Updated July 02, 2021 by Christopher Thomas

The 8 Best Fishing Bells

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This wiki has been updated 7 times since it was first published in March of 2020. When you head to your favorite spot on the river for a day of fishing, the last thing you want to do is miss reeling in a big one because you stepped away from your pole for a moment. We have gathered the best alert options we could find to help you choose the perfect bell to signal you whenever you have a bite, so you need never worry about losing a decent catch again. When users buy our independently chosen editorial selections, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki.

1. Wingsflying LED Alert

2. Yygift Twin Bells

3. Eagle Claw Bell

Editor's Notes

July 02, 2021:

There are a few different types of fishing bells to be aware of. The most classic style is a simple cowbell-style model like the Eagle Claw Bell, and if you're fishing in the daytime, it's a perfectly fine choice. On the other hand, the Yygift Twin Bells come in a bulk pack for a low price and use jingle bells as well as LED lights for night fishing. Probably the most convenient, however, is the Wingsflying LED Alert, which clips to your pole and uses electronic motion detection to tell when a fish grabs your line.

The only updates made to the Wiki today were the removal of a set of LED models and cowbell models that were no longer available.

March 19, 2020:

It is quite disappointing to leave your fishing pole for whatever reason, only to come back, and find that your bait is gone from the hook because you had a bite. A fishing bell is one device that can help you avoid missing out on even the smallest bite because it is made to ring when your pole is disturbed. These gadgets range from the simplest style, like the Eagle Claw Bell, which is a single bell that clips to your pole, to more extravagant designs, such as the Wingsflying LED Alert, which is battery-operated. If you need a night fishing option, but do not want anything that requires batteries, consider the South Bend Alert, which absorbs light during the day or from a flashlight, so it can glow for several hours at night.

Your choice of bells is a matter of budget and personal taste. These devices can range from a couple of bucks to much more, especially if you want all the bells-and-whistles, no pun intended. Once you have a price range, it depends on if you desire a simple chiming sound, or if you need a louder alert if you plan on being further away from your pole. There are so many options available, it does not have to be hard to make a selection.

As you gear up for your next trip to the river or the lake, make sure you remember your fishing gloves to help you avoid cuts and scrapes as you get your catch off the line. A sturdy pair of angling pliers is also a good idea, in case you struggle removing the hook from its mouth. In addition to a bell for your pole, consider a pole holder to keep it secure, so you can have your hands free to drink a beverage.

4. Zemio's Fishing Alarm

5. Hurricane Fish Alert

6. Redgrilxx Arched Alarm

7. Aoyoho Accessory

8. Toasis Bite Indicator


Christopher Thomas
Last updated on July 02, 2021 by Christopher Thomas

Building PCs, remodeling, and cooking since he was young, quasi-renowned trumpeter Christopher Thomas traveled the USA performing at and organizing shows from an early age. His work experiences led him to open a catering company, eventually becoming a sous chef in several fine LA restaurants. He enjoys all sorts of barely necessary gadgets, specialty computing, cutting-edge video games, and modern social policy. He has given talks on debunking pseudoscience, the Dunning-Kruger effect, culinary technique, and traveling. After two decades of product and market research, Chris has a keen sense of what people want to know and how to explain it clearly. He delights in parsing complex subjects for anyone who will listen -- because teaching is the best way to ensure that you understand things yourself.


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