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  • 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

    Now: $27.99


  •   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

    Now: $23.99


  •   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

    Now: $23.99



  •   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

    Now: $23.99


  •   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

    Now: $47.99


  •   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

    Now: $47.99


  •   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

    Now: $47.99



  •   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

    Now: $183.99


  • 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 Siren Spin Reel

    Okuma Siren Spin Reel

    The Okuma Siren is a feature packed reel at an outstanding price. It is constructed with a lightweight graphite body & rotor, stainless steel ball bearings, anodised aluminium spool and a machine cut aluminium handle. Available in various sizes and backed by Okuma's famous lifetime guarantee, you ca...

    Reg: $70.00 - $119.99


  • Okuma Travertine 55C Baitfeeder Reel

    Okuma Travertine 55C Baitfeeder Reel

    The Okuma Travertine has features normally found in higher priced reels. This reel comes with a baitfeeder function normally seen on higher end reels and is backed by Okuma's famous lifetime guarantee. For this price you'd be hard pressed to find a better deal!...

    Reg: $89.99



  •   Shimano Caius Baitcaster Reel

    Shimano Caius Baitcaster Reel

    The Caius baitcaster reel from Shimano represents a great starting point for threadline anglers who want to try their at baitcast fishing. The reel features three stainless bearings, one infinite anti reverse bearing, graphite frame and side plates, so it is super light but also very smooth to wind....

    Reg: $99.99

    Now: $79.99


  •   Shimano Alivio 1000 FD Spin Reel

    Shimano Alivio 1000 FD Spin Reel

    This much loved series has been given an exciting upgrade for the new season. Available in three sizes for light to medium fresh and saltwater work, they have a good all-round retrieve speed of 4.6:1, one roller bearing and one needle bearing.

    Reg: $49.99

    Now: $39.99


  •   Shimano Alivio 2500 FD Spin Reel

    Shimano Alivio 2500 FD Spin Reel

    This much loved series has been given an exciting upgrade for the new season. Available in three sizes for light to medium fresh and saltwater work, they have a good all-round retrieve speed of 4.6:1, one roller bearing and one needle bearing.

    Reg: $49.99

    Now: $39.99


  •   Shimano Alivio 4000 FD Spin Reel

    Shimano Alivio 4000 FD Spin Reel

    This much loved series has been given an exciting upgrade for the new season. Available in three sizes for light to medium fresh and saltwater work, they have a good all-round retrieve speed of 4.6:1, one roller bearing and one needle bearing.

    Reg: $49.99

    Now: $39.99



  •   Shimano Alivio 6000FA Spin Reel

    Shimano Alivio 6000FA Spin Reel

    The Shimano Alivio 10000 FA Reel is a great reel with tons of features that land-based and boat fishos look for in an affordable all-rounder....

    Reg: $89.99

    Now: $71.99


  •   Shimano Alivio 10000FA Spin Reel

    Shimano Alivio 10000FA Spin Reel

    The Shimano Alivio 6000 FA Reel is a great reel with tons of features that land-based and boat fishos look for in an affordable all-rounder....

    Reg: $109.99

    Now: $87.99


  •   Shimano Baitrunner 6000OC Reel

    Shimano Baitrunner 6000OC Reel

    Baitrunner D is the premier range of the famous Baitrunner collection, boasting all the very best features of the previous reels, but combining them with the latest Shimano technology and design to deliver the ultimate Baitrunner. The larger 8000 and 12000 sizes open up a whole world of possibilitie...

    Reg: $179.99

    Now: $143.99


  • Shakespeare Agility Reels

    Shakespeare Agility Reels

    The Shakespeare Agility 25SZ reel has a ported alloy spool, 7+1 stainless steel ball bearings, lightweight graphite body and an ultra smooth drag system....

    Reg: $65.99


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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.

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