Best Salt Water Fishing Reel – Top 7 Picks and Reviews 2020

We took a look the consumer reviews and found the best of the best using our data-backed approach.

Here’s a look at the best Salt Water Fishing Reel

Bestseller No. 1
Fishing Reel, Spinning Reel, Ultralight 5.2:1 Gear Ratio, 12 Ball Bearings, 39.5LB Carbon Fiber...
1 Reviews
Fishing Reel, Spinning Reel, Ultralight 5.2:1 Gear Ratio, 12 Ball Bearings, 39.5LB Carbon Fiber...
  • ✔ HIGHT QUALITY AND STRONGER: Joyday Fishing Reels are equipped with extra-hard metal main shaft, precision machined brass gears, CNC machined aluminum spool for superior durability and corrosion protection. This Spinning Reel provides smooth performance, superior drag power, comfortable operation, and steady-speed retrievals.
  • ✔ UNIQUE FINISH AND LIGHTWEIGHT: Joyday Fishing Reel has high strength two color anodized aluminum spool, more attractive. Compact design also saves weights for the fishing real, making it only 9.7 ounces. Lightweight compact design for effortless casting. It is a fishing reel that will bring you an excellent fishing experience. It would be a prefect gift for anyone who likes fishing.
  • ✔ POWERFUL DRAG SYSTEM: Superior Drag System offers incredible stopping power, the max drag power of the Spinning Reel can reach up to 39.5LB. Reinforced main shaft and Zinc Alloy drive gear provide more smoother and more consistent performance. No more stuck or line breaking. This Spinning Reel will create a fantastic fishing experience for all anglers.
  • ✔ SMOOTH PERFORMANCE: Joyday Spinning Fishing Reel has superior shielded 12 corrosion resistant ball bearings for faster retrieve and smooth operation. This Spinning Reel will help you fish more efficiently. This Fishing Reel provideshigh-speed 5.2:1 gear ratio, which will help you quickly picks up fishing line.
  • ✔ HOW TO CHOOSE SIZE: This fishing reel is professional durable Fishing Reel for freshwater or saltwater fishing. Prefect for Ocean Boat Fishing, Ocean Rock Fishing, Ocean Beach Fishing, Lake, River, Reservoir Pond, Stream. If you use it in freshwater, 2000 series reel will works great. If you want to catch big fish in saltwater, 4000 or 7000 series would be better choice.
Bestseller No. 2
PLUSINNO Fishing Reel, 9 +1BB Spinning Reel, Ultra Smooth Powerful, Lightweight Graphite Frame, CNC...
  • 🎣【Ultra Smooth Performance】– PLUSINNO Fishing Reel is made of nine quality ball bearings and one instant stop one-way anti-reverse bearing, these exceptional bearings reduce noise and offer you silky smooth & balanced operation and all-day fishing comfort.
  • 🎣【Lightweight】– The rigid graphite frame and the lightweight reel gears, the spinning reel light to 8.5oz, makes you enjoy the ultimate fishing trips.
  • 🎣【High Powered】– PLUSINNO fishing reel's Superior Drag System offers incredible stopping power up to 12LBS, of impressive run-stopping power. It has a hardened metal main shaft, perfect mesh drive gear and precision machined pinion gear, make you easily fight with the giants.
  • 🎣【Exquisite Appearance】– The matte black body inset with golden and the new hollow outs design is applied for the fishing reels on graphite frame which make spinning reels lighter and more stylish while ensuring the overall strength.
  • 🎣【Affordable Innovation】– Fishing reels has a high-capacity CNC aluminum spool and a reversible left or right-handed retrieve aluminum handle, its braid line-ready spool doesn’t need monofilament line backing before filling the reel with braided line to avoid slippage. It’s an awesome gift for beginner and experienced.
Bestseller No. 3
KastKing Sharky III Spinning Fishing Reel,Size 4000
744 Reviews
KastKing Sharky III Spinning Fishing Reel,Size 4000
  • NEXT-GEN - KastKing Sharky III spinning reels look great. They are built tough to land trophy fish in saltwater and freshwater. Sharky III are superb lightweight fishing reels built with a high percentage fiber reinforced graphite body and rotor!
  • PURE POWER - You will love Sharky III spinning reel's amazing best-in-class up to 39. 5LBs / 18KG of smooth, reliable triple disc carbon fiber drag, oversized stainless-steel main shaft, and stronger precision mesh manganese brass pinion gears.
  • K. I. S. S. - Sharky III spinning reels are sealed with a KISS! Sharky III has a unique protection water resistant design for its spool, body, and rotor - K. I. S. S. (KastKing Intrusion Shield System). It helps keep water and dirt out.
  • SUPER SMOOTH - You'll be blown away by the quiet, silky smooth retrieve of the Sharky III. Plus, with the unique Shark Fin Braid Ready aluminum spool, you no longer need to use backing line when spooling on braid fishing line.
  • AFFORDABLE INNOVATION - Sharky III spinning reel has more features, including 10 + 1 high quality, saltwater rated double shielded stainless steel ball bearings, instant lock anti-reverse, stainless steel hardware, aluminum handle, and more line capacity.
SaleBestseller No. 4
Daiwa BG8000 BG Saltwater Spinning Reel, 8000, 5.3: 1 Gear Ratio, 6+1 Bearings, 53.30' Retrieve...
499 Reviews
Daiwa BG8000 BG Saltwater Spinning Reel, 8000, 5.3: 1 Gear Ratio, 6+1 Bearings, 53.30" Retrieve...
  • Black Anodized Machined Aluminum Housing ("Hard Bodyz" Body & Side Cover), Over-sized Digigear (Digigear System)
  • Solid Screw-In Handle, Air Rotor, Dynamic Cut Aluminum ABS Spool
  • Braided Line Ready Spool, Waterproof Drag System, Carbon ATD, Line Per Handle Turn: 53.3"
  • Manual Return Bail (4500 and Larger), 6BB+1RB, Gear Ratio: 5.6:1, Drag Max:33
  • Line Capacity (Lb. Test / Yards): 20/550, 25/440, 30/370 J-BRAID: 50/730, 65/590, 80/440
Bestseller No. 5
SeaKnight Rapid Saltwater Spinning Reel, 4.7:1,6.2:1 High Speed, Max Drag 33Lbs, Smooth Fresh and...
151 Reviews
SeaKnight Rapid Saltwater Spinning Reel, 4.7:1,6.2:1 High Speed, Max Drag 33Lbs, Smooth Fresh and...
  • Introducing the Rapid fresh and saltwater spinning reel featuring an anti-corrosive coating for salt ad fresh water use.
  • The Rapid offers an enhanced thicker main shaft, stainless ball bearings, and a carbon fiber drag system with 15kg/33 pound drag to land the largest gamefish.
  • Exquisite craftsmanship employing advanced production technologies and outfitted with high quality 10 + 1 shielded stainless steel ball bearings create an amazingly smooth reel.
  • The Rapid also features a sealed aluminum spool and rotor structure, preventing water and sand from entering the gearing.
  • The Rapid is a fast, powerful, durable reel suited for heavy freshwater and light saltwater use. Perfect for inshore fishing, and for Bass, Stripers, Walleyes, Catfish, and Northern Pike.
Bestseller No. 6
Spinning Fishing Reel, Resuntek Ultra Smooth Powerful Summer and Centron Saltwater Fishing Reel,...
  • 【Super Smooth】- Spindle shape spool, built-in double sealed bearings, smoother transmission, greatly improves the Smooth when throwing wire, S-shaped winding system avoids twining, and comes with an extra free spare spool!
  • 【Strong】- Resuntek spinning reels are equipped with: precision brass gears, rigidity metal spindle, three-piece carbon brush washers, and interchangeable left and right full metal folding handles.
  • 【Extremely Durable】-The all-copper spindle rod of the Resuntek spinning reel provides incredible braking power. It is very durable rigid metal spindle, a perfect meshing drive gear and precision-machined zinc alloy pinion gears, which can exert excellent fishing capabilities.
  • 【Lightweight】- CNC aluminum alloy material and computer balance system combine high performance and lightness for long fishing. This fishing reel is a great gift for experienced beginners.
  • 【Applications】- Boat fishing, rock fishing, beach fishing, lakes, rivers, reservoir ponds, streams, etc. Various models with different line capacities to meet different fishing needs.
Bestseller No. 7
Diwa Fishing Reels Spinning 8000 10000 14000 Series Spool Freshwater Saltwater Big-Game Surf Fishing...
6 Reviews
Diwa Fishing Reels Spinning 8000 10000 14000 Series Spool Freshwater Saltwater Big-Game Surf Fishing...
  • PURE POWER: You will love KCN3 spinning reel's amazing best-in-class up to 70 LBS / 31 KG of smooth, reliable triple disc aluminum alloy, oversized stainless steel main shaft, stronger precision mesh manganese brass pinion gears and premium carbon fiber frame.
  • NEXT GEN : The brand new design Diwa KCN3 spinning reels look great, and even better, they are built tough to land trophy fish in all fishing conditions including saltwater and freshwater. KCN3 are superb lightweight fishing reels built with a high percentage fiber reinforced graphite body and rotor!
  • KCN3 Intrusion Shield System: KCN3 spinning reels are sealed with a KCN3 Intrusion Shield System! KCN3 has a unique protection water resistant design for its spool, body, and rotor KCN3 Intrusion Shield System. It helps keep water and dirt out. A great feature to have if your reel takes an accidental dunk.
  • SUPER SMOOTH:You'll be blown away by the quiet, silky smooth retrieve of the KCN3. Plus, with the unique Shark Fin Braid Ready aluminum spool, you no longer need to use backing line when spooling on braid fishing line. You'll benefit from more line capacity to go after monster fish.
  • AFFORDABLE INNOVATION - Although a KCN3 spinning reel has more features, including 12 + 1 high quality, saltwater rated double shielded stainless steel ball bearings, instant lock anti-reverse, stainless steel hardware, interchangeable right or left aluminum handle, and more line capacity than other brands, the best feature is its low, affordable price. It is the best all-around spinning reel for every angler.