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Are you looking to get out on the sea this summer to go fishing? There’s specific equipment you’ll need to get the most out of the experience, such as navigation equipment, and fuel bladders marine. One thing you need to make sure you have is a fishing reel designed for salt water. Here are some of the best on the market right now. 

1. Penn Slammer III

Many consider this to be the best offshore fishing reel on the market right now. It’s certainly one of the most durable options out there, having a full metal body and an IPX6 sealed body and spool. As there’s no plastic in the design, you can be sure it’ll last for years, just like your high quality marine fuel bladders and other fishing equipment. 

With 7 + 1 ball bearings, you’re going to get a really smooth fishing experience with this reel. When 5 + 1 is the standard, you know you’re getting the best here. It’s also known for have fantastic drag force, offering you 30 pounds of drag. 

2. Daiwa Procyon MQ LT

Want something that’s more lightweight? Then this is just the reel for you. It uses a single piece body that reduces flex, and ensures that the reel is water resistant. It’s a good reel for smaller fish, with a drag force of 22 pounds. 

Even with the lightweight design it’s still a strong reel, so you can trust it to work day after day. When you’ve already paid out for your boat gas tank bladder, rod, and other equipment, that’s good to know. 

3. Shimano Stradic C14+

Here’s another reel that’s hard to beat in terms of weight. It weighs just 6.7 ounces, making it one of the most lightweight options out there. With 6 + 1 ball bearings too, it spins smoothly making it a real breeze to use. 

The one issue some anglers have had with it is the drag force. It has a force of 19.8 pounds, which would be good for heavier reels, but with this one it means you won’t be able to get those larger fish. For those heading out on the water with this reel, along with their fuel bladders marine and small fish specific equipment, this reel will work well for them though.

4. Okuma ITX

Here’s a reel that’s great for anglers on a budget, especially newcomers. When you’ve already paid for essential equipment like your marine fuel bladders, you want something that’s top notch without breaking the bank.

With this model, you’ll get 18 pounds of drag force in a reel that weighs 8.3 ounces. It’s a sturdy model too, using carbon side plates and a water resistant gasket to avoid corrosion. 

5.  KastKing Sharky III

This is another reel that’s an excellent budget option. You’ll get great action with this without having to spend a lot. That allows you to get more for your fishing budget, including a boat gas tank bladder or fish sonar devices. 

You’re getting amazing value for it too, as you’ll have 10 + 1 ball bearings, making it one of the smoothest reels on the list. At just size 1000, you’ll get 20 pounds of drag with it too. It’s a reel that you’ll want to try out for yourself. 

6. Penn Authority

This reel is perfect for anyone who wants the latest tech when it comes to their fishing gear. The Authority comes with carbon fiber drag, a metal body, and super slow oscillation. It also has a sealed, waterproof IPX8 body, making it one of the perfect options for taking offshore. 

While the reel is so sturdy, you’ll never have to worry about having to replace it before its time. Fishing gets to be expensive, and you don’t want to have to pay out for another reel when you need more bait, fuel bladders marine, or new rods after all. 

7. Daiwa BG

If you’re looking for another budget friendly option, then this is it. Despite it’s budget friendly nature, it’s still able to really take a beating. It features 6 + 1 ball bearings, and a waterproof drag system ensuring that it’s able to cope with the conditions out at sea. 

This is a great reel for beginners who are looking to get everything they need, including the reels and rods, as well as sailing equipment like marine fuel bladders. With this, you’ll get a lot of use out of it without spending a lot. 

8. Shimano Stella SW

This reel comes recommended for those going after the giants in the sea, so if you want a reel that can cope with them, you’ll want it. It’s an incredibly reliable reel, allowing you to fish those tuna, sailfish and more with ease. 

This is thanks to a rigid body construction, minimal friction, and slow oscillation speeds. This quality comes at a price though, so it’s best for anglers who have already got their boat gas tank bladder and other basics, and are looking to upgrade. 

9. Penn Spinfisher VI

The Penn Slammer above is on most anglers’ wishlists, but the price is a bit much for someone. If you want a good alternative, check this reel out. 

It has a full metal body and sealed body and spool, just like the Slammer. The Spinfisher can only withstand a low pressure hose’s spray though, so you’ll want to keep that in mind. For those trying to budget for fuel bladders marine and other equipment, keep this reel in mind. 

10. Shimano Saragosa SW

This affordable reel comes with a lot of benefits. You’ll get water resistant carbon fiber drag, reinforced gears, and sealed bearings. 

The one drawback that it’s quite limited in the sizes you can get. However, for those on a budget it’s more than enough for their needs. 

These are the best salt water reels on the market right now. Whether you’re a newbie getting kitted out for the first time, or an experienced angler looking to upgrade, you’ll find something that suits you here.


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