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Best 13 low profile reels for the money

Low profile reels are baitcasting reels that mounted down to rod (sitting on the handle). They allow an angler to feel the reel better. This kind of reel is popular among fishermen who like to fish predatory spices.

We would like to present to you 13 best low profile reels for the money.

Top 13

CAIUS METANIUM DC CITICA BANTAM MGL CURADO K CHRONARCH G TRANX 200 CURADO 70 CHRONARCH MGL CURADO DC METANIUM MGL TRANX 500 ALDEBARAN MGL
CAIUS METANIUM DC CITICA BANTAM MGL CURADO K CHRONARCH G TRANX 200 CURADO 70 CHRONARCH MGL CURADO DC METANIUM MGL TRANX 500 ALDEBARAN MGL
Ball bearings 5+1 - 7+1 6+1 3+1 8+1 10+1 8+1 7+1 9+1 9+1 6+1 3+1
Brand Shimano Shimano Shimano Shimano Shimano Shimano Shimano Shimano Shimano Shimano Shimano Shimano Shimano
Gear ratio 7.2:1 6.3:1 7.1:1 7.4:1 6.3:1 8.1:1 8.5:1 8.1:1 6.6:1 6.5:1 7.4:1 7.4:1 7.2:1
Item code CU70HG CI200I BANTMGL150HG CU200HGK CIS150A CH150XGG METMGL151XG CHMGL150XG TRX500HG ALDMGL50 METDC101HG CUDC150HG TRX200AHG
Line retrieve per crank (in) 28 26 - 31 27 34 36 34 43 - - - -
Max drag (lb) 10 12 11 11 11 10 11 10 25 - 11 11 13
Mono line capacity (#test/yd) 10/105, 12/85, 14/70 8/180,10/155,14/110 10/120,12/110,14/90 8/180, 10/155, 14/110 10/120, 12/110, 14/90 10/120, 12/110, 14/90 10/120, 12/110, 14/90 10/120, 12/110, 14/90 30/160,40/120,50/100 8/85 10/75 12/65 10/110,12/90,14/75 10/120,12/110,14/90 8/180, 10/155, 14/110
Powerpro line capacity (#test/yd) 20/115, 30/105, 40/80 30/190,50/120,65/80 20/150,30/135,40/105 30/190, 50/120, 65/80 20/150, 30/135, 40/105 20/150, 30/135, 40/105 20/150, 30/135, 40/105 20/150, 30/135, 40/105 50/420,65/270,80/210 20/85 30/75 40/60 20/120,30/110,40/85 20/150,30/135,40/105 30/190, 50/120, 65/80
Weight (oz) 6.5 7.4 7.6 7.6 7.2 6.7 6.2 6.5 20 4.8 6.7 7.8 8.5

CAIUS

The Caius is a compact, versatile, and durable bait casting reel, designed with light weight lure casting in mind. Reducing the size of the new Caius from 200 to 150, and upgrading the braking system, means the reels cast much easier.

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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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BANTAM MGL

40 years ago, Shimano released it's first baitcast reel, Bantam, to the market. This began what is now a legacy of durable and high performance casting reels.

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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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CURADO 70

For 25 years now, the Curado continues to be the go-to baitcasting reel for bass and walleye, red fish and trout. Now offered with a new compact Hagane Body and a new model size perfect for pitching, flipping and casting lighter lures, the Curado 70 also features an enhanced SVS Infinity braking system designed for finesse and flipping techniques. X-Ship Technology provides even more smoothness and durability ? just as anglers have expected from Curado reels for more than two decades.

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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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CURADO DC

Built on the legacy of durability, dependability and versatility that Curado is known for, now with Shimano's unique DC braking technology. Shimano’s new Digital Control braking system utilizes a microcomputer to monitor spool speed 1,000 times every second and apply the perfect amount of brake to prevent backlash and maximize distance. Anglers of all skill levels will appreciate less thumbing and trouble-free casting in all conditions.

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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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ALDEBARAN MGL

Aldebaran MGL offers paramount lightweight performance. The MGL spool allows anglers to cast small baits with ease. At 4.8oz, it is the lightest reel in the Shimano lineup, giving you all day comfort.

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Shimano is one of the most famous and reliable brands of fishing tools. There are multiple models of reels with different features. You can choose the optimal reel relying on your preferences and fishing conditions.

Low profile reels can provide you with:

  • improved casting distance;
  • precise casting.

We hope you will find the best option for your great fishing experience.