The following list of saltwater fishing reels will give you a comprehensive idea of what is available in saltwater fishing reels, what makes each reel work as it does, and the types of fishing for which they work best.
Okuma Epixor Saltwater Fishing Spinning reel.
The price of this reel is from $78 to $80, retail. The Epixor a titanium coated, stainless steel spool rim. It has nine ball bearings. The Epixor features a one way clutch bearing and an extra drag system. It comes with an extra aluminum spool, a quick set anti reverse system, a hand knob that is comfortable and soft, an EB 50 gear ratio, and an 17.4 ounce capacity for line.
Okuma Stinson Saltwater Stinson SI-40 Saltwater Spinning Fishing Reel
This reel retails for approximately $43. It features a machine cut brass pinion gear, reversible handles made of fie cast aluminum, a drag system that is hydro lock sealed, an aluminum spool, oiled felt drag washers, six sealed ball bearings.
Penn Slammer 460 Saltwater Spinning Fishing Reel Bonita
This reel retails for about $140, and is specifically designed for saltwater fishing large, trophy sized fish. It is over sized, has a sealed drag situated underneath the spool to provide a consistently smooth performance.
It is on the highest end price wise, but it is much more heavy duty than many other rods. It utilizes a Penn leveline wrap system, a rotor that is techno balanced, and a body that is completely metal. It also has an oversized, shielded drag, making it perfect for serious fishermen to bring in the most wiley fighters from the salty deeps.
Daiwa Saltwater Spinning Fishing Reel Black Gold
This reel is available for under $100. With an easily recognizable name from a brand that is highly respected for quality, it is a proven reel. They have been around long enough to have earned a reputation as a good reel.
They have 3 ball bearings, and with a reliable drag system of Teflon, they are designed to stand up to heavy use under extreme conditions. Designed specifically for big game and trophy fishing.
The Tica Dolpin SE8000 Series Saltwater Fishing Spinning Reel
This reel is specifically designed to perform long distances casts needed for surf fishing. It has 13 precision ball bearings. It is designed specifically to prevent the line from bunching underneath the spool, while not compromising the long distance casts needed for the surf fishing for which it was created.
It also has a titanium plated, aluminum spool, anti-twist roller. This reel has a rotor that is computer balanced and designed to prevent vibrations. It has an exceptionally long, 85mm arm made of coiled bail spring.
If you are looking for good quality, moderately priced rod and reel sets, consider the following:
Shakespeare Ugly Stik Saltwater Fishing Rod and Reel 8′ Med 2 pc
This rod and reel combination retails at about $65, and it is probably one of the most well respected names in the industry. Many world class fishermen swear by the ugly stik, and would use nothing else.