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The Best Reel Cases for Giving Your Fishing Reels Reliable Protection

Updated on December 23, 2010

Fishing reels are some of the most important tools of an angler as it helps a lot in easier casting and hauling. These tools come in different types, each designed to provide the best performance for different types of fishing such as fly fishing, surf fishing, offshore fishing, and trolling. You can find baitfeeder reels for getting fish that are hard to catch, durable surf fishing reels for catching medium-sized saltwater fish and powerful trolling reels for large catches. Since these reels are so important that they make a big impact on the catch of a fisherman, it’s only important to provide them protection that will make sure that their performance lasts for a longer time.

When choosing among reel cases, be sure that you choose the right size for your fishing reels. Fishing reels come in different sizes that suit different fishing styles and conditions which is why reel cases do so too. For example, reels used for open water fishing are bigger than those used for freshwater fishing so you have to choose bigger cases for these. Try to pick materials that will give the best protection against abrasions and moisture like waterproofed leather, neoprene and nylon. Although there are a lot of good reels made of water-resistant materials, you can make these reels last longer by taking good care of them and storing them in nice cases. Aside from the size and the material, you can also take a look at the shape of the reel case you’re planning to buy. Take note that there are reel cases designed to fit both right-handed and left-handed reels.

Here are some great reel cases to give your valuable fishing reels the protection they deserve.

Fishpond Sweetwater Reel Case
Fishpond Sweetwater Reel Case


Fishpond Sweetwater Reel Case

Give your fishing reel added protection against dents, scratches and rust by getting a Fishpond Sweetwater Reel Case. It has a very convenient cube shape that stays upright on its own and it’s made of Diamondtech nylon fabric that’s resistant against abrasions so its contents stay unscathed.  This case features padded sides that provide cushion as well as add protection against shock plus the molded waterproof top and bottom parts of the case keep your reel securely dry and prevent it from getting rattled. Aside from that, this case has pockets and dividers inside that allow you store in more items like lines and hooks and keep them organized. This one makes for easy transportation too with its webbed handle. You can avail of this case in small, medium, large and extra large sizes.

Sage Ballistic Reel Case
Sage Ballistic Reel Case


Sage Ballistic Reel Case

If you’re looking for something that fits more snugly, you can get this reel case by Sage which has just the perfect shape for fishing reels. This one comes in a stylish black color and has a nice and neat Velcro closure that makes it easy for you to put in or remove your reel. This case is made of tough and high quality neoprene material that works well in protecting your reel against scratches. This one also has padding to cushion its content and help in absorbing shocks. With some solids inserted in the case, this one will also surely protect your fishing reel from dents and breaking. This product is available in small (measuring about 4 inches in diameter), medium (about 4.5 inches in diameter), large (about 5 inches in diameter) and extra large (about 5.5 inches in diameter) sizes.


Plano Reel Storage Case
Plano Reel Storage Case


Plano Reel Storage Case

Experienced fishermen will tell you that if you’re serious about fishing, you will have to have several types of fishing reels to allow you perform well in different settings. If you’re one who goes fishing often in different waters, you’ll benefit a lot from this one plus it comes from a very reputable name when it comes to good fishing storage systems. The Plano reel storage case is big enough to store up to 8 fishing reels. It’s made of very hard and durable plastic material that will do a lot in protecting your reels from scratches, knocks and breakage. It’s also waterproof so your reels stay dry while they are not in use. This one is also built with high density pluck foam inside to give your reels cushion and shock protection plus it’s lockable so you don’t have to worry about it spilling all its contents if it’s knocked down accidentally.

Plano Reel Storage Case
Plano Reel Storage Case

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Shimano Neoprene Spinning Reel Covers - #840 w/Logo
Shimano Neoprene Spinning Reel Covers - #840 w/Logo


Shimano Neoprene Spinning Reel Covers - #840 w/Logo

Looking for the best fishing gears? You can never turn down a Shimano! The name is well known among avid anglers because of its superior quality when it comes to fishing equipment and this reel case guarantees to deliver you nothing less. This one has a very intelligent design with a top flap cover that allows for easy fitting and removal plus two slits on the left and the right sides that make it able to fit both left-handed and right-handed fishing reels. You can use this to protect your reels whether they are not in use or they are mounted on your fishing rod. This one is made of high quality neoprene material that effectively keeps your equipment protected from bumps, drops and scratches. You can get this reel case in small, medium and large sizes.

Penn Neoprene Reel Cover
Penn Neoprene Reel Cover


Penn Neoprene Reel Cover

Penn is a classic name long known by fishermen for its commitment to providing durable and long-lasting fishing items. You can use this reel case whether you’ve got your reel mounted on your fishing rod or not. It comes in a nice black color and it’s made of durable and abrasion-resistant neoprene material. This one also has pads which protect your reel from hard knocks plus stubborn Velcro closures that make sure that your reel stays intact. You can also be sure that this one won’t show any tears any time soon with its triple-stitching. This way, your reel also has better protection against moisture. You can get different sizes of this one for different fishing reels; there are even super extra large sizes designed to hold trolling reels.


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    Duane Reed 

    8 years ago

    Fishing has got to be certainly the most interesting pastime ever!


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