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Top 9 Cheapest low profile reels

The cheap low profile reel does not mean a bad one. We have composed a TOP-9 list to offer you high-quality and inexpensive reels.

Low profile reels have the following advantages:

  • long distance casting;
  • high precision of casting.

There is a description under each item for your convenience.

Top 9

CASITAS CITICA BANTAM MGL CURADO K TRANX 300-400 SLX METANIUM MGL ANTARES ALDEBARAN MGL
CASITAS CITICA BANTAM MGL CURADO K TRANX 300-400 SLX METANIUM MGL ANTARES ALDEBARAN MGL
Brand Shimano Shimano Shimano Shimano Shimano Shimano Shimano Shimano Shimano
Gear ratio 7.2:1 5.8:1 - 7.4:1 7.4:1 7.4:1 6.2:1 7.2:1 8.5:1
Item code CI201IHG TRX301A - ALDMGL51HG METMGL151HG ANT101HG BANTMGL150 SLX151HG CU201XGK
Line retrieve per crank (in) 30 30 - - 31 34 - - 36
Max drag (lb) 12 22 - - 11 11 11 11 11
Mono line capacity (#test/yd) 8/180,10/155,14/110 12/230, 14/180, 17/150 - 8/85 10/75 12/65 10/120, 12/110, 14/90 6/200,8/140,10/120 10/120,12/110,14/90 10/120,12/110,14/90 8/180, 10/155, 14/110
Powerpro line capacity (#test/yd) 30/190,50/120,65/80 40/195, 50/190, 65/125 - 20/85 30/75 40/60 20/150, 30/135, 40/105 20/120,30/110,40/85 20/150,30/135,40/105 20/150,30/135,40/105 30/190, 50/120, 65/80
Weight (oz) 7.4 11.6 - 4.8 6.2 7.93 7.6 6.9 7.8
Ball bearings - 5+1 - 9+1 10+1 10+1 7+1 3+1 6+1

CASITAS

CASITAS

Versatile performance ready for action on your favorite bass lake or inshore saltwater destination. The all new Casitas baitcasting reels feature technology-leading Shimano features for smoothness and ease-of-use.

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CITICA

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

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

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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TRANX 300-400

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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SLX

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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METANIUM MGL

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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ANTARES

ANTARES

The flagship in Shimano's low-profile baitcasting reel line-up, the Antares reels - offered in two gear ratios for multiple freshwater fishing techniques features the ultimate in long distance casting performance. With Shimano's innovative Micro Module Gear System, plus a lightweight Magnesium frame, it's built to be fished hard.

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ALDEBARAN MGL

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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Best 13 Shimano reels we have presented are long-lived and convenient to use. There are a lot of models and configuration of this kind of reels. You need just a bit of knowledge and little practice to choose your best reel.
If you need to have improved feel of the rod, we suggest you buy the low-profile reel.