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Baitcasting Reel Reviews

Daiwa Zillion SV TW Review

This Daiwa Zillion SV TW review will hopefully show you why this reel is considered to be on of the best in its class.  Introduced in 2016 as part of Daiwas ongoing "Project T," this reels claim to fame is its ability to deliver on basically no chance of you getting...

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13 Fishing Concept C Review

The 13 Fishing Concept C is the next step up from the 13 Fishing Concept A in the low profile series of reels.  In reviewing the 13 Fishing Concept C, I could see that there were many of the same features as the Concept A such as the tight low profile that fits ever...

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13 Fishing Concept A Review

The 13 Fishing Concept A has a lot of power packed into a tight low profile baitcasting reel that fits very nicely in the palm of your hand.  When compared to something like the Daiwa Tatula series of reels you will immediately notice that the form factor of the body...

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13 Fishing Inception Review

This review of the 13 Fishing Inception Baitcasting reel will show you why there is so much positive talk about this reel.  The 13 Fishing Inception was released at ICAST in 2015 as an addition to their lineup of low profile baitcasting reels. Some of the things that...

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Daiwa Lexa 300 Review Daiwa Lexa 400 Review

In this review of the Daiwa Lexa 300 and the Daiwa Lexa 400 baitcasters, we will take a look at these high-performance reels that combine powerful gearing, lightweight designs, carbon fiber drag systems and a total of 9 primary configurations.  There is a total of 3...

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Shimano Curado I Review

The Shimano Curado I baitcasting reel was released in the second quarter of 2014 and is what I would describe as the value segment of baitcasting reels from Shimano with a street price in the $149 range.  The Shimano Curado I is the latest in a long history of Curado...

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Daiwa Tatula Review

The Daiwa Tatula was introduced into the marketplace in 2013 under a very creative marketing campaign called "Project T" and with it came three models.  The three different models share many of the same attributes, with the flagstone being the T-Wing Levelwind System...

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Shimano Curado 70 Review

The Shimano Curado 70 is the latest of the Curado family and was introduced in the first quarter of 2016 at the Bassmaster Classic Expo. So why am I doing a review of the Shimano Curado 70 that most people would consider being a freshwater Bass reel?  Well, the answer...

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Shimano Tranx 300 400 Review

The Shimano Tranx 300 reel and the Shimano Tranx 400 reel are both covered in this review as they are very similar in most aspects.  The Tranx 300 and Tranx 400 are the younger siblings of the infamous Shimano Tranx 500 which is an amazing heavy duty low profile...

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Shimano Tranx 500 Review

The Shimano Tranx 500 baitcasting reel is a low profile design that was designed specifically for the angler that really loves using a baitcasting reel and wants to go after the larger species of fish that have a tendency to want to swim away once hooked.  Basically...

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