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  • Brand:SHIMANO
  • Material:Other
  • Color:Multi
  • Item Weight:0.2 Kilograms

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  • Brand:Lew’s
  • Material:Stainless Steel, Aluminum
  • Hand Orientation:Right Hand
  • Handle Material:Stainless Steel
  • Item Weight:9.2 Ounces
  • Bearing Material:Stainless Steel

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  • Brand:Abu Garcia
  • Material:Aluminum
  • Hand Orientation:Left Hand
  • Color:Red, Black
  • Handle Material:Stainless Steel, Stainless Steel, Stainless Steel, Stainless Steel
  • Item Weight:10.2 Ounces
  • Bearing Material:Stainless Steel

Best Baitcasting Reels

Top 10 Best Baitcasting Reels

1

Daiwa Tatula 100 TWS Baitcasting Reel

101 ratings | 11 offers | 101 Reviews
Price: $135.95$194.99
Why we chose it
  • Zero Adjuster
  • Compact 38mm Sized Aluminum Frame for ergonomic fit
  • 7BB 1RB, 7.3:1 Ratio
  • Magforce-Z cast control
  • Line Capacity (Lb. Test / Yards)-MONO: 14/125, 16/110, J-BRAID: 30/140, 40/110
Daiwa Tatula 100 TWS Baitcasting Reel: image
92%
customers recommend this product
4.6/ 5
2
Why we chose it
  • Durable – The Piscifun Alijos size 300 baitcasting reel designed with premium aluminum frame and gear side plate which provide incredible durability to handle the biggest freshwater fish
  • Incredibly Powerful & Strong – Boasts with an incredible 33Lbs of drag and HUGE Hamai cut hardened brass gearing to handle fish way out of its league, the Alijos is built for big fish and big swimbaits which make it a great inshore saltwater baitcasting fishing reel
  • Multiple Choices – Alijos 300 baitcast reels come with 5.9:1 and 8.1:1 gear ratios options with different color coated features make it a multi adaptation fishing reel. You can also select ordinary double handle or strong power handle according to personal preferences
  • Ergonomic and Innovative – Piscifun Alijos 300 baitcasting reel comes with a super easy to access thumb bar engage button on the gear side plate which helps you bump back the thumb bar without cranking the handle. The super sturdy line wrap spool eliminates using mono as backing. Double shafts support line guide system greatly increases the stability and durability. 8 effective magnetic braking system prevents overruns and backlash. Inner wrapped thumb bar pad give you better comfort
  • Top in Class Components – Loaded with high end components, Alijos 300 baitcasting reels are a next level baitcaster reels for pro fishing tournaments. Alijos features 8 double shielded stainless steel bearings and one instant anti reverse paired with Hamai cut hardened brass main gear and pinion gear to ensure the durability, low noise as well as smoothness
Piscifun Alijoz Baitcasting Reels - Size 300 Aluminum Frame Baitcaster Reel, 33Lbs Max Drag Low Profile Baitcast Fishing Reel, 5.9:1/8.1:1 Gear Ratio, Freshwater and Saltwater Double Handle Casting Reels: image
92%
customers recommend this product
4.6/ 5
3

Lew’s SuperDuty 300 Speed Spool Baitcast Reel

304 ratings | 1 offers | 304 Reviews
Price starts from: $161.11
Why we chose it
  • Technique: Casting
  • Reel Handle Position: Right
  • Gear Ratio: 7.2:1
  • Line out drag alarm
Lew's SuperDuty 300 Speed Spool Baitcast Reel: image
94%
customers recommend this product
4.7/ 5
4
Why we chose it
  • FASTER AND LIGHTER – Royale Legend II provides faster gear ratios than the previous models. The new 5.4:1 gear ratio model is perfect for crankbaits or slower presentations, while the 7.2:1 gear ratio model that quickly picks up fishing line at 29.8 per turn is great for pitching jigs or burning baits at high speed. Compact design also saves weights for Royale Legend II, making it just 7.2oz, which is lighter than most of graphite side covers and frame casting reels available today.
  • STRONGER – KastKing s new Royale Legend II casting reels are equipped with an extra-hard stainless steel main shaft, Hamai precision machined brass gears, diamond shape ceramic line guide and CNC aluminum spools for strength and durability. Combine those high-end features with a quadruple disc carbon drag that delivers a fishing stopping 17.6 lbs of drag and an incredibly low price, and you have the best value in baitcasting reels available today.
  • LEGACY CARRY-ON AND BEYOND The new Royale Legend II casting reel has carried the legacy and set a new bar for performance and durability. For the first time, KastKing implements the double bearing supported pinion gear technology to a $40 reel, that delivers a 35% increase in smoothness under load compared to the original Royale Legend. This new design structure increases durability by an astounding 30%.
  • CROSS-FIRE MAGNETIC BRAKING SYSTEM – To avoid time consuming and frustrating overruns and backlashes, the new Royale Legend II fishing reels include a newly designed, dynamic magnetic braking system with 8 magnetic buttons, compared to only 5 or 6 on most other reels. Royale Legend II s ten-level adjustable braking system eliminates casting issues while maximizing casting distance and fishing line control in windy conditions. Say goodbye to overruns and hello to more fish in the boat.
  • NEW COMPACT DESIGN – KastKing Royale Legend Series has been anglers favorite baitcasters since 2014. Royale Legend II Baitcasting Reels are totally redesigned for comfort and super performance! It s a compact size low profile baitcaster fishing reel combined with a concealed side cover release that makes the reel comfortable even after thousands of casts during a day of fishing.
KastKing Royale Legend II Baitcasting Reels, New Compact Design Fishing Reel, 17.64LB Carbon Fiber Drag, Cross-Fire 8 Magnet Braking System, Available in 5.4:1 and 7.2:1 Gear Ratios: image
90%
customers recommend this product
4.5/ 5
Easy to use4.7
Value for money4.7
Light weight4.7
Durability4.5
For beginners4.2
5
Why we chose it
  • 4 stainless steel ball bearings
  • Lightweight design with one-piece graphite frame and side plates
  • MagTrax brake system boosts range and accuracy of casts
  • Power Disk system
  • Compact bent handle and recessed reel provide an ergonomic grip
Abu Garcia Black Max & Max X Low Profile Baitcast Fishing Reel: image
92%
customers recommend this product
4.6/ 5
6

13 FISHING – Origin A – Baitcast Reels

151 ratings | 33 offers | 151 Reviews
Price: $65.33$112.78
Why we chose it
  • The Origin A is a feature-packed low-profile reel with unmistakable style that is designed for when you don t count on luck or coincidence for success on the water.
  • LIGHTWEIGHT COMPOSITE FRAME – With a composite frame and 13 lbs of drag, the Origin A embodies the strength and durability you require.
  • ULTIMATE CONTOL – Proprietary Arrowhead line guide and 6-way centrifugal braking system deliver exceptional distance and control.
  • SOFT TOUCH KNOB – Soft touch knobs ensure your bass thumb will stay comfortable all day.
  • JAPANESE HAMAI CUT GEARING – Japanese Hamai-cut gearing delivers smoothness with each handle rotation.
13 FISHING - Origin A - Baitcast Reels: image
88%
customers recommend this product
4.4/ 5
7

Lew’s Inshore Speed Spool LFS Baitcast Reel

171 ratings | 10 offers | 171 Reviews
Price: $90.6$139.95
Why we chose it
  • Blue anodized aluminum spool tension knob with audible click adjustment
  • Premium 7-bearing stainless steel system with 6-ball bearings and Zero Reverse one-way clutch bearing
  • Externally adjustable Magnetic Control System (MCS)
  • New oversized bowed audible click drag star
  • Rugged carbon fiber drag system provides up to 20lbs. of drag power
Lew's Inshore Speed Spool LFS Baitcast Reel: image
94%
customers recommend this product
4.7/ 5
8
Why we chose it
  • LARGER HIGH-CAPACITY CASTING REEL – KastKing Royale Legend II 200 Baitcasting Reels feature a wider frame and larger capacity spool that holds up to 130 yards of 17 lb mono and deliver 22 lbs of drag. This fishing reel is perfect for large swimbaits, deep diving crankbaits, Muskie size lures, Catfish, Salmon/Steelhead and much more. Engineered as a fresh and saltwater fishing reel.
  • RELIABLE MAGNETIC BRAKING SYSTEM A quality braking system is important for any baitcasting reel, but for a fishing reel that is designed to cast large, heavy baits in tough conditions, it is a necessity! The Royale Legend II 200 s ten-level adjustable braking system is driven through an internal 8-button magnetic system that can virtually eliminate overruns while maximizing casting distance.
  • LOW PROFILE DESIGN While the new Royale Legend II 200 casting reels feature a larger frame and higher line capacities than normal baitcaster reels, they are still designed with a low-profile shape for comfortable, all day fishing. The frame and side covers are made of lightweight and durable graphite that is carefully designed to fit comfortably in your hand. A wide, 105mm aluminum handle arm and EVA knobs ensure you are always in control.
  • POWERFUL CARBON DISC DRAG The new KastKing Royal Legend II 200 baitcast reel is made for big fish, big baits, and tough conditions. To ensure you can control even the strongest fish, KastKing designed a 4-disc, carbon fiber drag system that is not only strong, it s exceptionally smooth. When you need extra drag power for a big fish or powerful hook sets, you will have over 22 lbs. of fish stopping drag power at your fingertips.
  • TESTED AND APPROVED COMPONENTS – Advanced performance and durability of the new Royale Legend II 200 baitcasting reels are second to none. Double shielded, stainless-steel ball bearings ensure smoothness under load and consistent performance for both fresh and saltwater fishing. Precision machined brass main and pinion gears provide exceptional strength plus durability.
KastKing Royale Legend II 200 Baitcasting Fishing Reel, Wider High-Capacity Casting Reel, 5+1 Double Shielded Stainless Steel BB, 8 Button Magnetic Brakes, 6.4:1 Gear Ratio, 22 lb Carbon Drag: image
90%
customers recommend this product
4.5/ 5
Comfort4.5
Value for money4.4
Top Pick
9

SHIMANO SLX Baitcasting Reels

805 ratings | 1 offers | 805 Reviews
Price starts from: $1
Why we chose it
  • Compact, Rigid And Versatile
  • Has 3 Gear Ratios To Choose From
  • Hagan Body Technology Provides Stiffness And Impact Resistance Virtually Eliminating Body Flexing
  • Has A Long Handle
SHIMANO SLX Baitcasting Reels: image
94%
customers recommend this product
4.7/ 5
Light weight4.7
Value for money4.4
Durability4.2
10
Why we chose it
  • UNIQUE – Unique side-plate oil port for prolonged maintenance for Novice to Pro to maximize your baitcast reel life and performance
  • UNPARALLELED – Strong double wind shafts and backlash-eliminating 0-10 magnetic dial-in settings
  • POWERFUL- Advanced, 4-washer, gives the low profile baitcasting reel physically powerful 18LB carbon fiber drag to handle the big fish you are after
  • DURABLE – Industrial durable-strength, climate-resistant Japanese Hami cut 3604 brass gears, these are all top quality gears you expect for baitcaster fishing reels
  • PERFORMANCE – Low profile design bait caster featuring 7.1:1 gear ratios specifically designed for the versatile angler. The Super Silent high speed 7.1:1 Gear Ratio baitcasting fishing reel is perfect for getting fish quickly out of cover and faster fishing tactics
Piscifun Torrent Baitcasting Reel 18LB Carbon Fiber Drag Baitcasters Unequaled Affordable High-tech Innovation Baitcast Fishing Reels: image
90%
customers recommend this product
4.5/ 5
Light weight4.5
Value for money4.5
Quality of material4.4
For beginners4.1
Top Pick
SHIMANO SLX Baitcasting Reels
The Shimano SLX Baitcasting Reels are Shimano's new casting reel offering in the North American market. With a price point just shy of triple digits, a list of advanced technologies and features that are bound to pique your curiosity, and a clean-cut, sleek exterior finish, the SLX is surely a reel Shimano's competitors are cowering in fear of this holiday shopping season. A true workhorse offered in all the most important bass fishing gear ratios (6.3:1, 7.2:1, and 8.2:1),the Shimano SLX Baitcasting Reel is capable of a wide range of bass fishing techniques, from flippin' and froggin', to deep crankin' and drop shotting. It has a 4-bearing system with 1 reverse bearing and a maximum of 12 lbs drag. It also boasts the magnetic Variable Brake Adjustment (VBS) system that virtually eliminates backlashes. Top top it all off it's got Shimano's Hagane body for strong performance without any tilting or warping despite a lightweight body. Available in 6.3:1, 7.2:1, and 8.2:1 gear ratios in both Left and Right Hand retrieve.
Ranking the Brands
Daiwa: 10.00%
Piscifun: 20.00%
Lew’s: 20.00%
KastKing: 20.00%
Abu Garcia: 10.00%
13 FISHING: 10.00%
SHIMANO: 10.00%

Comparison Table

Сomparison: Daiwa Tatula 100 TWS Baitcasting Reel: imageСomparison: Piscifun Alijoz Baitcasting Reels - Size 300 Aluminum Frame Baitcaster Reel, 33Lbs Max Drag Low Profile Baitcast Fishing Reel, 5.9:1/8.1:1 Gear Ratio, Freshwater and Saltwater Double Handle Casting Reels: imageСomparison: Lew's SuperDuty 300 Speed Spool Baitcast Reel: imageСomparison: KastKing Royale Legend II Baitcasting Reels, New Compact Design Fishing Reel, 17.64LB Carbon Fiber Drag, Cross-Fire 8 Magnet Braking System, Available in 5.4:1 and 7.2:1 Gear Ratios: imageСomparison: Abu Garcia Black Max & Max X Low Profile Baitcast Fishing Reel: imageСomparison: 13 FISHING - Origin A - Baitcast Reels: imageСomparison: Lew's Inshore Speed Spool LFS Baitcast Reel: imageСomparison: KastKing Royale Legend II 200 Baitcasting Fishing Reel, Wider High-Capacity Casting Reel, 5+1 Double Shielded Stainless Steel BB, 8 Button Magnetic Brakes, 6.4:1 Gear Ratio, 22 lb Carbon Drag: imageСomparison: SHIMANO SLX Baitcasting Reels: imageСomparison: Piscifun Torrent Baitcasting Reel 18LB Carbon Fiber Drag Baitcasters Unequaled Affordable High-tech Innovation Baitcast Fishing Reels: image
Daiwa Tatula 100 TWS Baitcasting ReelPiscifun Alijoz Baitcasting Reels – Size 300 Aluminum Frame Baitcaster Reel, 33Lbs Max Drag Low Profile Baitcast Fishing Reel, 5.9:1/8.1:1 Gear Ratio, Freshwater and Saltwater Double Handle Casting ReelsLew’s SuperDuty 300 Speed Spool Baitcast ReelKastKing Royale Legend II Baitcasting Reels, New Compact Design Fishing Reel, 17.64LB Carbon Fiber Drag, Cross-Fire 8 Magnet Braking System, Available in 5.4:1 and 7.2:1 Gear RatiosAbu Garcia Black Max & Max X Low Profile Baitcast Fishing Reel13 FISHING – Origin A – Baitcast ReelsLew’s Inshore Speed Spool LFS Baitcast ReelKastKing Royale Legend II 200 Baitcasting Fishing Reel, Wider High-Capacity Casting Reel, 5+1 Double Shielded Stainless Steel BB, 8 Button Magnetic Brakes, 6.4:1 Gear Ratio, 22 lb Carbon DragSHIMANO SLX Baitcasting ReelsPiscifun Torrent Baitcasting Reel 18LB Carbon Fiber Drag Baitcasters Unequaled Affordable High-tech Innovation Baitcast Fishing Reels
BrandDaiwaPiscifunLew’sKastKingAbu Garcia13 FISHINGLew’sKastKingSHIMANOPiscifun
MaterialAluminumAluminumStainless Steel, AluminumGraphiteAluminumLihghtweight CompositeSyntheticStainless SteelOtherAluminum
Hand OrientationLeft HandRight HandRight HandRight HandLeft HandLeft HandLeft HandRight HandRight Hand
Color7.1:1A: Right-7.2:1Red, BlackBlackRight Handed: 6.4:1Multi
Handle MaterialAluminumStainless SteelStainless SteelStainless SteelStainless Steel, Stainless Steel, Stainless Steel, Stainless SteelStainless Steel, AluminumStainless Steel, AluminumAluminum
Item Weight0.45 Pounds11.3 Ounces9.2 Ounces10.2 Ounces7.2 Ounces0.2 Kilograms8 Ounces
Bearing MaterialAluminumStainless SteelStainless SteelStainless SteelStainless SteelStainless SteelStainless SteelAluminum
Style7.3:1, Left HandedGray & Golden – 8.1:1 (Right Handed)7.2:1 Right Hand Baitcast ReelA: Right-7.2:1Black Max (Old Model)7.5:1 Lh6.3:1, Right Hand7.1:1 – Right Handed

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