There are many different styles of fishing reels, more styles than the most anglers have probably heard of or will ever need. The two most popular and most commonly used are baitcasting and spinning reel styles so here we want to concentrate on showing you the best you can buy in 2014 in spinning and baitcasting models for under $100.
When you decide to buy, keep in mind, there’s definitely a lot of junk on the market. The choices you find on this page not only take price into consideration (under 100) but also durability, strength, functionality and versatility into consideration.
Please leave a comment below if you agree, disagree or have other suggestions.
The Short List of Reels
There are so many out there we can’t possibly mention all the makes and models but below you will find more than a few we highly recommend that you can buy for less than $100.
1. Okuma Avenger ABF Graphite Bait Feeder Reel
A highly rated strong and durable graphite reel that comes in 6 different sizes. The special drag feature on this on the Okuma model gives you the ability to let the fish play as you get ready to set the hook. This is a very efficient reel.
2. Pflueger President Spinning Reel
Avery smooth operating model, great for casting and an effortless bail release.
3. Okuma Trio High Speed Spinning Reel
A reel with a solid graphite build, a great drag system, Maybe the best drag system for a reel under 100.
4. Penn Fierce Spinning Reel
This model is strong with a full metal body and precision gears. The Penn Fierce is available in 5 different sizes to satisfy a broad range of needs.
5. Shimano Spirex RG Spinning Reel (6.2:1)
You will not read many complaints about this Shimano model, it has a great line capacity and drage system.
Above we have list the top 5 spinning reels you can buy for less than $100. These are our opinions based on price, strength, durability and versatility of each model.
Of course there are many more models on the market in 2014 if you feel we have missed one of the best please let us know in the comments so we can possibly add it to our list.
The Baitcaster Reel List
1. Abu Garcia Pro Max Low Profile Baitcast
This is a brilliant reel that comes in models made for both right and left handers. Once you learn to use it you will definitely have no regrets buying it.
2. Shimano Caenan Baitcasting Reel
The casting is great and is a good cheap reel for anglers of any experience level. It’s durable will last for many years.
3. Abu Garcia SMAX2 Silver Max
The most outstanding features of the Abu Garcia Sliver the light weight. But it’s also strong and built to last. This is a great reel for easy casting.
4. KastKing WhiteMax Crankbaits
KastKing is not currently a well known name in fishing reels but maybe one day they will be if they keep building quality cheap reals like this model.
4. Daiwa Megaforce MF100THS Baitcast Reel
A great precision crafted model well worth the money.
5. Quantum Fishing Antix
We were hesistant to include this one since we have never used it ourselves but current owners have given it many great reviews.
Please let us know if you disagree with what we have listed as the best fishing reels for under $100. If you have any other suggestions we would like to hear from you.