Casting Reels for Salmon Fishing


Monday, March 25th 2019.

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$199.99
$199.99

13 Fishing Concept Z Casting Reel
"The fish dont stand a chance when youre cranking the 13 Fishing Concept Z Casting Reel. This groundbreaking reel incorp

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$119.99
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Abu Garcia C3 Round Baitcasting Reel - Stainless Steel
"Time-tested and field-proven, the Abu Garcia C3 Round Baitcasting Reel has classic design and modern technology. Three

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$139.99
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Abu Garcia Ambassadeur C4 Round Casting Reels
"The Abu Garcia Ambassadeur C4 Round Casting Reels have a super-smooth, high-speed retrieve with a blazing 6.3:1 gear ra

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Abu Garcia Ambassadeur STX Round Baitcasting Reel - Stainless Steel
"High-performance components and features including a smooth, consistent multidisc drag system make these baitcasting re

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$79.99
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Abu Garcia Ambassadeur SX Round Baitcasting Reel - Stainless Steel
"Take control of the fight with reliable power from a baitcaster built for a variety of large species. Three stainless s

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Abu Garcia Ambassadeur S Round Baitcasting Reel - Stainless Steel
"Crank your big-water fishing adventures up a notch with the Ambassadeur S Round Baitcasting Reel. Two stainless steel b

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$499.99
$499.99

Abu Garcia Morrum ZX Round Casting Reel - Stainless Steel
"Renowned for their precision engineering, Abu Garcia rolls out the Mrrum ZX Round Casting Reel eliminating the heavy an

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$149.99
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Abu Garcia C3 Striper Special Baitcasting Reel - Stainless Steel
"Born from the Swedish round-reel platform, the Abu Garcia C3 Striper Special Baitcasting Reel offers anglers a unique p

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$399.99
$399.99

Abu Garcia Ambassadeur Beast Casting Reels - Stainless Steel
Go after the largest fish with the maximum power and premium precision of Abu Garcias Ambassadeur Beast Casting Reel. It

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$249.99
$249.99

Abu Garcia Revo Toro S Low-Profile Casting Reels - Stainless Steel
"Abu Garcias Revo Toro S Low-Profile Casting Reels boast four stainless steel HPCR bearings and one roller bearing to en

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$79.99
$79.99

Abu Garcia Pro Max Low-Profle Casting Reels - Stainless Steel
"Abu Garcias redesigned Pro Max Low-Profile Casting Reel is both lightweight and compact. Seven stainless steel ball bea

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Abu Garcia Revo Toro Beast Low-Profile Baitcasting Reels - Stainless Steel
"The Revo Toro Beast Low-Profile Baitcasting Reels deliver brute strength and unrelenting performance to take hard-pulli

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Abu Garcia Ambassadeur Pro Rocket Casting Reel - Stainless Steel
"Swedish craftsmanship and design are at the center of Abu Garcias Ambassadeur Pro Rocket Casting Reel. Featuring a six-

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Abu Garcia Revo MGXtreme Casting Reel - Stainless Steel
"Abu Garcias Revo MGXtreme sets the standard in lightweight, compact casting reels, pushing the boundaries of low-profil

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$369.99
$369.99

Abu Garcia Revo MGX Casting Reel - Stainless Steel
"Abu Garcia once again pushes the limits for compact, lightweight low-profile reels with the Revo MGX Casting Reel. Grou

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$149.99

Abu Garcia MaxToro Casting Reel - Stainless Steel
"Abu Garciaa MaxToro Casting Reel is a lightweight delivering the performance of a heavyweight. Compact one-piece graphi

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$159.99
$159.99

ABU GARCIA Revo SX Casting Reel
"The power to handle any fishing situation, Abu Garcias Revo SX Casting Reel boasts the next generation of Duragear. The

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$99.99
$99.99

ABU GARCIA Revo X Casting Reel
"Equipped with the next-generation Duragear brass gear, Abu Garcias Revo X low-profile Cast Reel delivers the power to h

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ABU GARCIA Revo Winch Casting Reel - Stainless Steel
"When you want to throw big baits all day long, Abu Garcias Revo Winch Casting Reel has the superior cranking power for

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ABU GARCIA Revo STX Casting Reel
"Abu Garcias fourth-generation Revo STX Casting Reel comes decked out with tons of pro-level features thatll give you th

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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.