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Top Pick

  • Brand:SHIMANO
  • Material:Metal
  • Hand Orientation:Right Hand
  • Color:Gold
  • Handle Material:Aluminum
  • Item Weight:1.2 Pounds

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  • Brand:KastKing
  • Material:Aluminum
  • Color:Black/Blue
  • Handle Material:Aluminum
  • Item Weight:15 Ounces
  • Bearing Material:Stainless Steel

Best Freshwater Spinning Reels

Top 10 Best Freshwater Spinning Reels

1

SHIMANO Stella FJ Spinning Reel

47 ratings | 3 offers | 47 Reviews
Price starts from: $699.99
Why we chose it
  • Max drag: 7 lbs. / gear ratio: 5.1:1. / weight: 6 oz. / line retrieve: 25″ / bearings: 12bb 1rb powerpro line cap: 10/95 15/85 20/65 mono line cap: 2/270 4/140 6/110
  • Employs state of the art micro module ii gearing which lends a silky handle rotation and seamless transfer of power from the handle to the updated pinion gear
  • Backed by x-protect technology which utilizes a water repellant coating and specially designed channels to extend the life of the reel making it up to five times more resistant to the long term effects of water than previous models
  • Utilizes propulsion line management system provides longer casting distances while preventing backlashes and wind knots from forming
  • The next generation in the legendary stella platform this spinning reel is loaded with advanced shimano technologies and is now even smoother and more efficient with improved durability
SHIMANO Stella FJ Spinning Reel: image
94%
customers recommend this product
4.7/ 5
2
Why we chose it
  • Performance For Less – Cadence products offer high-performance premium features at an unbeatable value. Fishing with quality, dependable gear should not mean breaking the bank. Our experienced team works to prove that every day. All Cadence products come with a one-year warranty and a best-in-class customer service team to make your ownership experience as smooth as one of our reels.
  • Smooth Performance The Ideal reel has a 10 1 ball bearings system that delivers maximum smoothness during retrieval.
  • Powerful The premium carbon fiber drag system delivers a consistent and powerful drag and has a max drag of 20 lbs.
  • Additional Value The Ideal spinning reel also comes with an aluminum braid ready spool that enables you to tie braid directly onto the spool without backing. An optimized spool lip design reduces line twists and wind knots to maximize casting distance. In addition, the rubber handle knobs are slip-resistant when wet.
  • Strong & Reliable The stainless-steel main shaft provides an enduring performance that you can rely on and is corrosion resistant. The drag system is sealed to keep water and dirt out ensuring a continuously consistent drag. The aluminum handle adds additional strength to ensure a reliable fishing experience.
Cadence Ideal Spinning Reel, Super Smooth Fishing Reel with 10 + 1 BB for Freshwater, Durable and Powerful Reel with 30LBs Max Drag & 6.2:1, Great Value& Tuned Performance…: image
92%
customers recommend this product
4.6/ 5
Value for money4.8
Durability4.5
Light weight4.5
3
Why we chose it
  • PURE POWER – You will love Sharky III spinning reel’s amazing best-in-class up to 39.5LBs / 18KG of smooth, reliable triple disc carbon fiber drag, oversized stainless-steel main shaft, and stronger precision mesh manganese brass pinion gears.
  • SUPER SMOOTH – You’ll be blown away by the quiet, silky smooth retrieve of the Sharky III. Plus, with the unique Shark Fin Braid Ready aluminum spool, you no longer need to use backing line when spooling on braid fishing line.
  • K.I.S.S. – Sharky III spinning reels are sealed with a KISS! Sharky III has a unique protection water resistant design for its spool, body, and rotor – K.I.S.S. (KastKing Intrusion Shield System). It helps keep water and dirt out.
  • AFFORDABLE INNOVATION – Sharky III spinning reel has more features, including 10 1 high quality, saltwater rated double shielded stainless steel ball bearings, instant lock anti-reverse, stainless steel hardware, aluminum handle, and more line capacity.
  • NEXT-GEN – KastKing Sharky III spinning reels look great. They are built tough to land trophy fish in saltwater and freshwater. Sharky III are superb lightweight fishing reels built with a high percentage fiber reinforced graphite body and rotor!
KastKing Sharky III Fishing Reel - New Spinning Reel - Carbon Fiber 39.5 LBs Max Drag - 10+1 Stainless BB for Saltwater or Freshwater - Oversize Shaft - Super Value!: image
92%
customers recommend this product
4.6/ 5
Quality of material4.8
Light weight4.5
Value for money4.4
Durability4.3
4
Why we chose it
  • PRO LEVEL QUALITY GEARS MegaTron spinning reels provide maximum performance and strength for all tournament anglers looking for victory. The main drive gear is made of durable zinc alloy matched with a pinion gear machined from solid brass. Both deliver rigidity and smoothness needed in building reels ready to tackle tough conditions. MegaTron spinning reels feature a CNC machined T6061 aerospace aluminum alloy spool and exclusive design robot inspired aluminum handles.
  • MOST POWERFUL TRANSFORMER IN FISHING KastKing MegaTron transforms the industry with the roll out of another great freshwater and saltwater fishing reel. The MegaTron spinning reel brings you a unique, geometrical, bionic engineering design. A spinning reel of this rugged build and unique optics deserves a special place in your fishing tackle arsenal. Its precise geometric forms offer a distinct autobot look that set it apart from all others and helps reduce weight while maintaining strength.
  • RIGID ALUMINUM SKELETAL FRAME – The KastKing MegaTron spin fishing reel is built for enormous strength and endless durability. The MegaTron aerospace aluminum alloy skeletal design frame is more than a great look! It s the basis for its strength to battle hard fighting fish in fresh and saltwater. With its matrix of leadership KastKing rolls out this series of affordable metal body reels and sends a shock wave through the industry. KastKing MegaTron transforms you into the angler you want to be.
  • FLUID PERFORMANCE – You will be amazed at the dynamics and faultless mechanics of KastKing MegaTron spinning reels. Each reel features 7 1 MaxiDur double-shielded stainless-steel ball bearings. The instant anti-reverse provides for quick hooksets. Double-shielded stainless ball bearings mean the MegaTron will perform equally in saltwater fishing and freshwater fishing, they are like a fishing robots in disguise! Fish with peace of mind.
  • MORE POWER KastKing MegaTron spinning reels are waiting for you to handle the biggest fish. Every MegaTron fishing reel features an exceptionally smooth carbon fiber drag system that delivers over 30 lbs. of impressive run-stopping power. Making MegaTron a perfect big game spinning reel. The triple-disc carbon fiber drag delivers consistently strong and flawless drag without start-up hesitation that can result in snapped fishing lines and lost fish.
KastKing Megatron Spinning Reel, Freshwater and Saltwater Spinning Fishing Reel, Rigid Aluminum Frame 7+1 Double-Shielded Stainless-Steel BB, Over 30 lbs. Carbon Drag, CNC Aluminum Spool & Handle: image
92%
customers recommend this product
4.6/ 5
Sturdiness4.9
Value for money4.7
Durability4.6
Light weight4.5
Quality of material3.7
Comfort3
Top Pick
5

SHIMANO Calcutta B Round Reel

223 ratings | 1 offers | 223 Reviews
Price starts from: $259.99
Why we chose it
  • Built with super-strong, ultralight forged aluminum frames and side plates ensures that all parts will remain in perfect alignment for lifelong smooth power and solid rigidity
  • Max Drag: 17.5 lbs. / Gear Ratio: 5.0:1. / Weight: 11.7 oz. / Line Retrieve: 24″ / Bearings: 3BB 1RB PowerPro Line Cap: 50/305,65/180,80/160 Mono Line Cap: 12/330,14/260,20/160 / Retrieve: Right
  • All sizes feature the ultra-smooth Dartanium Drags and the popular Speton Handles along with Anti-Rust Bearings
  • The Calcutta series of reels represents the core of Shimano s quality, versatility, dependability, and long-term value
  • This classic round reel will keep up with the fastest low profile reels for today s fishing styles and is suitable for almost any application whether in fresh or saltwater
SHIMANO Calcutta B Round Reel: image
96%
customers recommend this product
4.8/ 5
Value for money4.5
Durability4.5
6
Why we chose it
  • Exquisite Appearance – The matte black body paired with red aluminum spool, perfectly indicate its name Flame. You will be flattered by having this sharp and modern spinning fishing reels with unique hollow body, X shape spool and personalized handle. Far more advanced feeling than other spinning reels at its price
  • Pure Power – Piscifun Flame fishing reels offers incredible drag power up to 19.8Lb. Plenty great features have been given to this spin reel, the reinforced metal main shaft, high quality drive gear, precisely machined brass pinion gear and triple drag washers, make you easily fight with the giants
  • Braid Ready Spool – Only available on high end spinning reels braid ready spool makes the Piscifun Flame sa super value reel. Piscifun is continuously providing the most cost effective fishing tackle for you anglers
  • Lightweight – Thanks to the relatively narrow hollow graphite body and the lightweight reel gears, the Piscifun Flame spinning reels light to 8.5oz, makes you enjoy the ultimate fishing trips
  • Incredible Smooth – 9 quality ball bearings plus one roller bearing paired with precision gears engagement, you will enjoy the buttery smooth performance on the Flame spinning fishing reel. Better to choose 2000 and 3000 series reels if you are into freshwater fishing. If you are chasing big fish or saltwater species, 4000 and 5000 would be better option
Piscifun Flame Spinning Reels Light Weight Ultra Smooth Powerful Spinning Fishing Reels Red & Blue: image
90%
customers recommend this product
4.5/ 5
Value for money4.5
Light weight4.5
Durability4.3
7
Why we chose it
  • LIGHTWEIGHT – narrow graphite frame design and computer balancing system combined with high performance in the compact Spinning Reel makes KastKing Summer/Centron an awesome gift for anybody who loves fishing.
  • LOOKING GOOD – Summer/Centron’s attractive, brilliant finish and its high strength two color anodized aluminum spool, with a power launch lip for farther casting, holds more line than competitor’s models that sell for much more.
  • HIGH POWERED – KastKing Summer/Centron spinning reel’s Superior Drag System offers incredible stopping power up to 17.5LBs. It has a hardened metal main shaft, perfect mesh drive gear and precision machined pinion gear for fish fighting power.
  • SMOOTH PERFORMANCE – Summer/Centron’s nine quality ball bearings and one instant stop one-way anti-reverse bearing give it ultra-smooth performance.
  • GREAT VALUE – Loaded with features yet low on price. KastKing Summer/Centron offers the best value…at any level. The KastKing Summer Fishing Reel turns any angler into a PRO.
KastKing Summer and Centron Spinning Reels, 9 +1 BB Light Weight, Ultra Smooth Powerful, Size 500 is Perfect for Ultralight/Ice Fishing.: image
92%
customers recommend this product
4.6/ 5
For beginners4.5
Value for money4.4
Light weight4.4
Durability4.2
8

SHIMANO SYNCOPATE Front Drag, Freshwater Spinning Fishing Reel

842 ratings | 4 offers | 842 Reviews
Price: $29.99$59.99
Why we chose it
  • The Syncopate spinning reel provides efficient and reliable performance at an incredibly low price
  • Max Drag: 7 lbs. / Gear Ratio: 5.2:1. / Weight: 7.6 oz. / Line Retrieve: 25″ / Bearings: 4BB 1RB PowerPro Line Cap: 10/95 15/85 20/65 Mono Line Cap: 2/270 4/140 6/110
  • Built in Varispeed technology provides consistent spool speeds while Dyna-Balance eliminates wobble during the retrieve by counter-balancing the rotor to enhance sensitivity and smoothness
  • Equipped with a Propulsion Line Management System that provides longer casting distances while preventing backlashes and wind knots from forming
  • Featuring Quick Fire II technology allowing for super easy and fast one-handed casting which is perfect for beginners to open faced reels and a favorite of experienced anglers
SHIMANO SYNCOPATE Front Drag, Freshwater Spinning Fishing Reel: image
92%
customers recommend this product
4.6/ 5
9
Why we chose it
  • KINDLY NOTE:if you have any questions about the product and the delivery ,feel free contact us ,i will give you solved until Until you can be satisfied
  • The Fishing Reels Spinning Freshwater Saltwater with 5.2:1 Gear Ratio 11BB ,CNC machine cut ABS collapsible handle, Left/right Interchangeable.
  • Excellent line lay oscillation system. Ultra-thin streamline designed body.
  • Fully adjustable cast control with sound.S-curve oscillation system for very good line winding .Aluminum spool with high-tensile gear.
  • Suitable for Position: Ocean Boat Fishing, Ocean Rock Fshing, Ocean Beach Fishing, Lake, River, Reservoir Pond, Stream.
Sougayilang Spinning Fishing Reels with Left/Right Interchangeable Collapsible Wood Handle Powerful Metal Body 5.2:1/5.1:1 Gear Ratio Smooth 11BB for Inshore Boat Rock Freshwater Saltwater Fishing: image
88%
customers recommend this product
4.4/ 5
10
Why we chose it
  • LIGHTWEIGHT COMFORT: Gear ratio 6.2:1 combined with the lightweight aluminum handle featuring a rubber cork handle knob creates for an effortless, ultra-fast retrieval
  • GO-TO SALT OR FRESHWATER REEL: Size 40 spinning fishing reel with 10-bearing system delivers years of quality performance when catching saltwater or freshwater fish
  • SPECIFICATIONS: Lightweight aluminum main and pinion gear provide ideal smoothness from eliminating rust and corrosion Bearing count: 10 Reel size: 40 Gear ratio: 6.2:1 Max drag: 14 pounds Material: Aluminum Color: Silver Weight: 10.1 ounces
  • OIL FELT DRAG: Sealed oil felt drag system with 14 pounds of max drag is always smooth and always lubricated for feeding line
  • BRAID READY SPOOL: Braid ready spool ensures your braid can be tied directly to the spool without monofilament backer
Pflueger PRESXTSP40X President XT Spinning Lightweight Reel w/ 10 Ball Bearings and Braid Ready Spool for Freshwater or Saltwater Fishing, Size 40: image
98%
customers recommend this product
4.9/ 5
Value for money4.6
Light weight4.4
Durability4.2
Top Pick
SHIMANO Calcutta B Round Reel
The Calcutta series of reels represents the core of Shimano's quality, versatility, dependability and long-term value. In sizes from the ultralight 50 to the 30# class 700, there's a Calcutta reel for almost any application, in fresh or saltwater. With Dartanium Drag, A-RB (Anti-Rust Bearings),and Super Stopper, the Calcutta will give you years of solid performance.
Ranking the Brands
: 10.00%
Cadence: 10.00%
KastKing: 30.00%
SHIMANO: 20.00%
Piscifun: 10.00%
Sougayilang: 10.00%
Pflueger: 10.00%

Comparison Table

Сomparison: SHIMANO Stella FJ Spinning Reel: imageСomparison: Cadence Ideal Spinning Reel, Super Smooth Fishing Reel with 10 + 1 BB for Freshwater, Durable and Powerful Reel with 30LBs Max Drag & 6.2:1, Great Value& Tuned Performance…: imageСomparison: KastKing Sharky III Fishing Reel - New Spinning Reel - Carbon Fiber 39.5 LBs Max Drag - 10+1 Stainless BB for Saltwater or Freshwater - Oversize Shaft - Super Value!: imageСomparison: KastKing Megatron Spinning Reel, Freshwater and Saltwater Spinning Fishing Reel, Rigid Aluminum Frame 7+1 Double-Shielded Stainless-Steel BB, Over 30 lbs. Carbon Drag, CNC Aluminum Spool & Handle: imageСomparison: SHIMANO Calcutta B Round Reel: imageСomparison: Piscifun Flame Spinning Reels Light Weight Ultra Smooth Powerful Spinning Fishing Reels Red & Blue: imageСomparison: KastKing Summer and Centron Spinning Reels, 9 +1 BB Light Weight, Ultra Smooth Powerful, Size 500 is Perfect for Ultralight/Ice Fishing.: imageСomparison: SHIMANO SYNCOPATE Front Drag, Freshwater Spinning Fishing Reel: imageСomparison: Sougayilang Spinning Fishing Reels with Left/Right Interchangeable Collapsible Wood Handle Powerful Metal Body 5.2:1/5.1:1 Gear Ratio Smooth 11BB for Inshore Boat Rock Freshwater Saltwater Fishing: imageСomparison: Pflueger PRESXTSP40X President XT Spinning Lightweight Reel w/ 10 Ball Bearings and Braid Ready Spool for Freshwater or Saltwater Fishing, Size 40: image
SHIMANO Stella FJ Spinning ReelCadence Ideal Spinning Reel, Super Smooth Fishing Reel with 10 + 1 BB for Freshwater, Durable and Powerful Reel with 30LBs Max Drag & 6.2:1, Great Value& Tuned Performance…KastKing Sharky III Fishing Reel – New Spinning Reel – Carbon Fiber 39.5 LBs Max Drag – 10+1 Stainless BB for Saltwater or Freshwater – Oversize Shaft – Super Value!KastKing Megatron Spinning Reel, Freshwater and Saltwater Spinning Fishing Reel, Rigid Aluminum Frame 7+1 Double-Shielded Stainless-Steel BB, Over 30 lbs. Carbon Drag, CNC Aluminum Spool & HandleSHIMANO Calcutta B Round ReelPiscifun Flame Spinning Reels Light Weight Ultra Smooth Powerful Spinning Fishing Reels Red & BlueKastKing Summer and Centron Spinning Reels, 9 +1 BB Light Weight, Ultra Smooth Powerful, Size 500 is Perfect for Ultralight/Ice Fishing.SHIMANO SYNCOPATE Front Drag, Freshwater Spinning Fishing ReelSougayilang Spinning Fishing Reels with Left/Right Interchangeable Collapsible Wood Handle Powerful Metal Body 5.2:1/5.1:1 Gear Ratio Smooth 11BB for Inshore Boat Rock Freshwater Saltwater FishingPflueger PRESXTSP40X President XT Spinning Lightweight Reel w/ 10 Ball Bearings and Braid Ready Spool for Freshwater or Saltwater Fishing, Size 40
BrandCadenceKastKingKastKingSHIMANOPiscifunKastKingSHIMANOSougayilangPflueger
MaterialStainless Steel, AluminumAluminumMetalMetalAluminum, GraphiteAluminum, GraphiteAluminumAluminum
Handle MaterialAluminumAluminumAluminumAluminumEVAFoamslideringAluminumAluminumAluminum
Bearing MaterialStainless SteelStainless SteelStainless SteelAluminumAluminum
Style100030003000Red-2000 SeriesB: Centron 2000
ColorBlack/BlueBlackGoldRedBlack with blueDefaultGold, Multicolor
Item Weight15 Ounces1.2 Pounds0.31 Kilograms0.56 Pounds7.6 Ounces244 Grams
Hand OrientationAmbidextrousRight HandAmbidextrousAmbidextrousAmbidextrousLeft Hand

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