Top 5 Bass Fishing Reels

Successful bass anglers typically have several rods & reels rigged and ready to deploy as conditions change. Here we’ve collected 5 of the best baitcast reels and spinning reels to support the wide variety of techniques needed to consistently catch bass.

1

Lew's BB1 Speed Spool Baitcast Reel

The original Lew's BB1 Speed Spool Baitcast Reel introduced anglers to several baitcast reel firsts, including the low-profile design, narrow spool, fully disengaging levelwind, and no-knob palming side cover. It became famous for its rugged durability, casting distance and comfort. The ingenuity and craftsmanship of the Lew's BB1 reels developed a loyal following of anglers that still carries on to this day. Since the rebirth of the Lew's brand, these anglers have been asking for the revival of the BB1 reels. Here’s the answer - the new BB1 baitcast series reels made even better than before with the use of modern technology and materials.

Features

  • One-piece aluminum frame
  • Machined, double anodized aluminum, U-shaped large capacity spool
  • Premium 10-bearing system with double-shielded ball bearings and multi-stop anti-reverse
  • Positive on/off Smart Plus Six Pin centrifugal braking system.
  • Double anodized aluminum spool tension knob with audible click
  • Carbon fiber aluminum star drag system with 20-lbs. of drag power
  • Bowed 95MM aluminum cranking handle with Lew's custom SoftTouch contoured paddle handle knob
  • Oversized titanium coated Zirconia line guide positioned further away from spool to minimize line friction and maximize casting performance
  • Quick release sideplate mechanism provides easy access to centrifugal brake system
  • External lube port

 

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Shimano Stradic FL Spinning Reel

The new Shimano Stradic FL Spinning Reel is the product of CONTINUOUS EVOLUTION. Now with Shimano’s MicroModule Gear II you’ll experience a rotational smoothness and power transfer never before achieved in a reel at this price point. Couple MicroModule Gear II with Silent Drive, which fine tunes internal components to the highest tolerances possible, and you’ll agree the new Stradic approaches flagship level performance. Plus, Shimano’s X-Protect water-repellent coating and specially designed, water channeling, labyrinth construction ensure a lifetime of top level performance by stopping water penetration in key areas without adding a heavy rotational feel. The C3000, 4000 and C5000 models come equipped with Shimano’s Cross Carbon Drag system, designed to endure and conquer the most blistering runs and the most powerful fish.

Features

  • 6+1 Bearings
  • Range of sizes to meet any fishing needs
  • Micromodule Gear II
  • X-Protect Water Resistance

About Shimano

From an angling perspective, every individual who has owned and enjoyed using Shimano tackle has a reason to thank a Japanese visionary named Shozaburo Shimano, who in 1921 declared "I aim to make Shimano's products the best in Kansai, then the best in Japan, and finally the best in the world." For over 80 years, Shimano has concentrated on precision engineering, one step at a time. Creating the most innovative products and processes you can hold in your hand today.

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Daiwa Certate Spinning Reel

The Daiwa Certate Spinning Reel series sets the standard for corrosion resistant reels. The Daiwa Certate has a Magsealed main shaft and line roller. There are also 10 corrosion resistant ball bearings (CRBB) to keep Certate reels running smooth, even in the roughest of conditions.

Features

  • Monocoque One Piece Body
  • Aluminum Frame For Heavy Duty Performance
  • Magsealed Main Shaft and Line Roller
  • 10 Bearing System (10CRBB +1RB)
  • Zaion Air Rotor for lighter weight and greater sensitivity
  • AIR BAIL
  • Tough Digigear™ digital gear design

 

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4

Shimano Curado MGL K Baitcast Reel

Small in hand but large in durability, dependability and performance, the Shimano Curado MGL 70 K Baitcast Reel is a addition to Shimano’s coveted line of Curado low-profile reels. The reel’s lightweight MGL Spool requires less start-up energy due to decreased inertia and results in longer casts with reduced effort. This advanced feature also allows the reel to excel for anglers fishing with finesses baits, such as handmade balsa baits, or lures that require light line for maximum fishability. The new Curado MGL 70 K is a great reel choice for anglers pitching and flipping in tight cover when increased line capacity is not required. But anglers shouldn’t be concerned about its compact size when fighting fish in close quarters or heavy cover, the Curado MGL 70 K is equipped with a Cross Carbon Drag to provide the needed stopping power against large fish. And just like the rest of the Curado family of reels, the versatile Curado MGL 70 K features MicroModule Gear for enhanced smoothness as well as a HAGANE Body for increased rigidity and durability for years of fishing performance.

Features

  • HAGANE Body
  • MGL Spool II
  • MicroModule Gear
  • SVS Infinity
  • CI4+ (Side Plate)
  • Cross Carbon Drag

About Shimano

From an angling perspective, every individual who has owned and enjoyed using Shimano tackle has a reason to thank a Japanese visionary named Shozaburo Shimano, who in 1921 declared "I aim to make Shimano's products the best in Kansai, then the best in Japan, and finally the best in the world." For over 80 years, Shimano has concentrated on precision engineering, one step at a time. Creating the most innovative products and processes you can hold in your hand today.

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5

Abu Garcia Revo STX Baitcast Reel

The Abu Garcia Revo® STX Baitcast Reel is loaded with features that provide on the water advantages day in and out, and continues a tradition of precision engineering and powerful performance. A new Gull Wing™ sideplate design allows for quick and easy access to the almost limitless IVCB-6L™ (Infinitely Variable Centrifugal Brake) brake system. A more durable Duragear™ brass gear featuring the D2 Gear Design™ makes for one of the strongest yet most efficient gear systems.

Features

  • 10 stainless steel ball bearings + 1 roller bearing
  • X2-Cräftic™ alloy frame
  • Aluminum handle sideplate combined with C6 carbon palm sideplate
  • Power Stack Carbon Matrix Drag System™
  • Duragear™ brass gear
  • D2 Gear Design™
  • Everslik™ coated pinion shaft and pawl
  • DuraClutch™
  • IVCB-6L™ braking system
  • Gull Wing™ sideplate design
  • Infini II™ spool design
  • Compact bent handle and star
  • Ti coated line guide
  • Lube port

 

 

 

What Customers Are Saying

would buy again

excellent reel,casts a mile
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