The best spinning reels under 100 pounds include the bait casting reel, spool reels, and the bait caster reel. All of these are engineered with a drag system that will help you cast to the right direction. A drag system is where the line goes back in the opposite direction of where the reel is spinning. This helps keep the line from breaking and running in the other direction. The drag system helps cast the line smoothly into the fish. Some reel manufacturers offer a drag system on their heavier models and with most of the lightweight models you can find one that is compatible with a drag system. Read more
The Best Spinning Reel
Another feature to look for is the line capacity. The maximum line capacity refers to how much weight can be cast with one pull of the handle. If you’re going to use freshwater species of fish then the limit is one inch per stroke. If you’re going to use saltwater species of fish then the limit is two inches per stroke. Most spool reels under this category have either seven or eight inch lines.
The last feature to take into consideration when looking for the best spinning reels under 100 pounds is the gear ratio. The gear ratio is the ratio of the number of teeth on one blade to the number of teeth on the spool. Spinning combos usually have a higher gear ratio than stand alone models. The reason is because it allows you to cast faster and with less effort. Most anglers don’t use the high end gear ratio in freshwater fishing because the frames of the fishing reel is designed for heavy duty use and they are durable enough to withstand the rigors of the saltwater or freshwater lakes or ponds.