Narrow-Spool Reels

Narrow-Spool Reels
Narrow-Spool Reels
Our April Gear Guide presents a case for using tall-and-skinny conventional reels. Here are the specs for 27 models. PHOTO: As Accurate's Ben Secrest will attest, narrow-spool reels make a good choice for jigging, pitching liveys or flinging lures. Here, in alphabetical order, is what you'll find on the market:
Narrow-Spool Reels
Narrow-Spool Reels
Make/Model: Accurate / Boss Extreme BX-400N
Line capacity: 15-pound mono/300 yards; 40-pound Spectra/400 yards
Weight (ounces): 18
Frame: Machined aluminum
Drag type: Lever
Max drag (pounds): 25
Gear ratio: 4:1
**Line pickup (inches per turn):
23
Ball bearings: 7
MSRP: $409
Narrow-Spool Reels
Narrow-Spool Reels
Make/Model: Accurate / Boss Extreme BX-500N
Line capacity: 30-pound mono/250 yards; 50-pound Spectra/425 yards
Weight (ounces): 20
Frame: Machined aluminum
Drag type: Lever
Max drag (pounds): 27
Gear ratio: 4:1
**Line pickup (inches per turn):
28
Ball bearings: 7
MSRP: $449
Narrow-Spool Reels
Narrow-Spool Reels
Make/Model: Accurate / Boss Extreme BX-600N
Line capacity: 30-pound mono/350 yards; 65-pound Spectra/500 yards
Weight (ounces): 24
Frame: Machined aluminum
Drag type: Lever
Max drag (pounds): 30
Gear ratio: 4:1
**Line pickup (inches per turn):
33
Ball bearings: 7
MSRP: $469
Narrow-Spool Reels
Narrow-Spool Reels
Make/Model: Accurate / Boss Extreme BX-600NN
Line capacity: 30-pound mono/275 yards; 65-pound Spectra/300 yards
Weight (ounces): 23
Frame: Machined aluminum
Drag type: Lever
Max drag (pounds): 30
Gear ratio: 4:1
**Line pickup (inches per turn):
33
Ball bearings: 7
MSRP: $469
Narrow-Spool Reels
Narrow-Spool Reels
Make/Model: Accurate / Boss Extreme 2-Speed BX2-400N
Line capacity: 15-pound mono/300 yards; 40-pound Spectra/400 yards
Weight (ounces): 22
Frame: Machined aluminum
Drag type: Lever
Max drag (pounds): 30
Gear ratio: 6:1/3:1
Line pickup (inches per turn): 33/16
Ball bearings: 7
MSRP: $569
Narrow-Spool Reels
Narrow-Spool Reels
Make/Model: Accurate / Boss Extreme 2-Speed BX2-500N
Line capacity: 30-pound mono/250 yards; 50-pound Spectra/425 yards
Weight (ounces): 24
Frame: Machined aluminum
Drag type: Lever
Max drag (pounds): 30
Gear ratio: 6:1/3:1
Line pickup (inches per turn): 36/17
Ball bearings: 7
MSRP: $589
Narrow-Spool Reels
Narrow-Spool Reels
Make/Model: Accurate / Boss Extreme 2-Speed BX2-600N
Line capacity: 30-pound mono/350 yards; 65-pound Spectra/500 yards
Weight (ounces): 28
Frame: Machined aluminum
Drag type: Lever
Max drag (pounds): 30
Gear ratio: 5:1/2.2:1
Line pickup (inches per turn): 39/18
Ball bearings: 7
MSRP: $599
Narrow-Spool Reels
Narrow-Spool Reels
Make/Model: Accurate / Boss Extreme 2-Speed BX2-600NN
Line capacity: 30-pound mono/275 yards; 50-pound Spectra/450 yards
Weight (ounces): 27
Frame: Machined aluminum
Drag type: Lever
Max drag (pounds): 30
Gear ratio: 5:1/2.2:1
Line pickup (inches per turn): 39/18
Ball bearings: 7
MSRP: $599
Narrow-Spool Reels
Narrow-Spool Reels
Make/Model: Accurate / Boss Extreme 2-Speed BX2-30N
Line capacity: 30-pound mono/400 yards; 80-pound Spectra/400 yards
Weight (ounces): 33
Frame: Machined aluminum
Drag type: Lever
Max drag (pounds): 35
Gear ratio: 5:1/2.2:1
Line pickup (inches per turn): 41/18
Ball bearings: 7
MSRP: $629
Narrow-Spool Reels
Narrow-Spool Reels
Make/Model: Avet / HX5/2-M.C. Raptor
Line capacity: 40-pound mono/380 yards
Weight (ounces): 29
Frame: Machined aluminum
Drag type: Lever
Max drag (pounds): 50
Gear ratio: 5.4:1/1.9:1
Line pickup (inches per turn): 47/17
Ball bearings: 8
MSRP: $560
Narrow-Spool Reels
Narrow-Spool Reels
Make/Model: Daiwa / Saltiga Lever Drag Hyper Speed SALD35HS
Line capacity: 20-pound mono/300 yards; 40-pound Spectra/600 yards
Weight (ounces): 23.9
Frame: Machined aluminum
Drag type: Lever
Max drag (pounds): 40
Gear ratio: 7.1:1
**Line pickup (inches per turn):
52.6
Ball bearings: 6
MSRP: $450
Narrow-Spool Reels
Narrow-Spool Reels
Make/Model: Daiwa / Saltist Black Gold STTBG35H
Line capacity: 20-pound mono/300 yards; 50-pound Spectra/360 yards
Weight (ounces): 21
Frame: Aluminum
Drag type: Star
Max drag (pounds): 19.8
Gear ratio: 6.4:1
**Line pickup (inches per turn):
48
Ball bearings: 4
MSRP: $190
Narrow-Spool Reels
Narrow-Spool Reels
Make/Model: Daiwa / Saltist Lever Drag STTLD35H
Line capacity: 20-pound mono/300 yards; 50-pound Spectra/360 yards
Weight (ounces): 21.3
Frame: Aluminum
Drag type: Lever
Max drag (pounds): 17.6
Gear ratio: 6.3:1
**Line pickup (inches per turn):
46.9
Ball bearings: 6
MSRP: $270
Narrow-Spool Reels
Narrow-Spool Reels
Make/Model: Daiwa / Saltist Lever Drag Hyper Speed STTLD35HSH
Line capacity: 20-pound mono/300 yards; 50-pound Spectra/360 yards
Weight (ounces): 21.3
Frame: Aluminum
Drag type: Lever
Max drag (pounds): 26.4
Gear ratio: 7.1:1
**Line pickup (inches per turn):
52.6
Ball bearings: 8
MSRP: $280
Narrow-Spool Reels
Narrow-Spool Reels
Make/Model: Daiwa / Saltist Lever Drag 2-Speed STTLD35-2SPD
Line capacity: 20-pound mono/300 yards; 50-pound Spectra/360 yards
Weight (ounces): 22.4
Frame: Aluminum
Drag type: Lever
Max drag (pounds): 26.4
Gear ratio: 6.3:1/3.1:1
Line pickup (inches per turn): 46.9/23
Ball bearings: 6
MSRP: $330
Narrow-Spool Reels
Narrow-Spool Reels
Make/Model: Fin-Nor / Marquesa MA12
Line capacity: 15-pound mono/270 yards; 50-pound Spectra/270 yards
Weight (ounces): 20
Frame: Aluminum
Drag type: Lever
Max drag (pounds): 23
Gear ratio: 6.1:1
**Line pickup (inches per turn):
43
Ball bearings: 6
MSRP: $259
Narrow-Spool Reels
Narrow-Spool Reels
Make/Model: Fin-Nor / Marquesa MA20
Line capacity: 25-pound mono/300 yards; 50-pound Spectra/530 yards
Weight (ounces): 26.8
Frame: Aluminum
Drag type: Lever
Max drag (pounds): 40
Gear ratio: 6.1:1
**Line pickup (inches per turn):
51
Ball bearings: 6
MSRP: $299
Narrow-Spool Reels
Narrow-Spool Reels
Make/Model: Fin-Nor / Marquesa MA20T
Line capacity: 20-pound mono/360 yards; 50-pound Spectra/530 yards
Weight (ounces): 26.8
Frame: Aluminum
Drag type: Lever
Max drag (pounds): 40
Gear ratio: 6.1:1
**Line pickup (inches per turn):
51
Ball bearings: 6
MSRP: $299
Narrow-Spool Reels
Narrow-Spool Reels
Make/Model: Okuma / Cedros Lever Drag CLD-10S
Line capacity: 20-pound mono/380 yards
Weight (ounces): 24.6
Frame: Machined aluminum
Drag type: Lever
Max drag (pounds): 34
Gear ratio: 6.2:1
**Line pickup (inches per turn):
42.5
Ball bearings: 4
MSRP: $400
Narrow-Spool Reels
Narrow-Spool Reels
Make/Model: Okuma / Cedros Lever Drag CLD-8S
(Photo of prototype; not all specs available.)
**Line capacity:
NA
Weight (ounces): NA
Frame: Machined aluminum
Drag type: Lever
Max drag (pounds): 34
Gear ratio: 6.2:1
**Line pickup (inches per turn):
42.5
Ball bearings: 4
MSRP: NA
Narrow-Spool Reels
Narrow-Spool Reels
Make/Model: Okuma / Makaira 8II
(Photo of prototype; not all specs available.)
**Line capacity:
NA
Weight (ounces): NA
Frame: Machined aluminum
Drag type: Lever
Max drag (pounds): 34
Gear ratio: 4.7:1/2.1:1
Line pickup (inches per turn): 33.5/15
Ball bearings: 4
MSRP: NA
Narrow-Spool Reels
Narrow-Spool Reels
Make/Model: Penn / Baja Special 113HN
Line capacity: 30-pound mono/350 yards; 80-pound Spectra/525 yards
Weight (ounces): 28.8
Frame: Aluminum
Drag type: Star
Max drag (pounds): 27
Gear ratio: 4.3:1
**Line pickup (inches per turn):
34
Ball bearings: 6
MSRP: $250
Narrow-Spool Reels
Narrow-Spool Reels
Make/Model: Penn / Fathom Master Level Wind FTH40LW
Line capacity: 30-pound mono/390 yards; 50-pound Spectra/825 yards
Weight (ounces): 24.3
Frame: Metal
Drag type: Star
Max drag (pounds): 30
Gear ratio: 4.3:1
**Line pickup (inches per turn):
35
Ball bearings: 3
MSRP: $220
Narrow-Spool Reels
Narrow-Spool Reels
Make/Model: Shimano / Talica 8II
Line capacity: 20-pound mono/200 yards; 50-pound Spectra/390 yards
Weight (ounces): 18.2
Frame: Aluminum
Drag type: Lever
Max drag (pounds): 20
Gear ratio: 6.2:1/4.1:1
Line pickup (inches per turn): 38/25
Ball bearings: 6
MSRP: $480
Narrow-Spool Reels
Narrow-Spool Reels
Make/Model: Shimano / Talica 16II
Line capacity: 20-pound mono/440 yards; 65-pound Spectra/485yards
Weight (ounces): 26.5
Frame: Aluminum
Drag type: Lever
Max drag (pounds): 40
Gear ratio: 5.7:1/3.1:1
Line pickup (inches per turn): 41/22
Ball bearings: 6
MSRP: $500
Narrow-Spool Reels
Narrow-Spool Reels
Make/Model: Shimano / Torsa 16N
Line capacity: 20-pound mono/200 yards; 50-pound Spectra/370 yards
Weight (ounces): 28.6
Frame: Aluminum
Drag type: Lever
Max drag (pounds): 40
Gear ratio: 5.8:1
**Line pickup (inches per turn):
43
Ball bearings: 8
MSRP: $710
Narrow-Spool Reels
Narrow-Spool Reels
Make/Model: Shimano / Trinidad 16NA
Line capacity: -pound mono/yards; -pound Spectra/yards
Weight (ounces): NA
Frame: Aluminum
Drag type: Star
Max drag (pounds): 25
Gear ratio: 6.2:1
**Line pickup (inches per turn):
46
Ball bearings: 8
MSRP: $480