TOP THREE BAITCAST AND SPINNING REELS FOR BASS
TOP BAITCAST AND SPINNING REELS FOR BASS FISHING
There are many really good reels for bass fishing in both spinning and baitcasting in today's market. In the past,only a few brasnds really stood out, such as Shimano and Daiwa, but with increased demand and competition, and technology advancements, there are many brands that offer quality baitcast and spinning reels designed for the weekend and tournament anglers at an affordable price point. There are also some very high end models that are the best reels ever produced for the serious anglers and tournament pros. Below are some of the ones we found at The Bass College that are the top of the line, but Lews, Abu Garcia and others make several reels that are well made and offer good quality and performance for a reasonable price. The top three we like and use are shown below with links to the other brands. Click on any Tackle Warehouse or Tackle Store link to view videos, tips, reviews and more on these reels. You can even DEMO many of these reels BEFORE buying! See the DEMO PROGRAM below for more information
Backed by the most advanced reel technologies that Lew’s has to offer, the Team Lew’s Pro-Ti SLP Speed Spool Casting Reel seamlessly marries form and function with a beautifully sculpted construction that meets all of the demands of competitive anglers. Taking Lew’s “Lighter, Faster, Stronger” moniker to heart, the Team Lew’s Pro-Ti SLP Speed Spool Casting Reel is constructed with a one-piece aluminum frame and aluminum side plates with a Titanium deposition finish, resulting in the lightest, toughest reel that Lew’s has ever produced.
To maximize strength and durability, the Team Lew’s Pro-Ti SLP Speed Spool Casting Reel employs a hard aluminum alloy Speed Gear that is cut on a Hamai CNC gear hobbing machine. Fitted with an externally adjustable, 6-pin, 27-position QuiestCast Adjustable Centrifugal Braking System (ACB), the Team Lew’s Pro-Ti SLP Speed Spool Casting Reel is powered by an 11-bearing system with double-shielded stainless steel ball bearings and a Zero Reverse one-way clutch bearing, generating casting distance and efficiency that will leave seasoned anglers in disbelief.
Complete with all of the bells and whistles, the Team Lew’s Pro Ti-SLP Speed Spool Casting Reel boasts a Titanium-coated zirconia line guide, double-anodized aluminum spool tension with audible click, patented Speed Keeper hook keeper, and a patented Speed Dial line indicator. Outputting 20lbs of drag and fitted with a 95mm carbon fiber handle with Winn Dri-Tac knobs, Team Lew’s Pro-Ti SLP Speed Spool Casting Reel’s rugged carbon fiber drag system gives anglers more than enough muscle for heavy-duty tactics. Engineered with a focus on subtle refinement, the Team Lew’s Pro-Ti SLP Speed Spool Casting Reel blends cutting-edge performance with one of a kind cosmetics that will look great on any casting deck.
Packed with a long-list of high-end features, the Shimano Sustain FI Spinning Reel is built purely for performance. At home in freshwater and saltwater, the Shimano Sustain FI Spinning Reel’s HAGANE Body and HAGANE Gear provides the power and rigidity to handle a wide-range of tough-fighting fish, while maintaining the refinement and light rotation that the Sustain is known for.
By combining a water-repellent coating and a specially designed, water channeling labyrinth construction, Shimano’s X Protect technology allows the Sustain to maintain high water resistance without sacrificing lightweight design. Utilizing the asymmetrical, super-light, perfectly balanced design of the new Magnumlite Rotor, the Shimano Sustain FI Spinning Reel requires very low inertia to start turning, resulting in immediate, smooth rotation.
A testament to Shimano’s catalog of advanced technologies, the Shimano Sustain FI Spinning Reel delivers outstanding performance that is head-and-shoulders above other spinning reels.
Quite possibly one of the best casting baitcasting reels ever made, the Daiwa Steez SV TWS Casting Reel features Daiwa’s SV Concept and TWS T-Wing System, as well as, Daiwa’s most advanced reel technologies.
Its compact profile ensures easy handling, and its new shallow SV Free Floating Spool design allows you to cast with virtually no backlashing. You barely have to thumb the spool - even with lightweight lures. The TWS T-Wing System solves an age-old problem with baitcasting reel levelwind systems as well. It reduces friction and harsh line angles on the cast by allowing line to flow freely through the wide, top section of the T-wing system on the outcast. On the retrieve when the handle is engaged, the line then drops into the lower channel of the T-Wing for even distribution across the spool width. The result is longer, more precise casting, even spool speed, and virtually zero backlashes.
The Magnesium frame and side cover keep the Steez SV TWS incredibly lightweight, and the Ultimate Tournament Drag system starts up smooth and stays smooth throughout its range. Delivering casting performance you have to experience to believe, the Daiwa Steez SV TWS Casting Reel continues to push the limits of what is possible with casting reels.
The Tackle Warehouse Demo Program makes it easy to "try before you buy" by delivering ready-to-fish demo reels pre-spooled with P-line FloroClear Clear line anywhere in the continental USA. To demo a reel, click on any of the participating reel manufacturer's logos below, or click the "DEMO THIS REEL" icon on reel product pages. Add up to four (4) reels to demo, and proceed to check out. You will only be charged $20 for the UPS delivery and return shipping charges. Also included in the box will be a UPS return label. At the end of the seven-day demo period, seal the reels back up in the box they came in, put the return label over the original label, and give the box to any UPS driver or bring it to a UPS Customer Center.
Note: Tackle Warehouse may require deposit, to be refunded on return of the reels, and first-time customers may only order up to two (2) demo reels with a mandatory deposit. Demo orders can only be shipped to the billing address for the credit card submitted with the order. Late returns may be subject to a late fee of $5 per reel, per week. If you're more than 7 days late and we are unable to reach you, we will charge your credit card for the full price of the reels.