Casting Reels for Salmon Fishing


Saturday, December 16th 2017.

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$89.99
$89.99

Shimano Corvalus Casting Reel
This latest addition to the Shimano baitcaster family shares many of the same great features as its higher-priced cousin

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$119.99
$119.99

Shimano Cardiff Casting Reel
Get precision cast control and unbelievably smooth cranking with the Cardiff. Access the centrifugal brake weights in th

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$209.99
$209.99

Shimano Calcutta B Baitcasting Reel - Stainless Steel
"The ultimate in simplicity. Cold-forged aluminum frame, aluminum spool and sideplates provide the strongest, tightest t

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$289.99
$289.99

Daiwa TD Luna Baitcasting Reel - Stainless Steel
Heft and solid precision you can feel the first time you pick it up. These heavy-duty baitcasters are built for the rigo

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$64.99
$34.88

Daiwa Millionaire Classic Casting Reel
"The Millionaire sports a classic look and shape, quality construction and a wealth of cutting-edge features, at a price

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$12.99
$8.88

Shakespeare Synergy Steel Spincasting Reel - Stainless Steel
"Shakespeare is one of the most trusted brands in the industry, and the Synergy Steel reel is perfect for the beginning

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$499.99
$499.99

Shimano Tranx Casting Reel
"This reel offers explosive fish-fighting power in a hybrid reel that combines low-profile, ergonomic comfort with the l

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$379.99
$379.99

Shimano Calcutta D Casting Reel
"The latest version of the Calcutta combines the advantages of low profile and round reels. It has a much smaller profil

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$159.99
$159.99

Abu Garcia Revo SX Casting Reel - Stainless Steel
"Besides being one of the fastest low-profile reels, the Revo SX was also one of the best reviewed by customers. Never c

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$99.99
$99.99

Quantum Accurist PT Baitcasting Reels
"The one-piece aluminum frame and side cover is as rugged as it gets, delivering a lifetime of performance. The Flippin

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$159.99
$159.99

Lew's BB1 Speed Spool Casting Reel
"Everything you love and enjoy in a Lews reel, in a premium package at a great price. The superior construction includes

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$179.99
$179.99

Lew's SuperDuty Speed Spool Baitcasting Reel
"Lews top-of-the-line SuperDuty Speed Spool Baitcasting Reel includes a braid-ready, large-capacity, forged-aluminum, U-

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$149.99
$149.99

Daiwa Tatula Casting Reel - Stainless Steel
"Reel in the big boys with Daiwa Tatula Casting Reels. This 7.9-oz reel showcases numerous technological advances to cre

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$249.99
$249.99

Daiwa Lexa 400 Baitcasting Reel
Expect reliable performance in both freshwater and saltwater with Daiwas Lexa 400 Baitcasting Reel. Aluminum frame and s

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$139.99
$139.99

Abu Garcia Ambassadeur C4 Round Casting Reels
"The Abu Garcia Ambassadeur C4 Round Casting Reels have a super-smooth, high-speed retrieve with a blazing 6.3:1 gear ra

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$119.99
$119.99

Abu Garcia C3 Round Baitcasting Reel - Stainless Steel
"Time-tested and field-proven, the Abu Garcia C3 Round Baitcasting Reel has classic design and modern technology. Three

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$99.99
$99.99

Abu Garcia Ambassadeur STX Round Baitcasting Reel - Stainless Steel
"High-performance components and features including a smooth, consistent multidisc drag system make these baitcasting re

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$79.99
$79.99

Abu Garcia Ambassadeur SX Round Baitcasting Reel - Stainless Steel
"Take control of the fight with reliable power from a baitcaster built for a variety of large species. Three stainless s

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$59.99
$59.99

Abu Garcia Ambassadeur S Round Baitcasting Reel - Stainless Steel
"Crank your big-water fishing adventures up a notch with the Ambassadeur S Round Baitcasting Reel. Two stainless steel b

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$149.99
$149.99

Pflueger Supreme XT Low-Profile Casting Reels
The Pflueger Supreme XT Baitcasting Reel boasts a carbon-fiber drag system and C45 carbon-infused sideplates for lightwe

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For good reason, trolling is the most successful form of fishing when it comes to catching salmon. Trolling accounts for more salmon caught each year than all the other methods of salmon fishing combined. Just because a method is practically guaranteed, however, does not mean that it is the most popular option. Casting for salmon is a past time that many anglers swear by; not only does it have its successes, but it is also the most sportsmanlike and cost efficient of salmon fishing there is. Casting reels for salmon fishing are very similar to those used in pursuit of other species, the difference being one of heavy duty performance in most cases.

When to cast

Casting for salmon is an activity enjoyed by many both on the Pacific Ocean and the rivers that run inland. River running steelhead in particular are highly prized by anglers who cast, both due to their reclusive nature when it comes to taking some bait and then the incredible fight they put up once hooked. Both of these characteristics are common to salmon of all species, whether they are landlocked kokanee or spawning chinook, pink, sockeye, chum, or coho heading upstream.

One of the best times to catch salmon by casting is when they are gathered in the mouths of rivers, preparing to head upstream for the spawn. These fish are still hungry, and therefore much more likely to take bait presented to them than they will be in just a few days farther up the river. Casting for spawning salmon in the mouths of rivers and other estuaries means using casting reels for salmon fishing that are resistant to corrosion, as the fresh water will often still be mixed with a measure of salt.

Anglers who cast in the ocean have a few options open to them. It is possible to cast from a boat even when trolling; the key lies in having a reel with a quick action, which usually means sacrificing some power. You don’t have a lot of time to make the cast or play the fish with the bow heading towards your cast, so speed is the ticket.

Other types of boat fishing including mooching and drift fishing might mean that you will have the option of using from time to time. Appropriate times might include spying a school of herring or salmon rising for whatever reason. And of course using a good casting or spincasting reel for salmon fishing is always popular from the shore; just make sure that you have the drum size to make a far throw, and the line capacity to clear tide lines.