Top Spinning Rod & Reel for 2019
By: Dr. Todd Kuhn
Spinning gear lets anglers fish small baits on light lines to entice big bites when bulky offerings fail.
Today’s spinning reels have evolved exponentially over their predecessors. An overabundance of bearings and a plethora of advanced materials render modern spinners lightweight while turning with an icy smoothness. Innovations in spool designs have alleviated many of the past line twist ills, while drags rival those of top-shelf baitcasters.
Likewise, contemporary spinning rods benefit from decades of material advancements. Their blanks are engineered supramolecularly. Resins and carbon fibers are amalgamated on a nanotechnology level. These spin rods flick baits with surgical precision and deliver shocking sensitivity.
The Game & Fish gear-test team brawled with the largest redfish in North America armed only with the latest bass gear.
Here’s what we discovered after days of exhaustive testing.
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