Best Spincast Reels

9/23/18 @ 1:15 PM
USER since 9/23/18

I remember learning to fish, up in Canada, with my dad and grandfather. We went on yearly fishing trips each fall and they were the highlight of my memories.

The truck and boat was packed with tackle, snacks, food, and spincasting reels. Seriously, everyone in the family used spincast reels.


Because they’re simple to use, easy to learn, and a breeze to maintain. I remember my cousins always using open face spinning reels.

They seemed foreign and complicated to me. After all, I only needed to push the button on my reel at the right time to get a great cast. Then reel it in.

Easy as pie.

Spincasting reels are one of the newest developments in the history of fishing reels. While they may not look as glamorous as the more exotic aesthetics of open face spinning reels or baitcasting reels they’re certainly effective and efficient.

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9/24/18 @ 5:58 AM
USER since 4/13/15

When I was a young kid, several years before the good knowledge about how to find fish had become common the way it is today, and way before anyone had depth sounders (let alone all the other electronic aids that so many people use today), or even trolling motors or specialized fishing boats at all, a friend of my dad's was one of those fishermen who's success was way beyond that of anyone we knew.  He probably did as well on bass and walleye as most reasonably good fishermen do today, though he worked a lot harder for that success.  What kind of reels did he use?  Almost nothing but spincast!! (he also had one or two baitcast reels of the old style with no free spool and no anti-reverse, and I think he used those for musky, as well as for topwater fishing in lily pads for bass).

Now that I think of it, he had at least half-a-dozen rods, at a time when no one else we knew had more than two and most people only had one.  Times change.

Edited on 9/24/18 6:08 AM
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