Top 10 Baitcast Reels
for December 2021

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Abu Garcia Ambassadeur Round Baitcast Fishing Reel

Abu Garcia Ambassadeur Round Baitcast Fishing Reel

by Pure Fishing
What We like

Compact bent handle and star provide a more ergonomic design

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Product Features

  • 6 pin centrifugal brake gives consistent brake pressure throughout the cast
  • Synchronized level wind system improves line lay and castability
  • Carbon Matrix drag system gives smooth drag performance
  • 4 stainless steel ball bearings plus 1 roller bearing provides smooth operation
  • Duragear 2 gear system provides increased gear strength for all fishing situations

Duragear 2 gear system provides increased gear strength for all fishing situations Synchronized level wind system improves line lay and castability Carbon matrix drag system gives smooth drag performance 6 pin centrifugal brake gives consistent brake pressure throughout the cast 4 stainless steel ball bearings plus 1 roller bearing provides smooth operation

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Lew's Classic Pro Speed Spool SLP 7.5:1 Right Hand Baitcast Reel (CP1SH)

Lew's Classic Pro Speed Spool SLP 7.5:1 Right Hand Baitcast Reel (CP1SH)

by Lew's
What We like

Machine, anodized, large capacity aluminum 32mm spool. Graphite drag star.Durable Rulon drag system, provides up to 15lbs. of drag power

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Product Features

  • Sport type: Fishing
  • Anodized, aluminum spool tension cap. Zirconia line guide
  • A 95MM bowed, anodized, bowed aluminum handle with Lew's custom paddle knobs

Anodized, aluminum spool tension cap. zirconia line guide Sport type: fishing A 95mm bowed, anodized, bowed aluminum handle with Lew's custom paddle knobs

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Cadence CB5 Baitcasting Reels Lightweight Graphite Frame Fishing Reels with 8 Corrosion Resistant Bearings Baitcaster Reels Carbon Fiber Drag Baitcast Reels with 6.6:1 Gear Ratio Casting Reels

Cadence CB5 Baitcasting Reels Lightweight Graphite Frame Fishing Reels with 8 Corrosion Resistant Bearings Baitcaster Reels Carbon Fiber Drag Baitcast Reels with 6.6:1 Gear Ratio Casting Reels

by Cadence
What We like

Comfortable Palm Compact Design - The CB5 casting reels features a lightweight graphite frame & sideplates. Ergonomically designed smooth gear lines greatly reduce friction, palm sized baitcaster provides you comfortable reel feel and reduces your fatigue for all day comfortable fun fishing! Elegant red/black low profile design bait caster with super smooth high speed line retrieve offers the ultimate fishing performance.

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Product Features

  • PREMIUM DURABLE MATERIAL - The CB5 casting reels is composed of premium aviation class almunium spool and spool tension knob. And with the design of hard brass main gear and pinion gear, this reel reduces your casting fatigue and greatly improve the resistance corrosion and durability. It is 20% stronger and 30% longer life casting span than other brand in it's price range!
  • ULTRA SMOOTH BEARINGS - The CB5 baitcasting reel is composed of actual 7 double-shielded stainless-steel ball bearings and 1 instant anti-reverse bearing. This SLT(Super Low Torque) BB system can reduce your casting effort and ensure that each turn of the handle is super smooth and quiet even under heavy load. The Graphite - clicker star drag with sound reminders is a very humanized design. This provides long and accurate casts! More value than other brand baitcasters in it's price range.
  • FAST RETRIEVE & BEST VALUE - The CB5 baitcasting reel is available in a fast 6.6 gear ratio for faster retreives enabling you to fish efficiently and to always keep pressure on the fish while reeling them in. Elegant silver low profile design bait caster with super smooth high speed line retrieve offers the ultimate fishing performance. More value than other brand baitcasters in it's price range.

Ultra smooth bearings - the cb5 baitcasting reel is composed of actual 7 double-shielded stainless-steel ball bearings and 1 instant anti-reverse bearing. this slt(super low torque) bb system can reduce your casting effort and ensure that each turn of the handle is super smooth and quiet even under heavy load. the graphite - clicker star drag with sound reminders is a very humanized design. this provides long and accurate casts! more value than other brand baitcasters in it's price range. Fast retrieve & best value - the cb5 baitcasting reel is available in a fast 6.6 gear ratio for faster retreives enabling you to fish efficiently and to always keep pressure on the fish while reeling them in. elegant silver low profile design bait caster with super smooth high speed line retrieve offers the ultimate fishing performance. more value than other brand baitcasters in it's price range. Premium durable material - the cb5 casting reels is composed of premium aviation class almunium spool and spool tension knob. and with the design of hard brass main gear and pinion gear, this reel reduces your casting fatigue and greatly improve the resistance corrosion and durability. it is 20% stronger and 30% longer life casting span than other brand in it's price range!

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Abu Garcia Ambassadeur Striper Special Baitcast Round Reel

Abu Garcia Ambassadeur Striper Special Baitcast Round Reel

by Pure Fishing
What We like

Synchronized level wind system

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Product Features

  • 3 stainless steel ball bearings + 1 roller bearing
  • 6 pin centrifugal brake
  • Carbon Matrix drag system
  • Extended bent handle

6 pin centrifugal brake Extended bent handle Carbon matrix drag system 3 stainless steel ball bearings + 1 roller bearing

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Abu Garcia Zata Baitcast Low Profile Fishing Reel

Abu Garcia Zata Baitcast Low Profile Fishing Reel

by Pure Fishing
What We like

Infini brake system allows almost limitless adjustability to handle any fishing situation

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Product Features

  • Graphite frame and sideplates
  • Carbon Matrix drag system provides smooth, consistent drag pressure across the entire drag range
  • 10 stainless steel ball bearings + 1 roller bearing provides smooth operation
  • Duragear brass gear for extended gear life

Graphite frame and sideplates Carbon matrix drag system provides smooth, consistent drag pressure across the entire drag range Duragear brass gear for extended gear life 10 stainless steel ball bearings + 1 roller bearing provides smooth operation

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Lew's Mach I Baitcast SLP 7.5:1 Right Hand Baitcast Reel

Lew's Mach I Baitcast SLP 7.5:1 Right Hand Baitcast Reel

by Lews Fishing
What We like

Baitcasting reel: Reel features a machined, double anodized aluminum, 32 millimeter deep spool, a double anodized, aluminum drag star with audible click and a durable Rulon drag system which provides up to 15 pounds of drag power

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Product Features

  • Fishing reel: The baitcast reel includes a 95 millimeter bowed, anodized, bowed aluminum handle with LEW'S Combat Grip paddles, a double anodized, aluminum spool tension cap with audible click and a Combat Grip thumb bar
  • Multi-setting brake (MSB): Externally-adjustable dual cast control system utilizing both an external click-dial for setting the magnetic brake, plus 4 individually disengage-able disk-mounted internal brake shoes that operate on centrifugal force
  • LEW'S fishing gear: Compare LEW'S baitcasting reels, spinning reels, baitcast combos and spinning combos to fishing gear from Abu Garcia, KastKing, Seaguar, Okuma, Ugly Stik, Penn, Wakeman, Shimano, Piscifun, Berkley, Bass Master, Shakespeare and Zebco
  • LEW'S Mach 1 speed spool: Baitcast reel features a one-piece lightweight SLP graphite frame and side plates with 3 drain ports
  • Speed gears: Baitcasting reel features high strength solid brass speed gears, cut on precision Hamai CNC gear hobbing machines

Zero reverse: reel features premium 8 bearing system with stainless steel double shielded bearings and zero reverse one-way clutch Fishing reel: the baitcast reel includes a 95 millimeter bowed, anodized, bowed aluminum handle with lew's combat grip paddles, a double anodized, aluminum spool tension cap with audible click and a combat grip thumb bar Lew's fishing gear: compare lew's baitcasting reels, spinning reels, baitcast combos and spinning combos to fishing gear from abu garcia, kastking, seaguar, okuma, ugly stik, penn, wakeman, shimano, piscifun, berkley, bass master, shakespeare and zebco Multi-setting brake (msb): externally-adjustable dual cast control system utilizing both an external click-dial for setting the magnetic brake, plus 4 individually disengage-able disk-mounted internal brake shoes that operate on centrifugal force Speed gears: baitcasting reel features high strength solid brass speed gears, cut on precision hamai cnc gear hobbing machines Lew's mach 1 speed spool: baitcast reel features a one-piece lightweight slp graphite frame and side plates with 3 drain ports

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Cadence CB8 Baitcasting Reels, 6.7oz Ultra Lightweight Casting Reels,20 LB Carbon Fiber Drag Baitcasters,Super Smooth 9+1 BB,Stronger Aluminum Body Durable Baitcast Fishing Reel Low Profile High Value

Cadence CB8 Baitcasting Reels

6.7oz Ultra Lightweight Casting Reels, 20 LB Carbon Fiber Drag Baitcasters, Super Smooth 9+1 BB, Stronger Aluminum Body Durable Baitcast Fishing Reel Low Profile High Value

by Cadence
What We like

COMFORTABLE & LIGHTWEIGHT - The CB8 casting reels feature an ergonomic and compact design making it easy to palm for ultimate comfortability. At only 6.7oz, this extremely light reel has a durable carbon fiber frame while also being composed of aviation class almunium for the main gear and crank shaft (80% lighter than brass!). The oversized EVA handle knobs are sweat-absorbant and durable to handle the rigors of versatile fishing conditions.

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Product Features

  • 90 DAY RISK-FREE TRIAL - We believe in our products which is why all of Cadence products come with risk-free trial to give you peace of mind! We are committed to offering you high performance premium features on our gear at an unbeatable value. Our experienced team works to prove that every day!
  • PREMIUM BEARINGS - The CB8 baitcasting reel is composed of 9 double-shielded stainless-steel ball bearings and 1 instant anti-reverse bearing. This SLT(Super Low Torque) BB system can reduce your casting effort and ensure that each turn of the handle is super smooth and quiet.
  • FAST RETRIEVE & VERSATILE - The CB8 casting reel is available in a fast 7.3:1 gear ratio for faster retreives enabling you to fish efficiently and to always keep pressure on the fish while reeling them in.This reel is available in 3 different gear ratios: 5.6:1, 6.6:1 & 7.3:1 to suit any fishing need. From cranking to flipping and pitching, the CB8 reel can get the job done so that you can focus on the fish.
  • POWERFUL DRAG SYSTEM AND PRECISE BRAKING SYSTEM - The CB8 fishing reel contains a smooth and powerful carbon fiber drag system. This drag system has a max drag of 20lbs to help stop those big fish from running into cover and getting away. The externally adjustable magnetic brakes are easy to adjust and control. This helps you avoid backlashes when throwing a variety of baits in any fishing conditions.

Premium bearings - the cb8 baitcasting reel is composed of 9 double-shielded stainless-steel ball bearings and 1 instant anti-reverse bearing. this slt(super low torque) bb system can reduce your casting effort and ensure that each turn of the handle is super smooth and quiet. Fast retrieve & versatile - the cb8 casting reel is available in a fast 7.3:1 gear ratio for faster retreives enabling you to fish efficiently and to always keep pressure on the fish while reeling them in.this reel is available in 3 different gear ratios: 5.6:1, 6.6:1 & 7.3:1 to suit any fishing need. from cranking to flipping and pitching, the cb8 reel can get the job done so that you can focus on the fish. 90 day risk-free trial - we believe in our products which is why all of Cadence products come with risk-free trial to give you peace of mind! we are committed to offering you high performance premium features on our gear at an unbeatable value. our experienced team works to prove that every day! Powerful drag system and precise braking system - the cb8 fishing reel contains a smooth and powerful carbon fiber drag system. this drag system has a max drag of 20lbs to help stop those big fish from running into cover and getting away. the externally adjustable magnetic brakes are easy to adjust and control. this helps you avoid backlashes when throwing a variety of baits in any fishing conditions.

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Lew's American Hero 6.4:1 Right Hand Baitcast Reel

Lew's American Hero 6.4:1 Right Hand Baitcast Reel

by Lew's Fishing
What We like

American Heroes

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Product Features

  • Line Capacity: 12/120 Bearings: 5BB Gear Ratio: 6
  • 4:1 weight: 7
  • Mixing black sideplates and a machine forged anodized aluminum blue spool and tension knob

Mixing black sideplates and a machine forged anodized aluminum blue spool and tension knob 4:1 weight: 7 Line capacity: 12/120 bearings: 5bb gear ratio: 6

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SHIMANO SLX XT 151 XG SLX151 XT XG Low Profile LH Baitcast Reel Box, 5, Multi, One Size

SHIMANO SLX XT 151 XG SLX151 XT XG Low Profile LH Baitcast Reel Box

5, Multi, One Size

by Shimano
What We like

Super free spool was designed to elimiate frisction on the spool shaft during the cast

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Product Features

  • Sport type: Outdoor Lifestyle
  • SVS infinity provides east to manage, consistent spool controo and brake force
  • Ensures precision casting easpecially when using lighter lures
  • Hagane body is a metal reel body with high rigidity, impact resistance and eliminates body flexing
  • S3D spool technology significantly reduces spool vibration and creates smooth casting

Sport type: outdoor lifestyle Ensures precision casting easpecially when using lighter lures Svs infinity provides east to manage, consistent spool controo and brake force Hagane body is a metal reel body with high rigidity, impact resistance and eliminates body flexing S3d spool technology significantly reduces spool vibration and creates smooth casting

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Lew's Mach 2 SLP 7.5:1 Right Hand Baitcast Reel

Lew's Mach 2 SLP 7.5:1 Right Hand Baitcast Reel

by Lew's
What We like

Durable Rulon drag system, provides up to 15lbs. of drag power. Anodized bowed aluminum 95mm handle with Winn Dri-Tac handle knobs

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Product Features

  • Externally adjustable Magnetic Control System (MCS). Double anodized aluminum spool tension adjustment with audible click.
  • Premium 10-bearing system with double-shielded stainless steel ball bearings and Zero Reverse one-way clutch bearing.
  • Double anodized aluminum bowed drag star with audible click adjustment. Quick release sideplate lock lever. Zirconia line guide
  • Strong and lightweight, Super Low Profile (SLP) graphite frame and sideplates. Machined and double anodized aluminum U-shape 32mm spool. High strength solid brass Speed Gears, cut on precision Hamai CNC gear hobbing machines

Strong and lightweight, super low profile (slp) graphite frame and sideplates. machined and double anodized aluminum u-shape 32mm spool. high strength solid brass speed gears, cut on precision hamai cnc gear hobbing machines Double anodized aluminum bowed drag star with audible click adjustment. quick release sideplate lock lever. zirconia line guide Externally adjustable magnetic control system (mcs). double anodized aluminum spool tension adjustment with audible click. Premium 10-bearing system with double-shielded stainless steel ball bearings and zero reverse one-way clutch bearing.

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