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Editor's Pick

  • Brand:Daiwa
  • Material:Synthetic
  • Hand Orientation:Right Hand
  • Color:Black/gold
  • Handle Material:Aluminum, Aluminum, Aluminum, Aluminum
  • Item Weight:30 Ounces
  • Fishing Line Type:Braided
  • Bearing Material:Aluminum

Value for Money

  • Brand:SHIMANO
  • Material:Metal
  • Item Weight:680 Grams
  • Fishing Line Type:Braided

Most Discussed

  • Brand:Seaknight
  • Material:Stainless Steel, Aluminum
  • Color:Rapid II 6000 X 4.7:1
  • Handle Material:Stainless Steel, Aluminum
  • Bearing Material:Stainless Steel

Best Saltwater Reels

Top 10 Best Saltwater Reels

1
Why we chose it
  • POWERFUL LEVER DRAG SYSTEM – Lever drag system with adjustable strike pre-set, ratcheting glide plate, and strike stop button. Reliable dry carbon fiber drags for superior stopping power, smoothness, and wear resistance. Unlike other heavy-duty drag systems that frequently pop lines and pull hooks, the gomexus offers exceptional drag power without sacrificing reliability.
  • PRECISION MACHINED – Precision machined marine grade aluminum and stainless steel components. Anodized for superior corrosion resistance and beautiful finish. True one piece frame for the ultimate in strength vs. weight. Two-speed system allows you to instantly toggle between high retrieval and low cranking speeds, so you can easily adapt during the fight.
  • SPECIFICATION – HX80 Trolling Reel – 2.5:1/1.3:1 Gear Ratio – 8BB 1RB Bearings – Weight: 126.65oz/3.59kg – Max Strike: 132lbs with silky HT100 carbon drag washer and carl grease – Line Capacity: 1025yd/80lbs mono or 1740 yd/200lbs braid – Material: aluminum and stainless steel.
  • AFTER-SALES SUPPORT – GOMEXUS trolling reel provides a 12-month warranty for worry-free shopping experience. We also have the warranty service centre in domestic, you will get a excellent warranty service. If you have any other problems, please don’t hesitate to contact us, your message will be replied to within 24 hours.
  • PERFECT PERFORMANCE FOR TROLLING – Built for smoothness, the reel ensures years of flawless operation with its 8BB 1RB marine level bearings and stainless-steel gears. GOMEXUS HX80 features a high line capacity of over 1740yards of 200lb great for saltwater fishing, big water, or big fish. A perfect fishing trolling reel for striped seabass, tuna, redfish, snappers, flounder, and other saltwater species.
GOMEXUS Saltwater Trolling Reel 2 Speed Bluefin Yellowfin Tuna Game Reel 30W to 80W 50-200lb 10 Year Test: image
80%
customers recommend this product
4/ 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.
  • Powerful: The carbon fiber drag system delivers a consistent and powerful drag and has a max drag of 41 pounds. A 6.2:1 gear ratio gives you cranking power but also allows you to keep up with fast running fish. The stainless-steel main shaft provides an enduring performance that you can rely on and is also corrosion resistant.
  • Big Game Sizes Available: The Stout spinning reel comes in a wide variety of sizes that can handle anything inshore and nearshore. The larger 5000 and 6000 size can handle larger saltwater species such as sharks, mackerel, snapper, tarpon and mahi. These reels are also great for big game freshwater fish such as catfish, carp, muskie and pike.
  • Strong Corrosion Resistance: The enhanced aluminum alloy body stem is corrosion resistant while the new GV-5H rotor doesn t flex even in tough conditions. The entire reel is coated with our saltwater treatment to prevent corrosion and ensure reel longevity. A strong aluminum braid-ready spool allows you to tie braid directly to the spool without backing.
  • Smooth Performance: The Stout spinning reel has a 7 1 sealed ball bearing system that is anti-corrosive and delivers maximum smoothness during retrieval.
Cadence Stout Saltwater Spinning Reel, Smooth 7 + 1 Sealed Ball Ball Bearing System, Anti-Corrosion Saltwater Treatment, Saltwater Big Game, Powerful Carbon Fiber Drag with 41 lbs Drag: image
92%
customers recommend this product
4.6/ 5
Light weight4.4
Value for money4.3
Sturdiness4.2
3
Why we chose it
  • Dura-Drag System
  • Stainless steel main and pinion gears
  • Quick-shift II 2-speed System
  • Versa-strike adjustable strike Stop
  • Machined and anodized aluminum body and side plates
Reels Saltwater Lever Drag PENN INT80VISW International Leverdrag Conventional 2-Speed Reel 80: image
100%
customers recommend this product
5/ 5
4
Why we chose it
  • AFFORDABLE INNOVATION – Although a KCN spinning reel has more features, including 12 1 high quality, saltwater rated double shielded stainless steel ball bearings, instant lock anti-reverse, stainless steel hardware, aluminum handle, and more line capacity than other brands, the best feature is its low, affordable price. It is the best all-around spinning reel for every angler.
  • SUPER SMOOTH You’ll be blown away by the quiet, silky smooth retrieve of the KCN. Plus, with the unique Shark Fin Braid Ready aluminum spool, you no longer need to use backing line when spooling on braid fishing line. You’ll benefit from more line capacity to go after monster fish.
  • KCN Intrusion Shield System: KCN spinning reels are sealed with a KCN Intrusion Shield System! KCN has a unique protection water resistant design for its spool, body, and rotor KCN Intrusion Shield System. It helps keep water and dirt out. A great feature to have if your reel takes an accidental dunk.
  • NEXT GEN : The brand new design Diwa KCN spinning reels look great, and even better, they are built tough to land trophy fish in all fishing conditions including saltwater and freshwater. KCN are superb lightweight fishing reels built with a high percentage fiber reinforced graphite body and rotor!
  • PURE POWER: You will love KCN spinning reel’s amazing best-in-class up to 70 LBS / 31 KG of smooth, reliable triple disc aluminum alloy, oversized stainless steel main shaft, and stronger precision mesh manganese brass pinion gears for more fishing muscle.
Diwa Spinning Fishing Reels 8000 10000 12000 Series Freshwater Saltwater Big-Game Fishing Surf Fishing 12+1 Stainless BB 70 LBS Max Drag Ultra Smooth Powerful Spool Durable Spinner Gear: image
80%
customers recommend this product
4/ 5
5
Why we chose it
  • Reels
Shimano 16 Stradic CI4+ C2500HGS Saltwater Spinning Reel JAPAN IMPORT: image
86%
customers recommend this product
4.3/ 5
6

Shimano Ultegra CI4 5500 XTC Offshore Saltwater Spinning Reel

41 ratings | 2 offers | 41 Reviews
Price: $319.99$327.99
Why we chose it
  • Max drag: x lbs. / gear ratio: x.x:1. / weight: x oz. / line retrieve: x” / retrieve: x / bearings: xbb xrb powerpro line cap: x mono line cap: x
Shimano Ultegra CI4 5500 XTC Offshore Saltwater Spinning Reel: image
88%
customers recommend this product
4.4/ 5
7

SHIMANO Thunnus 8000 CI4 Offshore Saltwater Spinning Reel

32 ratings | 2 offers | 32 Reviews
Price starts from: $289.99
Why we chose it
  • Constructed of c14 carbon fiber that is 20% stronger than graphite is impervious to rust and provides a lightweight design that has the power to stop big fish
  • The thunnus c14 spinning reel utilizes shimano s signature s-concept design that provides a smoother more silent and strong performance
  • Max drag: 20 lbs. / gear ratio: 4.8:1. / weight: 19.4 oz. / line retrieve: 36″ / bearings: 6bb 1rb powerpro line cap: 14/295 16/350 20/265 mono line cap: 14/295 17/250 20/195
  • 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
SHIMANO Thunnus 8000 CI4 Offshore Saltwater Spinning Reel: image
80%
customers recommend this product
4/ 5
8

Shimano Stella Sw C Saltwater Spinning Reels

30 ratings | 3 offers | 30 Reviews
Price starts from: $999.99
Why we chose it
  • Hagane Gear
  • Platinum Premier Service Plan
  • Hagane Body
  • IPX8 Waterproof Body
  • X-Rigid Gear
Shimano Stella Sw C Saltwater Spinning Reels: image
96%
customers recommend this product
4.8/ 5
Top Pick
9
Why we chose it
  • Solid Screw-In Handle, Air Rotor, Dynamic Cut Aluminum ABS Spool
  • Braided Line Ready Spool, Waterproof Drag System, Carbon ATD, Line Per Handle Turn: 53.3″
  • Line Capacity (Lb. Test / Yards): 20/550, 25/440, 30/370 J-BRAID: 50/730, 65/590, 80/440
  • Black Anodized Machined Aluminum Housing (“Hard Bodyz” Body & Side Cover),Over-sized Digigear (Digigear System)
  • Manual Return Bail (4500 and Larger),6BB 1RB, Gear Ratio: 5.6:1, Drag Max:33
  • Infinite Anti-Reverse System (4000 and Smaller),Infinite Dual Anti-Reverse System (4500 and Larger)
Daiwa BG8000 BG Saltwater Spinning Reel, 8000, 5.3: 1 Gear Ratio, 6+1 Bearings, 53.30" Retrieve Rate, 33 lb Max Drag: image
94%
customers recommend this product
4.7/ 5
Value for money4.8
Durability4.7
Light weight4.2
10
Why we chose it
  • Introducing the Rapid II fresh and saltwater spinning reel featuring an anti-corrosive coating for salt ad fresh water use.
  • The Rapid II also features a sealed aluminum spool and rotor structure, preventing water and sand from entering the gearing.
  • Exquisite craftsmanship employing advanced production technologies and outfitted with high quality 10 1 shielded stainless steel ball bearings create an amazingly smooth reel.
  • The Rapid II offers an enhanced thicker main shaft, stainless ball bearings, and a carbon fiber drag system with 15kg/33LB drag to land the largest gamefish.
  • The Rapid II is a fast, powerful, durable reel suited for heavy freshwater and light saltwater use. Perfect for inshore fishing, and for Bass, Stripers, Walleyes, Catfish, and Northern Pike.
SeaKnight Rapid Saltwater Spinning Reel, 4.7:1,6.2:1 High Speed, Max Drag 33Lbs, Smooth Fresh and Saltwater Fishing Reel: image
88%
customers recommend this product
4.4/ 5
Easy to use4.4
Light weight4.4
Value for money4.4
Sturdiness4.4
Durability4.1
Top Pick
Daiwa BG8000 BG Saltwater Spinning Reel, 8000, 5.3: 1 Gear Ratio, 6+1 Bearings, 53.30
The next generation of our ever popular BG spinning reel series just got leaner and meaner. This complete series ranges from ultralight freshwater actions to heavy big game saltwater models.
Ranking the Brands
GOMEXUS: 10.00%
Cadence: 10.00%
Penn: 10.00%
Diwa: 10.00%
: 10.00%
SHIMANO: 30.00%
Daiwa: 10.00%
Seaknight: 10.00%

Comparison Table

Сomparison: GOMEXUS Saltwater Trolling Reel 2 Speed Bluefin Yellowfin Tuna Game Reel 30W to 80W 50-200lb 10 Year Test: imageСomparison: Cadence Stout Saltwater Spinning Reel, Smooth 7 + 1 Sealed Ball Ball Bearing System, Anti-Corrosion Saltwater Treatment, Saltwater Big Game, Powerful Carbon Fiber Drag with 41 lbs Drag: imageСomparison: Reels Saltwater Lever Drag PENN INT80VISW International Leverdrag Conventional 2-Speed Reel 80: imageСomparison: Diwa Spinning Fishing Reels 8000 10000 12000 Series Freshwater Saltwater Big-Game Fishing Surf Fishing 12+1 Stainless BB 70 LBS Max Drag Ultra Smooth Powerful Spool Durable Spinner Gear: imageСomparison: Shimano 16 Stradic CI4+ C2500HGS Saltwater Spinning Reel JAPAN IMPORT: imageСomparison: Shimano Ultegra CI4 5500 XTC Offshore Saltwater Spinning Reel: imageСomparison: SHIMANO Thunnus 8000 CI4 Offshore Saltwater Spinning Reel: imageСomparison: Shimano Stella Sw C Saltwater Spinning Reels: imageСomparison: Daiwa BG8000 BG Saltwater Spinning Reel, 8000, 5.3: 1 Gear Ratio, 6+1 Bearings, 53.30" Retrieve Rate, 33 lb Max Drag: imageСomparison: SeaKnight Rapid Saltwater Spinning Reel, 4.7:1,6.2:1 High Speed, Max Drag 33Lbs, Smooth Fresh and Saltwater Fishing Reel: image
GOMEXUS Saltwater Trolling Reel 2 Speed Bluefin Yellowfin Tuna Game Reel 30W to 80W 50-200lb 10 Year TestCadence Stout Saltwater Spinning Reel, Smooth 7 + 1 Sealed Ball Ball Bearing System, Anti-Corrosion Saltwater Treatment, Saltwater Big Game, Powerful Carbon Fiber Drag with 41 lbs DragReels Saltwater Lever Drag PENN INT80VISW International Leverdrag Conventional 2-Speed Reel 80Diwa Spinning Fishing Reels 8000 10000 12000 Series Freshwater Saltwater Big-Game Fishing Surf Fishing 12+1 Stainless BB 70 LBS Max Drag Ultra Smooth Powerful Spool Durable Spinner GearShimano 16 Stradic CI4+ C2500HGS Saltwater Spinning Reel JAPAN IMPORTShimano Ultegra CI4 5500 XTC Offshore Saltwater Spinning ReelSHIMANO Thunnus 8000 CI4 Offshore Saltwater Spinning ReelShimano Stella Sw C Saltwater Spinning ReelsDaiwa BG8000 BG Saltwater Spinning Reel, 8000, 5.3: 1 Gear Ratio, 6+1 Bearings, 53.30″ Retrieve Rate, 33 lb Max DragSeaKnight Rapid Saltwater Spinning Reel, 4.7:1,6.2:1 High Speed, Max Drag 33Lbs, Smooth Fresh and Saltwater Fishing Reel
BrandGOMEXUSCadencePennDiwaSHIMANOSHIMANOSHIMANODaiwaSeaknight
MaterialAluminumStainless SteelStainless Steel, AluminumStainless Steel, AluminumOtherGraphiteMetalSyntheticStainless Steel, Aluminum
Hand OrientationRight HandRight HandAmbidextrousAmbidextrousRight Hand
Color80W-1740yd/200lbsGoldBlackBlackBlack/goldRapid II 6000 X 4.7:1
Handle MaterialStainless Steel, AluminumStainless Steel, AluminumStainless SteelAluminumCarbon FiberAluminum, Aluminum, Aluminum, AluminumStainless Steel, Aluminum
Item Weight7.92 Pounds9.03 Pounds590 Grams0.97 Pounds1.6 Pounds680 Grams30 Ounces
Fishing Line TypeBraidedBraidedBraidedBraided
Bearing MaterialStainless SteelStainless SteelStainless SteelStainless SteelStainless SteelAluminumStainless Steel

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