Choosing the right fishing reel will ultimately boil down to what kind of rod the reel will be used on. If you have landed on this page, we’re guessing that you’ve already decided on which rod you’re going to buy to suit your fishing spot and target species. But we’re happy to help you to do this if you haven’t!
If you already have a rod or have just purchased one and want to upgrade your reel, you’re much closer than you think to getting your bait into the water. The weight classes for fishing reels will help you decide which one will match your rod and help you balance the two.
Balanced rods and reels will see you casting easier and more accurately. And it will also reduce your fatigue because the perfect combination makes your rod and reel easier to handle over longer periods. This is an important factor if you regularly cast and retrieve or enjoy trophy fishing.
A good balance will also see your rod tip become more sensitive, making it easier for you to pick up when a fish starts striking your lure or bait. Making the right choice as per the reel size best suited to your fishing rod will guarantee that you feel comfortable when you’re casting, fighting, holding, or reeling in a fish.
Take a look at our selection of the best fishing reels and, once you’ve found your perfect fit, ensure its longevity by cleaning it thoroughly after every brackish, freshwater, or saltwater fishing trip. And don’t open the reel casings. They are tightly packed with small cogs, springs, and washers and losing one of these is a horrible experience. Leave this to registered technicians like the friendly staff at the Fishing Store who are also happy to help you find the best fishing reels.
Remember, you don’t need the most expensive fishing reel. You just need the right one.