What Things Should You Consider When Buying New Fishing Reels?

As many other, I really love fishing. After fishing for a year now, I found that if we have a good fishing reel, we will not have to face any problems while fishing such as bad grip, wobble etc…. A good fishing reel can help us kill the experience of fishing. What is a good fishing reel?

In my option, a good fishing reel is the reel that can enhance the experience fishing for the its users. That’s why we should choose the right fishing reels before going to fishing. In this post, we will going to disscusion about “how to choose the best fishing reel“.

What Things Should You Consider When Buying New Fishing Reels

Buying Fishing Reels Guide: 5 Important Things To Consider

I have just purchased some Penn fishing reels two weeks ago. And at that time, I received some advice from the store owner – who is also loving fishing like me. He told me something very important when choosing a fishing reel, and now, I would like to share you. Let’s move on.

1. What’s Your Budget?

The first thing you have to consider when buying fishing reels is how much do you have in your budget? If you just have $100, you couldn’t buy a fishing reel which is selling for $200, right? So, before buying a new fishing reel, you should prepare about $100 – $150. With that money, you can get a good fishing reel.

2. The Brand of Your Fishing Reels

There are many companies offering fishing reels on the market today. So, this really will make you have trouble when choosing a new fishing reel. However, from my own experience, to choose the best fishing reels, you should only purchase from these branding: Okuma reels, Shimaro reels, and Penn reels.

3. Knowing Type of Fishing Reels

There are many type of fishing reels that you can choose from. However, not all reels will work for you. So, the very important thing you have to know before going to buy a fishing reels is knowning the type of fishing reels. Which reels will work well for you? Below is the list of type of fishing reels:

  • Fly reel
  • Centrepin reel
  • Baitcasting reel
  • Conventional Reel
  • Spinning (fixed spool) reel
  • Spin cast reel
  • Underspin reel
  • Reel mechanisms
  • Drag mechanisms
  • Setting the drag

4. Where Do you Want To Go Fishing?

Fishing in freshwater is something different than fishing in saltwater. You will need to have a reel that durables enough to withstand salinity of salt when soaked in salt-water too long. In this case, the Penn Spinfisher V might be the best choice.

5. What Other People Say About The Reels

The last, and good point you have to follow when choosing any product is listerning what people say about it. I always go to Amazon.com or Walmart.com to read the customer reviews about any kind of product. It helped me to make the right dicision. You know, by reading other reviews, I’ll know is that product really good or not. So, you can follow this way to choose your best one.


Well, I finished this post here. I have just told you about the 5 important things to do when choosing a fishing reel. Just following it and I’m sure you will easy choose your best fishing reels. If you have any question, please feel free to add a comment below.