It’s always important to have the right rod and reel for the type of fishing that you are doing. Especially when it comes to saltwater fishing, whether it’s in the bay, or in the ocean. Fishing in saltwater is a much harsher environment than freshwater because of the salt, and the sand, and no matter how much you try to protect your rod and reel, it’s going to come in contact with the elements. Saltwater fishing rods, and saltwater reels, are built with the harsh saltwater elements in mind. They are made to be more durable in the harsher environments. With the more durable components, your saltwater fishing gear will last much longer than your freshwater fishing gear would, if you were to use them in the harsh saltwater environment.
PENN Squall Saltwater Combo
This combo is a top quality gear for multi species action. The PENN® Squall™ Two Speed Lever Drag Offshore Angler® Ocean Master® OMSU Stand Up Combo has superior strength and precision for the tough demands of offshore duty. The PENN Squall Two Speed Lever Drag Reel is relatively lightweight, somewhat compact, yet unbelievably strong. The reels Quick Shift system allows you to transition between high retrieval speed and low power cranking speed in an instant. It has a graphite frame and side plate with a forged aluminum spool with line capacity rings, stainless steel main and pinion gears, 4 shielded stainless steel ball bearings, a double dog anti-reverse system, and a rugged, dependable Dura-Drag. The Offshore Angler Ocean Master Stand Up Rod has nearly an unlimited lifting power. It is built on a graphite composite blank that is reinforced with advanced Carbon Coil Technology, with top of the line components that includes AFTCO® roller stripper and tip with Fuji guides between, an exclusive triangular fore grip with X-wrap, Fuji® DPS Graphite big game reel seat, and machined-aluminum gimbal with protective cap.
Fishing Reel features:
•Quick Shift Two-speed system •Graphite frame and side plate •Forged aluminum spool with line capacity rings •Stainless steel main and pinion gears •4 shielded stainless steel ball bearings •Double dog anti-reverse •Dura-Drag lever drag
Fishing Rod features:
•Powerful graphite composite blank •Carbon Coil Technology reinforcement •AFTCO roller stripper and tip •Fuji guides •Triangular fore grip with X-wrap •Fuji DPS Graphite big game reel seat•Machined aluminum gimbal with cap
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Shimano Saragosa SW Saltwater Rod and Reel Combo
The Shimano Saragosa SW Saltwater Rod and Reel Combo is a versatile, smooth, and extremely powerful offshore spinning setup, at a great price. It is ideal for tournament sailfish anglers, and with the variable sizes that are available are great for kings, stripers, and tarpon as well. The Shimano Saragosa SW Reel is built for the harsh environment you have with saltwater big game fishing, with the SW Concept design, X-Ship, and X-Tough Drag backed by cam oscillation for really great drag performance. The hardcore feature list includes Paladin® gear durability enhancement, a propulsion line management system, 5+1 S A-RB® shielded ball bearings with Super Stopper II®, an aluminum frame with graphite rotor and cold-forged aluminum spool, a Power Roller III® line roller, a waterproof drag with extreme drag power, and numerous other elements and components that are tough and durable to help you prevail against even the meanest offshore fish. Offshore Angler Ocean Master Boat Spinning Rod has built in brute strength and rock solid engineering form the foundation to make this an ultimate heavyweight, ready to handle big fish on 30–50 pound braided line. The rod is built on a 1 piece graphite composite blank with Fuji® heavy-frame aluminum oxide guides, a graphite gimbal butt with EVA cap, triangular EVA foam fore grip with X-wrap for enhanced comfort and control, and Slick Butt rear grips that slide in and out of rod holders with ease.
•SW Concept design with X-Ship and X-Tough •Durable cam oscillation system •Aluminum frame with graphite rotor •Cold forged aluminum spool•Paladin gear durability enhancement •Propulsion line management system •S A-RB shielded ball bearings •5+1 Bearings with Super Stopper II •Power Roller III line roller •Waterproof drag
The PENN® Spinfisher® VI 7500 or 8500 Boat Spinning Combo gives you a really tough and durable setup capable of dominating nearshore and offshore fish. This rod and reel combo is matched for performance at a great value. The PENN Spinfisher is a true workhorse, with high line capacity and machine like power that will let you go toe to toe with big saltwater game fish. The Spinfisher VI has a full metal body and side plates that keep the CNC Gear™ system in precise alignment. Includes PENN's IPX5 Sealed design that keeps saltwater out to keep the harsh saltwater elements away from causing corrosion on the interior parts of the reel. It has a 5+1 sealed stainless steel ball bearing system. It also has a sealed drag with HT-100™ carbon fiber drag washers. The spool is braid ready with line capacity rings to help you judge how much line is out, and how much is left. The PENN Spinfisher boat rod is built on a extremely tough tubular glass blank that has a solid fiberglass tip, with insert free stainless steel Dura guides with a durable finish. The lightweight EVA handle grips provide the best possible hold while you are battling the toughest bruisers on the water.
•Full metal body and side plates •CNC Gear technology •IPX5 Sealed body and spool design •Sealed drag system HT-100 carbon fiber drag washers •Line capacity rings •Superline spool
The Offshore Angler™ High Tide Ocean Master® Boat Spinning Combo provides a great level of touch, control, and brute strength, for consistent success with a wide range of fishing environments and techniques. This rod and reel combo is great for fishing with live bait with it’s dual drag system. You just flip a switch to free spool or release your line under light tension with the bail closed, then flip again to return to the standard front drag.The reel has a waterproof graphite frame and rotor with a double anodized machined aluminum spool, stainless steel bail wire, and an over sized line roller. Has a zinc alloy drive gear, a brass pinion gear, and a stainless steel main shaft, with a powerful worm gear oscillation. Smooth 6 ball bearing system with double shielded stainless steel ball bearings plus instant anti-reverse, stainless steel TPFE drag stacks, die cast aluminum handle with over sized knob for leverage. The Ocean Master Boat Spinning Rod offers both high sensitivity and leverage, with its 1 piece graphite composite blank and graphite gimbal butt (includes EVA foam cap). It has Fuji heavy frame aluminum oxide guides that will take the strain of braided line. It has a triangular EVA foam fore grip with X-wrap that enhances comfort and control, and a Slick Butt rear grip slides in and out of rod holders easily.
•Dual drag system with instant engagement •Rear drag for free spooling or tensioned line release •Front drag for hook setting and fighting the fish •Strong waterproof graphite frame and rotor •Double anodized machined aluminum spool •Zinc alloy drive gear and Brass pinion gear •Stainless steel main shaft with powerful worm gear oscillation •6-bearing system includes instant anti-reverse with double shielded stainless steel ball bearings and stainless steel TPFE drag stacks •Die cast aluminum handle with over sized knob
Don’t get yourself in a situation where you have your big chance at a huge Lunker saltwater beast, without the right rod and reel setup. If you go prepared with the Shakespeare Ugly Stik® Bigwater Spinning Combo, you'll be ready for your shot at a saltwater beast at all times. This rod and reel combo comes with the Ugly Stik toughness and dependability for the trophy environment, made to outlast huge fish in tough conditions, and is backed by a manufacturer's 7 year warranty. Shakespeare's Bigwater Spinning Reel is highly durable, with a full graphite body, quality aluminum spool, 2 ball bearing system with a one way clutch instant anti-reverse, and an over sized handle knob for maximum leverage when you need it the most. The Shakespeare Ugly Stik Bigwater Spinning Rod comes with the Ugly Tech™ construction, the ultimate combination of graphite and glass, with Clear Tip® design to ensure that you will have the precise sensitivity that you need, without sacrificing on Ugly Stik's legendary strength and durability. This powerful rod blank comes fitted with Ugly Tuff™ 1 piece double footed stainless steel guides to give you trouble free performance with maximum durability. Resilient EVA grips provide for all day comfort.
•Full graphite body with Aluminum spool •2 bearing system •Instant anti reverse with an over sized handle knob
•Ugly Tech graphite and glass construction •Sensitive, yet super strong •Clear Tip design for extra power •Ugly Tuff stainless steel guides and EVA grips
Offshore Angler Tightline Saltwater Rod and Reel Combo
The Offshore Angler™ Tightline Saltwater Combo has all the toughness that you need in a saltwater fishing setup, without the high price! This setup takes on multiple species with smooth, run-stopping power and long term durability. The Tightline Spinning Reel has what you need with corrosion resistant to protect the real from the harsh saltwater elements, with an aluminum frame and side plates, stainless steel bail wire, stainless steel main shaft, brass alloy pinion gear, and a coated zinc alloy main gear. It has a 6 bearing system that uses double shielded stainless steel bearings and includes Powerlock™ instant anti- reverse to ensure you can set that hook and reel immediately. It has a smooth, consistent carbon fiber and PTFE drag system with a machined aluminum handle and braid-grip spool arbor. The Tightline Spinning Rod has the right level of sensitivity, is lightweight, and is incredibly strong. Its hybrid 24-ton carbon and fiberglass blank offers an incredible feel with just the right tip flex for all around saltwater fishing. It includes stainless steel guides with aluminum oxide inserts and slip-resistant EVA handles.
•Tough all aluminum body and side plates •Forged, double-anodized-aluminum spool •Graphite rotor (3000 and 6000 models) •Braid grip spool arbor and stainless steel main shaft •Corrosion resistant coated zinc alloy main gear •Brass alloy pinion gear •Machined, anodized aluminum handle •6 bearing system includes •Powerlock instant anti-reverse •Carbon fiber PTFE drag system
•Hybrid 24 ton carbon fiberglass construction •Stainless steel guides with aluminum oxide inserts •Comfortable EVA handles
Offshore Angler Sea Lion Saltwater Fishing Rod and Reel Combo
The Offshore Angler™ Sea Lion™ Saltwater Spinning Combo combines 2 top performers at a great price for all budget levels. The powerful Offshore Angler Sea Lion Spinning Reel has a 5 bearing system to assure smooth performance and includes the Powerlock™ instant anti reverse. This reel boasts a rotor, frame, and side cover of graphite for strength and durability. The aluminum spool is double anodized to fight corrosion, and the drive gear is zinc alloy, and the main shaft is stainless steel, to fight corrosion as well. Once the hook is set, the reel has a fiber and stainless steel drag stack to provide a maximum drag of up to 35 lbs. Other features include an anodized machined aluminum handle, a solid stainless steel bail wire, and an over sized hard chrome plated line roller, all of which assure a long life for this reel even in the harsh environment that comes with saltwater. The Sea Lion Spinning Rod uses a 2 piece, tubular, E-glass blank for extra strength. The rod sports stainless steel guides with aluminum oxide inserts to reduce friction and increase casting distance. A graphite reel seat features cushioned, corrosion resistant stainless steel hoods. EVA grips ensure a comfortable grip throughout a long day of fishing.
•Graphite rotor, frame, and side cover •5 bearing system with Powerlock instant anti-reverse •Fiber and stainless steel drag stack •Double anodized aluminum spool •Zinc alloy drive gear •Over sized line roller plated with hard chrome •Anodized aluminum handle •Solid stainless bail wire •Left or right hand retrieve
•2-piece, tubular, E-glass blank •Stainless steel guides with aluminum oxide inserts •Graphite reel seat with cushioned stainless steel hoods and EVA Grips
SALTWATER FISHING REELS
Best Saltwater Fishing Reels
Saltwater fishermen use their fishing gear in some of the most harshest saltwater environments that will break down gear that can’t handle it. These saltwater fishing reels are specially designed to prevent corosion and damage from these harsh saltwater environments, in order to provide you with fishing reels that will last season after season. A good saltwater reel is a costly investment, one well worth it, as long as you are getting what you pay for. A great, high quality saltwater fishing reel, is an important decision. As it can mean the difference between fishing and catching, so it’s important to find a reel that you know will last the tests of time. We reviewed the top saltwater fishing reels on the market today, and our favorites are included below.
Penn Authority Saltwater Spinning Reel
The Penn Authority Saltwater Spinning Reel is perfect for when you fish the big blue water , or when you want to fish in your small local pond or lake. There’s a model in this lineup for every fisherman. It is a smoothe fishing reel that features a 12+1 stainless steel bearing system and Levelline Slow Oscillation System spin with the extreme smooth fishing experience that you will love. CNC Gear technology and stainless steel main and pinion gears are paired with a full metal body, side plate, and rotor to give you the strength and durability to handle any fish, in any water or weather condition. The sealed body of the fishing reel, and the line spool are both submersible with an IPX8 waterproof rating. A sealed Slammer® drag system with Dura-Drag™ puts the brakes on those hard running fish. This Penn fishing reel comes with an extra Hypalon handle knob.
Daiwa Saltiga Saltwater Fishing Reels
Ever since the first Saltiga saltwater fishing reel was released in 2002, the demand for heavy duty saltwater spinning reels has constantly increased. When the first Saltiga was released, it set the new standard for saltwater reels, and has continually evolved throughout its 19 year history. Since it’s first model, Saltiga has been reimagined, delivering fishermen the most technologically advanced Saltiga ever produced. The Saltiga reel is machined from high strength aluminum to provide unbelievable strength and improved sealing. It has a brand new drive gear, providing gear strength more than double that of previous models. It also has improved paint processes which increased the durability to the amazing look of the reel, and delivering the much improved corrosion protection needed for saltwater use in the harsh environments that the reel would be exposed to. The original Saltiga Saltwater Fishing Reel was amazing, and this new version, with all of the upgrades, is even better. Give one a try today, and you will be amazed at the quality and workmanship that goes into every Saltiga model. Click this link to browse the Daiwa Saltiga Saltwater Reels selection in stock.
Shimano Stella SW Saltwater Spinning Reel
Shimano’s Stella SW Saltwater Reels has lead the fishing world in strength, durability, power and operability. The Stella SW is available in 8000, 10000 and 14000 sizes. The Stella SW line of saltwater fishing reels brings unmatched strength, reliability, and ease of use to the most intense and capable saltwater fishing experience. With it’s Hagane body, Stella SW has a rigid metal construction, which provides improved impact resistance and less body flex. Best in it’s product class, the technologically advanced Hagane gears are cold forged for extreme durability and smoothness. It’s Infinity Drive technology offers an improved winding experience for the reel, eliminating worm shaft and drive gear play. The Shimano Heatsink Drag improves performance by transferring damaging heat away from the spool, reducing spool surface temperature up to 100 degrees. X Protect and X Shield protect the reel, and ensure that it is guarded from the harsh elements of saltwater fishing, so you can fish with confidence. Click this link to browse the Shimano Stella SW Saltwater Fishing Reels selection in stock.
Okuma Azores XP Saltwater Fishing Reel
The Okuma Azores XP Spinning Reel is great for saltwater fishing, with it’s rigid diecast aluminum body, sideplate and rotor. It also has 6HPB + 1RB corrosion resistant stainless steel bearings, multi disc, carbonite and felt drag washers for DFD, and high density gearing that resists corrosion. Click this link to browse the Okuma Azores XP Saltwater Fishing Reels selection in stock.
Daiwa Certate SW Saltwater Spinning Reel
For Daiwa Certate has been the gold standard of small yet strong spinning reel designs. The Certate SW was engineered with this in mind, and this new design puts the Certate reel into a realm of its own. But it is now available in up to an 18000 size, so the Certate SW is ready to tackle all saltwater species around the world, for even the biggest of big game saltwater fishing. Certate SW has a single piece body that removes the requirement of a traditional side plate and screw system, and replacing that with an engine plate that houses the incredibly large and durable G1 Duralumin drive gear, giving this reel it’s strength and power to fight big fish. It is equipped with a ZAION rotor design, making it both lightweight and strong. The Certate SW’ has a multi layer carbon drag system that delivers ten times increased drag durability. To round it off, this saltwater fishing reel comes with a soft to the touch egg shaped knob that delivers a solid grip and the ultimate in comfort. Click this link to browse the Daiwa Certate SW Saltwater Fishing Reels selection in stock.About The Author Mike Mendenhall is the the founder of Mendenhall Outdoors. This website is an extension of the Mendenhall family’s lifestyle and passion for the great outdoors. Everything that they learn, and experience, along the way that they find may be valuable to our website visitors is on the site for you to enjoy. We highlight products and services that you might find interesting. We frequently receive free products from manufacturers to test. This does not drive our decision as to whether or not a product is featured or recommended. If you click a link on this page, then go on to make a purchase, we might receive a commission – at no extra cost to you, and does not impact the purchase price of any products that you may purchase. The Best Saltwater Combo Fishing Experience Awaits!