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Top 10 Best Surf Casting Reels
for October 2022

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Dr.Fish Saltwater 12000 Spinning Reel for Surf Fishing, 13+1 BBS, 48LB Max Drag, Ultra High Capacity, Heavy Duty Long Casting Offshore Big Game Fishing Reel

Dr.Fish Saltwater 12000 Spinning Reel for Surf Fishing

by Dr.Fish
What We like

This big-game surf fishing reel is the most powerful reel on the market. For anglers fishing in the harshest saltwater conditions, this reel can stand up to even some of the toughest battles.

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Alwonder Saltwater 11000 Spinning Reel for Surf Fishing, 11+1 Stainless BB, 31 LB Drag, Graphite Body Long Casting Heavy Duty Aluminum Spool Offshore Fishing Reel

Alwonder Saltwater 11000 Spinning Reel for Surf Fishing

by Alwonder
What We like

These Alwonder saltwater reels are better than any reel we tested. The Alwonder's are by far the lightest and best-looking reels of the bunch.

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Tailored Tackle Surf Fishing Rod and Reel Combo 10 Foot Surf Rod Medium Heavy Surfcasting Power Moderate Fast Action Tip 7000 Size XL Surf Fishing Reel Saltwater Resistant Guides

Tailored Tackle Surf Fishing Rod and Reel Combo 10 Foot Surf Rod Medium Heavy Surfcasting Power Moderate Fast Action Tip 7000 Size XL Surf Fishing Reel Saltwater Resistant Guides

by Tailored Tackle
What We like

The strongest, fastest, and longest pole we tested in our surf rod and reel combo tests. The rod is 36" long and 7 strength level rated-You'll never outgrow it. The reel has a bait cast spool and 8 sealed ball bearings.

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Dr.Fish Saltwater Fishing Rod and Reel Combos Surf Casting 12ft Surf Rod Carbon Fiber 10000 Spinning Reel Heavy Duty Big Game Offshore Inshore Fishing Complete Outfit GT Popper

Dr.Fish Saltwater Fishing Rod and Reel Combos Surf Casting 12ft Surf Rod Carbon Fiber 10000 Spinning Reel Heavy Duty Big Game Offshore Inshore Fishing Complete Outfit GT Popper

by Dr.Fish
What We like

This saltwater fishing combo is light, durable, and pretty durable for its price. The surf rod delivers on sensitivity and responsiveness, but its durability was a bit of an issue during our testing.

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Amarine Made Saltwater 8000/10000/12000 Spinning Reel for Surf Fishing 10+1 Stainless BB Ultra Smooth Powerful with CNC Aluminum Spool Long Casting Offshore Big Game Fishing Reels (FB10000)

Amarine Made Saltwater 8000/10000/12000 Spinning Reel for Surf Fishing 10+1 Stainless BB Ultra Smooth Powerful with CNC Aluminum Spool Long Casting Offshore Big Game Fishing Reels (FB10000)

by Alfa Marine(Shanghai)Co.Ltd
What We like

Saltwater 8000/10000/12000 Spinning Reels 10+1 Stainless BB Ultra Smooth Powerful with CNC Aluminum Spool Long Casting Offshore Big Game Fishing Reels (FB10000)

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Diwa Spinning Fishing Reels 60 LBS Max Drag Power 18+1 Stainless BB Metal Body Casting Fishing Wheel 8000 10000 12000 Spool Series Freshwater Saltwater Big-Game Surf Ultra Smooth Spinning Reel (12000)

Diwa Spinning Fishing Reels 60 LBS Max Drag Power 18+1 Stainless BB Metal Body Casting Fishing Wheel 8000 10000 12000 Spool Series Freshwater Saltwater Big-Game Surf Ultra Smooth Spinning Reel (12000)

by Diwa
What We like

This is the best spinning reel in its price segment. The casting reel is designed in such a way that makes it easy to drop into the spool. The drag system is also great. You can control power between 15 lbs to 60 lbs easily.

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Fiblink Surf Casting Fishing Rod 2-Piece Graphite Travel Baitcasting Fishing Rod (Length: 11')

Fiblink Surf Casting Fishing Rod 2-Piece Travel Graphite Baitcasting Fishing Rod (Length: 11')

by Fiblink
What We like

Fiblink Surf Casting Fishing Rod 2-Piece Graphite Travel Baitcasting Fishing Rod (Length: 11') is easy to assemble with high quality materials. Its quality impregnated cork handle is very comfortable, while the rod retains its graphite construction - for performance, strength, and sensitivity.

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OKUMA Reels Surf 8K Spinning 5Bb+1Rb 4.7:1, Multicolor, One Size

OKUMA Reels Surf 8K Spinning 5Bb+1Rb 4.7:1

by PROOK
What We like

The surf reels we tested have earned a reputation for durability, and this model is no exception. In fact, these reels are so good, some fishermen use them in salt water.

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Daiwa Sealine SL-H 6.1:1 Ocean Casting Reel M. Light Action, Right Hand - SL30SH

Daiwa Sealine SL-H 6.1:1 Ocean Casting Reel M. Light Action, Right Hand

by Daiwa Fishing
What We like

This is a top-notch saltwater reel with a 6.1:1 gear ratio and nice features for the price. Although the trigger clicker feels cheap, the reel performs well.

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YONGZHI Spinning Reels 11000 Surf Fishing 13+1 Stainless BB Ultra Smooth Powerful Offshore Fishing Reels

YONGZHI Spinning Reels 11000 Surf Fishing 13+1 Stainless BB Ultra Smooth Powerful Offshore Fishing Reels

by YONGZHI
What We like

The 13+1 ball bearing system will improve your performance, the clearence is 5.8mm, don't worry about the overfishing, the Max drag is 13.2kg which is suitable for most big fish.

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