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Reeling in the big fish takes skill, practice and the right fishing rod and reel from eBay. Not all reels are equal, and saltwater and freshwater fishing reels have distinct designs. Check out this video for tips on choosing the right one.

  • Shimano Socorro SW 4.9:1 Spinning Reel SOC8000SW

    Shimano Socorro SW 4.9:1 Spinning Reel SOC8000SW

    $89.99
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    True durability to tackle nearly anything in the salt best describes the newShimano Socorro SW 4.9:1 Spinning Reel SOC8000SW. Socorro SW reels are ready. SPECIFICATIONS: Dexterity: Reversible | Gear R...
  • Shimano Stradic Spinning Reel ST1000HGFK!

    Shimano Stradic Spinning Reel ST1000HGFK!

    $154.99
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    The Shimano Stradic FK Spinning Reels are designed for anglers who demand toughness and durability in their tackle. Shimano's Hagane reel design allows for these reels to be long lasting through your ...
  • Shimano Baitrunner Spinning Reel 4000 OC BTR4000OC

    Shimano Baitrunner Spinning Reel 4000 OC BTR4000OC

    $109.98
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    Line Retrieve Per Crank: 28"; Line Capacity (# Test/Yards): 8/240,10/200,12/160; Power Pro Line Capacity (# Test/Yards): 15/270,20/190,40/145; Max Drag. (lbs) / Max Baitrunner Drag (lbs.). : 15.0 lbs;...
  • Shimano Stradic Spinning Reel STC5000XGFK!

    Shimano Stradic Spinning Reel STC5000XGFK!

    $180.00
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    The Shimano Stradic FK Spinning Reels are designed for anglers who demand toughness and durability in their tackle. Shimano's Hagane reel design allows for these reels to be long lasting through your ...
  • Shimano Stradic Spinning Reel ST2500HGFK!

    Shimano Stradic Spinning Reel ST2500HGFK!

    $162.99
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    The Shimano Stradic FK Spinning Reels are designed for anglers who demand toughness and durability in their tackle. Shimano's Hagane reel design allows for these reels to be long lasting through your ...

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About Fishing Reels

You cast out over the lake, the morning mist still low upon the water. You hear the plop of the lure as it hits the water, and you start to slowly pull it in using one of the new fishing reels you recently bought. With the wide selection of fishing reel types, it is sometimes difficult to determine the best choice. For the most part, finding a good reel requires years of experience, and anglers must take into account the type of fishing they perform and their casting style. You should also look for reels that do not make too much noise when you cast, as loud noises scare away fish. Some popular brands include Penn, Daiwa, and Shimano fishing reels. For collectors, a variety of vintage fishing reels are available, including those made by Mitchell, Shakespeare, and other manufacturers. eBay offers an immense selection of new and vintage fishing reels.