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Top High-Speed Conventional Reels

These high-speed conventional reels excel in many on-the-water scenarios.

April 9, 2015
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High-speed conventional fishing reels
High-speed conventional reels Bill Doster / Sport Fishing

These eight conventional reels are true speed freaks, with high gear ratios and even faster line pickups. Reels are listed in alphabetical order.

Accurate BX-600XN

Max Inches Per Turn: 47

Max Gear Ratio: 6.0:1

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Line Capacity: 500 yards of 65-pound braid

Max Drag (pounds): 30

Weight (ounces): 24

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Price: $489

Accurate BX-600XN conventional high-speed fishing reel
Model: Accurate BX-600XN Bill Doster / Sport Fishing

Alutecnos Albacore 20 Veloce

Max Inches Per Turn: 48

Max Gear Ratio: 6.2:1

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Line Capacity: 925 yards of 20-pound mono (Mono capacity listed for kite-fishing)

Max Drag (pounds): 18

Weight (ounces): 29.2

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Price: $599

Alutecnos Albacore 20 Veloce conventional high-speed fishing reel
Model: Alutecnos Albacore 20 Veloce Bill Doster / Sport Fishing

Alutecnos Albacore Gorilla 12V

Max Inches Per Turn: 40

Max Gear Ratio: 6.2:1

Line Capacity: 800 yards of 50-pound braid

Max Drag (pounds): 25

Weight (ounces): 27.5

Price: $639

Alutecnos Albacore Gorilla 12V conventional high-speed fishing reel
Model: Alutecnos Albacore Gorilla 12V Bill Doster / Sport Fishing

Fin-Nor Lethal LTL20

Max Inches Per Turn: 48

Max Gear Ratio: 6.1:1

Line Capacity: 540 yards of 65-pound braid

Max Drag (pounds): 35

Weight (ounces): 23.2

Price: $200

Fin-Nor Lethal LTL20 conventional high-speed fishing reel
Model: Fin-Nor Lethal LTL20 Bill Doster / Sport Fishing

Okuma Andros 5S

Max Inches Per Turn: 42.1

Max Gear Ratio: 6.4:1

Line Capacity: 300 yards of 65-pound braid

Max Drag (pounds): 24

Weight (ounces): 14

Price: $250

Okuma Andros 5S conventional high-speed fishing reel
Model: Okuma Andros 5S Bill Doster / Sport Fishing

Okuma Metaloid M-5S

Max Inches Per Turn: 48.4

Max Gear Ratio: 6.4:1

Line Capacity: 400 yards of 50-pound braid

Max Drag (pounds): 24

Weight (ounces): 15.6

Price: $190

Okuma Metaloid M-5S conventional fishing reel
Model: Okuma Metaloid M-5S Bill Doster / Sport Fishing

PENN Fathom 40NLDHS

Max Inches Per Turn: 60

Max Gear Ratio: 7.1:1

Line Capacity: 565 yards of 80-pound braid

Max Drag (pounds): 40

Weight (ounces): 24.7

Price: $250

PENN Fathom 40NLDHS conventional fishing reel
Model: PENN Fathom 40NLDHS Bill Doster / Sport Fishing

Shimano Trinidad 16A

Max Inches Per Turn: 46

Max Gear Ratio: 6.2:1

Line Capacity: 530 yards of 50-pound braid

Max Drag (pounds): 25

Weight (ounces): 19.4

Price: $480

Shimano Trinidad 16A conventional fishing reel
Model: Shimano Trinidad 16A Bill Doster / Sport Fishing
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