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Do you offer parts and repair for your fishing rods?
Do you repair fishing rods?
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What is Proposition 65?
What type of baitast reel is best for me?
What type of line is best?
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Maintenance & Care
What's the best way to clean my reel?
Reels
How do I adjust drag on baitcast reels?
How do I adjust spincast dial drag?
How do I change the handle from right to left-hand retrieve?
How do I install the harness lugs onto my Fin-Nor Marquesa?
How do I make the correct drag setting?
How do I set the cast control to prevent backlash on my baitcast reel?
How do I use the lever drag feature?
How is the anti-reverse on/off control used?
How is the Anti-Reverse™ switch on my spinning reel used?
How much line should I spool onto my reel?
How to set the drag
What is the Bite Alert™ feature and how is it used?
What is the electronic Bite Alert™ feature and how is it used?
What size spinning reel is best for me?
Where can I get an owner's manual for my baitcast reel?
Where can I get an owner's manual for my spincast reel?
Where can I get an owner's manual for my spinning reel?
Why are there different types of baitcast spools?
Why are there different types of spools?
Rods
How do I replace my rod tip guide?
What affect does handle length have?
What are the differences between blank materials?
What is Concept guide spacing?
What is the "taper" of the rod?
Which action is best for me?

What size spinning reel is best for me?

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Choosing the right size spinning reel generally depends on the type of fish you are targeting. For small panfish like crappie and blue gill, smaller spinning reels such as an 05- or 10-size are best. For larger species such as largemouth bass, walleye and striped bass (fresh and salt), 20- to 50-size reels work the best.

Inshore saltwater fishermen may use 20 - 40-size spinning reels for their targets, while offshore anglers hunting small tuna or dorado will prefer a larger reel in the 50- 80-size range.