Your fishing reel doesn’t just hold all of your unused fishing line in one untangled bundle, it helps balance the rod when throwing out your line and determines your method of casting. Outdoria has a wide range of fishing reels to suit your favourite rod or fishing setup.
An often overlooked item by newcomer fishermen, the reel is a crucial aspect to your fishing setup. Much like when choosing your fishing rod, reels come in a variety of styles suited for different line weights, capacities, rod sizes and the intended fish you're hunting. Our buyer’s guide to fishing reels is a great read if you’re unsure of where start. Otherwise, you’ll find a basic explainer for the types of fishing reels for sale here, on Outdoria.
Spinning reels are the most common type of reel. They are highly versatile and can be used to fish a wide range of small to medium-sized fish. Using a light to medium weight fishing line is recommended, as most spinning reel mechanisms can’t handle the strain of a heavier line. Spinning reels are found on many different types of rods, such as surf and telescopic rods.
Baitcasting reels are designed to be used only with baitcasting rods. They are a favourite among experienced anglers due to their low-profile design and many on-the-fly adjustment options, such as spool tension and braking. Baitcasting reels are designed for use with heavier lines and lures and are popular when big game fishing.
Overhead reels are unique in that they are not meant to be cast like other types of reels. Instead, the line is dropped from the side of a boat, kayak or jetty. They have a huge line capacity and are great for deep sea fishing or luring off the ocean floor. The gearing, strong drag and incredible durability make overhead reels great for pulling in monster fish.
Fly fishing reels are only used with fly fishing rods. Unlike other reels, fly fishing is more about tiring the fish out by using the rod, while also pulling the line with your hand, rather than using the reel to fight and drag in the fish.