Overhead reels are perfect for fishing offshore and come into their own when chasing big game. Check out Anaconda's huge range of reels from brands like Shimano and Penn before your next fishing trip.
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All you need to know about overhead fishing reels
Designed to be used on overhead rods, overhead reels are perfect for lure and bait fishing from a boat or kayak. That said, the majority of overhead reels are designed for big game and ocean fishing, and this is where they really come into their own. Similar to baitcasters, overhead reels sit on the top of the rod, giving you immediate contact with the line and spool which comes in handy when jigging directly below your watercraft.
What other fishing reels are available at Anaconda?
Easily the most popular and versatile reel available, spinning reels are a great choice for a wide range of fishing scenarios. If you're looking to buy one reel that does it all, this is what you're after. For more info, check out our article on How to Choose a Spinning Reel.
Much like an overhead reel in design (though usually smaller) baitcaster reels are designed specifically for baitcasting rods, and while they do take a bit of getting used to, when mastered they offer high levels of accuracy and control.
Side cast reels
Great for surf fishing, side cast reels have a long history in Australia. Usually made by Aussie icon Alvey, these manual reels will go the distance year after year.
Handline fishing reels
Handline fishing is a simple but effective way of catching a wide variety of fish. While it's often overlooked, fishing with a handline fishing reel enables you to fish effectively with minimum gear.
Fishing combos are great for beginners and experienced anglers wanting an easy way to find that perfectly balanced fishing outfit.
Find the Right Overhead Fishing Reels at Anaconda
At Anaconda we stock a huge range of overhead reels from great brands like Shimano and Penn. Looking for a rod to go with your reel? Check out the huge range of fishing rods at Anaconda.
If you love fishing as much as we do, check out the fishing articles in our Adventure centre. With everything from detailed local advice to how-to's from experienced fishos, it's a great resource if you're looking to build your knowledge base or just read some great fishing yarns from like-minded anglers.
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