Updated February 12, 2019 by Brett Dvoretz

The 10 Best Spinning Reels For Bass

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We spent 28 hours on research, videography, and editing, to review the top options for this wiki. If you are thinking of adding a new spinning reel to your bass fishing arsenal, then you'll want to check out the models on this list. We've included a variety of options ranging between 2000 and 3500 in size (or 20 and 30, depending the manufacturer). Whether you want a lightweight one that makes pulling in a catch more challenging, or a heavier one for effortless retrieval, you'll find it here. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to support our work. Skip to the best spinning reel for bass on Amazon.

10. Pflueger President 25X

9. Penn Spinfisher VI 2500

8. Shimano Nasci FB 2500

7. Okuma Helios HSX-30

6. Daiwa BG 2000

5. Abu Garcia Revo SX30

4. Shimano Ultega 2500

3. Pflueger Supreme XT 30X

2. Okuma RTX-30S

1. Shimano Exsence SW 3000MHG

Editor's Notes

February 06, 2019:

Smooth action was one of our top priorities when selecting the best bass fishing reels. We also felt it important to identify options that had as little flexing and twisting as possible when under load, so your cranking power would be transferred efficiently. Of course, we also wanted to make sure they were all of appropriate size as well, as there is no point in using a ridiculously oversized model and causing yourself unnecessary fatigue.


Brett Dvoretz
Last updated on February 12, 2019 by Brett Dvoretz

A wandering writer who spends as much time on the road as in front of a laptop screen, Brett can either be found hacking away furiously at the keyboard or, perhaps, enjoying a whiskey and coke on some exotic beach, sometimes both simultaneously, usually with a four-legged companion by his side. He has been a professional chef, a dog trainer, and a travel correspondent for a well-known Southeast Asian guidebook. He also holds a business degree and has spent more time than he cares to admit in boring office jobs. He has an odd obsession for playing with the latest gadgets and working on motorcycles and old Jeeps. His expertise, honed over years of experience, is in the areas of computers, electronics, travel gear, pet products, and kitchen, office and automotive equipment.


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