Are you looking for the best surf casting reel?
There’s no doubt that the rise in spin reel technology, coupled with their user-friendly operation, has seen them dominate the surf fishing market.
The surf casting reel is often seen, rightly or wrongly, as a more advanced style of reel, more suited to the experienced angler. This pretty well comes down to one, perhaps two reasons.
Firstly, backlash and, Secondly, and to a lesser extent, the need (on many models) to manually level your line on the spool as you retrieve.
Like the technological investment, manufacturers have been piling into spinning reels, they have also been toiling likewise with the casting reel.
The results have been phenomenal.
The casting reel is now very much user-friendly, has addressed the features of backlash and level wind that would often scare the novice, and enhanced the features that provide casting reels with advantages over the spinning reel.
New breaking systems to mitigate against casting backlash and the resulting bird’s nest, and awesome level wind systems, have addressed those perceived fears.
This allows the angler to focus on the traditional advantages of the casting reel. A casting reel can offer great casting lengths, with outstanding accuracy, which is one of the many reasons they excel in surf fishing.
They also are oftentimes equipped with spools that will take far more line of a heavier class.
The retrieve speeds are awesome and the added control you have with your thumb and palm when applied on the spool is invaluable when playing a fish and casting.
Which casting reel is the best casting reel for surf fishing?
Below we have compiled a list of 5 amazing surf casting reels that will see you well placed to hit the beach and dominate the waves.
It should be noted; level wind systems, while fantastic, will impart friction on the cast, reducing distance.
When the distance is sought, it is best to avoid the level wind. If a significant distance is not required, take advantage of this feature.[Read more…] about The Best Surf Casting Reel 2020 – My Top 5