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Best 11 inexpensive low profile reels

To buy inexpensive low profile reel is not so difficult as considered. If you are experienced angler you definitely know how important the right reel is.

We have gathered for you best 11 inexpensive low-profile reels from Shimano. Each item is complemented with a detailed description and illustrations.

Top 11

CAENAN METANIUM DC CITICA CURADO K CHRONARCH G TRANX 200 CHRONARCH MGL SLX TRANX 300-400 METANIUM MGL TRANX 500
CAENAN METANIUM DC CITICA CURADO K CHRONARCH G TRANX 200 CHRONARCH MGL SLX TRANX 300-400 METANIUM MGL TRANX 500
Brand Shimano Shimano Shimano Shimano Shimano Shimano Shimano Shimano Shimano Shimano Shimano
Ball bearings - 10+1 8+1 5+1 7+1 - 3+1 9+1 8+1 6+1 3+1
Gear ratio - 7.4:1 6.2:1 7.6:1 6.6:1 6.3:1 8.2:1 7.4:1 8.1:1 8.5:1 7.2:1
Item code - METMGL150HG CHMGL150 TRX300AHG TRX500HG CI201I SLX151XG METDC101HG CH150XGG CU201XGK TRX201AHG
Line retrieve per crank (in) - 31 26 40 43 26 - - 34 36 -
Max drag (lb) - 11 11 18 25 12 11 11 10 11 12
Mono line capacity (#test/yd) - 10/120, 12/110, 14/90 10/120, 12/110, 14/90 12/230, 14/180, 17/150 30/160,40/120,50/100 8/180,10/155,14/110 10/120,12/110,14/90 10/110,12/90,14/75 10/120, 12/110, 14/90 8/180, 10/155, 14/110 8/180, 10/155, 14/110
Powerpro line capacity (#test/yd) - 20/150, 30/135, 40/105 20/150, 30/135, 40/105 40/195, 50/190, 65/125 50/420,65/270,80/210 30/190,50/120,65/80 20/150,30/135,40/105 20/120,30/110,40/85 20/150, 30/135, 40/105 30/190, 50/120, 65/80 30/190, 50/120, 65/80
Weight (oz) - 6.2 6.5 11.6 20 7.4 6.9 6.7 6.7 7.8 8.5

CAENAN

With a sleek and aggressive appearance, the all-new Shimano Caenan casting reels feature a redesigned High Efficiency Gear (HEG) system delivering exceptional strength and rigidity for years of reliable fishing. The Shimano Stable Spool Design (S3D) combined with a new Variable Brake System (VBS) provides outstanding casting performance with a wide range of lures and baits. Shimano's Caenan series redefines performance and value in low profile baitcasting reels.

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METANIUM DC

Metanium DC offers anglers the lightweight and versatile performance of Metanium, now with Shimano's flagship DC braking technology. With the ability to fine tune the DC braking system to best match line type and conditions, paramount casting distances can be achieved.

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CITICA

Proven Shimano technology comes to the new Citica I Series baitcasting reels, including X-Ship for smooth retrieval of your favorite bait. Achieve maximum casting distance and put your bait where the fish live with the combination of S3D spool and the easy-to-manage SVS Infinity braking system. Citica reels are available in 7.2:1 and 6.3:1 gear ratios. Anglers looking for a tough and durable reel look to Citica. Only from Shimano

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CURADO K

Built tournament tough, Curado is the benchmark for reliability and durability. Generations of anglers have looked to Curado as their trusted partner. Shimano gives you more than ever with the new Curado K series reels. Now featuring the latest in Shimano technology, such as super smooth, efficient, durable MicroModule gearing, and offered in multiple gear ratios up to 8.5:1, Curado builds on its legacy as the 'go to' baitcasting reel for both fresh and saltwater action.

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CHRONARCH G

Packed with Shimano's most advanced technology, the new Shimano Chronarch G casting reel delivers the top level performance enthusiast saltwater anglers require. The new Chronarch G is fitted with Shimano's MicroModule gearing, providing a more efficient gear train with a smoother, more positive feel. Light inshore saltwater reel, perfect for wade fishing for speckled trout, redfish and flounder, MicroModule gearing provides more and smaller gear teeth for a more positive, efficient engagement and smoother feel

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TRANX 200

Tranx 200 is built to withstand the harshest saltwater environments. After over a decade of corrosion study, Shimano has developed a reel concept that will deliver long lasting durability and performance for inshore anglers around the world.

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CHRONARCH MGL

Weighing in at only 6.5 oz. and packed with Shimano’s most advanced technology, the new Shimano Chronarch MGL Casting Reel delivers the top level performance tournament and enthusiast anglers require. More advanced than ever before, its lightweight Magnumlite Spool allows a low moment of inertia, requiring very little force to get it spinning. This means lures will cast farther, with less effort than before. Plus, the new Chronarch MGL is fitted with Shimano’s MicroModule gearing, providing a more efficient gear train with a smoother, more positive feel. The new Chronarch MGL is designed to help you get the most out of your freshwater fishing experience!

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SLX

SLX is compact, rigid and versatile. With 3 gear ratios to choose from and a long handle, SLX offers tournament anglers a complete series of reels, that won't break the bank.

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TRANX 300-400

Tackle anything that swims in freshwater or saltwater with the powerful, new Tranx. X-Ship & HEG technologies combine to provide massive cranking power with a smooth effortless retrieve, perfect for throwing big baits and catching big fish. Plus, Shimano's new CoreProtect water resistant technology provides long-lasting durability in the harshest environments.

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METANIUM MGL

The number one choice of our professional tournament bass anglers and avid fishermen alike, the new Metanium MGL baitcasting reels are all about versatile performance and light weight. The new, Magnumlite Spool creates a very low moment of inertia, improving casting distance by 20%, while enhancing the light, smooth feel of turning the handle. Loaded with Shimano technology and high-end features like Hagane Body, Micro-Modual Gearing, Silent Tune, X-Ship and all new SVS Infinity braking, and available in three gear ratios from 6.2 to 8.5:1, the Metanium MGL is the optimal choice for a wide range of presentations, conditions and species.

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TRANX 500

Revolutionary design and shape provides the comfort of low profile with the capacity of a conventional reel. X-Ship & HEG technologies combine to provide massive cranking power with a smooth effortless retrieve. Offered in high gear (HG) and power gear (PG) models to cover a wide range of applications.

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If you are going to fish heavy or predatory fish, we suggest you consider the low-profile reel.

Low-profile reels from our TOP-11 will provide you with improved casting distance and convenient holding. From 11 different models, you will definitely choose the best option for you.