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Barramundi Fishing Reels

Daiwa Heartland XA Baitcaster ... an ideal saltwater barramundi reel

A small overhead casting reel called a baitcaster (above) is the most popular design for barramundi fishing. Though small, these reels are powerful, and allow easy thumb control of the spool when casting.

Baitcasters are ideal for trolling and good for casting with medium to heavyweight lures and baits.

Threadline or spinning reels are becoming more popular, especially with those who throw very small, light lures for barramundi, because it is difficult to cast a light lure with an overhead reel, especially into the wind.

Don’t bother with a cheap reel however, it will be more trouble than it is worth. Tropical conditions cause corrosion, and big fish will soon ruin cheap reels.

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