Top 10 Saltwater Spinning Reels
for December 2021

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SeaKnight Rapid Saltwater Spinning Reel, 4.7:1,6.2:1 High Speed, Max Drag 33Lbs, Smooth Fresh and Saltwater Fishing Reel

SeaKnight Rapid Saltwater Spinning Reel

4.7:1, 6.2:1 High Speed, Max Drag 33Lbs, Smooth Fresh and Saltwater Fishing Reel

by SeaKnight
What We like

The Rapid is a fast, powerful, durable reel suited for heavy freshwater and light saltwater use. Perfect for inshore fishing, and for Bass, Stripers, Walleyes, Catfish, and Northern Pike.

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Product Features

  • The Rapid also features a sealed aluminum spool and rotor structure, preventing water and sand from entering the gearing.
  • The Rapid offers an enhanced thicker main shaft, stainless ball bearings, and a carbon fiber drag system with 15kg/33 pound drag to land the largest gamefish.
  • Exquisite craftsmanship employing advanced production technologies and outfitted with high quality 10 + 1 shielded stainless steel ball bearings create an amazingly smooth reel.
  • Introducing the Rapid fresh and saltwater spinning reel featuring an anti-corrosive coating for salt ad fresh water use.

The rapid also features a sealed aluminum spool and rotor structure, preventing water and sand from entering the gearing. The rapid offers an enhanced thicker main shaft, stainless ball bearings, and a carbon fiber drag system with 15kg/33 pound drag to land the largest gamefish. Exquisite craftsmanship employing advanced production technologies and outfitted with high quality 10 + 1 shielded stainless steel ball bearings create an amazingly smooth reel. Introducing the rapid fresh and saltwater spinning reel featuring an anti-corrosive coating for salt ad fresh water use.

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Daiwa BG8000 BG Saltwater Spinning Reel, 8000, 5.3: 1 Gear Ratio, 6+1 Bearings, 53.30

Daiwa BG8000 BG Saltwater Spinning Reel

8000, 5.3: 1 Gear Ratio, 6+1 Bearings, 53.30" Retrieve Rate, 33 lb Max Drag

by Daiwa
What We like

Infinite Anti-Reverse System (4000 and Smaller), Infinite Dual Anti-Reverse System (4500 and Larger)

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Product Features

  • Manual Return Bail (4500 and Larger), 6BB+1RB, Gear Ratio: 5.6:1, Drag Max:33
  • Braided Line Ready Spool, Waterproof Drag System, Carbon ATD, Line Per Handle Turn: 53.3"
  • Solid Screw-In Handle, Air Rotor, Dynamic Cut Aluminum ABS Spool
  • Black Anodized Machined Aluminum Housing ("Hard Bodyz" Body & Side Cover), Over-sized Digigear (Digigear System)
  • Line Capacity (Lb. Test / Yards): 20/550, 25/440, 30/370 J-BRAID: 50/730, 65/590, 80/440

Line capacity (lb. test / yards): 20/550, 25/440, 30/370 j-braid: 50/730, 65/590, 80/440 Manual return bail (4500 and larger), 6bb+1rb, gear ratio: 5.6:1, drag max:33 Solid screw-in handle, air rotor, dynamic cut aluminum abs spool Braided line ready spool, waterproof drag system, carbon atd, line per handle turn: 53.3" Black anodized machined aluminum housing ("hard bodyz" body & side cover), over-sized digigear (digigear system)

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Diwa Spinning Fishing Reels for Saltwater Freshwater 7000 Spools Ultra Smooth Ultralight Powerful Trout Bass Carp Gear Stainless Ball Bearings Metal Body Ice Fishing Reels (7000)

Diwa Spinning Fishing Reels for Saltwater Freshwater 7000 Spools Ultra Smooth Ultralight Powerful Trout Bass Carp Gear Stainless Ball Bearings Metal Body Ice Fishing Reels (7000)

by Diwa
What We like

Smooth, Fluid cranking with 14 sealed stainless steel ball bearings and instant anti-reverse bearing, Drag system provides powerful drag without sacrificing smoothness. It's light weight and perfectly balanced, thus less fatigue.

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Product Features

  • Aluminum alloy body, spool and handle offer exceptional durability, and the aluminum alloy bracket will not fracture. Durable, High-range spinning reel ideal for conquering big freshwater and saltwater game fish.
  • Weight 15.48oz/439g | Max Drag 66 LB/30KG |Gear Ratio 4.7:1 | Line Capacity (LB/Yds) 14/240, 16/190, 20/120 | Line Capacity 0.35mm/270m, 0.45mm/210m, 0.50mm/130m
  • Great features, Interchangeable right or left handle computerized numerical control machined aluminum handle, excellent line lay oscillation system. Ultra-thin streamline body design. Suitable for a variety of waters, such as ocean boat fishing, ocean rock fishing, ocean beach fishing, lake, river, reservoir pond, stream etc. Perfect thanksgiving birthday christmas gift for fisherman.

Great features, interchangeable right or left handle computerized numerical control machined aluminum handle, excellent line lay oscillation system. ultra-thin streamline body design. suitable for a variety of waters, such as ocean boat fishing, ocean rock fishing, ocean beach fishing, lake, river, reservoir pond, stream etc. perfect thanksgiving birthday christmas gift for fisherman. Weight 15.48oz/439g | max drag 66 lb/30kg |gear ratio 4.7:1 | line capacity (lb/yds) 14/240, 16/190, 20/120 | line capacity 0.35mm/270m, 0.45mm/210m, 0.50mm/130m Aluminum alloy body, spool and handle offer exceptional durability, and the aluminum alloy bracket will not fracture. durable, high-range spinning reel ideal for conquering big freshwater and saltwater game fish.

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Dr.Fish Saltwater 10000 Spinning Reel for Surf Fishing, 13+1 BBS, 40LB Max Drag, Ultra High Capacity, Heavy Duty Long Casting Offshore Big Game Fishing Reel Halibut Bullhead Mackerel

Dr.Fish Saltwater 10000 Spinning Reel for Surf Fishing

13+1 BBS, 40LB Max Drag, Ultra High Capacity, Heavy Duty Long Casting Offshore Big Game Fishing Reel Halibut Bullhead Mackerel

by Dr.Fish
What We like

HUGE CNC Aluminum spool allows you to easily put more and heavier lines on your reel for bigger fights, and help you cast longer and faster. Powerful Aluminum handle will help you dominant every battle.

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Product Features

  • Model: LS-10000| Gear Ratio: 3.9:1 | Ball Bearing: 13+1BB | Drag: Front | Reel Weight Approx.: 26.03oz / 26.87oz | Spool: Aluminlum | Line Capacity (Lbs/Yds): 17/400,20/310,30/220
  • 13+1 Rust-resistant ball bearings offer smooth action in both casting and retrieving. Side plate and rotor are sealed and waterproof so you can keep enjoying this butterly smooth performance after many trips.
  • A BIG gun for the BIG game. A special weapon designed for surf fishing. High density, corrosion resistant reel body is ready for repeat fights agianst the fiercest monster under the sea.
  • BIG & STRONG! Unprecedented 48LB max drag(12000 model) will put you in the winning position when a big fish bites. 3.9:1 Rock-steady gear ratio provides more torque and gives you advantage when a big fight comes.

13+1 rust-resistant ball bearings offer smooth action in both casting and retrieving. side plate and rotor are sealed and waterproof so you can keep enjoying this butterly smooth performance after many trips. Model: ls-10000| gear ratio: 3.9:1 | ball bearing: 13+1bb | drag: front | reel weight approx.: 26.03oz / 26.87oz | spool: aluminlum | line capacity (lbs/yds): 17/400,20/310,30/220 A big gun for the big game. a special weapon designed for surf fishing. high density, corrosion resistant reel body is ready for repeat fights agianst the fiercest monster under the sea. Big & strong! unprecedented 48lb max drag(12000 model) will put you in the winning position when a big fish bites. 3.9:1 rock-steady gear ratio provides more torque and gives you advantage when a big fight comes.

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Cadence Stout Saltwater Spinning Reel, Smooth 7 + 1 Sealed Ball Ball Bearing System, Anti-Corrosion Saltwater Treatment, Big Game, Powerful Carbon Fiber Drag with 41 lbs Drag

Cadence Stout Saltwater Spinning Reel

Smooth 7 + 1 Sealed Ball Ball Bearing System, Anti-Corrosion Saltwater Treatment, Big Game, Powerful Carbon Fiber Drag with 41 lbs Drag

by Cadence
What We like

Powerful: The carbon fiber drag system delivers a consistent and powerful drag and has a max drag of 41 pounds. A 6.2:1 gear ratio gives you cranking power but also allows you to keep up with fast running fish. The stainless-steel main shaft provides an enduring performance that you can rely on and is also corrosion resistant.

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Product Features

  • Big Game Sizes Available: The Stout spinning reel comes in a wide variety of sizes that can handle anything inshore and nearshore. The larger 5000 and 6000 size can handle larger saltwater species such as sharks, mackerel, snapper, tarpon and mahi. These reels are also great for big game freshwater fish such as catfish, carp, muskie and pike.
  • Smooth Performance: The Stout spinning reel has a 7 + 1 sealed ball bearing system that is anti-corrosive and delivers maximum smoothness during retrieval.
  • Strong Corrosion Resistance: The enhanced aluminum alloy body stem is corrosion resistant while the new GV-5H rotor doesnt flex even in tough conditions. The entire reel is coated with our saltwater treatment to prevent corrosion and ensure reel longevity. A strong aluminum braid-ready spool allows you to tie braid directly to the spool without backing.

Strong corrosion resistance: the enhanced aluminum alloy body stem is corrosion resistant while the new gv-5h rotor doesnt flex even in tough conditions. the entire reel is coated with our saltwater treatment to prevent corrosion and ensure reel longevity. a strong aluminum braid-ready spool allows you to tie braid directly to the spool without backing. Big game sizes available: the stout spinning reel comes in a wide variety of sizes that can handle anything inshore and nearshore. the larger 5000 and 6000 size can handle larger saltwater species such as sharks, mackerel, snapper, tarpon and mahi. these reels are also great for big game freshwater fish such as catfish, carp, muskie and pike. Smooth performance: the stout spinning reel has a 7 + 1 sealed ball bearing system that is anti-corrosive and delivers maximum smoothness during retrieval.

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Diwa Spinning Fishing Reels 8000 10000 12000 Series Freshwater Saltwater Big-Game Fishing Surf Fishing 12+1 Stainless BB 70 LBS Max Drag Ultra Smooth Powerful Trout Durable Spinner Gear(Black, 12000)

Diwa Spinning Fishing Reels 8000 10000 12000 Series Freshwater Saltwater Big-Game Fishing Surf Fishing 12+1 Stainless BB 70 LBS Max Drag Ultra Smooth Powerful Trout Durable Spinner Gear(Black

12000)

by Diwa
What We like

NEXT GEN : The brand new design Diwa KCN spinning reels look great, and even better, they are built tough to land trophy fish in all fishing conditions including saltwater and freshwater. KCN are superb lightweight fishing reels built with a high percentage fiber reinforced graphite body and rotor!

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Product Features

  • SUPER SMOOTHYou'll be blown away by the quiet, silky smooth retrieve of the KCN. Plus, with the unique Shark Fin Braid Ready aluminum spool, you no longer need to use backing line when spooling on braid fishing line. You'll benefit from more line capacity to go after monster fish.
  • AFFORDABLE INNOVATION - Although a KCN spinning reel has more features, including 12 + 1 high quality, saltwater rated double shielded stainless steel ball bearings, instant lock anti-reverse, stainless steel hardware, aluminum handle, and more line capacity than other brands, the best feature is its low, affordable price. It is the best all-around spinning reel for every angler.
  • KCN Intrusion Shield System: KCN spinning reels are sealed with a KCN Intrusion Shield System! KCN has a unique protection water resistant design for its spool, body, and rotor KCN Intrusion Shield System. It helps keep water and dirt out. A great feature to have if your reel takes an accidental dunk.
  • PURE POWER: You will love KCN spinning reel's amazing best-in-class up to 70 LBS / 31 KG of smooth, reliable triple disc aluminum alloy, oversized stainless steel main shaft, and stronger precision mesh manganese brass pinion gears for more fishing muscle.

Affordable innovation - although a kcn spinning reel has more features, including 12 + 1 high quality, saltwater rated double shielded stainless steel ball bearings, instant lock anti-reverse, stainless steel hardware, aluminum handle, and more line capacity than other brands, the best feature is its low, affordable price. it is the best all-around spinning reel for every angler. Kcn intrusion shield system: kcn spinning reels are sealed with a kcn intrusion shield system! kcn has a unique protection water resistant design for its spool, body, and rotor kcn intrusion shield system. it helps keep water and dirt out. a great feature to have if your reel takes an accidental dunk. Super smoothyou'll be blown away by the quiet, silky smooth retrieve of the kcn. plus, with the unique shark fin braid ready aluminum spool, you no longer need to use backing line when spooling on braid fishing line. you'll benefit from more line capacity to go after monster fish. Pure power: you will love kcn spinning reel's amazing best-in-class up to 70 lbs / 31 kg of smooth, reliable triple disc aluminum alloy, oversized stainless steel main shaft, and stronger precision mesh manganese brass pinion gears for more fishing muscle.

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Cadence Spinning Reel,CS5 Pro Ultralight Carbon Fiber Fishing Reel with 9 Durable & Corrosion Resistant Bearings for Saltwater or Freshwater,Super Smooth Powerful Reel with 36 LBs Max Drag

Cadence Spinning Reel

CS5 Pro Ultralight Carbon Fiber Fishing Reel with 9 Durable & Corrosion Resistant Bearings for Saltwater or Freshwater, Super Smooth Powerful Reel with 36 LBs Max Drag

by Cadence
What We like

Great ValueThe CS5 spinning reel is ideal for gamefish including freshwater fish like bass, walleye, and trout as well as popular inshore species like redfish, speckled trout and flounder. We manufacturer high-quality, feature-packed match fishing reels. Cadence products have been designed by anglers who are out on the bank, fishing day in, day out.

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Product Features

  • PowerfulCS5 Spinning reel's Superior Carbon Drag System offers incredible stopping power up to 36LBs to handle the big fish you are after.It has a stainless steel main shaft and zinc alloy main pinion gear, perfect precision machined pinion gear for fish fighting power.
  • Ultra-SmoothUnique torsion control body design improved reels's stability and drag smooth ,8+1 corrosion resistant stainless steel bearings with super low torque imported from Japan make spinning reel getting fast speed and casting remote , Super high 6.2:1/5.2:1 Gear Ratio gives it ultra-smooth performance.
  • Super Light WeightReel ultralight built with high concentration meta carbon main frame is 53% lighter and 20% stronger than aluminum .Spinning reel with machined aluminum spool is strong and robust keeping steady outgoing line. Ergonomic EVA handle provides comfort while not adding much weight.An awesome gift for anybody who loves fishing.

Ultra-smoothunique torsion control body design improved reels's stability and drag smooth ,8+1 corrosion resistant stainless steel bearings with super low torque imported from japan make spinning reel getting fast speed and casting remote , super high 6.2:1/5.2:1 gear ratio gives it ultra-smooth performance. Super light weightreel ultralight built with high concentration meta carbon main frame is 53% lighter and 20% stronger than aluminum .spinning reel with machined aluminum spool is strong and robust keeping steady outgoing line. ergonomic eva handle provides comfort while not adding much weight.an awesome gift for anybody who loves fishing. Powerfulcs5 spinning reel's superior carbon drag system offers incredible stopping power up to 36lbs to handle the big fish you are after.it has a stainless steel main shaft and zinc alloy main pinion gear, perfect precision machined pinion gear for fish fighting power.

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CNC Full Metal Spinning Fishing Reel Powerful Freshwater Saltwater Reel 17kg or 37lbs Long Cast Big Game Boat Fishing 12 Stainless Steel Ball Bearings Size 3000 16lbs-150yards

Saion CNC Full Metal Spinning Fishing Reel Powerful Freshwater Saltwater Reel 17kg or 37lbs Long Cast Big Game Boat Fishing 12 Stainless Steel Ball Bearings Size 3000 16lbs-150yards

by YC
What We like

CNC Full Metal Spinning Fishing Reel Powerful Freshwater Saltwater Reel

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Product Features

  • Freshwater Saltwater Fishing, Enhanced Cutting Tolerance, Enhanced Gear Train.
  • Line capacity: Size 3000: 0.35mm/170m; 16lbs/150yards. 0.4mm/130m; 22lbs/120yards. 0.45mm/105m; 25lbs/90yards; 0.5mm/90m; 30lbs/80yards.
  • Reel weight: 390grams or 13.75oz.
  • Drag: 17kg or 37lbs. Gear Ratio: 5.5:1.

Freshwater saltwater fishing, enhanced cutting tolerance, enhanced gear train. Drag: 17kg or 37lbs. gear ratio: 5.5:1. Reel weight: 390grams or 13.75oz. Line capacity: size 3000: 0.35mm/170m; 16lbs/150yards. 0.4mm/130m; 22lbs/120yards. 0.45mm/105m; 25lbs/90yards; 0.5mm/90m; 30lbs/80yards.

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Dr.Fish Saltwater Spinning Reel Ocean Fishing Graphite Body 9+1 Stainless Steel BB 35lb Max Drag Surf Casting Reel Inshore Fishing 9000

Dr.Fish Saltwater Spinning Reel Ocean Fishing Graphite Body 9+1 Stainless Steel BB 35lb Max Drag Surf Casting Reel Inshore Fishing 9000

by Dr.Fish
What We like

Enhanced graphite-s body designed for saltwater. Increased strength, durability and corrosion resistance. Reliable choice for consistent outstanding performance in sea fishing

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Product Features

  • CNC aluminum Spool and 50% thicker bail wire allow your fishing line to lay more evenly on the spool thus furthur improve your retriving experience
  • 9+1 sealed stainless steel ball bearings give you the smoothest casting and retriving feeling withstanding the test of seawater
  • Type L aluminum power handle and precise brass pinion gear for the best power transmission
  • Sealed triple carbon fiber drag disc providing max drag up to 35lb. Powerful enough for you to fight the beast in the deep. Precise drag adjustment down to every click

Type l aluminum power handle and precise brass pinion gear for the best power transmission Cnc aluminum spool and 50% thicker bail wire allow your fishing line to lay more evenly on the spool thus furthur improve your retriving experience 9+1 sealed stainless steel ball bearings give you the smoothest casting and retriving feeling withstanding the test of seawater Sealed triple carbon fiber drag disc providing max drag up to 35lb. powerful enough for you to fight the beast in the deep. precise drag adjustment down to every click

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Dr.Fish Saltwater Spinning Reel Shore Fishing Reel 18Lb Carbon Fiber Drag 9+1 BB Stainless Steel Corrosion Resistant Ultra Smooth 4000,5.1:1

Dr.Fish Saltwater Spinning Reel Shore Fishing Reel 18Lb Carbon Fiber Drag 9+1 BB Stainless Steel Corrosion Resistant Ultra Smooth 4000

5.1:1

by Dr.Fish
What We like

10% Higher Line Capacity. CNC Alumminum Spool meet your desire for longer casting distance, also allows stronger mono or braids to use fishing monsters species in the sea.

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Product Features

  • Slient Silky Smooth. 9+1 Shiled Stainless Steel Ball Bearings give you silky smooth casting and retriving you always dream about
  • Manufactured for Saltwater. Sideplates and Rotor adopt Dr.Fish Graphite-S with higher modules carbon fiber, raise the strength by 20% while provides higher anti-corrosion perfomance.
  • Powerful and precise Retrive. Triple carbon-fiber drag system is precise and seconds-setting. The ceremic line roller fits heavy braids for without damaging the lines.
  • Efficient power Transmission. This saltwater reel introduced one-way instant lock technology to the Type-L Aluminum Handle and Air Knob, minimize the power waste, meanshile, elimate horrible handle-loosening while retriving

Slient silky smooth. 9+1 shiled stainless steel ball bearings give you silky smooth casting and retriving you always dream about Efficient power transmission. this saltwater reel introduced one-way instant lock technology to the type-l aluminum handle and air knob, minimize the power waste, meanshile, elimate horrible handle-loosening while retriving Manufactured for saltwater. sideplates and rotor adopt Dr.Fish graphite-s with higher modules carbon fiber, raise the strength by 20% while provides higher anti-corrosion perfomance. Powerful and precise retrive. triple carbon-fiber drag system is precise and seconds-setting. the ceremic line roller fits heavy braids for without damaging the lines.

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