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fish caught with ultralight spinning reel

The 6 Best Ultralight Spinning Reels Reviewed ( 2021 Hands-on Guide )

Ultralight fishing has experienced tremendous growth over the last decade. Whether it is a desire to “return to their roots” and catch panfish and crappie...
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The 13 Best Spinning Reels Reviewed & Tested ( 2021 Hands-on Guide )

Make sure to also check out our saltwater reel buyer guide. While bass anglers and trolling aficionados often prefer baitcasting reels, and most kid-friendly rod and...
large mouth bass caught in a boat with spinning reel

The 7 Best Spinning Reels for Bass Fishing Reviewed ( 2021 Hands-on Guide )

Are you thinking of adding a spinning reel to your bass fishing arsenal? Are you having a difficult time navigating the hundreds of choices,...
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The Best Under $100 Spinning Reels Reviewed ( 2021 Hands-on Guide )

Are you searching for a new spinning reel? They make an excellent addition to any tackle box. Are you a little short on funds, or...
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The 8 Best Saltwater Spinning Reels Reviewed ( 2021 Hands-on Guide )

Selecting your next saltwater spinning reel can be a daunting task. How do you tell if model A is better than model B? Will...
Pflueger President

Review: Pflueger President Spinning Reel

  Outdoor Empire pick for best under $50 reel Professional anglers and successful guides may often debate the finer points of $500 reels, but most anglers...
Abu Garcia Revo SX

Review: Abu Garcia Revo SX Spinning Reel

Outdoor Empire TOP-3 bass fishing reel Serious anglers are often quite discerning when it comes to spinning reels, and they typically demand high-caliber performance, reliability...
spinning reel and line

How to Spool a Spinning Reel Without The Line Twist

It’s always more fun to fish than it is to futz around with your gear, but some types of maintenance are unavoidable. For example,...