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  •   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: $19.99


  •   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: $19.99


  •   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

    Now: $69.99


  •   Shimano TLD 25 Fishing Reel

    Shimano TLD 25 Fishing Reel

    Shimano TLD 25 overhead reels is durable and enduring...

    Reg: $189.00

    CLUB: $159.00




  •   Jarvis Walker Royale Gold SXG3500 Reel

    Jarvis Walker Royale Gold SXG3500 Reel

    The reels offer fantastic value and performance and are loaded with features: a smooth drag, five stainless steel ball bearing drive, infinite anti-reverse, two-toned aluminium spool with double drilled port holes, stainless steel main shaft, brass pinion gear, thick bail wire and a machined folding...

    Reg: $39.99

    Now: $29.99


  •   Jarvis Walker Royale Gold SXG4500 Reel

    Jarvis Walker Royale Gold SXG4500 Reel

    Royale Gold reels are designed to match with Royale Gold rods for perfectly balanced outfits. The reels offer fantastic value and performance and are loaded with features: a smooth drag, five stainless steel ball bearing drive, infinite anti-reverse, two-toned aluminium spool with double drilled por...

    Reg: $39.99

    Now: $29.99


  •   Jarvis Walker Royale Gold SXG5500 Reel

    Jarvis Walker Royale Gold SXG5500 Reel

    Royale Gold reels are designed to match with Royale Gold rods for perfectly balanced outfits. The reels offer fantastic value and performance and are loaded with features: a smooth drag, five stainless steel ball bearing drive, infinite anti-reverse, two-toned aluminium spool with double drilled por...

    Reg: $39.99

    Now: $29.99


  •   Jarvis Walker Royale Gold SXG6500 Reel

    Jarvis Walker Royale Gold SXG6500 Reel

    Royale Gold reels are designed to match with Royale Gold rods for perfectly balanced outfits. The reels offer fantastic value and performance and are loaded with features: a smooth drag, five stainless steel ball bearing drive, infinite anti-reverse, two-toned aluminium spool with double drilled por...

    Reg: $49.99

    Now: $29.99



  •   Daiwa RZ4000C Spin Reel

    Daiwa RZ4000C Spin Reel

    Just pick up on of these reels and with just one turn of the handle, you'll experience the ultra smooth cranking power of Digigear. The perfectly meshed gears provide incredible power that will last for years. For ultimate casting and line control the ABS spool delivers effortless casts and maximise...

    Reg: $79.99

    Now: $59.99


  •   Shimano Caenan 150 A HG Reel Baitcast Reel

    Shimano Caenan 150 A HG Reel Baitcast Reel

    The Caenan features four SA-RB bearings, consistent braking performance (SVS Infinity), High Efficiency Gearing (HEG), Variable Brake System (VBS) and comes in a styling black and red finish. A Stable Spool Design helps to keep weight down and assist in making long casts to fussy bass and barra hidi...

    Reg: $169.00

    CLUB: $149.00


  •   Shimano Sienna 2500FE Spinning Reel

    Shimano Sienna 2500FE Spinning Reel

    Sienna spin reels have been part and parcel of the Shimano lineup for well over a dozen years now, and the latest incarnation certainly raises the standard when it comes to entry-level performance. The compact XGT-7 body has a changed centre of gravity, which makes them comfortable for newcomers to ...

    Reg: $69.99

    Now: $49.99


  •   Shimano Sienna 4000FE Spinning Reel

    Shimano Sienna 4000FE Spinning Reel

    Sienna spin reels have been part and parcel of the Shimano lineup for well over a dozen years now, and the latest incarnation certainly raises the standard when it comes to entry-level performance. The compact XGT-7 body has a changed centre of gravity, which makes them comfortable for newcomers to ...

    Reg: $69.99

    Now: $49.99



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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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