B UD GETS, B R AND S AN D
picking a baitcasting reel
availabletobass anglersonthe webpagesof
andmortar locations canmakea reel purchase adauntingtask.Whilemanyfishermanfirst choose
bybrand,othersconsiderations- suchas budgetary
restraintsandanticipateduse- canbeheavy factors.
In this issue, Ken Mah takes a look at some of the
basic features and bells and whistles that can help
anglers on their path to the best baitcasting reel in
“Though in this article and video on reel features
we use Shimano product as our examples, you can
apply the information across any brand that you are looking to purchase,” said Mah.
WHERE TO START
Before starting the search for a baitcasting reel, Mah pointed out that an angler needs to identify a couple of key factors. The first one is price point. “I think this is the number one factor for guys,” said Mah. “You cannot spend what you don’t have, so you need to look in the range that you’re comfortable spending.”
Secondly, a fisherman would need to know the application that they want to use the reel for. “Most