*Best Spinning Reel Guide 2017*

We are constantly adding new reviews of  popular spinning reels. We wanted to be able to compare the reels pros and cons side by side. That is why we decided to make a comprehensive “Best Spinning Reel Guide”. Including some of the most affordable fishing reels to the most expensive. We hope it will help make picking out the best spinning reel model for you clear and easy.

The best spinning reel is always subjective. We always welcome comments and feedback regarding any of our reviews. Please give us your input below. Let us know if you agree or disagree with the list. Tell us about your favorite spinning reel and why? Maybe you have a best spinning reel that we have not listed.

How to Choose?

best spinning reel guide

Best Spinning Reel Guide

ReelPros & ConsRatingPriceProduct Page
Penn Spinfisher VPenn Spinfisher v side view+ Water tight design
+Perfect for years of heavy saltwater use
+No backing needed
+Online top seller
5/5$$$PRICE
Pfleuger Patriarch XTpflueger patriach XT from the side+ Lightest reel in market
+ Very versatile
+ Includes newest industry innovations
- Potential durability issues in deeper waters
5/5$$$PRICE
Shimano Stradic CI4+Shimano CI4 Plus+CI4 frame- light and durable same time
+Innovative gear technologies
+Maintenance port
5/5$$$PRICE
Shimano Sienna
Shimano Sienna close-up
+ Bargain price
+ Includes Shimano high-end inventions
+ Light, but durable build
- Covers the basics, but doesn´t stand out
4.5/5$PRICE
Shimano Stradic FK
shimano stradic fk side view
+Offers great quality/price ratio
+Shares many similar features with CI4+
-Little bit old model
4.5/5$$$PRICE
Daiwa Opus Plus
daiwa opus plus side view
+Flawless performance
+Excellent Value for the price
+Smooth Casting & Retreival
+Infinite Anti-Reverse
-Nothing Significant
4.5/5$$PRICE
Daiwa Saltist
Daiwa Saltist spinning reel
+Made solely for saltwater use.
+Fool-proof, durable build
+Designed to last
-No eye-catching features
4.5/5$$$$PRICE
Kastking Sharky II
sharky II side view
+Waterproof up to 3 minutes
+Patented drag system
+Available in 6 sizes
+Inexpensive
-30lb limit for Mono Line
4.5/5$PRICE
Shimano Stella FI

shimano stella fi spinning reel
+Flagship model for light line applications
+Exclusive world-class innovations
+Unparalleled for inshore and freshwater use
-Tremendous cost
4/5$$$$$PRICE
Penn Fierce II

+Excellent Value for the money
+ Workhorse
+Stainless Steel Ball Bearings
+Infinite Anti-Reverse
-Tends to be on the heavier side
4/5$$PRICE
Abu Garcia Revo Premier

abu garcia revo side view
+ 11 bearings!
+NanoShield frame
-Some techologies are outdated
4/5$$$$PRICE
Penn Battle II

Penn Battle II spinning reeö
+Upgraded corrosion resistance
+Improved drag performance
+Price stays same with original Battle
-Reel still heavy
4/5$$PRICE
Okuma Avenger Baitfeeder

Okuma ABF
+ Very affordable price
+Built-in baitfeeding system
+Online top seller
-Does not stand out in quality or performance
4.1/5$PRICE
Penn Battle

Penn Battle II spinning reeö
+Great middle ground price
+Maintains Penn`s traditional quality
-Some models bit heavy
-Frequent wind knots
3.5/5$$PRICE
Pflueger President

pflueger president from the front
+Cheap
+Customer Support
-1 spool
-Weak Construction
-Line Problems
3.5/5$PRICE
Okuma Cedros

okuma cedros high speed spinning reel
+Specially designed for jigging
+Dual force drag system
-Longevity

4.2/5$$PRICE

Please also check out our guide for  the “best all around salt water spinning reel” 

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