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Top 5 Long-Distance Surfcasting Reels


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If you're looking to increase your casting distance, then you need to check out these five best fishing reels for long distance surfcasting.

The tools of both long distance casting and surfcasting are essentially a highly tuned reel and a long fishing pole. However, don't be fooled by its apparent simplicity--the types of rods are vast, and the reels can be extremely complex. These are two sports that are not for the fainthearted. But, those willing to take the time to master the Hatteras and Pendulum casts are well rewarded; especially the surfcasters.

We've compiled a list and some videos of the very best surfcasting reels.

There are two things you will find in common with all five of our selected reels. First, they each have a CT frame. In other words, they have an open cage and no level wind system. The line must be manually guided when reeling the line in. Second, a magnetic braking system is a must for a distance casting reel. Magnets provide smoother and more controlled braking than the traditional centrifugal brakes.

Bottom line is, if you love surf fishing, but haven't learned how to throw a conventional reel yet, then now is the time. Click through the slideshow to check out our top five distance casting reels.

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