Best Fishing Reels For Catfish

1# Piscifun Flame Spinning Reel

Piscifun Flame Spinning Reel

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Specification

Gear Ratio: 5.2:1
Ball Bearings: 9+1
Max Drag: 18.7lb/8.5kg

2# KastKing Megatron Spinning Reel

KastKing Megatron Spinning Reel

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Specification

Gear Ratio: 5.0:1
Ball Bearings: 7+1
Max Drag: 33 lbs

3# KastKing Brutus Spinning Reel

KastKing Brutus Spinning Reel

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Specification

Size: 2000, 3000, 4000, 5000

Gear Ratio: 4.9:1, 5.0:1
Ball Bearings: 4+1
Max Drag: 12 lbs., 13 lbs., 17.5 lbs., 18.6 lbs

4# Pflueger President Spinning Fishing Reel

Pflueger Spinning Fishing Reel

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Specification

Retrieve: Right/Left
Size: 20, 25, 30, 35, 40
Gear Ratio: 5.2:1
Ball Bearings: 7

5# Cadence Ideal Spinning Reel

Cadence Ideal Spinning Reel

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Specification

Gear Ratio: 6.2:1
Ball Bearings: 10+1
Max Drag: 30 lbs

6# SeaKnight Rapid Saltwater Spinning Reel

SeaKnight Saltwater Spinning Reel

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Specification

Size: 2000H/2500H/3000H/4000H/5000H/6000
Gear Ratio: 4.7:1, 6.2:1
Ball Bearings: 10+1BB
Max Drag: 17.6LB/22LB/28LB/33LB
Reel Weight (2000H-6000): 8.29oz/8.39oz/8.64oz/8.99oz/9.35oz/13.23oz

7# Okuma Inspira Carbon Frame Lightweight Spinning Reel

Okuma Inspira Carbon Frame Spinning Reel

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Specification

Retrieve: Right
Size: 20, 30, 40
Gear Ratio: 5.0:1
Ball Bearings: 8BB+1 RB

8# Abu Garcia Revo SX Spinning Reel

Abu Garcia Revo Spinning Reel

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Specification

Retrieve: Right/Left
Size: 10, 20, 30, 40
Gear Ratio: 6.2:1
Ball Bearings: 8+1
Max Drag: 10lb – 4.5kg, 11lb – 5.2kg, 17lb – 7.7kg
Weight: 7.20 oz., 7.30 oz., 7.90 oz., 9.20 oz.

9# Penn Clash II Spinning Reel

Penn Clash Spinning Reel

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Specification

Retrieve: Right/Left
Size: 1000, 2000, 2500, 3000, 4000, 5000
Gear Ratio: 5.2:1, 5.6:1, 6.2:1, 7.0:1
Ball Bearings: 8+1

10# Daiwa Tatula Spinning Fishing Reel

Daiwa Tatula Spinning Fishing Reel

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Specification

Retrieve: Right/Left
Size: 2000, 2500, 3000, 4000
Gear Ratio: 6.2:1
Ball Bearings: 1 CRBB+5BB+1BB
Line Capacity: 4/340 Lb/Yards, 6/220 Lb/Yards, J-BRAID: 8/280 Lb/Yards, 10/215 Lb/Yards

11# Quantum Throttle Spinning Reel

Quantum Spinning Reels

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Specification

Gear Ratio: 5.2:1, 6.2:1
Ball Bearings: 10+1
Max Drag: 10 Lbs., 16 Lbs., 18 Lbs.

12# Shimano Vanford Spinning Reel

Shimano Spinning Reel Catfish

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Specification

Retrieve: Right/Left
Gear Ratio: 5.1:1, 5.6:1, 6.0:1, 6.2:1, 6.4:1
Ball Bearings: 6+1, 7+1
Max Drag: 24 Lbs., 6 Lbs., 7 Lbs., 20 Lbs.

13# Bass Pro Shops King Kat Spinning Reel

Bass Pro Shops King Kat Spinning Reel

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Specification

Retrieve: Left/Right
Gear Ratio: 4.1:1, 5.2:1
Ball Bearings: 3
Max Drag: 18 Lbs., 25 Lbs., 27 Lbs.

14# Ardent Finesse Spinning Reel

Ardent Finesse Spinning Reel

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Specification

Retrieve: Left/Right
Gear Ratio: 6.0:1
Ball Bearings: 7+1

Sergio Smirnoff
Sergio Smirnoff
Professional fisherman with 40+ years of experience.
Fishing and the ocean is a passion of my life. I am passionate about all kinds of sea fishing: fishing from the shore (spinning, float, baitcasting), from a boat, and spearfishing day and night.

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