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  • Penn Spinfisher V SSV4500LL Reel

    Penn Spinfisher V SSV4500LL Reel

    Fifty years ago we introduced the toughest spinning reel the world has ever known. Until now! Introducing the fifth generation of Spinfisher, the Spinfisher V. The new Spinfisher V includes several significant upgrades, making this the most advanced addition to your arsenal....

    Reg: $269.99


  • Penn Spinfisher V SSV6500LL Reel

    Penn Spinfisher V SSV6500LL Reel

    Fifty years ago we introduced the toughest spinning reel the world has ever known. Until now! Introducing the fifth generation of Spinfisher, the Spinfisher V. The new Spinfisher V includes several significant upgrades, making this the most advanced addition to your arsenal....

    Reg: $269.99


  • Penn Spinfisher V SSV8500LL Reel

    Penn Spinfisher V SSV8500LL Reel

    Fifty years ago we introduced the toughest spinning reel the world has ever known. Until now! Introducing the fifth generation of Spinfisher, the Spinfisher V. The new Spinfisher V includes several significant upgrades, making this the most advanced addition to your arsenal....

    Reg: $269.99


  • Shakespeare Contender Reel

    Shakespeare Contender Reel

    The Contender is built tough with quality components that perform at high levels on the water. The Contender is perfect for anglers looking to get out on the water without breaking the bank....

    Reg: $30.00 - $44.99



  • Shimano FX 4000FB Spin Reel

    Shimano FX 4000FB Spin Reel

    Featuring Dyna Balance and Varispeed Oscillation, this is a great gift for any beginner fisherman....

    Reg: $34.99


  • Shimano FX 2500FB Spin Reel

    Shimano FX 2500FB Spin Reel

    Featuring Dyna Balance and Varispeed Oscillation, this is a great gift for any beginner fisherman....

    Reg: $29.99


  • Shimano IX 4000R Spin Reel

    Shimano IX 4000R Spin Reel

    Shimano's entry level rear drag reel is perfect for the new or young angler. The reel features an easily adjustable rear drag system and a quickfire casting system. This simply means to cast you only need to reverse spin the handle, pull the quickfire lever and fire away a cast into the water....

    Reg: $29.99


  • Shimano IX 2000R Spin Reel

    Shimano IX 2000R Spin Reel

    Shimano's entry level rear drag reel is perfect for the new or young angler. The reel features an easily adjustable rear drag system and a quickfire casting system. This simply means to cast you only need to reverse spin the handle, pull the quickfire lever and fire away a cast into the water....

    Reg: $29.99



  • Shimano Sienna 4000FD Spin Reel

    Shimano Sienna 4000FD Spin Reel

    Incorporating the Propulsion Line Management system for longer casts and reduced backlash, the Sienna FD uses Super Stopper II for instant anti-reverse with no back play from the diminutive 500 size for ultra light applications up to the 4000 size perfectly suited for large freshwater fish to inshor...

    Reg: $59.99


  • Shimano Sienna 2500FD Spin Reel

    Shimano Sienna 2500FD Spin Reel

    Incorporating the Propulsion Line Management system for longer casts and reduced backlash, the Sienna FD uses Super Stopper II for instant anti-reverse with no back play from the diminutive 500 size for ultra light applications up to the 4000 size perfectly suited for large freshwater fish to inshor...

    Reg: $59.99


  • Shimano Sienna 1000FD Spin Reel

    Shimano Sienna 1000FD Spin Reel

    Incorporating the Propulsion Line Management system for longer casts and reduced backlash, the Sienna FD uses Super Stopper II for instant anti-reverse with no back play from the diminutive 500 size for ultra light applications up to the 4000 size perfectly suited for large freshwater fish to inshor...

    Reg: $59.99


  • Shimano OC8000 Baitrunner Reel

    Shimano OC8000 Baitrunner Reel

    The Iconic Shimano Baitrunner reel just got better and the 8000 size is packed with new features such as a machined handle, Varispeed line lay for use with Braid line and propulsion line management to give you increased casting distance....

    Reg: $229.99



  • Shakespeare Agility Low Profile Reel

    Shakespeare Agility Low Profile Reel

    Performance and style combine in the Agility to create an excellent value. The Agility low profile reel contains a 2+1 bearing system and brass drive and pinion gears a smooth feel and dependable durability. The ported aluminium spool reduces weight. Complete with a multi-disk drag system provides g...

    Reg: $89.99


  • Okuma Saion SN-40 Metal Body Spin Reel

    Okuma Saion SN-40 Metal Body Spin Reel

    Okuma Saion SN-40 Metal Body Spin Reel. The Okuma Saion Spinning Reel features a strong aluminium spool and machine cut aluminium handle with an oversized bail arm. The robust Alumlite body construction with Okuma's EOS gearing combines to deliver a reel so strong yet so lightweight - no fish that s...

    Reg: $100.00


  • Okuma Saion SN-30 Metal Body Spin Reel

    Okuma Saion SN-30 Metal Body Spin Reel

    Okuma Saion SN-30 Metal Body Spin Reel. The Okuma Saion Spinning Reel features a strong aluminium spool and machine cut aluminium handle with an oversized bail arm. The robust Alumlite body construction with Okuma's EOS gearing combines to deliver a reel so strong yet so lightweight - no fish that s...

    Reg: $100.00


  • Mojiko Dynamite 4000 XTR Reel

    Mojiko Dynamite 4000 XTR Reel

    A lot of reel for the price. The Dynamite XTR features an 8-bearing system for smooth, efficient casts and retrieves, plus a ultra strong light-weight body....

    Reg: $24.00



  • Mojiko Dynamite 6000 XTR Reel

    Mojiko Dynamite 6000 XTR Reel

    A lot of reel for the price. The Dynamite XTR features an 8-bearing system for smooth, efficient casts and retrieves, plus a ultra strong light-weight body....

    Reg: $24.00


  • Daiwa Laguna 4000-5BI-CP Spinning Reel

    Daiwa Laguna 4000-5BI-CP Spinning Reel

    The new Laguna 5Bi series is packed with many of Daiwa's famous features like Digigear for ultra smooth cranking power, ABS for tangle free casting and Twistbuster to eliminate line twist. Along with its baitcaster cousin this great range of reels are also available as pre-mounted high performance c...

    Reg: $79.99


  • Daiwa Crossfire 4000-3BI-CP Spinning Reel

    Daiwa Crossfire 4000-3BI-CP Spinning Reel

    The new Crossfire 3Bi series is packed with many of Daiwa's famous features like Digigear for ultra smooth cranking power, ABS for tangle free casting and Twistbuster to eliminate line twist. This great range of reels are also available as pre-mounted high performance combos that will cover everythi...

    Reg: $59.99


  • Penn Spinfisher V SSV4500 Reel

    Penn Spinfisher V SSV4500 Reel

    The new Spinfisher SSV reel features a full metal body, rotor & sideplate and a sealed HT 100 drag system. It also has a Superline spook (braid ready) heavy duty bail wire, watertight design and 5+1 stainless steel ball bearings....

    Reg: $269.99


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Features of a Fishing Reel

Line capacity required depends on the type of fishing being done. Typically small fish such as bream, salmon, flathead and whiting will only require the smaller capacity spin reel, as typically these fish run out of energy pretty fast. If fishing larger fish like Tuna, Giant Trevally, Marlin or the like you may require 100-200m of reserve line to accommodate a strong run by one of these strong fish.

Drag capability refers to the friction that can be applied to the fish pulling out line. Generally a better reel will give the fisherman the ability to adjust drag in small increments across a broad range. Cranking up the drag to maximum puts all other parts of your rod under pressure so remember that a high maximum drag can be useful in fishing larger fish, however all the other parts of your setup need to also be strong enough including the person fishing.

Types of Reels

For everyday bait fishing where you are casting from the shore or a boat either a spin or overhead reel will do the job well. However if you are new to fishing a spin reel is the way to go given it is simpler to use. As things become more specific and you want to try different types of fishing you may need to add an overhead reel to your kit.

For Trolling, for example, you are best off with an overhead reel, as the shape of the reel is better suited to putting the reel in fishing rod holders and are more suited to handling unexpected strikes. For casting on the other hand there are good options in both spin and overhead reels. However spin reels are simpler and allow for lighter weights to be cast as the fishing line flow more freely off the spool. Furthermore spin reels are lighter than overhead reels and are therefore easier to carry and move. Bait casting reels allow for extra feel, precision and control which means more accurate lure casting in estuaries, lakes, rivers and inshore. This achieved because there is direct contact between the thumb and the spool. However some are able to use their index finger on the spool of spin reels to achieve a similar result.

For Jigging and bottom fishing a bait caster reel is generally considered to be the preferred option due to the robustness of its parts providing longevity.