Depends on how you are fishing and what you are fishing for. Bank fishing or boat fishing?
I use spinning equipment for most of my catfishing since I can pitch my bait into tight cover better when after eater blues and channels. Open water drifting or bottom fishing I may use casting reels mostly or a big spincast Zebco 808.
Spinning reels---------Mitchell 300, Shakespear, Shimano and Penn
Casting reels----------CatMax, Diawa, Garcia, Penn, Lews
Lots of stuff to chose from.
Then you have to look at which kind and type of rod to use. All rods are not created equal.
Edited by Muzzlebrake (10/12/17 07:03 AM)
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