What is the best reel for casting light lures (1/8oz spinners mainly)?

What would be the best reel between 50-250$ that would be ideal for trout fishing with 4lb test, and 1/8oz lures. I need whichever reel will cast those tiny spinners the farthest. Which would you choose for this ? (please include specific model names or links so I know exactly which reel your tallking about) thanks alot everyone. I really appreciate the advice

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5 thoughts on “What is the best reel for casting light lures (1/8oz spinners mainly)?

  1. im not sure on specific names or brands just go get a decent name brand.. but the size is whats going to get your spinner out there… go for the SMALLEST quality spinning reel… it will get further than a baitcaster… SMALL SMALL SMALL with very LIGHT line… no more than 4lb fishing line!!!

  2. There are many good reels in that price range.

    And you will probably get many different good answer’s.

    Here’s my pick:

    Number 1- For years I would only use 2 different company’s for freshwater Spinning reels- Shimano & Daiwa. I wanted the “best” and Shimano & Daiwa always delivered.

    BUT, in the last 2-3 years I’ve had tremendous luck with the newly designed Pflueger line of Spinning reels. Currently, they have a great line of spinning reels with the “Supreme” as their flagship model.

    I own the Supreme and find it to be as good, (if not BETTER), than anything Daiwa or Shimano has made in that price range. In my opinion, the Supreme is as good as any Shimano Stradic (http://www.basspro.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/Product_10151_-1_10001_96667____SearchResults ) or Daiwa Sol (http://www.basspro.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/Product_10151_-1_10001_74466____SearchResults ).

    Here are some links so you can view the Supreme and READ the REVIEWS:

    Pflueger Supreme- http://www.basspro.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/Product_10151_-1_10001_94739____SearchResults

    You would want the 8025 size for Trout.

    47 people give this reel a 4.8 out of 5.

    You can purchase a more expensive reel like a Shimano Stradic, Daiwa Sol, Daiwa Steez, Shimano Stella, Etc- but your best “bang for your buck” reel IS the Supreme.

    That’s my 2 cent’s. Hope it helps ya? Good luck in your search.

  3. pfluger president’s ultra light version spinning reel will work for all your trout fishing. spool it with 4 lb. mono or a similar sized braid. this reel will cast your 1/8 OZ spinner as far as you want it to. if i was you, i would also pair this awesome reel up with a 5′ UL action st. croix triumph. this combo will cost you at around $100, plus a spool of line, which may max it out at $104. i don’t particularly own this reel but i trust pflueger and love ultra-light reels.

  4. Actually, the reel isn’t going to make much of a difference. You want a small spinning reel with an aluminum spool so the line will slip easily off it. You want to have it filled (but not overfilled) with new, good quality line. Features like ball bearings, gear ratio, and the drag system are what makes the difference between reels, but they don’t affect casting distance at all.

    But most important for casting distance is the rod. First, you need length. If you’re worried about distance, you’re probably fishing in a lake, so squeezing through brush isn’t a problem. In that case, I’d go with a 6-1/2 to 7-foot rod, made for 4 pound test line. (I wouldn’t go any longer with 4 pound line.) The difference in distance you get between a 6 and a 7 foot rod will be greater than the difference a reel can make.

    Then you look at the action. You’ll want a “medium” action — stiff enough to give a good snap on the cast, but soft enough so you don’t strain the light line too much when pulling on a big fish. (I have a little 6-foot spinner built on a fly rod blank I use with 2 pound test — it’s great in small streams with 1/16 ounce spinners, but it feels overloaded when I try casting 1/8 and larger lures in lakes.)

    Then you want low-friction guides, with some kind of hard composite material fin the ring — the harder the material, the less friction on the line when you cast.

    Finally, perfect your casting technique. As a kid, my younger brother could always outcast me, even with the same outfit. (He could also throw a baseball farther, which is probably related.) But then, I usually outfished him, so that proves that casting distance isn’t everything.

  5. a variety of open face reels start cheap and go up the line find what you want not what we want

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