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The 14 Best saltwater conventional reels

Saltwater conventional fishing reels are also known as overhead reels. They mount perpendicular to the rod while spinning reels mont in parallel. Conventional reels allow the angler to feel the line’s vibrations.

Read below if you are looking for information on how to choose the best conventional reel.


We have composed Top-13 selection of saltwater conventional reels from Shimano – one of the best fishing brands.

Top 13

 
TR
MOOCHER PLUS
CHARTER SPECIAL
TLD
TEKOTA
TEKOTA-A
TORIUM
TLD II
TYRNOS II
TRINIDAD
TALICA BFC
TALICA
TIAGRA
  TR MOOCHER PLUS CHARTER SPECIAL TLD TEKOTA TEKOTA-A TORIUM TLD II TYRNOS II TRINIDAD TALICA BFC TALICA TIAGRA
Model TRN200G MCR4000GTPA TR2000LD TLD25 TEK800LC TEK601HGLCA TOR50 TLD50IILRSA TYR50IILRS TN30A TAC20BFC TAC8II TI80WA
Ball bearings 1+1 3+1 8+1 6+1 6+1
Gear ratio 4.3:1 4.3:1 3.6:1 4.2:1 6.3:1 6.2:1 3.5:1 4.0:1 6.2:1 6.7:1 6.1:1 2.5:1
Drag power 14 5 33 22 24 30 42 42 25 15 20 44
Weight 13.2 17.2 17.1 24.5 31 16.9 57.3 57.4 20.5 28.1 18.2 115.2
Drop2 25 14 26 32 33 43 38/15 44/16 46 60 38/25 37/19
Line capacity 40/555,50/550,65/450 / 12/390,14/330,17/250 50/880,65/570,80/445 / 20/520,25/420 40/555,50/550,65/450 / 14/480,17/400,20/300 50/1015,65/980,80/845 / 30/600,40/450,50/350 50/820,65/780,80/640 / 25/530,30/450,40/370 40/540, 50/460, 65/330 / 16/390,20/300,25/240 65/845, 80/710, 100/540 / 40/490, 50/440 65/1200,80/1095,100/920 / 80/440 80/1120,100/930,150/800 / 50/700 50/1015,65/515,80/415 / 25/420,30/350 20/640,30/440 40/395,50/390,65/235 / 15/280,20/200,25/165 100/2445,150/2365,200/1920 / 80/950

TR

A versatile star-drag, levelwind reel that’s great for a variety of species.

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MOOCHER PLUS

Good for mooching salmon from back eddies, holes or passes.

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CHARTER SPECIAL

A lightweight, dependable leverdrag reel, with levelwind for line control.

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TLD

Preferred for its light weight and reliability, this offshore leverdrag reel will give you years of dependable service.

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TEKOTA

With line capacity, construction and advanced features, the Tekota is a great solution for anglers who troll for both fresh and saltwater species. Great Lakes anglers will appreciate the palmable line counter, and saltwater enthusiasts will appreciate the durability and strength.

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TEKOTA-A

Tekota’s legacy of durability continues with the fully redesigned Tekota A. Vast improvements have been made, including Coreprotect water resist to increase corrosion resistance, an easy to replace anti-fogging lens (LC models), loud clicker and new ergonomic S-Compact body design.

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TORIUM

The Lightweight Torium is a solidly-built star-drag saltwater reel perfect for live bait or bottom-fishing applications. Packed with features like Super Stopper, Cross Carbon Drag, A-RB (Anti-Rust Bearings) and High Efficiency Gearing (HEG), the Torium has it where it counts.

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TLD II

Powerful, light and durable, the leverdrag TLD IIA reels offer 2-speed versatility, salt-resistant A-RB bearings and all the performance you can handle.

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TYRNOS II

The Tyrnos 2-Speed allows for selectable Power or High Speed gear ratio. Rip jigs fast, then put it in low gear for fish-fighting strength. Because two sets of gears are always meshed, changes can even happen under load, and the lever drag system provides easy, on-the-fly adjustments.

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TRINIDAD

Trinidad is a name that resonates with all Saltwater Anglers. It has earned an impeccable reputation for power and reliability world wide. Our quest for the new Trinidad A was no easy task. Lighter, smaller and more compact were the key physical characteristics and they were accomplished. The performance goal was to build the best casting reel in this category. We shattered our targets and have built a reel for casting which all others will be measured by.

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TALICA BFC

This is what Shimano does. The all new Talica 20BFC reel is a dream reel. Specifically built to meet the highest level of requirements of the Pro Billfish tournament scene. Ultra high speed with 60′ of line retrieved per crank, and to keep from breaking off, 3 pounds minimum drag at strike. For a competitive advantage, look to this technologically advanced tool for the competitive angling scene.

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TALICA

The Talica is the pinnacle of the small lever drag 2-Speed market. Designed from the ground up to be an excellent casting reel with an ultra-smooth and powerful drag system to handle long battles. These reels were purpose built to take advantage of modern braided lines such as Power Pro Hollow Ace and shorter fluorocarbon leaders. We offer the Talica in 11 different sizes to tackle a variety of offshore fish from the football size tuna, to record setting class pelagic species.

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TIAGRA

The Number One choice of serious offshore anglers and captains.

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We presented to you several types of conventional reels to help you make the right choice and get the best fishing experience.

Saltwater conventional reels feature all the characteristics you expect like high gear ratios, ergonomic design, smooth drags and much more.

All of them are available to buy online at great prices.