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Abu Garcia Veritas Review

The Abu Garcia Veritas Spinning Rod is a great choice for anglers looking for an affordable, sensitive and lightweight rod for bass fishing. If you want a great spinning rod that brings in the quality you’d expect out of a rod that’s over $200, but at a fraction of the cost, the Veritas is a rod you should definitely consider.

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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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Spring lake fishing with the Penn Pursuit

Penn Pursuit Reel Review

Penn reels are known among anglers as some of the best reels available. Penn consistently produces high quality reels that deliver excellent performance. With the Pursuit series, Penn has managed to continue to deliver on what they’re known for, but at a fraction of their normal price. While not perfect, the Pursuit spinning reel is a budget reel worth checking out. Read our review for the full scoop.

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Fishing with the Pflueger Supreme

Pflueger Supreme Review

Pflueger has a habit of providing anglers with quality value at seemingly impossible prices. The Pflueger Supreme is no exception. Value priced, this amazingly light spinning reel features a premium magnesium body and rotor that are typically reserved for much more expensive reels. While this does seem like an amazing value, is the Supreme everything it’s cracked up to be? Read our full review here.

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Man holding up the Penn Battle 2 reel.

Penn Battle Review

The Penn Battle spinning reel series are a great choice if you’re looking for a dependable and affordable generalized fishing reel. They have the features you need at a good price point. While we didn’t love everything about the Battle series, with the feature to price ratio, we feel they are excellent mid-range spinning reels. Read our full review here.

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Holding the Revo IKE baitcasting reel

Abu Garcia Revo IKE Review

The Abu Garcia Revo IKE baitcaster is an amazing reel that is packed with features. It is designed with comfort and performance in mind and has a smooth drag system that handles big bass with ease. With everything going for this reel, are there any drawbacks? Read our review to find out.

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Mach Crush and fishing rod laying on boat deck.

Lews Mach Crush Casting Reel Review

The Mach Crush is a great baitcasting reel with a large handle, smooth operation and excellent casting capabilities, but with a few downsides. Read our full review to get the inside scoop on Lew’s Mach Crush baitcaster.

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Abu Garcia Revo SX on a pole leaning on a rock

Abu Garcia Revo SX Low Profile Reel Review

The Abu Garcia Revo SX Baitcast Reel is a great option for anglers who want a low-profile baitcaster that is lightweight and easy to use on a daily basis. It is well-built and made with excellent materials. It’s one of the best baitcasters available, and you can’t beat the price. Check out our full review here.

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Daiwa BG spinning reel on a rod

Daiwa BG Review

The Daiwa BG is a powerhouse reel, that packs in the features, without squishing the budget. Check out why it’s one of the most popular spinning reels on the market today!

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