Shimano Thunnus Ci4 Spinning Reel
"Ultralightweight Ci4 carbon-fiber construction reduces casting fatigue without sacrificing strength, while giving you a
Van Staal Machined Boat Spinning Reel - Stainless Steel
"Delivers the super-high-end performance that made Van Staal famous, in a more affordable reel that still tops everythin
Penn Spinfisher SSV Spinning Reels
"Loaded with fish-fighting features, the Spinfisher SSV easily handles drag-scorching, hard-fighting fish. A total of si
Quantum Boca Spinning Reel - Stainless Steel
"The workhorse of Quantums PT series of spinning reels takes saltwater corrosion resistance to a higher level. SaltGuard
Quantum Cabo PTs Spinning Reel - Stainless Steel
"The SCR alloy body and side cover are treated with SaltGuard 2.0 corrosion protection to deliver a lifetime of consiste
Cabela's Salt Striker Spinning Reels - Titanium
"Adorned with striking blue highlights, our Salt Striker reels are built to withstand the rugged saltwater environment,
Cabela's Salt Striker Baitfeeder Spinning Reels - Natural
Get natural swimming motions from your bait and know right when a fish is on the line with the Salt Striker Baitfeeder r
Okuma Trio Baitfeeder Spinning Reel
"Innovative crossover design combines aluminum and graphite to create an ultralightweight hybrid spinning reel. Patented
Okuma Trio High Speed Spinning Reel
"Innovative crossover design combines aluminum and graphite to create an ultralightweight hybrid spinning reel. Stout, o
Quantum Smoke Inshore Spinning Reel
"Lightweight with amazing performance, each Smoke reel features a line management system for a super-smooth retrieve. Hi
Shimano Stella Saltwater Spinning Reel - Stainless Steel
"The saltwater Stella spinning reel is designed for power, rigidity, toughness, drag performance and water resistance. X
Fin-Nor Lethal Spinning Reel
"Take deadly control over your favorite saltwater presentations. Fin-Nors Lethal Spinning Reel is built to take on whate
Shimano Baitrunner OC Spinning Reel
"Shimano packs modern technology into their Baitrunner OC Spinning Reel, making it a premium reel for its price range. X
Penn Z Series Spinning Reel - Stainless Steel
"Prized for their easy maintenance, toughness and reliability, Penns Z Series Spinning Reels have been the standard for
Penn Pursuit II Saltwater Spinning Reels - Stainless Steel
"The Pursuit II Spinning Reel has all the reliability and smoothness you expect from Penn and more. An ultralightweight,
Shimano Saragosa Spinning Reel
"Be it East-Coast stripers or grouper in the gulf, Shimanos Saragosa Spinning Reel has the stuff to take on your off sho
Penn Battle II Spinning Reel
"The Penn Battle II Spinning Reel has striking looks, durable design and a silky-smooth drag. The Battles full metal bod
Shimano Spheros Spinning Reel - Stainless Steel
"The X-Ship gear system in Shimanos Spheros Spinning Reel helps you win saltwater battles with less effort. X-Ships desi
Cabela's Salt Striker Surf Spinning Reel - Bronze
"The durable construction of our Salt Striker Surf Spinning Reel withstands the rugged saltwater environment with ease.
Van Staal VS X-Series Spinning Reel - Stainless Steel
"Van Staals VS X-Series Spinning Reel is machined from ultradurable, quality materials that withstand the harshest saltw
Saltwater spinning reels for salmon fishing are the most popular choice among salmon anglers, both due to the marine environment they were designed for and for their ease of use. It is important that if you are going to use a spinning reel in a saltwater environment that you are sure it is meant for those conditions; let’s take a look at what that means and the different applications of these versatile reels.
Spinning reels that are used in saltwater need to last; a good reel will cost anywhere between $100 and $200, and you don’t want them wearing out in a few years or even less. The salt in ocean marine environments is hard on any type of equipment you use, from your boat engine to your life jacket, and spinning reels are no exception. You will need to find a reel that is made of materials such as stainless steel, brass, graphite, or plastic. Any other materials are highly susceptible to corrosion and will be useless in no time. In the same vein, don’t get reels that combine different metals, as the fusing will inevitably leave cracks, no matter how small, where salt can get in and corrode.
Another strong factor in spinning reels as the ideal salt water salmon fishing reel is the minimization of turning parts that are exposed; there are none. This means a lot less opportunity for salt to penetrate, and a lot less maintenance over all.
Versatility of spinning reels
Spinning reels make a great starter reel for any salmon angler, even the youngest. The easy action means saltwater spinning reels for salmon fishing can be cast with just a flick of the wrist, not the full action that bait casters will take (or fly reels for that matter).
Another great thing about these reels is that the risk of birds nests is eliminated. Birds nest are the bane of any caster, because a lot more time is spent untangling the mess and then trying to get the kinks out of the line than actually fishing.
Saltwater spinning reels for salmon fishing are an ideal part of your gear setup no matter what type of fishing you are planning on for the day. Mooching can get a bit tedious, and if there are salmon rising within a few feet of where you are sitting, a spinning reel will come in handy to vary up the day and to get your line out to exactly where you see the fish. The same is true for drift fishing. Trolling will mean that you have to have a good retrieval and casting technique using a spinning reel to avoid getting the line cut by the bow or worse tangled in the other lines, but it’s a good way to show off your expertise and can be more challenging than using saltwater casting reels for salmon fishing.