This page is my answer to the most frequent question I get; "What is the best....?". These picks are based on my own formula for judging reliability, structural integrity, longevity, ergonomics, functionality, build quality, and features, each making up a portion of the total score. I include reels from all over the world, so you might see brands you've never heard of. Enjoy it, and you are always welcome to contact me with any questions or thoughts.
* 2014 Spheros SW is gone because it's been discontinued. Check the June 27th news update for details.
* 2020 Saragosa SW-A appears on both the golden table and the "budget offshore" one.
* Lists remain a little stagnant due to the pandemic's effects on my fishing. Hoping for a quick return to normalcy.