4 New Saltwater Spinning Reels from ICAST 2023
In the department of saltwater spinning reels, ICAST 2023 had only a handful of options. Some reels were best-suited to the surf fisherman, while others will excel as an all-around inshore reel for the boat. These are our top picks.
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The newest evolution of the reliable Spinfisher lineup touts an IPX5 waterproof rating, so the gearbox and drag system are protected from corrosive salt water, a rigid, full-metal body and side plate maintain alignment of the all-brass gear system.
Available in standard, live-liner, long-cast, and bail-less models.
Designed for inshore and surf-fishing applications, this spinning reel is lightweight and durable due to its aluminum body construction. A shielded stainless-steel bearing system seals out corrosive salt water while the reel’s slow oscillation creates an even line lay conducive to long casts.
This saltwater spinning reel features an aluminum flex-resistant armor and its cyclonic-flow rotor increases air flow which, in turn, decreases moisture and eliminates internal corrosion.
With 19 internal seals, 7 sealed bearings, and a sealed anti-reverse bearing, this lightweight aluminum-bodied reel was built to withstand full submersion. The aluminum rotor further reduces the reel’s weight while stainless-steel main and pinion gears generate smooth, strong cranking power.