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13 Fishing Concept A3 Review

The 13 Fishing Concept A3 Baitcasting reel is small in size, yet packed with power. This reel is lightweight, but packs a huge amount of power. It is also very versatile as it is designed to be used in Saltwater and Freshwater. The reel frame is constructed of a heavy duty aluminium, combined with a […]

13 Fishing Concept C Review

The 13 Fishing Concept C Baitcasting Reel is a reel powerhouse. It is a very dependable reel that will benefit even the most serious and experienced anglers. Common to most 13 Fishing reels, it is constructed with an aluminium frame and carbon side plates, known as Airfoil. Helping to reduce the weight of the reel, […]

13 Fishing Concept A Review

The 13 Fishing Concept A Baitcasting reel fits very comfortably into the palm of your hand. It is a very compact reel, and the body is very well designed. But don’t let all of that fool you, this reel packs a lot of power. If you’re looking for a baitcasting reel that is capable of […]

Penn Pursuit III Spinning Reel Review

The Penn Pursuit III spinning reel, is a high value for money, budget reel. The reel is very durable, but it’s best attribute is it’s incredible high end drag system. The Pursuit III is constructed from a very lightweight graphite body, which makes it very corrosion resistant. It also features the incredibly smooth, and immensely popular […]

Shimano Stradic FL 2019 Spinning Reel Review

The Stradic from Shimano is a very popular reel with anglers around the world. The Stradic FL is the latest version of this model to be released, and it is stacked with the latest Shimano reel technology. A significant change from previous models, is the introduction of a long stroke spool. This has resulted in […]

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Daiwa BG Spinning Reel Review

The Daiwa BG Spinning Reel has been around for a long time. It is a stalwart for many anglers. So in 2016 Daiwa revamped this popular reel, and in doing so made it one of the best value for money reels on the market today. Daiwa has packed the redesigned BG series with technology and […]

Okuma Helios SX Spinning Reel Review

The Okuma HSX Spinning Reels have really taken the freshwater and inshore saltwater fishing market by storm. They are incredibly well designed, very smooth and very affordably priced. The unique C-40X graphite and aluminum design, make this reel very light, but beautifully engineered. There is minimal torsion or flex when this reel is loaded up […]

Shimano Curado 70 Baitcasting Reel Review

The Curado range of reels from Shimano have been a very popular design. The Shimano Curado 70 Baitcasting Reel is a very compact design which is proving popular among freshwater an saltwater anglers. Yes the Curado 70 is approved by Shimano for saltwater use. So these reels are not strictly the domain of bass fisherman. […]

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Welcome to Fishing Reel Reviews! This is an exciting website that brings together anglers from all over the world to discuss, read about, rate and review fishing reels.

This website discusses saltwater and freshwater reels, that apply to all types of fishing. Be it offshore game reels, inshore spinning reels to freshwater fly reels, we talk about it and review it.

Our reviews are set up to provide all the information you need before you buy a certain reel. We also include all available online retailers and their prices, which allows you the user to get the best value for money.

With each reel we aim to collect all the questions and answers that people have had about a fishing reel. We scrape the web from fishing forums to customer feedback on retail sites an collate that all into each review. We also provide as much technical information from the manufacturer that we can find, and do our best to explain how it may benefit you and your fishing.

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Common Questions About Fishing Reels:

The Best Fishing Reels For 2018 Are:

  1. Sougayilang Spinning Fishing Reel
  2. Penn Slammer III Spinning
  3. KastKing Summer and Centron Spinning Reels
  4. KastKing Royale Legend/Whitemax Low Profile Baitcasting Fishing Reel
  5. One Bass Fishing Reels Light Weight Saltwater Spinning Reel
  6. Penn Battle II Spinning Fishing Reel
  7. Daiwa BG Spinning Reels
  8. Pflueger President Spinning Reel
  9. Penn Spinfisher V Spinning Reel
  10. Abu Garcia BMAX3 Max Low-Profile Baitcast Fishing Reel

The Top 10 Leading Fishing Reel Brands Are:

  1. Shimano
  2. Penn
  3. Daiwa
  4. Abu Garcia
  5. Okuma
  6. Pflueger
  7. KastKing
  8. Finn Noir
  9. Jigging Master
  10. Tica

The Highest Quality Reel Manufacturers Are:

  1. Shimano
  2. Penn
  3. Daiwa
  4. Okuma
  5. Jigging Master
  6. Avet
  7. Accurate