Casting Reels for Salmon Fishing


Wednesday, August 21st 2019.

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$179.99
$179.99

Lew's Super Duty Speed Spool Casting Reel - aluminum
"For extra grip and control in the middle of your next heavy-duty fishing battle, the Super Duty Speed Spool Casting Reel From Lews features a bowed aluminum power crank combined with Lews combat-style textured handle knobs and thumb-bar pad. Its one-piec

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$119.99
$119.99

Abu Garcia C3 Round Baitcasting Reel - carbon
"Time-tested and field-proven, the Abu Garcia C3 Round Baitcasting Reel has classic design and modern technology. Three stainless steel ball bearings and one roller bearing provide smooth operation during casting and retrieving. The ultrasmooth Carbon Mat

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$139.99
$139.99

Abu Garcia Ambassadeur C4 Round Casting Reels - carbon
"The Abu Garcia Ambassadeur C4 Round Casting Reels have a super-smooth, high-speed retrieve with a blazing 6.3:1 gear ratio. Duragear two-gear system provides increased gear strength for all fishing situations. It has four stainless-steel ball bearings pl

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$79.99
$79.99

Abu Garcia Ambassadeur SX Baitcasting Reel - stainless steel
"A versatile, powerful, and affordable round reel for pursuing a variety of species from bass to striper, catfish to redfish the Abu Garcia Ambassadeur SX Baitcasting Reel does it all. This slick workhorse boasts improved casting performance, plus the pre

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$499.99
$499.99

Abu Garcia Morrum ZX Round Casting Reel - aluminum
"Renowned for their precision engineering, Abu Garcia rolls out the Mrrum ZX Round Casting Reel eliminating the heavy and coarse feeling of the round-reel stereotype. Velvety-smooth 10+1 stainless steel HPCR bearings resist corrosion and let you feel ever

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$149.99
$149.99

Abu Garcia C3 Striper Special Baitcasting Reel - carbon
"Born from the Swedish round-reel platform, the Abu Garcia C3 Striper Special Baitcasting Reel offers anglers a unique package built with proven components. Three stainless steel ball bearings and one roller bearing provide smooth operation, while the Car

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$399.99
$399.99

Abu Garcia Ambassadeur Beast Casting Reels - aluminum
Go after the largest fish with the maximum power and premium precision of Abu Garcias Ambassadeur Beast Casting Reel. It combines rock-solid construction with smooth performance for use with huge baits and dragging in even bigger fish. Ultrastrong and rig

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$249.99
$187.49

Abu Garcia Revo Toro S Low-Profile Casting Reels - aluminum
"Abu Garcias Revo Toro S Low-Profile Casting Reels boast four stainless steel HPCR bearings and one roller bearing to ensure smooth performance and corrosion protection. Heavy-duty Duragear provides increased fighting power and extended gear life. Aircraf

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$79.99
$79.99

Abu Garcia Pro Max Profle Casting Reels - aluminum
"Abu Garcias redesigned Pro Max Profile Casting Reel is both lightweight and compact. Seven stainless steel ball bearings and one roller bearing for super-smooth, effortless retrieves. Power Disk drag system gives smooth, reliable drag performance through

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$399.99
$299.99

Abu Garcia Revo Toro Beast Low-Profile Baitcasting Reels - aluminum
"The Revo Toro Beast Low-Profile Baitcasting Reels deliver brute strength and unrelenting performance to take hard-pulling fish. Extended bent handle and large EVA knobs give you a more secure grip for increased cranking power. Duragear heavy-duty system

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$199.99
$199.99

Abu Garcia Ambassadeur Pro Rocket Casting Reel - aluminum
"Swedish craftsmanship and design are at the center of Abu Garcias Ambassadeur Pro Rocket Casting Reel. Featuring a six-pin centrifugal braking system and robust aluminum construction, the reel delivers superior casting performance and rock-solid durabili

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$369.99
$369.99

Abu Garcia Revo MGX Casting Reel - aluminum
"Abu Garcia once again pushes the limits for compact, lightweight low-profile reels with the Revo MGX Casting Reel. Ground-breaking one-piece X-Mag alloy frame along with C6 carbon sideplates and aircraft-grade aluminum main gear delivers significant weig

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$149.99
$149.99

Abu Garcia MaxToro Casting Reel - carbon
"Abu Garciaa MaxToro Casting Reel is a lightweight delivering the performance of a heavyweight. Compact one-piece graphite frame keeps weight to a minimum, yet still allows room for the powerstack Carbon Matrix drag system that provides smooth, consistent

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$159.99
$159.99

Abu Garcia Revo SX Casting Reel - carbon
"The power to handle any fishing situation, Abu Garcias Revo SX Casting Reel boasts the next generation of Duragear. The improved D2 Gear Design and DuraClutch design combine for more gear efficiency, engagement and durability for enhanced performance on

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$99.99
$99.99

Abu Garcia Revo X Casting Reel - carbon
"Equipped with the next-generation Duragear brass gear, Abu Garcias Revo X low-profile Cast Reel delivers the power to handle any fishing situation. D2 Gear Design adds even more power, and the DuraClutch design improves engagement and durability for enha

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$199.99
$199.99

Abu Garcia Revo Winch Casting Reel - carbon
"When you want to throw big baits all day long, Abu Garcias Revo Winch Casting Reel has the superior cranking power for your high-resistance baits. Eight stainless steel bearings and one roller bearing ensure smooth performance and corrosion resistance. T

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$199.99
$149.99

Abu Garcia Revo STX Casting Reel - aluminum
"Abu Garcias fourth-generation Revo STX Casting Reel comes decked out with tons of pro-level features thatll give you the edge. Its IVCB-6L (Infinitely Variable Centrifugal Brake) system allows for precise external adjustments so you can fine-tune for a w

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$249.99
$249.99

Abu Garcia Revo Inshore Casting Reel - aluminum
"Designed for inshore fishing, the Abu Garcia Revo Inshore Casting Reel is built for maximum protection and performance in the harshest saltwater conditions. The X2-Crftic alloy frame provides increased corrosion resistance. Six stainless steel HPCR beari

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$129.99
$97.49

Abu Garcia Revo S Casting Reel - carbon
"Abu Garcias fourth generation REVO S Casting Reel comes equipped with the highly durable Duragear brass gear for extended gear life. On top of that, the D2 Gear Design adds more power, and the DuraClutch design improves engagement and durability for enha

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$169.99
$169.99

Abu Garcia C3-7000 Casting Reel - carbon
"Step up to the ultimate in big-water power and durability with Abu Garcias C3-7000 Casting Reel. Two stainless steel ball bearings plus one roller bearing deliver ultrasmooth operation when youre cranking in open-water monsters. Long-lasting Duragear sys

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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.