Spinning Reels have been around since the 1870s and are one of the most popular, well known types of reels out there. You are certainly able to find the right spinning reel for you due to the fact that there are a wide variety of sizes and brands that fall inside a large price range. Spinning reels are mounted below the reel, and have a fixed spool which has solved the problem of backlash to foul up the line. Spinning reels are also very versatile, you are able you use them for both freshwater fishing and saltwater fishing. To view products by manufacturers visit: Daiwa Spinning Reels, Shimano Spinning Reels, Penn Spinning Reels, Okuma Spinning Reels, St. Croix Spinning Reels, and Van Staal Spinning Reels.
The Daiwa Black Gold spinning reels have been proven performers on the water for nearly 20 years. With its strong metal construction and rigid metal frame the Daiwa Spinning Reel's drive train stays in perfect alignment even under heavy loads. The exterior of the Daiwa Spinning reels is constructed of a corrosion-proof hard anodized finish made to withstand years of harsh saltwater exposure. The Black Gold has a large folding handle for easy storage and transport and a comfortable oversized wooden grip. The Daiwa Black Gold also features a silent left / right hand retrieve mechanism. These Daiwa spinning reels also offers a high performance drag that utilizes a combination of Teflon and stainless steel washers which eliminates metal-to-metal friction. The "guts" of the system consists of three stainless steel ball-bearings designed to stand up to the rigors of both freshwater and saltwater fishing, a rugged, precision gearing and stainless steel main shaft.
Built to Saltiga high quality standards, this fishing reel is specifically designed to withstand the demands of saltwater fishing with today's braided lines.
The rigid aluminum alloy body, sideplate and rotor of these Daiwa spinning reels are designed for lightweight operation, comfort and corrosion resistance. The Saltiga's Digigear™ design ensures a perfect mesh between the digitally designed stainless and bronze alloy gears for maximum speed, power and reliablity. The Saltiga Blast offers an oversized, Titanium Nitrided, ball bearing line roller and the Zero Friction Mainshaft is designed for a smoother, more powerful retrieve when fighting large game fish. The Daiwa Saltiga Blast Spinning Reel features nine ball bearings plus a roller bearing. The machined ABS (Advanced Ballistic System) aluminum spool with reversed taper means you can fill it with line right up to the edge of the spool lip without the fear of tangles. The large spool diameter and Titanium Nitrided lip lets line flow freely in larger coils and produces less line memory coil. The result is less casting friction for longer, easier casting. The Daiwa Hollow Air Bail is super strong yet light in weight, with no protrusions to snag line and prevents the handle and rotor from turning during the cast. You will be impressed by the way the Saltiga handles.
These Daiwa Spinning Reels offer engineered performance, durability and uncompromised quality, in a no-frills package.
The Daiwa Emblem Pro Series is the spinning reel for the fisherman that wants a high quality reel that was designed for maximum casting distance and drag consistency. This spinning reel is designed with an oversized ABS, Advanced Ballistic System, spool. This spool has a reverse taper which allows you to load line right up to the lip without having any “dead” line. The reverse taper on these Daiwa spinning reels also aids in preventing tangles caused by excessive loops of loosely wound line falling forward from the spool when casting. The extra large diameter of the spool allows the line to flow freely from the spool when casted. The insides of this fishing reel are just as impressive as the outside. There are six ball bearing and one roller bearing which will ensure an extremely smooth retrieve. The ball bearings are also coated in Daiwa’s CRBB super corrosion resistant solution, which will prevent saltwater and debris from affecting your reel's performance. These Daiwa Spinning Reels come with a spare aluminum spool which makes it not only a great reel, but a great bargain, as well.
The Shimano Stella FD Spinning Reel is a proven leader in reel performance, featuring Shimanos’ new Propulsion and Paladin Systems for greater dependability and accuracy. The Propulsion Line Management System allows you to cast farther and with greater accuracy utilizing a cutting edge propulsion spool, SR one-piece bail wire and Power Roller. The Paladin System uses an aluminum drive gear along with a brass pinion gear to create a drivetrain that stays smoother longer than any other gear system. The Stella FD features a lightweight magnesium frame and sideplate along with an aluminum rotor making it a strong, reliable reel. The reels' A-RB ball bearings are expertly shielded increasing the reels' durability. The Aero Wrap II Oscillation worm gear enables a more uniform line lay. The Shimano Stella FD also boasts Septon Grips and a convenient maintenance port.
The completely redesigned Shimano Sustain FE is the choice of top anglers. Shimano’s all new Propulsion and Paladin Gear System make this reel cast farther and with greater accuracy all with a noticeably smoother drivetrain. The Propulsion Line Management System utilizes a cutting edge propulsion spool, SR one-piece bail wire and Power Roller. The Paladin System features an aluminum drive gear along with a brass pinion gear system. The Sustain FE utilizes the Aero Wrap II Oscillation and titanium coated spool lip for smooth castability and fluid line lay. The Sustain FE has Shimanos’ waterproof drag, thread-in machined aluminum handle and convenient maintenance port making this reel the choice for power and durability.
Daiwa Saltiga Surf Spinning Reels are designed to deliver the power needed when surf fishing with today’s super tough braided lines, with lightweight power and high performance parts. The body of these Daiwa spinning reels is constructed of lightweight “Air Metal” magnesium which is specially coated to prevent saltwater corrosion. The spool and the handle are machined out of aluminum which will last for many years. Everything about these Daiwa Spinning reels are designed for maximum performance. The tubular stainless steel Air Bail comes with a bail lock which prevents your handle and rotor from turning, allowing for maximum casting distance. This reel has ultra smooth operation due to; four CRBB (corrosion resistant ball bearings), two stainless steel ball bearings, one roller bearing, dual infinite anti-reverse, and Daiwa’s Digigear machined gears. It really shows that Daiwa has really taken Saltiga standards and applied them to this spinning reel.
The Team Daiwa Sol Spinning Reels are designed in Daiwa’s three most popular sizes, which make them perfect for freshwater and light saltwater fishing. These fishing reels have super durable, aluminum body and side cover. There is an ABS machined aluminum spool and an ultra smooth and super strong tubular, stainless steel air bail which is specially designed to prevent line wear. There are many features which ensure that these Daiwa Spinning reels will perform no matter what. Some of these features include: Twist Buster II line twist reduction, Infinite Anti-Reverse, and a Titanium Nitride, ball bearing line roller. There is a seven bearing drive system and Digigear digital gear design for extremely smooth retrieves. You are able to wash the drag of these Daiwa Spinning reels because they are sealed to prevent water and debris from affecting the way they functions. All of these features combined gives you the ultimate fishing reel.
Winner of American Sportfishing Association, ICAST New Product Showcase Award for Best in Category Freshwater Reels 2007.
The Shimano Stradic FI is a proven winner perfect for the weekend angler. Shimano’s all new Propulsion and Paladin Gear System and smoother drivetrain give you greater casting distance with increased accuracy. The Propulsion Line Management System utilizes a cutting edge propulsion spool, SR one-piece bail wire and Power Roller. The Paladin System features an aluminum drive gear along with a brass pinion gear system. The Stradic FI utilizes the Aero Wrap II Oscillation and titanium coated spool lip to reduce backlash and wind knots from forming while giving you a more fluid line lay. The waterproof drag system prevents dirt and water from reducing the reels performance while the maintenance port allows for easy access to the drivetrain. The machined aluminum handle has Septon handle grips and a direct drive mechanism that is threaded directly into the drive gear to increase power. With sizes up to 8000 there aren’t many fish that the Stradic FI can’t tackle.
The Shimano Saros is the perfect reel for the everyday angler. Its small size brings new meaning to light tackle while maintaining the durability, reliability and performance that Shimano is famous for. The Saros features the Paladin Gear Durability Enhancement creating a drivetrain that stays smoother longer than any other gear system. The Propulsion Spool Lip increases casting distance while reducing twists and backlash for peak performance. The durability is enhanced by the Shielded A-RB ball bearing and sealed maintenance port. The cold forged aluminum drive gear and brass alloy pinion gear are keys to this smooth, silent reel. The handle is thread-in machined aluminum that attaches directly to the drive gear providing more power and greater performance for years to come.
The Shimano Sedona FD Spinning Reel is packed with performance enhancing features. Available in a number of sizes, there is a model to suit everyone. The Sedona FD features the Propulsion Line Management System, the Propulsion Spool Lip, Power Roller III and S-Arm Cam working together for reduced friction and more consistent line movement. The Shielded Stainless Steel Ball Bearings will stay smooth for years to come no matter the conditions. Made of a Graphite Frame, Sideplate and Rotor these fishing reels are strong, durable and lightweight. The reel is computer balanced and the Dyna-Balance feature will eliminate wobble on retrieve giving the angler greater control and speed. Additional features include the Fluidrive II, Super Stopper II and Repairable Clicker.
The Sienna FB has all the High End Features of the pricey reels at an affordable price. Constructed of a Graphite Frame, Sideplate and Rotor this reel is strong and dependable. The Sienna FB features Shimano’s cutting edge Propulsion Line Management System for longer casts and less backlash. The Super Stopper II feature utilizes a one way ball bearing for ultimate hooksetting power. Varispeed Oscillation regulates the speed at which the line is laid on the Aluminum Spool for better casts. This is a great all around reel for freshwater fishing and inshore saltwater fishing.
The Okuma Avenger series are high quality Okuma spinning reels at an affordable price.The Avenger reels are constructed for durability with Graphite Frame, Rotor and Sideplate.They feature the patented Okuma Elliptical Oscillation System which enhances the Okuma Spinning reels stability while providing superior line lay due to elliptical shaped gears.There are 6 ball bearings and 1 Quick Set Anti-Reverse Roller Bearing for unparalleled smoothness and optimal hook set.The drag system features Multi-Disk Japanese oiled felt drag washers and Hydro Block Water Tight Seal to keep the working parts free from water, sand and salt.The Rigid Die Cast Handle of these Okuma Spinning Reels allows you to power the retrieve while the comfortable handle knob lets you fish all day long.
The Okuma Ignite line of Okuma spinning reels are perfect for the weekend warrior or someone just starting out. These Okuma Spinning Reels have all the features necessary for a great day on the water. Constructed of a corrosion resistant Graphite Body and Stainless Steel Bail Wire. The Ignite features 4 Stainless Steel Ball Bearings and 1 Quick Set Anti-Reverse Roller Bearing which together provide precision casts and instant hook set. The Patented Elliptical Oscillation System of these Okuma Spinning Reels uses elliptical shaped gears to enhance the line lay of the reel. RESII: Computer Balanced Rotor Equalizing System uses a weight placed on the rotor to give the reel precision balance, perfect alignment and smooth cranking. The Okuma Ignite Spinning Reels are made for effortless fishing.
The Okuma Epixor Spinning Reel is designed to win the battles with the big game fish. Utilizing the Blade Body Design Okuma has been able to reduce the weight and mass of the reel while maintaining the strength and durability. The Epixor Spinning Reel provides amazingly smooth casts thanks to the 9 Stainless Steel Ball Bearings, along with 1 Quick Set Anti-Reverse Roller Bearing for instant hook set. The Precision Machine Cut Brass Pinion Gears will not strip or slip adding to the Epixors’ reliability. Hydro Block water tight drag seal keeps the water, sand and salt out of the reel protecting the Multi-Disk oiled felt drag washers. With a spare G-Tech Spool you can carry two types of line, its like having two separate Okuma Spinning reels.
The Okuma Avenger Bait Feeder line of Okuma Spinning reels has all the outstanding features of the Avenger Spinning Reel with the added ability to fish live bait in freespool mode. The Bait Feeding System can easily be turned on or off with the Patented On/Off Auto Trip Bait Feeding System. Constructed of Corrosion Resistant Graphite with a Rigid Die Cast Aluminum Handle Design. The Avenger Bait Feeder has noticeably smoother retrieves due to 6 Stainless Steel Ball Bearings. Along with 1 Quick Set Anti-Reverse Roller Bearing for excellent hook setting power. The drag system of these Okuma Spinng Reels are made up of Multi Disk Japanese oiled felt drag washers that are protected from the elements by the Hydro Block water tight drag seal. The Okuma Avenger Bait Feeder Reels are available in a range of weights and all come with a spare G-Tech Spool with Aluminum Lip.
Okuma designed the Salina Bait Feeder Fishing Reels to be salt water fishing machines. Okuma wanted to reduce the weight and bulk of these Daiwa Spinning reels and came up with the Body Blade Design which has a more narrow profile for a more compact, lighter reel. The Salina Bait Feeders feature the patented On/Off Auto Trip Bail Feeding Function which allows you to use these Okuma Spinning reels as standard spinning reels or a bait feeder with the touch of a button. The Salina Bait Feeder uses a Dual Force Drag System for increased drag pressure and smoother operation. The Patented Elliptical Oscillation System uses elliptical shaped gears for greater stability and enhanced line lay. The gears are constructed using High Density Gearing which makes the main gear 50 % stronger than standard gears due to a unique alloy composition. Along with the Stainless Steel Bearings, Rigid Die cast Aluminum Frame, Rotor, Sideplate and Handle, the Okuma Salina Bait feeder line of spinning reels are made for serious saltwater anglers.
The Okuma Salina Spinning Reels were designed to be saltwater fishing machines. From the outside in, these Okuma Spinning Reels are constructed to be lighter, more compact, smoother, and more reliable. These Okuma Spinning Reels are constructed of an Aluminum Frame with a Rigid Forged Aluminum Screw In Handle. The Okuma Salinas feature the Hydro Block for a watertight drag seal. An Elliptical Oscillation System of these Okuma Spinning Reels ensures a level line lay with each cast. Quick-Set Anti-Reverse Bearings apply instant hook setting power. Along with the Okuma Blade Body Design for a lightweight compact reel, the Salina line of fishing reels will be the reels you turn to.
The Penn Slammer Spinning Reel series consists of five models which are extremely diverse. Whether you prefer freshwater or salt, fishing with a plug or lure, or on shore on in the boat, the Penn Slammers will perform to their fullest every time. All of the Penn Spinning Reels models have a full metal body and side plate with a triple supported oversized main shaft which combined, allow these reels to stay aligned and perform even under the heaviest of loads. The handles in these Penn Spinning Reels are able to be switched from the right side to the left with ease. There are stainless steel ball bearings and one infinite anti-reverse roller bearing, which combined with the Techno-balanced rotor, allows this fishing reel to give you the smoothest of retrieves. The oversized Penn HT-100 drag washer system provides you with super smooth stopping power. No matter what you desire, the Penn Slammer Spinning Reel series will definitely satisfy.
The Daiwa DF100A Giant Spinning Reel is the largest spinning reel in Daiwa’s collection with an extremely reasonable price to go along with it. With its rigid metal body construction and stainless steel main shaft these Daiwa Spinning reels are perfect for bringing in those large river catfish or huge stripers. It is able to be used in both freshwater and saltwater without any problems and pairs up perfectly with surf rods. The sturdy aluminum spool is able to hold an extremely large amount of fishing line. The entire fishing reel is fully anodized in order to prevent corrosion. On the inside there are rugged metal gears and a smooth, stainless steel ball bearing drive to guarantee super smooth retrieves.
The new heavy action Daiwa Exceler Spinning Reels really give you more bang for your buck. With its all metal construction, machined aluminum handle, and Daiwa’s TwistBuster2 with an oversized, Titanium Nitrided ball bearing line roller, the Exceler is designed to contain a combination of Daiwa’s most popular and reliable features. The insides of this fishing reel contain six ball bearings, one of which is a Daiwa’s CRBB (Corrosion Resistant Ball Bearing) and one roller bearing. DigiGear digitally designed and cut gearing and dual, full time anti-reverse round out these heavy duty Daiwa spinning reels.
The VS Reels are Van Staal’s original no nonsense reels. Their high quality construction and premium features make them proven winners on the water. The VS Reels feature Van Staals exclusive sealed, waterproof drag system for worry free performance season after season. Available in a range of sizes from the light action VS 100 to the heavy duty VS 300 there is a reel for every angler. With a Stainless Steel Main Gear you can fight and land all the big game fish. The VS 150 and VS 250 are available left handed. The VS Spinning Reels are available in three different anodized finishes.
The Van Staal VSB Bailed Spinning Reel is the only reel you need to battle the big ones. With a Machined Aluminum Construction and Lock-Down Drag these reels are strong and powerful. The Van Staal VSB Reels feature the superior construction and performance that you expect. Featuring an Oversized Rotor Clutch with Continuous Anti-Reverse, Skirted Spool, Titanium Bail Arm and Washout Slots these reels are built for performance and durability.
Team Daiwa Tierra Spinning Reels make the perfect fishing reel for anglers that like to fish in both salt and freshwater. With its HardBodyz Aluminum body and ABS Aluminum Spool, this series is composed of very powerful and smooth reels. The drag is a washable design which is sealed to prevent saltwater or debris from effecting the way these Daiwa Spinning reels perform. They feature Daiwa's Twist Buster line twist reduction system as well as Daiwa's exclusive Air Bail which make this series stand out from the rest. There are eight ball bearings and one roller bearing as well as Daiwa's Digigear digital gear design which combined, will give you the smoothest retrieve you have felt in a long time. Excellent Daiwa spinning reels inside and out.
The Team Daiwa Advantage-A Spinning Reels are great performers in both freshwater and saltwater. With its lightweight, rugged, computer die-cast aluminum alloy body and cover, combined with the ABS machined aluminum spool and the sealed, washable drag, these Daiwa Spinning Reels guarantees that nothing affects the performance of these reels. They also feature Daiwa’s Air Bail tubular stainless bail with a lifetime bail spring. These Daiwa Spinning Reels takes especially good care of the fishing line with its Twist Buster II line twist reduction and the Titanium-Nitrided ball bearing line roller, ensuring your line will last longer on the Advantage-A series than any other reel. On the inside there is a seven bearing system, including two corrosion resistant ball bearings, one roller bearing and four stainless steel ball bearings. The gears are Daiwa’s Digigear design which gives this series speed, power, and durability. These fishing reels also come with a free spare ABS aluminum spool making them an extreme deal.
Penn took customer feedback and the latest innovations and developed the new Penn SSg Spinning Reels. With the lightweight and corrosion-resistant graphite body and an ergonomic, contoured frame, these Penn Spinning reels have been built with the quality you have learned to expect to get from Penn. There is a trip friction ramp which will prevent premature bail trip when casting. The handle of these reels are corrosion-resistant, gold-anodized, machined handles for added comfort. on the inside, there is a stainless steel main shaft for great support. To ensure smoothness, Penn has equipped these fishing reels with stainless steel ball bearings as well as one infinite anti-reverse roller bearing. Top to bottom these Penn Spinning reels will perform to their best potential.
The Penn Spinfisher SSm Spinning Reels are constructed of a full metal body are designed and construction to withstand all the punishments from saltwater fishing. The drag is sealed in order to prevent salt and debris from affecting the performance of these Penn Spinning reels. With the fail-free bail spring, these reels won’t have a premature bail release when in the middle of a cast. The leveline spool wrap allows the line to lay evenly every time. The inside construction of these Penn Spinning Reels will hold up to anything which is thrown at it. There is a stainless steel main shaft, 5 stainless steel ball bearings, and one infinite anti-reverse roller bearing. The Techno-Balanced rotor provides super smooth, wobble free retrieves every time. A definite must for any saltwater angler.
If you are looking for a spinning reel that is high quality, but easy on your wallet then the Shimano Solstace Spinning Reels are just for you. These spinning reels are designed to not only be durable but lightweight so that they don’t weigh down your fishing rod. In order to get the long casts you desire, Shimano as put their Propulsion spool lip on these reels. The frame, sideplate, and rotor are made of lightweight graphite. There is a heavy duty cold-forged aluminum spool as well. The smoothness of these reels are amazing due to the three shielded stainless steel ball bearings as well as a Super Stopper II anti-reverse roller bearing. Inside and out these reels will not disappoint.
The Shimano Socorro Offshore Spinning Reel series is one of the ultimate universal spinning fishing reel series that Shimano makes. Whether your desire is to fish inshore or offshore, in a kayak or boat, surf to pier, these reels will do it all in both freshwater and saltwater. Ranging from sizes 4000 up to 10000 these reels are equipped with all the high end technologies that Shimano has. The features range from a lightweight Graphite frame, sideplate and rotor to a waterproof drag and the Propulsion Line Managment System. You are also able to use monofilament, fluorocarbon, and PowerPro line on these reels with no problems.
The Daiwa Regal Plus BRi Spinning Reels use the Bite N’ Run clutch feature to allow fish to take a live or dead bait while the fish feels little to no resistance. By just turning the handle, and pre-choosing what drag tension you prefer, you are ready and able to set the hook when the fish runs with the bait. Also included are a number of Daiwas' advanced features such as seven ball & roller bearings, infinite anti-reverse and the Advanced Locomotive levelwind system. The Daiwa Regal Plus BRi fishing reels come standard with an aluminum ABS spool and Twist Buster line twist reduction.
The Daiwa Coastal Inshore spinning reels are built perfectly to withstand the saltwater conditions with an aluminum body, corrosion resistant CRBB ball bearings, and a waterproof drag. You will feel smooth and powerful performance in your retrieves with the digigear digital gearing system and the Daiwa Coastal Inshore reels also come standard with Twist Buster line twist reduction.
The Daiwa Emcast Plus series spinning reels are a top value for saltwater anglers. Your line will not be tangled with the Twist Buster line twist reduction system as a standard feature and the one-touch folding handle has a comfortable feel during use. Your retrieves will be strong and smooth with the infinite anti-reverse and ten ball bearings plus a roller bearing. The Daiwa Emcast Plus fishing reels also come standard with two ABS aluminum spools with scratch proof Titanium Nitrided front rings.
The Daiwa Saltist spinning reels are designed for no nonsense, heavy duty, rigorous use. They are constructed of all metal for durability with a machined aluminum handle and five CRBB corrosion resistant ball bearings to withstand extreme saltwater conditions. With a sealed waterproof drag, and digigear digital gearing, your retrieves will feel extremely strong and smooth. Twist Buster technology of these fishing reels is also standard to reduce line tangling and a manual bail trip eliminates bail failures during the cast. A super fast 6.2:1 gear ratio retrieves up to 53" of line per handle crank.
The Daiwa Opus Plus Spinning reels are large, extra capacity reels that are ideal for surf, jetty, pier, or boat usage. Giving you versatility, these reels also have infinite anti-reverse with a double stopper for setting your hooks along with a smooth multi-disc drag. The Daiwa Opus Plus reels also come standard with an ABS aluminum spool.
Daiwa Saltiga SA-Z spinning reels are made for the very serious saltwater angler. These reels have it all, from digigear digital designed stainless steel and bronze alloy gears, as well as dual and full-time infinite anti-reverse. To add to the elite retriving ability of the SA-Z reels, they are designed with a zero friction mainshaft for smoother and yet more powerful retrieves. The handle is constructed of ultra-tough machined aluminum as well as a machined aluminum ABS spool. The Daiwa Saltiga SA-Z reels come standard with a sealed, water-resistant drag and body.
Okuma has created the ultimate spinning reel series with the V-system Okuma Spinning Reels. They are constructed of Okuma’s patented EOS elliptical oscillation drive gears. The body and rotor of these Okuma Spinning Reels are made of alumalite aluminum for extreme durability and stabability. There is a DFD dual force drag system which provides for a perfectly balanced drag that allows you to quickly and easily make adjustments while fighting a fish. There is a heavy duty forged aluminum handle and up to 16 bearings depending on reel size for the unltimate in reel smoothness. All of these fishing reels come with Okuma’s 5 year warranty.
Daiwa has designed the Team Daiwa Fuego series for anglers who desire a reel that can perform to the highest standards. These reels are constructed of Daiwa's exclusive "Zaion" super-carbon material which is so lightweight, it feels as light as Magnesium. This material is also extremely strong and corrosion resistant so that it holds up to all the punishments that Saltwater Fishing can cause to anglers equipment. These reels are extremely smooth due to the ball bearings, corrosion resistant ball bearings, and roller bearings which these reels run on. Perfect for both freshwater and saltwater these reels will not disappoint you no matter what.
With a high line capacity and heavy duty maximum drag ratings, the Shimano Stella Offshore Spinning Reels is a reel built to handle just about anything the saltwater world can throw at it. The high end maximum drag rating has been a big hit with recreational tuna and marlin hunters.