Best Trolling Reels – Top 3 Guide

Trolling for fish is a popular method used by anglers everywhere. Typically, anglers troll for freshwater species like walleye, musky, salmon, trout, and most large saltwater species. The idea is you can fish much of the lake quickly and at various depths to find the strike zone. Trolling more often than not yields some of the bigger fish in those species as well, which makes the whole process even more exciting. To catch those fish, you need the right gear. In this guide, we’ll cover the best trolling reels as well as some honorable mentions. This is our Top 3 Guide for the Best Trolling Reels!

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New Fishing Gear for 2015

With many anglers still digging out of snow from one of the harshest winters in recent memory, it’s hard to think about and prepare for the upcoming fishing season. Nevertheless, here we are, early March, and the call of spring fishing is right in front of us. Getting out on the water will be exciting and rewarding, and here to help you for this upcoming season is some of the best new fishing gear for 2015. Each item can be found on Amazon and is linked for your convenience.

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Best Baitcasting Reels – Top 3 Guide

If you’ve watched any fishing on TV you’ve probably seen anglers using baitcasting reels. Baitcasting reels have been around for a long time and are the favorite to many bass and other species professional anglers. They’re a little harder to fish than a spinning reel, but they’re super strong, very durable, and are made for fighting bigger fish. The horizontal spool peels line off smoothly and easily. There is no bail to set or release so your casting motion is more fluid. You do have to worry about backlashing, or birds nests in your line, but the best baitcasting reels have included specific technology to minimize and eliminate those issues. Baitcasting reels have come a long way from their “only for the pros” days, and we have some recommendations on the best baitcasting reels for all anglers below. In addition to our Top 3, we’ve also included some honorable mentions.

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Best Spinning Reels – Top 3 Guide

Today you have an endless supply of spinning reels to pick from when shopping for a new reel. The market has been saturated with options. While weeding through all your choices may be daunting, the abundance of spinning reels just means you can find a really good piece of equipment for a fair price. In an effort to help you, we’ve compiled our “Top 3” list of the best spinning reels out there today. We’ve also included some honorable mentions, in case you’re the type of shopper that needs to see as many options as possible before making a selection. It’s okay, we’re the same way! This guide will help you select from the best spinning reels and get you closer to your pursuit of the big catch! Just below the table will be some explanations for deciding factors in our choices. Without further adieu, let’s take a look at BaitRodReel.coms’ Top 3 Best Spinning Reels!

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How To Spool a Spinning Reel

How to Spool a Spinning Reel - Penn Fishing FRC6000 Firece Spinning Reel
Penn Fishing FRC6000 Firece Spinning Reel

The spinning reel is the most popular fishing reel on the market today. Most anglers have, at one time or another, used a spinning reel. With that experience, anglers have inevitably dealt with a poorly spooled reel. Knots, line twists, and line overfill are common characteristics of line not properly spooled on a reel. To help anglers understand how to spool a spinning reel, the following steps should be taken. Illustrations are provided by WikiHow.

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How To Cast a Spinning Reel

How to cast a spinning reel - Okuma ABF-40 Avenger Baitfeeder Spinning Reel
Okuma ABF-40 Avenger Baitfeeder Spinning Reel

Easy to use. Extremely versatile. Made for everyone. Learn how to cast a spinning reel.

Spinning reels are easily the most versatile type of reel an angler could use. They’re easy to use, great for both novices and experts, and can be used with a wide variety of lines. While all reels have their specific advantages, spinning reels are by far the most popular reel available. For those who haven’t used a spinning reel before but would like to, here is a simple guide on how to cast a spinning reel.

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