The 10 Best Reels – Saltwater Reels reviews

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  Penn Passion® Spinning Reel Penn® Squall® Lever Drag Reel Abu Garcia® Revo® X-Inshore Baitcast Reel Daiwa® Saltist® Back Bay LT Spinning Reel Quantum® Cabo® PTs Spinning Reel Shimano® Twin Power Spinning Reel Quantum® Boca® Spinning Reel Penn® Warfare Levelwind Trolling Reels Okuma Metaloid 2-Speed Conventional Reel Penn® International® VISX Conventional Reel
  Penn Passion® Spinning Reel Penn® Squall® Lever Drag Reel Abu Garcia® Revo® X-Inshore Baitcast Reel Daiwa® Saltist® Back Bay LT Spinning Reel Quantum® Cabo® PTs Spinning Reel Shimano® Twin Power Spinning Reel Quantum® Boca® Spinning Reel Penn® Warfare Levelwind Trolling Reels Okuma Metaloid 2-Speed Conventional Reel Penn® International® VISX Conventional Reel
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Bearings 8 / 8 6+1 5 / 5 / 5 / 5 6 / 6 / 6 4 5+1 / 5+1 7 / 7 12 / 11 / 11 3 / 3 / 3 / 3 6+1
Braid Capacity (yds/ lb test) 270/30 / 320/50 - 765/80 / 840/50 / 750/130 / 625/130 775/30 / 750/50 / 900/80 350/50 220/15 / 300/30 325/30 / 320/50 230/15 / 340/40 / 400/50 435/30 / 650/30 / 650/30 / 435/30 140/30
Brand Quantum Daiwa PENN Penn Okuma PENN Quantum Shimano PENN Abu Garcia
Gear Ratio 5.3:1 / 4.9:1 5.6:1 4.6:1/1.6:1 / 5.1:1/1.8:1 / 4.1:1/1.4:1 / 4.1:1/1.4:1 6.1:1 / 5.1:1 / 4.3:1 6.4:1/3.8:1 5.2:1 / 4.6:1 5.3:1 / 4.9:1 6.2:1 / 4.9:1 / 6.2:1 5.1:1 / 5.1:1 / 5.1:1 / 5.1:1 6.6:1
Hand Reversible / Reversible Left / Right Right / Right / Right / Right Right / Left / Right Right Reversible / Reversible Reversible / Reversible Reversible / Reversible / Reversible Right / Right / Left / Left Right
Line Recovery 33 in/turn / 37 in/turn 33.2" Per Turn 40 in/turn / 40 in/turn / 41 in/turn / 41 in/turn 37 in/turn / 37 in/turn / 35 in/turn 42.1 in/turn 27 in/turn / 29 in/turn 36 in/turn / 37 in/turn 37 in/turn / 37 in/turn / 63 in/turn 29 in/turn / 29 in/turn / 29 in/turn / 29 in/turn 27 in./turn
Max Drag 30 pounds / 45 pounds 15.4 lbs. 45 pounds / 40 pounds / 55 pounds / 50 pounds 13 pounds / 20 pounds / 33 pounds 24 pounds 12 pounds / 25 pounds 28 pounds / 30 pounds 24 pounds / 62 pounds / 56 pounds 15 pounds / 15 pounds / 15 pounds / 15 pounds 18 lbs.
Mono Capacity (yds/ lb test) 230/10 / 300/14 140/10 555/30 / 1030/12 / 440/50 / 645/50 260/30 / 300/40 / 330/60 300/15 175/8 / 200/15 225/12 / 300/14 240/8 / 345/10 / 555/12 215/20 / 290/25 / 290/25 / 320/15 145/12
Reel Weight 13.9 ounces / 24 ounces 9.9 oz. 36 ounces / 32 ounces / 53 ounces / 51 ounces 18.2 ounces / 20.9 ounces / 28.1 ounces 15.9 ounces 10.1 ounces / 19.5 ounces 14.1 ounces / 24 ounces 12.5 ounces / 22.4 ounces / 22.9 ounces 17.8 ounces / 19.3 ounces / 19.3 ounces / 17.8 ounces 8.32 oz.

Penn Passion® Spinning Reel

  • The choice for women anglers
  • Rigid Resin RR30 Techno-Balanced rotor
  • 5+1 sealed stainless steel ball bearing system
  • Smooth-braking HT-100 carbon-fiber drag washers
  • For women anglers who want a reel all their own, the Penn Passion Spinning Reel has style and performance to set it apart. Rigid Resin RR30 Techno-Balanced™ rotor and 5+1 sealed stainless steel ball bearing system work together to ensure smooth retrieves. HT-100™ carbon-fiber drag washers slows down speedy getaways. Rugged full-metal construction features heavy-duty aluminum bail wire and Superline spool with line-capacity rings.

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    Penn® Squall® Lever Drag Reel

  • Rapid-adjusting, low-profile lever drag
  • Powerful Dura-Drag washers eliminate hesitation
  • Fold-down harness lugs (50 and 60 sizes only)
  • At-a-glance line-capacity rings
  • Instant anti-reverse bearing with silent back-up ratchet
  • 5+1 shielded stainless steel bearings
  • Reliable performance and extreme versatility for a variety of saltwater applications. The rapid-adjusting lever drag sits below the top of the reel frame, so it's out of the way of line loops and slack line. The drag lever is also ratcheted to prevent drag creep during long trolling runs. The Dura-Drag™ washers eliminate hesitation, even under extreme drag settings. When not in use, Switchblade™ harness lugs stow flush on the frame for sleek ergonomics. The Versa-Handle system quickly converts from power to high-speed lengths in minutes for maximum technique versatility. Line-capacity rings let you manage line at a glance while battling hard-running fish with 1/3, 2/3 and full-spool increments. Lightweight graphite frame and sideplates; rugged aluminum spool. High-strength bronze gears.
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    This is Dennis with second chance tackle. And I'm gonna do a product review today. One of my customers asked. Icould pick them up a pen squaw lover real drag system. Ithought that would be a good opportunity to share the characteristics of. This reel with this is a beautiful reel it's meant for trolling very high capacity single speed not a dual speed real but. It is a single lever drag with the features you've come to enjoy with lever drag which is the strike setting and then the full setting off of. That's fully adjustable with the reel. This is a nice-looking reel it's a high-capacity reel little handle approximately 500 yards of 40 pound mono filament. And over a thousand yards of 65 pound grades so. If you're out on the ocean. And trolling or in the Great Lakes. You want to let a lotta line out that's. One of the beauties of. This reel it's got the patent quality behind. It's a stainless steel main. And pinion gear it's got six ball bearings. Some neat little features in there's a. What they call a switch blade harness slug which it's on. Both sides here it simply works by pulling it up. And then locking in your fighting harness on. Both sides you choose not to fight the heart use the fighting harness. It simply just presses back down for.

    That also on the non-drive side there're three levels of click. This quiet there's a muted click. And then as a focal depending on how. You want to set this reel a lot. It retails for about a hundred. And fifty dollars you can probably pick them on eBay for maybe a little bit less but not a lot. This one's depends on squirrel sixty lover drag. Iwould recommend this is the type of product. That you're in the market for it's got a forged aluminum spool so you're not going to get too much in terms of corrosion on. One it's got a graphite frame which makes. It lights graphite side plates but again it's got a nice drag system. Some convenience features lightweight to use four-point-three retrieve ratio which is a nice size per turn kind of thing and kind of ideal for ocean. Or great length rolling so. That helps you a little bit.

    If you're considering buying one of these it's a nice product it's right in the middle of the class in terms of lever drags. You would step up to the Penn International System which is the full metal reel from here but. If you're if you're doing 75 pound tuna there's no reason in the world. That a reel like this wouldn't last. You a long time right it's gonna take a beating it's readily serviceable it's a nice medium level reel for the Louisville drag series. Iwould recommend you checking out at least putting it on their in terms of the ones. You would consider if you're considering buying a trolling we go with the lever drive system. That helps I've been doing this. Now for over 20 years I'm sharing my experiences with. You on my youtube channel. You like this please indicate. You like product reviews. If you'd like to see. How reels are repaired then I'd ask. You to subscribe to my channel as. Ifrequently post updates to. That with both product reviews. And reel repair thanks for watching again.

    This is Dennis with seconds tackle.

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    Abu Garcia® Revo® X-Inshore Baitcast Reel

  • Built saltwater tough
  • Smooth, effortless handling
  • 6+1 bearing system
  • MagTrax magnetic brake system
  • Up to 18 lbs. max drag
  • For the performance-minded saltwater angler, the Abu Garcia Revo X-Inshore Baitcast Reel offers the smooth, effortless handling of a premium freshwater baitcaster – yet this reel is specifically built to handle the demands of inshore fishing. With three HPCR™ (high performance, corrosion-resistant) ball bearings in key spots, super-strong gearing, and a powerful extended-length handle for maximum leverage, the Revo X-Inshore is ready to put a hurt on marauding snook, reds, trout, tarpon, blues and whatever else comes along. Its compact, low-profile design incorporates Abu's super-tough X-Cräftic™ alloy frame; high-efficiency D2 Gear Design™ with Duragear™ brass gear; six stainless steel ball bearings (three HPCR) + one roller bearing; DuraClutch design; MagTrax™ magnetic brake system; smooth Carbon Matrix™ hybrid drag with up to 18 lbs. max drag; 95mm bent handle; and a lube port for quick maintenance touch-ups.

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    hi my name's Andrew wheeler product manager for Abu Garcia we're here at ICAST 2018 we tackle warehouse likely introduced the new Revo X inch or series

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    Daiwa® Saltist® Back Bay LT Spinning Reel

  • Magsealed construction repels salt and grime
  • Lightweight Air Rotor with stainless steel AirBail technology
  • Premium Digicut aluminum gears
  • Smooth 7-bearing (6+1) system with instant anti-reverse
  • Up to 15.4 lbs. of max drag
  • More than just sharing a name, the Daiwa Saltist Back Bay LT Spinning Reel brings the power and performance of Daiwa's famous saltwater reels to the light-tackle inshore enthusiast. This reel is made to stand up to the rigors of fishing in brine, with Magsealed® construction to protect the inner workings against salt, dirt, and debris, plus advanced lightweight construction and a beefy drag system. Key features include a tough, compact housing with Air Rotor and stainless steel AirBail® technology for reduced weight; premium Digicut aluminum gears; a supersmooth 7-bearing (6+1) system with instant anti-reverse for effortless casting and smooth retrieves; and impressive drag performance with up to 15.4 lbs. of max drag.

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    Quantum® Cabo® PTs Spinning Reel

  • Sealed Magnum CSC drag system
  • SCR alloy body and side cover
  • 7+1 PT bearings
  • Bulletproof PT gears
  • The SCR™ alloy body and side cover are treated with SaltGuard™ 2.0 corrosion protection to deliver a lifetime of consistent performance. Sealed Magnum CSC™ drag system uses ceramic, stainless and carbon-fiber washers that won’t swell under heat. Super-hard PT™ gears and eight PT bearings provide smooth retrieves. The 40 and 50 models have carbon-fiber composite rotors; 60 and 80 models have SCR™ alloy rotors. Failproof TiMag™ titanium bail with magnetic trip ensures flawless operation. LMS™ line-management system with ball-bearing line roller. Hybrid ceramic bearings in high-load areas.  The 100 and 120 models boast triple-spool shaft support for extreme loading, an internal backup pawl-and-ratchet anti-reverse plus the world's first forged and machined stainless steel drive gear for exceptional strength and durability.

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    Shimano® Twin Power Spinning Reel

  • Strong, durable cold-forged Hagane drive gear
  • X-Ship increases gear efficiency and power
  • Hagane metal body resists impacts and flexing
  • X Tough Drag provides tough, stable drag
  • Shimano's Twin Power Spinning Reels deliver the power and reliability you need to prevail against big, powerful saltwater fish. Rugged cold-forged Hagane drive gear is 20% thicker to provide superior strength and durability, while X-Ship technology uses a double-bearing-supported pinion gear to increase gear efficiency, power and smooth retrieves. Rigid Hagane metal body resists sudden impacts while minimizing flexing. X Tough Drag provides tough and stable drag. X-Shield and X-Protect technologies protect against harsh saltwater environments. X Rigid Rotor offers additional fish-fighting power. 

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    Hey it's Josh over Jane H today we're taking a look at Shimano twin power SW TP 10000 SW BPG spinning reels. This is brand-new from Shimano. This is the twin power series they've had. This in him for a million years in Japan. They finally brought a version over here to the United States we've been waiting a long time for these are great offshore near shore reels. You know for big pelagics. This size like I said is a 10000 so. You want to go catch 100-pound tuna. This is the real to get. It old 290 yards of 65 pounds has braids so. You know ton of line the biggest feature in. This is going to be it's got Shimano's new gearing and body design which. They call Hagane and basically. What they're trying to do is they're trying to make the real. More rigid reduce flex. And what that does is. That allows all the energy. That you use to stay in the cranking power anytime. You have flex you have a loss of energy. And by keeping the energy towards crank power obviously it's gonna be easier for you to reel.

    And you know big fish like those tune. Iwas talkin about it's got Shimano's a lot of their features from their stellar reels you're talkin ex protect ex shield which is their corrosion resistant coating and seals within here to keep out water salt. And sand and that kind of stuff it's also got out the top-of-the-line deck stuff drag system which is waterproof puts out crazy fifty-five pounds of drag. And max which is just insane for a spinning reel it's also got ex ship which is there. You know gearing ball bearing arrangement system so. That you get maximum power out of. You know an easy turn of the handle on. This size reel like. Isaid which is the ten thousand it's actually a manual bail so. You do have to flip.

    It over yourself just a fantastic piece of technology weighs in at just twenty-two point nine ounces so it's nice and lightweight. You know you're not gonna get tired great jigging reel four point nine to 1 gear ratio eleven ball bearings. And like I said that 55 pounds of drag it's just insane got an. All aluminum handle really nice oversized egg design feels really comfortable in your hand. If you get it weighs. It were to get bait. Or anything on there's. And uh it's not gonna get slippery. And it's just an amazing real. You know show model did an excellent job with the redesign of the twin power at least for the United States I'm pretty sure. That it's the exact same real. Now in Japan they sort of. You know had that they decided to instead of making two different versions.

    They just made one make sense to. Me makes sense to everyone else retail like. Isaid is six hundred twenty bucks. And it's just a great real. If you're doing any jigging you need. This size real you want to go tuna fishing amber jack. Any that kind of stuff for big fish. This is definitely a great option they're made in Japan. Iknow guys like all the Shimano reels are made in Japan are excellent so check. It put it's the Shimano twin power SW TP 10000 SW BPG spinning reels. They are in stock and available at JH calm.

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    Quantum® Boca® Spinning Reel

  • SaltGuard 2.0 multilayer saltwater coatings
  • SCR Alloy in the aluminum frames and components
  • Sealed drag and sealed magnum clutch
  • Seven PT bearings
  • LMS line-management system
  • The workhorse of Quantum’s PT™ series of spinning reels takes saltwater corrosion resistance to a higher level. SaltGuard 2.0™ multilayer saltwater coatings include an exclusive SCR™ alloy in the aluminum frames and components that removes impurities from the alloy that create corrosion. Sealed CSC™ ceramic, stainless-carbon-fiber drag system and Sealed Magnum™ clutch ensure reliable performance in the saltwater. Seven PT bearings deliver smooth retrieves. LMS™ line-management system with ball-bearing line roller for even line lay. TiMag® titanium failproof bail system with magnetic trip. 100 and 120 sizes boast triple-spool shaft support for ultrahigh load carrying capabilities, plus the world's first forged and machined stainless steel drive gear for exceptional strength and durability.

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    Penn® Warfare Levelwind Trolling Reels

  • Lightweight graphite frame and side plates
  • Aluminum frame rings improve rigidity
  • HT-100 drag washers for smooth drag
  • Line-capacity rings tell how much line is left
  • Forged and machined aluminum spool
  • Penn's Warfare Levelwind Trolling Reels are one of the most versatile all-around reels at an unbelievable price. Lightweight graphite frame and side plates along with aluminum frame rings improve rigidity by preventing frame flex. Machined brass main and pinion gears give you leverage and torque. HT-100 drag washers provide smooth line taking under heavy loads. Line-capacity rings on the forged and machined aluminum spool let you know how much line you have left. Instant anti-reverse bearing. LC models feature an analog line counter.
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    Okuma Metaloid 2-Speed Conventional Reel

  • Four corrosion-resistant stainless steel ball bearings
  • Durable machined-aluminum construction
  • Corrosion-resistant coasting for long-lasting performance
  • Carbonite drag system with Cal’s drag grease
  • Built to last, Okuma's Metaloid Conventional Reels boast four corrosion-resistant stainless steel ball bearings for smooth performance on the water. Durable 6061-T6 machined-aluminum frame and sideplates as well as a cold-forged, Type-II anodized, machined-aluminum spool ensure long-lasting performance. Corrosion-resistant coating adds durability. Also features 17-4 grade stainless steel helical-cut gearing, a Carbonite drag system with Cal's drag grease and a silent retrieve system for cranking smoothness. Ergo Grip handle knobs offer a comfortable, nonslip grip. On/off bait clicker. Manufacturer's limited three-year warranty.
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    Hey guys this is John Brett's a director product development for Okuma fishing tackle here to introduce to. Some new metallic reels for later. This year first off. We have the red version it's going to come up with a machined aluminum reading a tie school red anodized drag lever. And red anodized handle arm. All the features of these new reels are gonna have the same four ball bearings. We have in the other series as well as the 17 for grade he'll cut stainless steel gears. And also feature our Carbonite drag system. That features cal sheets drag grease also adding the line. This year is gonna be the blue version which again comes with an anodized blue spool anodized blue drag lever. And an anodized blue handle arm further enhancing the metallic line is left-handed reels. This will be the first time Okun's ever brought out a machined aluminum left-handed real drag lever does not work in Reverse. It works just like a right-handed reel just gonna be on the left-handed side we'll be introducing left-handed version in. Both a five and at 12 sides again only in two-speed models they'll come into the anodized black frame.

    And the Gunsmoke cosmetics check them out a local retailer find more information on Okuma fishing com you.

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    Penn® International® VISX Conventional Reel

  • Drilled stainless steel gears deliver toughness and speed
  • Quick-Shift II two-speed systems for big-fish convenience
  • Versa-Strike adjustable strike stops and anti-reverse
  • Sealed Dura-Drag systems slow the toughest fighters
  • Featuring incredibly tough stainless steel gears that have been drilled to reduce weight, Penn's International VISX Reels deliver both durability and speed that match the power and quickness of the largest finned predators. Anodized machined-aluminum bodies and sideplates stand up to harsh demands. Quick-Shift II™ two-speed systems let you fish at high speed, while still having the torque to put pressure on big bruisers. Versa-Strike adjustable strike stops and double-dog ratchet anti-reverse increase hook-up rates, while sealed Dura-Drag™ systems put consistent pressure on hard-running fish. Line capacity rings let you see how much line is out at a glance. All models except 12 and 16 boasts heavy-duty harness lugs. Handcrafted in USA of domestic and imported parts. .
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