Pike Fishing Reels

Looking for a new pike fishing reel including the best baitrunner reel for pike fishing? Our thoughtfully selected range of reels for pike fishing are designed to provide you with the strength, precision and control required to land large powerful pike with confidence.


Pike Fishing Reels are expertly engineered for power and reliability. Crafted to withstand the fierce battles with these impressively powerful predators, they offer the sensitivity needed for controlled presentations and the muscle to control powerful lunges from large pike. Whether you're casting lures or dead bait fishing, our pike reels ensure every moment on the water is a step closer to landing that elusive PB. Buy the best Pike Fishing Reels, designed to command the waters and improve your angling success and enjoyment!

Pike Fishing Reel FAQs


What type of reel is best for pike fishing?

Both baitcasting and spinning reels can be effectively used for pike fishing. The best choice often depends on your fishing technique and personal preference. Baitcasting reels offer more control and are preferred when using heavier lures or when trolling. Spinning reels are versatile and can be easier to use, especially for those new to pike fishing.


What size reel for pike fishing?

A medium to large-sized reel is typically recommended for pike fishing. Look for reels in the 3000 to 5000 size range (or equivalents in other sizing standards) for spinning reels and baitcasting reels suitable for 15-30 lb test lines.


Do pike reel manufacturers use the same sizing?

No, reel manufacturers do not always use the same sizing conventions. It's important to check the specific specifications and line capacities of a reel rather than solely relying on the size number. Always refer to the manufacturer's product details for accurate sizing and capacity information. Or give one of our team a call - they'll be happy to help!


What is the best reel for pike spinning?

For pike spinning, a quality spinning reel in the 3000 to 5000 size range with a smooth drag system, adequate line capacity, and built with corrosion-resistant materials is ideal. Brands like Shimano, Daiwa and Fox have models that are popular among pike anglers.


Do I need a baitrunner for pike deadbaiting?

Yes, a baitrunner (or free-spool) feature can be very useful for pike deadbaiting. It allows the pike to pick up the bait and run with it without feeling resistance, giving you time to pick up the rod and set the hook properly.


Can I use my carp reel for deadbaiting?

Yes, many carp reels are suitable for deadbaiting for pike, especially if they have a baitrunner feature. Ensure the reel has sufficient line capacity and strength for the size of pike you're targeting and the environment you're fishing in.


What gear ratio is best for pike fishing?

A medium to high gear ratio, such as 5.1:1 to 7.1:1, is often preferred for pike fishing. The specific ratio can depend on the lure or technique. Higher ratios retrieve line more quickly, which can be beneficial for certain lure presentations or when covering large areas.


Should I use braid or mono for my pike reel?

Both braid and monofilament can be used for pike fishing, and each has its advantages. Braided line offers more sensitivity, has no stretch and often has a higher strength-to-diameter ratio. It's excellent for feeling subtle bites and getting solid hooksets. Monofilament has stretch, which can act as a shock absorber during hard strikes and runs. Many anglers use braid for the mainline with a monofilament or fluorocarbon leader when targeting pike to get the benefits of both lines.

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