Reeling Them In

Looking for some new baitcasting reels? Today’s economy forces us to rethink the way we buy fishing equipment. The best “bang for your buck” is looked at a little differently today. Our buck isn’t quiet taking us as far as we would like it to go. To help you with your research, I’ve compiled 10 of my favorite reels with the criteria in mind of both price and performance. We all want to have the best equipment on the market so here is a list of reels I think you should definitely consider:

The Pflueger Patriarch packs a punch when it comes to high-speed baitcasters. This reel is a workhorse and is ready for any kind of abuse you plan on putting it through. With two different spool options, this reel has the versatility to be used for lightweight topwater baits up to heavy deep cranking with the 64 WLP (wide spool) series. The Titanium line guide is a must and should be used on all reels to eliminate line frays. Pflueger has raised the bar with the Patriarch and continues to pump out quality products.

As one of the leaders in engineering high-end reels, Abu Garcia knocks it out of the park with the REVO SX. With its one of a kind Carbon Matrix Drag System you can experience the smoothest drag system on the market. Fighting a monster fish has never been easier. This reel gives me the confidence that no fish is getting away.

Best Recreational Kayak

Nowadays, the term recreational has evolved into a catch-all phrase for wanting-to-chill kayakers. Its definition has come to comprise sea kayaks, kayaks that look like canoes, transitional touring kayaks, kayaks that look like river rafts, expedition kayaks, even surf skis.

The Sun Dolphin Aruba 10′ Sit in Kayak, is a great kayak for any water enthusiast. This kayak is crafted of a tough polyethylene hull and features a deluxe adjustable seat with high back support and adjustable foot braces. There are carrying handles for easier portage and a convenient storage hatch and water bottle holder.

The Pelican Matrix Kayak is another great choice for a recreational kayak.

  • Adjustable padded backrest with Ergo lite seat cushion
  • Cockpit table with bottle holder, Carrying handles
  • Quick lock hatch, Knee pads
  • Stern storage platform with bungees
  • Adjustable foot pegs

Choosing your first kayak can be challenging if you are not sure where to start. Hopefully these tips will help you to figure out which one is the right one for you. Your first kayak needs to be one that you can easily use. It might take some time but it definitely makes a difference.