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Conventional Reels

Conventional reels to buy online are designed for use on conventional rods – and this tandem is designed to be used specifically for saltwater fishing.  Conventional reels sit on top of the rod, while spinning reels are mounted underneath. This is because when you are baitcasting, the idea is for the line to be cast out as far as possible, and the top-mounted reel facilitates this.

Conventional reels for sale at J&H include the following brands:  Abu Garcia, Accurate, Alutecnos, Avet, Daiwa, Fin-Nor, Maxel, Okuma, Penn, Seigler, Shimano and Tsunami. You can search conventional reels, from cheap for the beginning angler up to pricier models, by clicking on the list of manufacturers to the left of your screen.

Conventional reels prices depend entirely on you – there are very inexpensive reels suitable for the casual angler, and then there are pricier reels for those who taking their fishing very seriously, or who go after the very big sport fish.

There’s nothing quite like sports fishing – playing a big game fish such as a marlin or a bluefin tuna that weighs hundreds of pounds is not for the faint of heart or the weak of line or reel.

Conventional reel prices at their least expensive start at a very affordable price, and give hours of enjoyment. The least expensive reels are made of graphite but will have brass gears and will be able to set up to 17 pounds of drag. Setting the drag on conventional reels you buy online is an art in itself. The goal is to tire out the fish you’ve got on your hook, but if you use too much drag you risk breaking the line.

Conventional reels for sale start with graphite, as we mentioned above, but the top of the line reels will consist of forged aluminum and have a maximum drag of up to 30 pounds. Line capacity, number of bearings, and the gear ratio will also play a part in conventional reels prices.

Conventional reels you buy online are suitable for surf fishing as well as fishing from the big boats that trawl the ocean for billfish or tuna. Surf fishing is a whole 'nother sport entirely and requires much strength – even having to use not only your two hands but also your body to cast your lure far out beyond the rollers.

Please contact us if you are interested in surfcasting or any other type of fishing where you are thinking of using conventional reels. We look forward to discussing your needs and expectations with you.