Get your hands on one of these spinning reels and be ready for a season full of fishing.
The season for fishing is here, and we couldn’t be more excited.
Lots of folks take this early spring opportunity to gear up with some new accessories, or even create a new combo of their own by bringing a rod and reel together for hopes of bagging big ones.
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Since we know plenty of you will be scouring the Web for the best deals, we thought we’d bring some of them to you, courtesy of our friends at Bass Pro Shops and Sportsman’s Guide.
View the slideshow for a variety of quality spinning reels, and get ready for your fishing season with the right gear.
Ever wanted to cast without even touching the line? The Quantum® Snapshot® Size 40 Spinning Reel does just that with a great sticker price of $16.99. A patented trigger mechanism makes it super easy to send long casts more often, and it’s self-centering, which puts the rotor in the ideal position every time.
It has a 4.7:1 gear ratio and adds only 11.7 ounces to your set up.
At $39.99, the Eagle Claw® Gunnison Spinning Reel makes for a killer spinning reel under $40. Smooth drag, a balanced rotor and nine ball bearings add up to a great performance.
Eagle Claw started out with revolutionary fishing hook designs, and their expansion into more products mirror their original objective: be the staple of today’s value conscious fisherman. Neither quality nor attention to detail are ignored with the Gunnison, and the fish in your local spot will have a new fear by mid-summer.
Lew’s® Wally Marshall® Signature Series Spinning Reel ($29.99) was designed with the help “Mr. Crappie,” as Marshall has come to be known. This micro spinning reel is perfect for crappie or other panfish, and despite its size, has a large diameter spool for longer casts and faster retrieval.
It comes pre-spooled with Mr. Crappie monofilament line, so it’s ready for action straight off the delivery truck.
If you’re in the market for a Shimano, you may have tried to come to terms with the prices. Here’s one you may have missed: the Shimano® Syncopate® Spinning Reel is only $29.99.
Don’t let the cost fool you, this one still lives up to the Shimano name, and you can count on more distance, less friction and fewer backlashes with the nifty propulsion line management system.
Ever fished with an Okuma reel? You’re missing out. When the combination of performance and price is this important to a fishing company, the angler wins.
The Okuma® ROX Spinning Reel is $15.99, perfect for giving this brand a shot. Its corrosion resistant graphite body and rotor will stand up to a beating, and Okuma’s “Rotor Equalizing System” is designed to eliminate rotor wobble and vibration.
Did you know the Quantum® Vibe QVS 30 Spinning Reel isn’t just for perch and panfish? At$14.99 it’s likely one of the least expensive rods that can handle bass and walleye under the right conditions.
A year-end model change translated to a factory discount, and Sportsman’s Guide is passing those savings on to you. Put it to the test and Quantum’s high standards will deliver.
The PENN® Spinfisher® SSW Bail-Less Spinning Reel is $159.99 at Sportsman’s Guide, but you’re getting what you pay for and then some. It has an entirely metal body, sideplate and rotor and a stainless steel main shaft.
Ideal for surf-casting because of its bail-less design, this puppy will bring in the biggest saltwater gamefish you can catch from the beach.
For $89.99 the Okuma Coronado Saltwater Spinning Reel can be yours, as well as all the fish you’ll catch with it. Those are yours too.
Great with live bait, this saltwater reel is designed with an auto-trip bait feeding system, which gives your live bait the ability to move freely, at least more so than with another reel.
The Shimano® Stradic® FJ Spinning Reel brings together the ultimate package when it comes to a spinning reel.
Graphite rotor, sideplate, and paladin gears make it super durable, and the Super Stopper II anti-reverse divvies up instant hook-setting capabilities. At $174.99 it won’t be one of those reels you regret shortly after buying.
The last on this list is the PENN® Battle™ Saltwater Spinning Reel, which rings up for $99.99 and is worth every penny.
The Techno-balanced Superline spool and all metal body construction provide smooth retrieves. Several options add up to a lot of possibilities, but the bigger they get, they heavier they are, so consider the BTL5000 or lower and you’ll be happy you did.