Buying a spinning reel for fishing was not too hard once I figured out where the best online sellers were. I’ve done a lot of research, and it paid off. The key for me is to find a quick way to get what I want so I can get to fishing.
One thing I found is that by buying my reels online, I don’t have to deal with high prices. In my area there is one store that has good fishing gear but they charge a lot because they know that if you need something now, you’re not going to want to wait for an online purchase That’s why I buy reels a couple of weeks before a fishing trip. I’m also able to spend a little extra on expedited shipping if for some reason I need a reel delivered quickly.
To find a good fishing shop online, I stick with the big companies. There are some small town places that give good prices, but I like to deal with people who handle a lot of orders and can work with me when I have questions because they have staff online every day of the week that can answer my questions. I’ve been very pleased with how I get treated because there are a lot of awesome customer service providers in the fishing industry when it comes to big retailers.
It’s always cool to use new reels as they are developed, and I make sure that I pay for the best of the best. However, I don’t always buy what a website indicates is their favorite or best option because that usually is just about marketing and not what works well. What I like to do is find the names of popular reels that are newer and then look for blog posts or videos that contain reviews from people like me. I avoid buying things based on a website saying in the description of a product that it’s great because it usually isn’t.
I have been able to get reels, rods, and anything else I need but live bait online for a fantastic deal because I not only know where to shop, I also know where to get coupon codes. What’s great about that is that even if a sale isn’t going on for a store, there are usually codes that help me to save on shipping or my order overall. One way beyond finding codes through a search engine to get them is to sign up for mailing lists on retailer websites or to follow them on social media for new codes.
I’ve been working with buying a new spinning reel every few years online, and by using what I talked about here as my research method it always has worked out well for me. It’s good for me to have a way to buy reels right when I need them because sometimes I don’t have a lot of time before a fishing trip to get my equipment.