10 Best Spinning Reels for Bass Fishing


Why It Was Removed:

For some reason, it appears that Piscifun discontinued this reel. It has been out of stock on their website for a number of months, though it could still be purchased on Amazon.

Then without warning or message it was completely removed from their website and Amazon.

Original Review:

If you’re looking for one of the newest and best-performing spinning reels on the market, you’ll want to check out the Piscifun Alloy X Spinning Reel.

One of Piscifun’s recent additions, the Alloy X has been a surprising breath of fresh air.

The body of the Alloy X is designed using a single piece of aluminum alloy that is precisely shaped through a computer numerical control machine. This design method provides additional room within the body of the reel for larger more robust gear components. This improved engineering is one of the facets that enable this reel to really excel.

Even with this enhanced body design, Piscifun didn’t sacrifice the reel’s light weight. with the precision of the CNC machining, they were able to remove unnecessary parts that would have otherwise weighed the reel down.

Due to this, they were able to keep the Alloy X weighing in at 8.4 ounces. While not the lightest reel on this list, it’s also not the heaviest and the overall power of the reel definitely makes up for it.

The Alloy X is equipped with a much stronger carbon fiber drag system than any other of our recommended reels. Clocking in at a whopping 26-pound max drag.

The drag system is easy to use, simple to adjust, and performs exceptionally well.

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Casting and retrieving on the Alloy X is smooth and free of any problems. The shielded 12 bearings system (11 bearings + anti-reverse bearing) allows incredibly smooth casts and retrieves.

We didn’t have any problem getting some major distance on our lures or when bringing them back in. The retrieve is smooth and consistent even with bigger fish on the line.

A nice little feature of the Alloy X was the decision to cast the bail in a one-piece design. We didn’t notice this making much of a difference, however, we are fans of reducing parts down as much as possible. Fewer things to potentially break.

During our tests, we tried our best to find the breaking point for this reel, but we couldn’t. It held up well even to some massive bass bedded in the roots. It took some diligent work, but they didn’t even stand a chance.

While we primarily fish for freshwater bass species, the Alloy X is saltwater rated and has inshore fishing models for the saltwater angler.

To say we’ve been pleasantly surprised by the Alloy X is an understatement. We’re incredibly happy with this reel and believe you will be too.

While the name Piscifun doesn’t carry the weight of Shimano or Penn, the quality and performance of the Alloy X proves that the bigger brands shouldn’t underestimate Piscifun.

Recommended size:Size: 2000Gear Ratio: 5.5:1Mono Line Capacity (yards/lbs): 125/8, 180/6, 240/4Braid Line Capacity (yards/lbs): 100/15, 180/10, 210/8Max Drag: 26 lbsWeight: 8.4 ounces

For a more detailed look at the Alloy X, see our full review here.

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Original Vendor Links:

  • Amazon
  • Piscifun