6 recommended bait reels for ocean fishing! Bait reels are also very useful in the sea

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There are two types of reels: spinning reels and bait reels, of which spinning reels are the most common for ocean fishing.

Bait reels are mostly used for bass fishing, but they can also be used for ocean fishing.

In this article, I will explain the advantages of using a bait reel for ocean fishing, and introduce some recommended products!

I want to enjoy something different from sea fishing with a spinning reel! If you want to enjoy something different from sea fishing with a spinning reel, please refer to this article.

What is a bait reel that can be used for ocean fishing?

First of all, let me introduce what kind of bait reel can be used for ocean fishing.
As I mentioned at the beginning of this article, bait reels are mostly used in freshwater, such as bass fishing.

Therefore, some products are not designed to be exposed to saltwater and cannot be used in saltwater.

In other words, a bait reel that can be used for ocean fishing is a bait reel that is designed to be used in a saltwater environment and has the waterproof performance to go along with it.

If you don’t know what you’re doing and choose a bait reel that’s specifically designed for freshwater fishing, it may break after just one use.

You have to remember this when choosing a bait reel to use for ocean fishing.
Advantages of using a bait reel for ocean fishing

The following are two typical advantages of using a bait reel for ocean fishing.

Easy to cast to the target area

One of the biggest advantages of using a bait reel is that it is easy to cast to your target area.
This is the reason why bait reels are widely used in bass fishing, and also in ocean fishing, where the accuracy of the cast is important.

For example, rockfish and seabass fishing are the most common types of sea fishing that use bait reels.
These fisheries require you to cast the lure close to obstacles, so a bait reel is more suitable than a spinning reel.

If you can’t get the lure to the point you want with a spinning reel, you may want to consider using a bait reel.

Fishing with power

One of the advantages of a bait reel is that it is easy to reel in the lure with a lot of power when a strong fish is caught.

Especially when fishing for rockfish, it is necessary to pull up fish that are trying to escape through the rocks on the seabed.

In this situation, a bait reel will be more advantageous than a spinning reel.
Also, if you use a bait reel called a bait finesse reel, which is specialized for using light lures, you can handle light lures with thicker lines.

In other words, when targeting big fish with light lures, a bait reel will work better than a spinning reel that can only use thin line.

6 Recommended Bait Reels for Sea Fishing

Now, let’s take a look at the 6 types of bait reels that we recommend for ocean fishing.

Recommendation 1: Shimano Exsense DC SS

The X-Sense DCSS is a bait reel sold by Shimano that was developed for sea bass fishing.

It has been developed for use in the ocean, so there is no need to worry about durability in saltwater environments.

You can use it for sea bass fishing as well as a variety of other ocean fishing activities. The most important feature of the Excess DCSS is the use of the I-DC5 electronic braking system.

Backlash, which is the biggest enemy of bait reels, has been significantly reduced.
It is also equipped with other cutting-edge technologies such as “HAGANE Body” and “Micro Module Gear”.

It is recommended for those who want to fly lures without stress and prevent backlash with only dial operation.

Recommendation #2: Shimano Brenious

Brenious is a bait reel suitable for those who want to handle mainly light lures that cannot be thrown by Exsense DCSS.

It is mainly developed for chinning fishing, which is targeting black sea bream.
Chinning is fishing with lures ranging from 3g to 20g, and it can be used for other fishing as long as the lure is in that range.

Specifically, light games targeting horse mackerel and whitebait, rockfish, etc.
Many technologies are used to reduce the overall weight of the lure, such as a spool made of super duralumin.

Of course, it is also suitable for freshwater fishing such as bass fishing, making it a versatile choice for fishing with small lures.

Recommendation 3: Shimano Calcutta Conquest


Calcutta Conquest is a round shaped bait reel sold by Shimano.
It is used by many anglers for bass fishing, but it is equally active in sea fishing.

It is designed to be durable and comfortable to reel, and can also be used for offshore jigging and other fishing from a boat.

It is equipped with many technologies to enhance the performance of gears, such as “X-SHIP” and “Micro Module Gear”.

It is suitable for lure fishing for large fish such as sea bass and yellowtail, taking advantage of its durability and winding comfort.

In addition, the gold coloration is full of high-class feeling, and it is easily recognized as Calcutta Conquest.

Recommendation 4: Daiwa Tatula TW300/400


Tatula Tw 300/400 is a bait reel from Daiwa, which is suitable for fishing with heavy lures using thick lines.

It is developed under the “Hyper Drive Design”, a design concept that aims for long-lasting initial performance.

Therefore, it is highly durable and can be used in harsh saltwater environments.
It is ideal for sea bass fishing with large lures called big baits and offshore jigging with jigs.

Two sizes of reels are lined up, 300 and 400.
The price is in the 30,000 yen range, which is reasonable for a bait reel with this performance.

Recommendation 5: Daiwa Morethan PE TW

Morethan PETW is a bait reel of the Morethan series, a brand specialized in sea bass fishing developed by Daiwa.

As the name “PE” suggests, it was developed with fishing with PE line in mind.
It excels in sending lures far and wide, so it will be useful not only for sea bass fishing but also for ocean fishing in general.

Furthermore, the body is made of aluminum to ensure durability.
It can be used safely even by those who are fishing to attract big fish.

Daiwa’s leading waterproof technology “Mag Shield” provides high waterproof performance and light reel feeling.

Recommendation 6: Daiwa Ryoga


Ryoga is Daiwa’s round shaped bait reel that competes with Shimano’s Calcutta Conquest.

It features a massive body that emphasizes comfort and durability, which are the biggest merits of round bait reels.

As its texture suggests, it is suitable for fishing for big fish with heavy lures.
Magforce Z” used for the brake system has one of the best performance among Daiwa’s brake systems.

Therefore, you can use it with confidence even when fishing where flying distance is required.

It is a versatile bait reel that can be used not only for fishing from the shore, but also for fishing from a boat.

Bait reels work great for ocean fishing too!

So far, I have introduced in detail how to choose a bait reel that can be used for ocean fishing, as well as recommended products.

Bait reels are generally thought to be used for freshwater fishing such as bass fishing, but they are also very useful for ocean fishing.

In particular, bait reels with high water resistance and durability, such as the six bait reels introduced here, are sometimes easier to use than spinning reels.

If you are interested in using a bait reel for ocean fishing, please refer to this article.

6 Recommended Spinning Reels for Sea Bass Fishing! Easy to use for other fishing too!

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Sea bass fishing is a form of lure fishing that targets sea bass fish near estuaries and fishing ports.

Sea bass fishing is loved by many people because the fishing grounds are close to their living areas.

There are many different types of spinning reels that are used for such sea bass fishing.

In this article, we will introduce in detail how to choose a reel for sea bass fishing as well as recommended products.

If you are thinking of trying sea bass fishing or other lure fishing, please refer to this article.

How to choose a spinning reel for sea bass fishing without regrets

First, let’s take a look at how to choose a seabass fishing reel without any regrets. Before you actually consider which one to buy, please take a look.

Size 2500 or 3000.

Choose a size 2500 or 3000 sea bass fishing reel.

The advantage of the 2500 reel is that it is smaller and easier to handle than the 3000 reel, but it is inferior to the 3000 in power.

For this reason, it is recommended to master how to move the lure with the 2500 size when starting out, and change to the 3000 size when targeting big fish.

Of course, it is possible to catch a large sea bass even with a 2500, so you can choose one depending on whether you value maneuverability or power more.

As for the thickness of line to be wound on the reel, PE line No. 0.6 to 1.0 is recommended.

A 2500 or 3000 spinning reel is also a good size for spooling a line of 0.6 to 1.0 thickness.

Waterproof and lightweight is recommended.

Seabass fishing is a sport that involves the repetitive motion of constantly throwing and reeling in a lure.

Therefore, when choosing a spinning reel, it is recommended to focus on waterproof performance and lightness.

Intense movement will inevitably cause seawater to enter the reel, but a reel with high waterproof performance will prevent deterioration caused by water immersion.

Also, a lighter reel may allow you to cast more times than you would with a heavier reel.

It is these small differences that lead to fishing success.

In this article, we pick out reels with waterproof technology from Daiwa and Shimano, and introduce the lighter models among them.

Both dedicated and general-purpose reels will work.

Daiwa and Shimano each have specialized reels developed for sea bass fishing.

Of course, those reels are the best option for sea bass fishing.

However, it does not mean that you have to use a special reel to enjoy comfortable sea bass fishing; a general-purpose reel is also sufficient.

In this article, we introduce both dedicated and general-purpose reels, so you can choose the one that best suits your budget and preference.

Also, because it’s a dedicated reel, it’s not only for sea bass fishing, so even if you want to enjoy fishing other than sea bass fishing, you can choose a dedicated reel.

6 Recommended Spinning Reels for Sea Bass Fishing

Now that you have confirmed how to choose a seabass fishing reel, let’s take a look at some of the products we actually recommend.

Recommendation 1: Shimano Exsence BB

The Exsence BB is a reel from Shimano’s Exsence series, which is aimed at sea bass fishing.

Among Shimano’s reels, those with the name BB are the best models for beginners, and the Excess BB is the first model in the BB series to be equipped with Core Protect.

Core Protect is Shimano’s proprietary waterproof technology that prevents water from getting inside the gearbox.

Other technologies such as “HAGANE gear” and “X-SHIP” provide excellent durability.

The price is about 20,000 yen, which is very affordable for its performance, and is perfect for those who want to start sea bass fishing in earnest.

Recommendation 2: Shimano Exsence CI4+

The Excessense CI4+ is a model that is one rank higher than the Excessense BB introduced above.

One of the most notable features is the lightness of the CI4+ carbon material.

Of course, it also uses Core Protect, HAGANE Gear, and X-SHIP, which were also used in the Excess BB, so it has excellent waterproof performance and durability.

Its lightness, durability, and water resistance make it ideal not only for seabass fishing, but also for a variety of lure fishing.

This spinning reel is also recommended for those who want to enjoy a variety of lure fishing such as shore jigging and eging at a high level.

The all-black color scheme is also cool and attractive.

Recommendation 3: Shimano Stradic 2500S

Stradic is not a reel developed exclusively for sea bass fishing, but a general-purpose reel that can be used for various types of fishing.

Its cost performance is a major attraction, and it has overwhelming performance for a reel under 30,000 yen.

Especially since Shimano’s pride and joy, the Micro Module Gear II, is used, the winding comfort is at its peak.

Also, “Core Protect” and “HAGANE Gear” have been adopted.

In addition, the silver-based design will easily fit in with any rod.

It is recommended for those who want to try not only sea bass fishing but also other lure fishing and bait fishing.

Recommendation 4: Daiwa X Fire

 

The X-Fire is an excellent cost effective reel from Daiwa that is a great introduction to sea bass fishing.

The body is made of ZAION, a carbon resin with carbon fiber woven into it.

It is both light and durable.

It also uses Daiwa’s famous “Mag Shield” waterproof technology.

Mag-Shield is a technology that uses magnetic fluid to prevent flooding, and has a structure with no physical gaps.

As you can see, the X-Fire is a reel with performance suitable for sea bass fishing, and of course it can be used for other types of fishing as well.

The light blue design is unique, so it is a good choice for those who do not want to wear anything else.

Recommendation 5: Daiwa Morethan

Morethan is Daiwa’s flagship series for sea bass fishing, and this spinning reel is also one of Daiwa’s top-performing reels for sea bass fishing.

In order to catch as many sea bass as possible, technologies such as “ZAION” and “Mag Shield” are employed.

In addition, it uses a body structure called a “monocoque body” that uses as few parts as possible to achieve both lightness and durability at a high level.

It is also one of the most luxurious in terms of design.

It is especially recommended to use it with a sea bass rod also named Moazan.

If you are serious about improving your sea bass fishing, please consider buying one.

Recommendation 6: Daiwa Caldia LT3000

The Cardia is Daiwa’s general-purpose spinning reel that competes with Shimano’s Stradic.

Like the Stradic, the Cardia is one of the best reels under 30,000 yen and is particularly attractive for its lightness.

Adopting “ZAION V”, which is a more advanced version of “ZAION”, the LT2500S weighs only 190g.

Even among reels priced higher than the Cardia, there are not many reels with a deadweight of less than 200g.

Another important feature is the use of a monocoque body, which is also used in the flagship Moazan reel for sea bass fishing.

This high performance will be very useful not only for sea bass fishing but also for various other types of fishing.

Sea bass fishing is a great introduction to lure fishing.

Sea bass fishing is one of the most popular lure fishing methods, and it is easy to try because of its familiar fishing grounds.

Also, sea bass fishing rods are easy to use for other types of fishing, making them the perfect introduction to fishing.

There are many such spinning reels that are used for sea bass fishing that are very versatile.

In particular, the six spinning reels introduced here are all models that can be used for various types of fishing while performing sea bass fishing at a high level.

If you are thinking of starting your fishing career with sea bass fishing, please refer to this article.

6 Recommended Jigs for Offshore Jigging! Metal jigs specially designed for fishing from boats

Offshore jigging is fishing from a boat or ship for large fish such as yellowtail and Spanish mackerel.

The lure used in offshore jigging is called a jig, and there are many types of jigs.

The weight and size of the jigs used for offshore jigging are very different from the jigs used for shore jigging.

So in this article, we will explain in detail how to choose a jig for offshore jigging, and we have picked up six recommended products. Continue reading 6 Recommended Jigs for Offshore Jigging! Metal jigs specially designed for fishing from boats

Don’t worry even when dealing with big fish! 5 Recommended Bait Reels for Offshore Jigging

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Offshore jigging is a great way for beginners to catch big fish such as yellowtail and Spanish mackerel, which are not easy to catch from the shore.

In offshore jigging, bait reels are often used.
Bait reels used for offshore jigging are different from those used for bass fishing in that they emphasize casting performance and power.

In this article, we introduce in detail how to choose the right reel and the recommended products.

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An introduction to big game fishing! 6 Recommended Rods for Offshore Jigging

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Offshore jigging is fishing from a boat or ship for large fish such as yellowtail, Spanish mackerel, and sea bream.

Offshore jigging is a fishing method that uses a lure called a metal jig, and is popular with many anglers because of its high gameplay. And the good thing about offshore jigging is that it is easy to catch even for beginners.

Compared to shore jigging, which also targets yellowtail and Spanish mackerel from the shore, the chances of catching them are much higher.

This article introduces the rods used in offshore jigging that are recommended for beginners to big game fishing.

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6 recommended crankbaits for trout fishing! Excellent lure to catch fish just by winding it

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A crankbait is a lure with a rounded shape that is also used for bass fishing.

While the spoon is a lure that can be used to target a variety of depths, the crankbait is a lure that is suitable for targeting near the bottom.

Its swimming action has a lot of appeals and is suitable for targeting and catching biting fish.

In this article, we’ll introduce you to some of the best crankbaits for trout fishing.

Crankbaits that can be fished just by winding are recommended for many beginners.

How to choose a crankbait for trout fishing

Trout fishing crankbaits can be selected based on three factors: size, type, and color.

Let’s take a closer look at three of them here.

How to choose the size

Crankbaits come in a variety of sizes, from small (around 3cm) to large (palm-sized).

Each of them has its own specialties, but I recommend relatively small crankbaits for beginners.

Specifically, we recommend something around 3 cm.

This size crankbait can be used to catch any size of trout.

In other words, it’s the right crankbait size for your fishing pleasure.

It’s a good idea to enjoy the fun of catching trout with crankbaits first, and then shift your focus to big game.

How to choose a type

There are three types of crankbaits: the shallow type that dives shallow, the deep type that dives deep, and the middle type in between.

These three types can be distinguished by the length of the lip, the longer the lip the deeper the crankbait will dive.

And the basic usage of this type is to use it according to the depth of the fishing ground.

We recommend that you choose a crankbait that you can wind just near the bottom when you dive to the maximum.

But I think most beginners don’t know the depth of the point.

In such a case, you can handle it to some extent by using a middle-type crankbait, so please try to use a middle-type crank bait at first.

How to choose a color

Just like other lures, trout fishing crankbaits come in a variety of colors, from natural to appealing.

However, if you are a beginner, it is recommended to choose mainly appealing colors.

The reason is that the main purpose of using crankbaits is to catch active trout efficiently.

And because active trout react strongly to appealing colors.

If you are thinking of buying one crank bait for the time being, try to choose an appealing color such as red or orange.

One of the other recommendations is to use brown or fluorescent colors.

6 Recommended Crankbaits for Trout Fishing

Let’s take a look at six different types of crankbait for trout fishing that you should actually use.

Recommendation 1: Shimano Chibitoro 25S

The Chibitoro 25S is a crank bait called a jointed crank that is sold by Shimano.

The body of the lure is formed by the joint of two parts, and the feature is that it moves firmly even if you wind it slowly.

The sinking speed is also slower than that of a typical crankbait.

Try using it when trout don’t respond to quick movements, as it is good at fishing quite slow.

The color lineup is abundant, with glow colors that emit light at night.

It is better to use it with cranks that can be handled at a normal speed.

Recommendation 2: Daiwa Presso Wabcra

PRESSO Wabcra is a basic crank bait that swims with a big vibration when it is reeled in.

It is recommended for beginners because it can be said to be the basic swim of crankbaits.

If you want to learn how to fish with crankbaits, please try this lure.

Another feature of this lure is that it moves a lot even on a slow retrieve.

There are many crankbaits that can handle fast retrieves, but cranks that can handle slow retrieves are rare.

Therefore, it will be a great help against trout that are used to fast movements.

The many unique colors are another attraction of this crankbait.

Recommendation 3: Daiwa Presso Wobble

The PRESSO Wobble is a crank bait called a flat side crank, sold by Daiwa.

The flat side crank features high fish attracting power by flashing.

The flat side of the body makes it easy to reflect light and makes it more appealing.

Because it can attract trout in a wide range, it is recommended when you want to find active trout efficiently.

There are also two types of lures in the lineup: floating and sinking.

It is recommended for beginners who do not know detailed techniques, because they can target trout that are highly active and easy to catch.

Recommendation 4: Daiwa Presso Rivecra

The PRESSO Rivacra is a slightly unusual crank bait with an upturned lip sold by Daiwa.

This upturned lip is called a “river slip”.

A typical crank bait dives deep by winding it, but this crank bait can swim parallel to a certain depth.

In other words, it is easy to attack the targeted depth consistently, and it can be used for a wide range of fishing from the surface to the bottom.

The action of the lure is similar to that of a standard crankbait, with a small oscillating motion.

Try using it when you know exactly how deep the trout are.

Recommendation 5: Smith Sibo-Cra

The Sibo-cra is a crankbait sold by Smith that features a rough surface finish called Shibo processing.

This grainy finish creates a flashing and vibrating effect that no other lure can match.

It will appeal to trout.

It is an orthodox crank bait that swims with a solid action from the beginning of reeling.

It is also recommended for beginners who are not used to fishing with crankbaits yet.

Two different diving depths are available, so you can choose the one that best suits the depth of your fishing spot.

The color lineup is mainly brownish, and an appealing color called hibiscus is also available.

Recommendation 6: Smith Calmo MR-F

Calmo MR-F is a crank bait for tough condition that can make trout nervous to use its mouth.

It features a slim body shape for a crankbait.

Even on a slow retrieve, the lure constantly produces a fine action that will make reluctant trout use their mouths.

Since it is a floating type crank bait, try using it mainly when you want to target near the surface.

The color lineup includes many appealing colors such as Hibiscus and Blue Hawaii.

Let’s master the reel fishing with crankbaits!

Crankbaits are such an important lure that they are essential in trout fishing.

It is recommended for beginners because it can be fished by basically just winding it.

If you only buy one lure, this is the lure you want to use.

In particular, each of the six crankbaits introduced here has different characteristics, but they are all easy to handle in common.

If you are not sure which one to choose, please choose one of these.

Daiwa’s top reel, the Exist, explained! The culmination of Daiwa’s technology

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Daiwa, along with Shimano, is one of Japan’s leading fishing tackle manufacturers.

Daiwa sells a wide variety of reels, ranging in price from less than 10,000 yen to nearly 100,000 yen.

Among them, EXIST is the reel that is positioned as the best.
In this article, we will explain more about the EXIST reel than any other reel.

If you want to know more about Daiwa’s best reel, what kind of technology is used, and who it is recommended for, please read on.

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Just throw and reel! 6 Bass Fishing Lures “Spinnerbaits” Recommended for Beginners

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There are many different types of lures in bass fishing, from plugs such as minnows and crankbaits to worms.

Among them, a lure that belongs to a slightly different position than plugs and worms is the spinnerbait.

The spinnerbait is not a major lure for fishing other than bass fishing, but it is an important and indispensable lure for bass fishing.

In this article, I will explain how to use such a spinnerbait and the situations in which it is used, as well as introduce six recommended products.

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6 Recommended Bass Fishing Bait Rods for Beginners

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In bass fishing, a type of rod with a reel mounted on top, called a bait rod, is often used.

Using these bait rods is one of the best parts of bass fishing, so it is recommended for beginners to have at least one bait rod.

In this article, I will explain how to choose a good bait rod for beginners.

In addition, we’ve also introduced six products that we actually recommend, so please take a look at them.

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What’s so great about Shimano’s top reel “STELLA”?

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Along with a rod, a reel is a must-have tool in fishing, because it winds the line.

There is a wide range of reels from cheap to expensive, but have you ever wondered about the difference between expensive and cheap reels?

In this article, we will answer that question by looking at the most expensive reels from Shimano, a major fishing tackle manufacturer.

To answer this question, I’ll introduce you to the STELLA, which is arguably the most expensive reel on the market.
If you think that expensive reels are for advanced anglers, please take a look.

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