What is a good spinning reel for musky fishing?

Spinning reels should be fairly large when fishing for musky. The Daiwa Black Gold series was designed for saltwater and works great for musky fishing. It has quality components with excellent drag and bail systems. The 4500 is a good match for the St Croix rod above.

What kind of reel do I need for musky fishing?

Without a doubt the preferred choice of reel for muskie fishing is a baitcasting reel. Most muskie fishermen will opt for a level wind baitcasting reel as it will generally give the best casting performance and is also mush easier to use than a regular baitcaster.

What gear ratio is best for musky fishing?

Okay, so I’ve bought countless musky reels to find the “right” gear ratio. 5.0 to 5.2 is my sweet spot. It is the best all around gear ratio for doing anything you want. Put the right power handle on there and you can burn double 10’s or 12’s if that is what you want to do.

How much drag should a musky reel have?

Look for reels that have a minimum of 12 pounds of drag, 15 pounds of drag is adequate, any more than that is probably a waste of money. Any less than 12 pounds, the reel won’t last very long before it needs repair.

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Can I use a spinning reel for musky?

Spinning reels should be fairly large when fishing for musky. The Daiwa Black Gold series was designed for saltwater and works great for musky fishing. It has quality components with excellent drag and bail systems. The 4500 is a good match for the St Croix rod above.

Does Lews make a musky reel?

Enter the Lew’s Super Low Profile (SLP) reel and LFS designs that make fishing for hours on end a breeze. Target bass and crappie—even catfish and musky—with ease and accuracy. Available in right and left-hand retrieve, for freshwater and saltwater applications, Lew’s has a baitcaster you’ll love.

How do you set drag for musky fishing?

Set the drag with a positive aggressive attitude. Don’t worry about breaking the line. Instead, concentrate on setting the hooks. While a drag set too tight might put too much pressure on a short line musky battle, a loosely set drag will not put enough pressure on a fish hooked at the end of a long cast.