A look at some of the new features found in the revamped line of Abu Garcia Revo fishing reels.
An in-depth look at three new Shimano spinning reels: Saros FA, Symetre FE, and Sahara FE.
The Shimano Calcutta D has been reinvented, and Facts of Fishing host Dave Mercer has all the details.
The revamped Abu Garcia Revo Reels, winners of the Best Freshwater Reel Award at ICAST, are now lighter, come in new colors, and have added features, but remain the same great price.
Quantum has expanded their Exo reel lineup with bigger baitcast and spinning reels, as well as left-handed models.
JP showcases the new features of the redesigned, technique-specific Shimano Crucial rod and Citica reel.
JP talks about the best gear set up and rigging tips for using a stick bait in clear water.
The Shimano Stradic spinning reel allows you to cast further and retrieve your line faster. Pair this reel with the newly designed, technique-specific Shimano Crucial fishing rod and you can land more fish than ever before.
The new Shimano Sustain casts beautifully is durable and has a kickstand! This addition is great for preventing accidental openings of your bail and creating a mess on your boat.
JP talks about the importance of using the right gear for the right job while bass fishing in clear conditions and offers tips on rigging soft plastic crayfish.
Shimano has redesigned their Compre fishing rods to make them more sensitive and are technique specific to take the guess work out of rod choice. JP also talks about the re-introduced Curado baitcasting reel in three gear ratios. Using combinations of these great Shimano products you should be prepared for anything bass fishing can throw at you.
The temperature has dropped and the bass are hiding in cover waiting for some tasty shad to swim by. Fish the weed, sand and rock lines with this set up to fill your boat with aggressive smallmouth.
JP DeRose shows the fishing gear that is on his wish list for this holiday season.
Shimano has spent 5 years developing this lure with a unique action, custom design and the rod, reel, line system to accompany this lure
An overview of Lew's lineup of baitcast reels.
Check out the changes made to the Curado line of baitcast reels.
A detailed overview of the advancements made on the new Shimano Sustain FG spinning reel.
The Daiwa T-Wing System produces longer casts thanks to a new T shaped line guide.
Behold the winner of the Best Freshwater Reel category at ICAST, Abu Garcia's Revo MGX, one of the lightest baitcast reels ever made.
Mercer talks about the new Shimano Caenan, an amazing baitcasting reel for under $100
Dave Mercer talks about the new features of the Shimano Stradic Ci4 that were revealed at iCAST 2010.
The gear Mike Iaconelli has been using in tournaments has been as hot a topic as his facial hair. At ICAST 2010 Mike finally gave fishing fans the breakdown and explained where the white rod came from and the great reel by Abu Garcia.
Robby Gant of Shimano America talks about the great features of the Stella FE that won Shimano the top prize in freshwater reels at ICAST 2010.
A look at the Quantum Smoke rod and reel that were released last year at ICAST.
A sneak peek at some new fishing reels that will be hitting the market later this year.
Just like any other type of fishing tackle, finding the right fishing reel can be an arduous process. Depending on your skill, price range and size of the fish you are targeting, you could be looking at very different reels.
Whether you are looking for advice on the best sea fishing reels, some simple freshwater fishing reels, common practice river fishing reels, or reels to catch a specific species, our fishing reels guide will help you narrow down your search.
There are a few things that most fishing reels have in common. Here is a quick rundown of the commonalities:
A centerpin reel is a fishing reel consisting of a revolving drum with attached handles. Fly reels are type of centerpin reel that are made specifically for use wth fly lines. The main difference is that fly reels have a constant drag system that prevents the spool from spinning while casting. Centerpin reels either have no drag, or have an optional drag system that can be disengaged when casting. Centerpin reels often give the angler a better feel for the line, and allow for more accurate line control. This makes them very popular amongst float fishing anglers who need to contantly adjust the amount of line that is out during a drift.
A spincast reel, or a closed-faced reel, is one of the easiest reels to use and is a good choice for beginners. These reels have a pushbutton release for casting and an enclosed nosecone around the spool.
Spinning reels are the most popular choice nowadays. They come in a wide variety of sizes from ultralight to large deep sea models. For smaller fish, you'd use small ultralight reels, but for big game fish you would pick a bigger spinner reel.
Baitcasting reels are more difficult to cast than spinning reels, which makes them a bad choice for beginners. However, they can allow for more accuracy and easily manage heavy lines, which makes them popular amongst serious anglers. They also have a lot of cranking power for pulling in large fish.
Saltwater reels are designed for use in an ocean environment, which means there are a few design differences. For starters, they are usually much larger in size than freshwater reels. Also, the construction is typically made of aluminum to prevent corrosion from salt water. Stainless steel or waterproof materials are also common.
You can find fishing reels for sale at a number of places from your local store to online. The sales representatives at your local tackle shop or big box outdoors store can provide input and suggestions to help you select the right reel to suit your needs. Once you narrow the selection down to 2 or three reels, seraching for online reviews and feedback can provide additional info that will help you select a quality fishing reel.