The Best Baitcasting Rod and Reels

The Best Baitcasting Rod and Reels
Baitcasting rods and reels were created for anglers who require longer casts with exceptional accuracy. Unlike conventional tackle that most beginners use, bait casting reels take some skill to master due to the thumb work required to control casts. Choosing the best baitcasting rod and reel will make mastering this type of tackle that much more easier.

Daiwa Coastal Inshore Special

The Daiwa Coastal Inshore Special baitcast reels are designed with inshore saltwater fishing in mind. Corrosion-resistant ball bearings and finish keep the reel's seven-disc, fiber composite wet drag running smoothly. Features include a weight of 8.30 ounces, an aluminum alloy frame, automatic centrifugal spool brake and infinite anti reverse.

Quantum Catalyst PT

The Quantum Catalyst PT series reel is designed with freshwater fishing in mind. Features include a ceramic drag system, right or left hand models, titanium-coated line guide and an easy-to-reach lube port. Other specifications include a weight of 7.5 ounces, continuous anti-reverse and external adjustable centrifugal braking.

Shimano Calcutta TE 700

The Shimano Calcutta TE 700 series reel is a round reel designed to muscle in the largest of fish in saltwater, from live baiting to inshore snook fishing. Features include high efficiency gearing, drilled spool system and dartainium drag. Specs include a machined aluminum frame, titanium level wind insert, drilled crossbar and platinum service plan.

Shakespeare Ugly Stick

The Shakespeare Ugly Stik is designed ruggedly with big saltwater fish in mind. The Ugly Stick is constructed of a graphite core that is covered by a glass fiber outer layer to ensure proper distribution when a big fish tugs. Other features include stainless steel guides with inserts constructed of Aluminum oxide and a solid fiberglass tip. Sizes start at 6 feet and run up to 15 feet.

Bass Pro Shops XPS Extreme Trigger

Bass Pro Shops XPS Extreme Trigger rod is designed with freshwater in mind. Features include a 3K Carbon Cloth butt wrap, graphite interweave, Pacific Bay Hialoy guides, PowerHump premium cork handle and sizes starting at 6 feet and running up to 7 feet, 10 inches.

Offshore Angler Ocean Master

The Offshore Angler Ocean Master rod is designed with heavy line casting in saltwater. Features include a two-piece construction composed of 60% graphite and 30% glass composite blanks, guides double-wrapped in aluminum oxide, reels seats with cushioned hoods and rubber composite cork handles.

Article Written By Mike Biscoe

Mike Biscoe has been writing since 2009. Focusing on travel, sports and entertainment topics, he has credits in various online publications including LIVESTRONG.COM and Trails. He often writes articles covering uncommon travel destinations from firsthand experience. Biscoe holds a Certificate of Completion in acting from the Pacific Conservatory of the Performing Arts.

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