With the plethora of spinning reels on the market, choosing one suits you best can be a tough decision. Follow this checklist so that you have more knowledge when it comes time to purchase.
• Drag. A smooth drag is necessary when it comes to fishing with light line, and will allow fish to fight with out breaking the line. Make sure it tightens all the way down so you have some stopping power on your reel to stop fish from running into cover.
• Gears. Quality gears are a must have. Cheaper gears decrease the life of a reel. With good gears you will reel in fish with ease and have flawless performance for years to come. Shimano HAGANE gears are the best in the industry––they are cold forged, are the strongest gears in the market place, and have no imperfections.
• Bearings. Smooth reels have good bearings. Make sure you have shielded ball bearings to keep dirt and grime out for both fresh and saltwater fishing.