The Best Fishing Reels for Deep Sea Fishing

If you love fish then there is a big chance that you will like fishing too. There are a lot of reasons to fish. Some fish to earn money, some do it to eat, others do it for fun while others do it to relax. Whatever your reason may be, it is important to have the right tools for it so that you won’t have a hard time. There are different kinds of ways to catch fish depending on types but there are basic ways of doing it also. 

One of the ways of catching fish is by using a fishing rod. A fishing rod is composed of four parts which are your rod, your line, the jig, then your reel. The reel is the part of the rod where the line is attached to and this is used to pull the line back into place and eventually pull the fish with it.

The technique of reeling in a fish is complicated as it is different for all kinds. The idea is to get it tired by pulling and letting go repeatedly. But the amount of strength you put and the timing really depends on the fish. If you pull too early, there is a big chance that your line will break and you will lose your catch.

If you are interested in fishing or already have tried it, there are different types of reels for different kinds of catch. Whether you are fishing in a river, in some shallow depths or the deep sea, you will need a specific reel for the particular job. Especially when you are interested in catching that Tuna or barracuda, you will need to know the type of reel that you need.

Here are the types of the best deep sea fishing reels:

Spincasting Reel

This is the basic of all reels and is the one used by beginners. If you have tried fishing, most likely, you have tried using one of these. This is very simple to use and operate and that is why it is advisable for beginners. The spincasting has a single handle that is easy to move and it does not go too fast so that you can control it easily.

This type of reel is especially used by children to protect them from the rod backlashing when a fish is too strong since it controls the speed of the line. This type can be used in the deep sea but does not expect to catch big fish using this type because it has a low line capacity which means that the line inside it is quite short.

One of the ways that you get a fish tired is you let the line run before pulling it back so if your line is short, there will be no line to run to make your catch tired. It is also not that durable and when the catch is strong, it may overpower the gears of your reel. 

Spinning Reel

This is the most popular and the most used of all the types available. This is easy to use with the proper practice and it is also compatible with most rods, lines, and lures. The part that needs practice in using this type is casting. Casting is the action of throwing the lure using a fishing rod to a specific spot in the water where you think you will be able to catch some fish.

The action of casting needs a lot of practice so that you will be able to reach your desired distance and so that you won’t hurt yourself with the hook on the jig or bait by hitting yourself when you pull back or from a backlash when you throw.

This type has a longer line in it and is durable enough to pull in some medium-sized angle. However, you should be careful and not try to catch a fish over 10 pounds. That is the weight limit capacity of the Spinning reel and if you want it to last and not break it, then be careful of the angle you catch. It would be better to cut your line when you realize that the angle is over 10 pounds than to end up with a broken reel.


If you want to go catch the big tunas and barracudas, then this is the reel for you. This is long-lined and very durable and was designed specifically for that big catch. However, you can still use this on smaller angles. Click this link to learn more about Baitcasting and how to use it:

Unlike the Spincasting and the Spinning reel, the spool for the line is located in the topside compared to the downside of the Spincasting and the Spinning. This means that you will need to practice ahead of time before using this because the dynamics are different than using a Spincasting and a Spinning. You can go to an open area or field and use a practice Jig to make sure that your throw is correct and that you can control the casting of this properly.

Last Words

After choosing the right one for the job and practicing on it, now you are ready to go deep-sea fishing. Get on your boat and bring the right jig or lure to catch that elusive angle you have always wanted to catch. Be patient and enjoy the process also because, sometimes, you won’t really get to catch anything and that is the beauty of fishing. It is mostly about the process than the catch.

Kevin Smith

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Kevin Smith

Ahoy there! The name’s Kevin Smith, the proprietor of this little travel and outdoors blog. The outdoors has always been a passion of mine since I was a kid as my parents were avid campers themselves. They taught me everything I know when it comes to camping, hiking etc. and I would like to do my part by imparting my know-how to like-minded individuals who enjoy the same hobby as me. I started this website in the hopes of helping other people when it comes to answering questions, giving tips and recommendations focusing on the camping niche. Along with some close friends of mine, we are here to help you make the most out of your outdoor experience. Enjoy your stay and enjoy the wild side!

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