning Reel is one of our top recommendations. Featuring a G-Free Body, CI4+, Cross Carbon Drag and CoreProtect, this reel offers superior performance and durability for freshwater fishing. Read our full review.

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Pflueger Patriarch spinning reel ready to spool with line.

Pflueger Patriarch Spinning Reel Review

The Pflueger Patriarch is one of the lightest, most durable spinning reels on the market. With its 10-bearing system and titanium-coated line roller, this reel is smooth, easy to use, and built to last. For anglers of all skill levels, the Patriarch is a great choice.

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A couple of Penn Clash 2 spinning reels on rods mounted on the side of a boat.

PENN Clash 2 Spinning Reel Review

Not every reel can be a good choice for both saltwater and freshwater fishing, but the Penn Clash 2 Spinning Reel can. This reel has a great drag system and is easy to use. It has a great line capacity and holds up well after extended use. The Penn Clash is an excellent spinning reel if you are looking for one.

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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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