A good saltwater reel is a foundation on which great saltwater fishing is built. In choosing saltwater reels for fishing, the first points of consideration are length, power, and action. Shorter rods provide more power while longer rods cover more distance. For action, a rod is either fast (if it is stiff) or slow (if it bends). Next, you should consider the material used to make the rod. Saltwater reels for fishing are made of either graphite or fibreglass. Rods made from fibreglass are tougher and more power. Graphite rods are much more sensitive.
After material, it is good to consider speed. Saltwater reels for fishing are either high-speed or low-speed. High-speed reels use gear ratio greater than 6:1. It retrieves baits at breakneck speed. Lower-speed reels have gear ratio less than. 4:1. They offer more power for fighting big fishes in saltwater as you fish.
Thereafter, consider line capacity. This is usually marked in feet or yards on the body of the reel. Ultimately, the best saltwater reel is one that matches the recommended line weight marked on your fishing rod. Check the recommended lure weight and match it to the size of the bait or lure you intend to use.