Conventional Reels are very similar to Baitcasting Reels; the major difference is that conventional reels are generally not designed for casting. They are used mainly for bottom fishing and trolling. These reels are designed to be able to handle big game fish such as tuna, marlin, sailfish, and sharks. Smaller sized models will easily handle smaller bottom fish such as flounder, blackfish, grouper and snapper. Conventional reels are built for line capacity and cranking power. To view products by manufacturers visit: Daiwa Conventional Reels, Shimano Conventional Reels, Penn Conventional Reels, and Okuma Conventional Reels.
Daiwa has done it again, with their Daiwa Saltiga Conventional Reels. These reels are absolutely unbelievable. The frame and side plates are both machined out of a solid aircraft-grade aluminum bar stock which is anodized to assist in preventing corrosion. The spool is also machined out of air-craft grade aluminum which allows the reel maximum casting performance and added strength. The handle on these reels are rubberized power handles which were designed for maximum comfort and performance for when you are reeling in that huge fish. The retrieve on the Daiwa Conventional Reel is amazing at 35 inches of line with every handle turn. These reels are built for today’s super strong braided lines, and the “guts” of this reel prove it. The drag on this reel is has grease-impregnated graphite and stainless steel washers which keeps the drag operating to it's full potential, even under the longest and heaviest of runs. The gears are machine-cut, massive, high-strength alloy gears; which will withstand the strain that comes with fishing with super braided lines. There are 6 ball bearings and one roller bearing to guarantee your reel functions to maximum performance at all times. Inside and out, these reels are designed to be workhorses, it doesn't get any tougher than these reels.
The Daiwa Sealine SG-LCA Line Counter Reel makes setting trolling patterns for various fish species extremely accurate and easy. The Line Counter system allows you to keep track and measure out how much line is in use when you enter a strike zone. The frame is lightweight and durable because it is made out of corrosion proof graphite. The spool is made of anodized forged aluminum, with machine cut bronze gears. The drag is composed of Teflon impregnated felt washers that will allow you to adjust the drag no matter what kind of load you have on your line. The power mesh drive gives you maximum winding power without compromising the durability and strength of the reel. With all these features combined, Daiwa has offered you a superb fishing reel that also allows you maximum line capacity.
It is all about delivering a fluid confident retrieve while fighting large game fish with the Shimano Trinidad. From the precision Digital Control to the narrower frame model you will notice a difference in your casting performance. The narrower frame model allows for faster pickup and less wobble while the Digital Control will maximize distance and maintain control. The Super Stopper anti-reverse uses a one way stainless steel roller bearing to eliminate handle back-play.
A favorite of the Shimano line, the Trinidad boasts the A-RB (anti -rust) Bearings and Dartainium Drag washers that Shimano is known for. Constructed of a Forged Aluminum Frame with Aluminum Spool and Sideplates, the Trinidad is lightweight, durable, smooth and fast. With an Ergonomic Power Handle and Adjustable Clicker this reel will serve you well in a variety of fishing situations.
The Shimano Tyrnos Reel is the Heavy Duty Fishing Reel of choice for Big Game Fishing from Marlin and Tuna to Kingfish. With a Die-cast Aluminum Frame the Tyrnos is part of the Shimano Metal Series Line. An all metal construction keeps moving parts in precise alignment while the Graphite Sideplates give a durable finish. The Tyrnos reels feature an Oversized Handle Shank to give the angler more power per crank. The inside of the reel is designed for strength with oversized gears for greater fish moving torque. Offered in high speed gear ratios, the Shimano Tyrnos also features a ratcheting lever drag for quick and easy drag adjustments. A-RB (Anti-Rust) Bearings are specially treated to prevent corrosion and will last longer than traditional stainless steel. And, the Alternating Twin Pawl Anti-Reverse System delivers the hooksetting power you need to catch the big one.
Daiwa Sealine Tournament 2-Speed Big Game Conventional Reels are built like a tank, but also are able to cast live bait like a rocket for Tuna fishing. The frame and left sideplate are built of unitized aluminum for maximum strength and rigidity. The infinite spin free spool is constructed of lightweight machined aluminum which is not only extremely durable, but also gives you maximum casting ability with live baits or hardware. On the inside there are 2 CRBB (Corrosion Resistant Ball Bearings) plus 4 shielded stainless steel ball bearings. There is also a dual-point gear shaft which guarantees maximum winding power. The main bearing has a stabilizer which prevents side pressure on the spool bearings, no matter what your drag is set on. You definitely won’t be disappointed with this reel.
The Shimano TLD Lever Drag Fishing Reels are deceptively small and lightweight. At first glance you would not think these reels have the power that they do. A Graphite Frame and Sideplate along with Aluminum Spool make for a lightweight reel that has the durability Shimano is famous for. The 4 Anti-Rust Ball Bearings make for a reel so smooth it is effortless. The Barrel Handle Grip fits comfortable in the palm of your hand, allowing the angler to crank in big fish with ease. The Shimano TLD Lever Drag reels will handle everything from inshore bait fishing to offshore trolling for big game.
The Shimano TR line of reels are great all around Conventional Reels, perfect for trolling, bait fishing, casting and jigging. Casting is improved through the Non Disengaging Levelwind System. During casts the levelwind remains engaged allowing the line to smoothly flow off the spool creating smoother, longer casts. The TR Reels feature both a Counter Balanced Handle and Three Position Power Grip allowing greater control on retrieve, making it easier to reel in even the biggest fighter. The Manual Clutch Lever Clicker sounds an audible alarm when a fish is on the line. And since the TR Reels are Shimano they are of the superior quality you expect.
Penn Conventional Level Wind Fishing Reels have been around since the 1940s and although the design and look hasn’t changed a lot, the popularity of this series of reels hasn’t faltered. One of the reasons these reels are so popular is due to it being a simply designed and well functioning reel that is able to handle just about anything you throw at it. The side plates of these reels are lightweight composite, and there is an oversized paddle knob on the counter-balanced handle for added comfort and extreme smoothness. On the inside there is a precision-machined stainless steel pinion gear and brass main gear which allow these reels to be super durable. The level wind is made of stainless steel and will last you the lifetime of these reels. Each of these reels has an anodized aluminum spool as well as a clicker mechanism. Whether you are fishing in saltwater or fresh, casting or trolling, these conventional reels will definitely hold up to it all, with a price that is easy on the wallet.
The Daiwa Saltiga Surf Conventional Reel is designed to be exceptionally good at casting long distances with either braided line or monofilament line. The frame and side plates are machined out of solid, bar stock aluminum to ensure an incredibly strong conventional reel. In order to be an extremely fast-starting reel the spool is constructed of ultra-lightweight machined aluminum. The handle of the Daiwa Saltiga Surf Reel is counter-balanced and is able to be locked in dual positions for easy retrieves. The guts of this series has seven ball and roller bearings, including CRBB anti-corrosion bearings, as well as massive, machined cut, high strength gears which combined allow retrieves that are smoother than most reels on the market. From top to bottom there are definitely rugged, precision components throughout this series.
The Daiwa Sealine 400HW Wireline Trolling Conventional Reels are built with Sealine’s typical reputation of being extremely strong and reliable fishing reels, but come with the ability to be able to use wire line with it and still get a great performance. The combination of the fully anodized one piece aluminum frame, one-piece brass spool, and sideplates all make this an ideal reel for fishing with wire line. To ensure smooth retrieves that Sealine reels are known for, the 400HW series comes with two stainless steel ball bearing and machine-cut bronze and stainless steel gears on the inside which easily brings in the largest game fish. This conventional reel is definitely a work horse that every serious saltwater angler should purchase.
If you are looking for the perfect reel for jigging or trolling then the Daiwa Sealine-X Conventional Reels are the reels you should consider. Inside and out these reels are built to perform. They have Daiwa’s free-floating spool which separates from the gear train on an outcast giving the reel less friction, longer casts with lighter baits, and a faster lure drop. The tough, marine bronze and stainless steel gears combined with the three super corrosion resistant ball bearings give these reels an amazing smoothness on retrieves. The drag is a massive, six element sealed drag which allows for ultra-smooth adjustment. The spool on these reels is lightweight high-tensile aluminum which is super strong. The handle is able to be locked in two positions and has and oversized soft touch grip.
Daiwa has taken their design of compact, free floating spool capability casting reel and come up with the Daiwa Saltist Lever Drag Two Speed Conventional Reels. In order to guarantee strength and durability, Daiwa has constructed the frame and left sideplate of these reels out of lightweight aluminum. Features of these reels include: machined aluminum spool, dual system infinite anti-reverse, and Ultimate Tournament carbon drag, and precision helical-cut stainless steel gears in order to ensure powerful winding. Incredible top to bottom and will not disappoint.
The Daiwa Saltist Levelwind Line Counter Conventional Reel series combines the incredible strength of a heavy duty linecounter with the luxury of a levelwind casting reel. In order to prevent body flex, Daiwa has constructed these reels out of rugged aluminum alloy frame and sideplate. There is a machined aluminum spool which fishing line lays smoothly on. In order to prevent backplay these reels are equipped with a dual-system anti-reverse system. The line counter is a direct-drive which conveniently measures the line by the foot in order to drop your line right back to where the fish are biting.
Daiwa has taken their design of compact, free floating spool capability casting reel and come up with the Daiwa Saltist Lever Drag Single Speed Conventional Reels. In order to guarantee strength and durability, Daiwa has constructed the frame and left sideplate of these reels out of lightweight aluminum. Features of these reels include: machined aluminum spool, dual system infinite anti-reverse, and Ultimate Tournament carbon drag, and precision helical-cut stainless steel gears in order to ensure powerful winding. Incredible top to bottom and will not disappoint.
Okuma's Classic Star Drag Conventional Reels have a light weight, corrosion resistant frame and side plate. With a self lubricating gear system and a stainless steel level wind these reels are designed to perform with ultra smoothness. There are also an ultra strong ported graphite reel foot for added strength. The aluminum handle has T-Style knob for adding comfort for those extremely long and tiring retrieves. Inside and out these reels are meant to handle anything you want them to.
The Daiwa Sealine Tournament 2-Speed Conventional Reels are ready for the most serious game fish right out of the box. You will have maximum casting ability with an infinite spin free spool, as well as efficient cranking power with an easy shifting, two-speed gear box. Daiwa Sealine Tournament 2-Speed reels are built for top performance and incredible durability with a machined aluminum spool, massive stainless steel gears, and a one piece aluminum frame. To add to your comfort an oversized comfort-contoured aluminum handle knob comes standard on the Daiwa Sealine Tournament 2-Speed reels.
The Levelwind Conventional Reels from Daiwa serve as dependable and versatile reels ideal for multiple fishing applicaitons in both saltwater and freshwater. With super strong alloy gears and all metal construction these reels are extremely durable. With the Levelwind Conventional Reels you will get up to 30% more winding power, as well as a choice between standard or high speed gear ratios.
Daiwa Sealine Conventional saltwater fishing reels are built for durability, reliability and affordability. There are no fancy add-on's with this conventional reel. Just rock solid construction including one-piece aluminum frame, aluminum sideplates, smooth and simple disc drag and aluminum spool. A tried and true workhorse from Daiwa.
Shimano TLD 2-Speed Conventional Reels are an excellent choice for an all around offshore reel. These lever drag fishing reels feature a two speed transmission for picking up line quickly, like when a fish is running towards the boat. These reels provide both high speed capabilities as well as low speed cranking abilities for muscling in those big game fish. Built in four different sizes with graphite frames and sideplates for weight reduction and stability, the TLD 2-Speed also boasts a lightweight aluminum spool for faster spool starts. Anti-Rust bearings, a bait clicker and a power handle make these reels an affordable and time tested two speed offshore reel that will last you for years to come.