Top 10 Drag Spinnings
for March 2021

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Piscifun Viper X Spinning Fishing Reel 500-5.2:1 High Speed Fishing Reel, 10+1BB, Lightweight Ultra Smooth Spin Reels, Carbon Fiber 33 LB Max Drag

Piscifun Viper X Spinning Fishing Reel 500-5.2:1 High Speed Fishing Reel

10+1BB, Lightweight Ultra Smooth Spin Reels, Carbon Fiber 33 LB Max Drag

by Piscifun
What We like

Unbeatable Affordable - Tiny details highlight premium quality. Such as the high density EVA knob, CNC machined braid ready spool and exquisite plating accessories etc. The best feature is the unbeatable affordable price, Piscifun is dedicated to offering high quality, affordably priced fishing reels backed by outstanding Customer Service.

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Product Features

  • Lighter & Stronger - Based on high quality graphite material, new mould technology was applied for the Viper X fish reel on frame and rotor. This makes the Viper X spinning reels lighter and more stylish while ensuring the overall strength.
  • Smooth & Consistent - Double shielded 10+1 stainless steel bearings provide incredible smoothness for the Viper X fishing spinning reels. The reinforced stainless steel main shaft and Zinc alloy drive gear paired with carbon washers give you smoother and more consistent performance, no more stuck or line breaking.
  • Multiple Retrieves - The Piscifun Viper X spinning reel features a lightning fast 6.2:1 gear ratio as well as a buttery smooth 5.2:1 in our 500,1000 and 5000 model. These 2 gear ratios are the perfect combination, the high speed retrieve helps every angler battle the strong, fast runs of the biggest fish and the moderate speed is perfect for finessing in your next trophy.
  • Increased Waterproof - Innovative Waterproof Tech including the one way clutch bushing, one way clutch plate, stainless steel washer and shielded stainless steel bearing, prevents water and dirt from entering the house. Greatly helpful to keep the best performance for your Viper X spinning reel.

Multiple retrieves - the Piscifun viper x spinning reel features a lightning fast 6.2:1 gear ratio as well as a buttery smooth 5.2:1 in our 500,1000 and 5000 model. these 2 gear ratios are the perfect combination, the high speed retrieve helps every angler battle the strong, fast runs of the biggest fish and the moderate speed is perfect for finessing in your next trophy. Smooth & consistent - double shielded 10+1 stainless steel bearings provide incredible smoothness for the viper x fishing spinning reels. the reinforced stainless steel main shaft and zinc alloy drive gear paired with carbon washers give you smoother and more consistent performance, no more stuck or line breaking. Lighter & stronger - based on high quality graphite material, new mould technology was applied for the viper x fish reel on frame and rotor. this makes the viper x spinning reels lighter and more stylish while ensuring the overall strength. Increased waterproof - innovative waterproof tech including the one way clutch bushing, one way clutch plate, stainless steel washer and shielded stainless steel bearing, prevents water and dirt from entering the house. greatly helpful to keep the best performance for your viper x spinning reel.

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SeaKnight Rapid II Saltwater Spinning Reel, 4.7:1,6.2:1 High Speed, Max Drag 22Lbs, Smooth Fresh and Saltwater Fishing Reel

SeaKnight Rapid II Saltwater Spinning Reel

4.7:1, 6.2:1 High Speed, Max Drag 22Lbs, Smooth Fresh and Saltwater Fishing Reel

by SeaKnight
What We like

The Rapid II is a fast, powerful, durable reel suited for heavy freshwater and light saltwater use. Perfect for inshore fishing, and for Bass, Stripers, Walleyes, Catfish, and Northern Pike.

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Product Features

  • Exquisite craftsmanship employing advanced production technologies and outfitted with high quality 10 + 1 shielded stainless steel ball bearings create an amazingly smooth reel.
  • The Rapid II also features a sealed aluminum spool and rotor structure, preventing water and sand from entering the gearing.
  • The Rapid II offers an enhanced thicker main shaft, stainless ball bearings, and a carbon fiber drag system with 10kg/22LB drag to land the largest gamefish.
  • Introducing the Rapid II fresh and saltwater spinning reel featuring an anti-corrosive coating for salt ad fresh water use.

The rapid ii also features a sealed aluminum spool and rotor structure, preventing water and sand from entering the gearing. The rapid ii offers an enhanced thicker main shaft, stainless ball bearings, and a carbon fiber drag system with 10kg/22lb drag to land the largest gamefish. Introducing the rapid ii fresh and saltwater spinning reel featuring an anti-corrosive coating for salt ad fresh water use. Exquisite craftsmanship employing advanced production technologies and outfitted with high quality 10 + 1 shielded stainless steel ball bearings create an amazingly smooth reel.

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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

13+1 BBS, 48LB Max Drag, Ultra High Capacity, Heavy Duty Long Casting Offshore Big Game Fishing Reel

by Dr.Fish
What We like

HUGE CNC Aluminum spool allows you to easily put more and heavier lines on your reel for bigger fights, and help you cast longer and faster. Powerful Aluminum handle will help you dominant every battle.

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Product Features

  • Model: LS-12000 | Gear Ratio: 3.9:1 | Ball Bearing: 13+1BB | Drag: Front | Reel Weight Approx.: 26.03oz / 26.87oz | Spool: Aluminlum spool | Line Capacity (Lbs/Yds): 17/460,20/360,30/260. See image for dimensions before ordering. This 12000 is for big game fishing.
  • A BIG gun for the BIG game. A special weapon designed for surf fishing. High density, corrosion resistant reel body is ready for repeat fights agianst the fiercest monster under the sea.
  • 13+1 Rust-resistant ball bearings offer smooth action in both casting and retrieving. Side plate and rotor are sealed and waterproof so you can keep enjoying this butterly smooth performance after many trips.
  • BIG & STRONG! Unprecedented 48LB max drag(12000 model) will put you in the winning position when a big fish bites. 3.9:1 Rock-steady gear ratio provides more torque and gives you advantage when a big fight comes.

13+1 rust-resistant ball bearings offer smooth action in both casting and retrieving. side plate and rotor are sealed and waterproof so you can keep enjoying this butterly smooth performance after many trips. Model: ls-12000 | gear ratio: 3.9:1 | ball bearing: 13+1bb | drag: front | reel weight approx.: 26.03oz / 26.87oz | spool: aluminlum spool | line capacity (lbs/yds): 17/460,20/360,30/260. see image for dimensions before ordering. this 12000 is for big game fishing. A big gun for the big game. a special weapon designed for surf fishing. high density, corrosion resistant reel body is ready for repeat fights agianst the fiercest monster under the sea. Big & strong! unprecedented 48lb max drag(12000 model) will put you in the winning position when a big fish bites. 3.9:1 rock-steady gear ratio provides more torque and gives you advantage when a big fight comes.

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Shimano Syncopate 2500FG Front Drag Freshwater Spinning Reel

Shimano Syncopate 2500FG Front Drag Freshwater Spinning Reel

by Big Rock Sports
What We like

Featuring Quick Fire II technology allowing for super easy and fast one-handed casting which is perfect for beginners to open faced reels and a favorite of experienced anglers

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Product Features

  • Built in Varispeed technology provides consistent spool speeds while Dyna-Balance eliminates wobble during the retrieve by counter-balancing the rotor to enhance sensitivity and smoothness
  • The Syncopate spinning reel provides efficient and reliable performance at an incredibly low price
  • Equipped with a Propulsion Line Management System that provides longer casting distances while preventing backlashes and wind knots from forming
  • Max Drag: 7 lbs. / Gear Ratio: 5.2:1. / Weight: 9.2 oz. / Line Retrieve: 29" / Bearings: 4BB + 1RB PowerPro Line Cap: 10/170; 15/145; 30/95 Mono Line Cap: 6/200; 8/140; 10/120

Built in varispeed technology provides consistent spool speeds while dyna-balance eliminates wobble during the retrieve by counter-balancing the rotor to enhance sensitivity and smoothness Equipped with a propulsion line management system that provides longer casting distances while preventing backlashes and wind knots from forming Max drag: 7 lbs. / gear ratio: 5.2:1. / weight: 9.2 oz. / line retrieve: 29" / bearings: 4bb + 1rb powerpro line cap: 10/170; 15/145; 30/95 mono line cap: 6/200; 8/140; 10/120 The syncopate spinning reel provides efficient and reliable performance at an incredibly low price

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RUNCL Spinning Reel Titan II 2000, Fishing Reel - Full Metal Body, Max Drag 44LB, 5 Carbon Fiber Drag Washers, 9+1 Stainless Steel Shielded Bearings, Hollow Out Rotor - Saltwater & Freshwater Fishing

RUNCL Spinning Reel Titan II 2000, Fishing Reel

Full Metal Body, Max Drag 44LB, 5 Carbon Fiber Drag Washers, 9+1 Stainless Steel Shielded Bearings, Hollow Out Rotor, Saltwater & Freshwater Fishing

by RUNCL
What We like

Entire Shield System: The TITAN II spinning reel features a built-in R.E.S.S. (RUNCL Entire Shield System), offers exceptional protection for the main body, spool and rotor, helps keep water, sand and dirt out, better protects your reel even it takes an accidental dunk

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Product Features

  • Braid-Ready Spool: Constructed with metal braid grip on the spool, which is angler friendly and ready to prevent braid from slipping, , eliminates the need for a monofilament backing or tape
  • Improved & Enhanced Process: The TITAN II spinning reel is constructed of full metal body with two-color anodized after polishing and precision-machined single-piece frames. The surface of the rotor component is protected by phosphating coating for enhanced wear resistance. 168-hour Salt Mist Test effectively prevents the spinning reel from saltwater corrosion
  • Silky Smooth Construction: 9+1 precise stainless steel shield bearings, stronger precision NCTM (No Clearance Transmission Mechanism) solid brass pinion gears, strengthened aluminum drivetrain, 20% thicker stainless steel main shaft and sealed multi-disc carbon drag system in RUNCL TITAN II spinning reel delivers uninterrupted and balanced performance

Silky smooth construction: 9+1 precise stainless steel shield bearings, stronger precision nctm (no clearance transmission mechanism) solid brass pinion gears, strengthened aluminum drivetrain, 20% thicker stainless steel main shaft and sealed multi-disc carbon drag system in RUNCL titan ii spinning reel delivers uninterrupted and balanced performance Braid-ready spool: constructed with metal braid grip on the spool, which is angler friendly and ready to prevent braid from slipping, , eliminates the need for a monofilament backing or tape Improved & enhanced process: the titan ii spinning reel is constructed of full metal body with two-color anodized after polishing and precision-machined single-piece frames. the surface of the rotor component is protected by phosphating coating for enhanced wear resistance. 168-hour salt mist test effectively prevents the spinning reel from saltwater corrosion

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Shimano SN4000RE Sienna 4000 Spinning Reel Box, Rear Drag, 1+1

Shimano SN4000RE Sienna 4000 Spinning Reel Box

Rear Drag, 1+1

by Shimano
What We like

Durable and long lasting

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Product Features

  • Propulsion Line Management system offers trouble free casting
  • Also prevents backlashes and wind knots from forming
  • Rear drag reels allow anglers to make drag adjustments on the fly
  • Provides less risk of line trouble or breakage

Provides less risk of line trouble or breakage Rear drag reels allow anglers to make drag adjustments on the fly Also prevents backlashes and wind knots from forming Propulsion line management system offers trouble free casting

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Shimano Sahara 1000 R, Rear Drag Spinning Fishing Reel, SH1000R

Shimano Sahara 1000 R

Rear Drag Spinning Fishing Reel, SH1000R

by Pro-Motion Distributing - Direct
What We like

Max drag force: 4.4 lbs, Bearings: 3 SUS and 1 RB

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Product Features

  • Mono Line capacity (lbs/yd): 2/270, 4/140, 6/110
  • Gear ratio: 5.2:1, Weight: 9.0 ounce, Retrieve: Reversable
  • Line Retrieve per crank: 27 inch
  • Spinning Fishing reel with Rear drag

Spinning fishing reel with rear drag Mono line capacity (lbs/yd): 2/270, 4/140, 6/110 Line retrieve per crank: 27 inch Gear ratio: 5.2:1, weight: 9.0 ounce, retrieve: reversable

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Sougayilang Spinning Reel - Freshwater and Saltwater Fishing Reels Spinning Stainless Steel Bearings Smooth Powerful 9+1 Steel Ball Bearings Up to 17.7lbs of Smooth Drag Fishing Reels (DJL6000)

Sougayilang Spinning Reel

Freshwater and Saltwater Fishing Reels Spinning Stainless Steel Bearings Smooth Powerful 9+1 Steel Ball Bearings Up to 17.7lbs of Smooth Drag Fishing Reels (DJL6000)

by Sougayilang
What We like

Powerful carbon fiber drag system provides powerful drag without sacrificing smoothness.This fish wheel has a gear ratio of 5.2: 1, which is smooth like butter.

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Product Features

  • Light,Fast,Strong Fishing Reel,The fishing reels convey speed, power, relentless pursuit and fearless spirit in the hunt.
  • Durable, high range spinning reel ideal for conquering big saltwater game fish.
  • Full metal body, sideplate, and rotor and heavy duty aluminum bail wire offer exceptional durability,high-performance brass gears, and special CNC handle with an EVA Knob.
  • No need for backing with our Double anodized knurled aluminum spool, you no longer need to use backing line when spooling on braid fishing line which increases your line capacity.

Durable, high range spinning reel ideal for conquering big saltwater game fish. Full metal body, sideplate, and rotor and heavy duty aluminum bail wire offer exceptional durability,high-performance brass gears, and special cnc handle with an eva knob. No need for backing with our double anodized knurled aluminum spool, you no longer need to use backing line when spooling on braid fishing line which increases your line capacity. Light,fast,strong fishing reel,the fishing reels convey speed, power, relentless pursuit and fearless spirit in the hunt.

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SHIMANO Ultegra 2500 FB Front Drag Spinning Fishing Reel, ULT2500FB

SHIMANO Ultegra 2500 FB Front Drag Spinning Fishing Reel

ULT2500FB

by Shimano
What We like

Weight: 8.5 ounce

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Product Features

  • PowerPro Line Capacity (lbs/yds): 10/150, 15/145, 30/100
  • Mono Line Capacity (lbs/yds): 6/200, 8/140, 10/120
  • Max. Drag force: 20 lbs, Ballbearings: 5 and 1
  • Line Retrieve Per Crank (in): 29 in, Gear ratio: 5.0:1

Line retrieve per crank (in): 29 in, gear ratio: 5.0:1 Powerpro line capacity (lbs/yds): 10/150, 15/145, 30/100 Mono line capacity (lbs/yds): 6/200, 8/140, 10/120 Max. drag force: 20 lbs, ballbearings: 5 and 1

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Zebco/Quantum Smoke S3 PT Inshore Size 30 6.0:1 Gear Ratio 35

Zebco/Quantum Smoke S3 PT Inshore Size 30 6.0:1 Gear Ratio 35" Retrieve Rate 20 lb Max Drag Spinning Reel

by Zebco
What We like

One piece aluminum frame

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Product Features

  • Changeable right or left hand retrieve
  • Continuous Anti-Reverse clutch

Changeable right or left hand retrieve Continuous anti-reverse clutch

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