Best Electric Fishing Reels 2020

The best electric fishing reels 2020 are designed to take the heavy work out of fishing and make it more fun for everyone. By incorporating electric motors into the fishing reel mechanism, these electric fishing reels improve the efficiency of your fishing tackle. Electric fishing reels are especially useful for offshore deep drop ocean anglers, whether they’re fishing for daytime swordfish or plumbing the depths for tile fish and grouper. Electric reels plug directly into your boat’s power system or run off a stand-alone 12 volt or 24 volt battery.

We will help you find electric fishing reels for bottom fishing from numerous top brands. Order electric Shimano Reels with motor heat dissipation, or electric Daiwa reels that also you switch power rangers with a button press, or Elec-Tra-Mate reels that can also be used for pulling dredges or deep dropping. You can even get green sticking reels that allow you to switch rods or spools in seconds. Additional features available include automatic stop and jigging, variable-speed power control, hands-off hauling and corrosion resistance. With models available for all levels of recreational and commercial fishing, we have an electric fishing reel for you.

Daiwa Tanacom 1000 Electric Reel

daiwa tanacom 1000 electric reel
Daiwa Tanacom 1000 Electric Reel

Daiwa Tanacom 1000 Electric Reel details:

The Daiwa Tanacom 1000 Electric Reel makes deep drop fishing easier for anyone. Fight em on the handle and let the power assist do the drudgery of retrieving heavy sinkers from the depths when it’s time to check your bait.

Manufactured and hand assembled in Japan, the Tanacom 1000 electric reel offers unrivalled value. It’s sleek lightweight design houses a powerful high-performance electric system with massive continuous winding power and a retrieve rate of up to 130m per minute! Packed with all the amazing technology of Daiwa’s more expensive electric reels, the Tanacom is extremely durable and reliable featuring corrosion resistant components and a washable design with sealed electronics for long-lasting performance. The Tanacom is a proven workhorse with true 80lb performance.

The Tanacom, is a 12-Volt powered Dendoh reel that is smaller, lighter and easier to use compared to other electrics. Its sleek, lightweight design, houses a powerful and high-performance electric system, boasting a massive continuous (70 kg max. instant winding power) winding power and a retrieval rate of up to 130m per minute! With Daiwa’s exclusive Power Lever for instant control of winding speed and power, the Tanacom’s digital readout automatically displays line let out, as well as distance retrieved from the bottom, so you know the depth of your offering at all times.

Like all of Daiwa’s electrics, upon retrieve, the programmable Auto-Stop ensures that the winding stops at its designated length. The automated jigging function can be set to automatically work a lure or bait according to your programmed specifications. Packed with all the amazing technological innovations from its more expensive cousins, the Tanacom is extremely durable and reliable, featuring corrosion resistant components and a washable design with sealed electronics for smooth, long-lasting performance in the harsh marine environment.

The Daiwa Tanacom 1000 Power Assist Electric Reel joins the Daiwa Tanacom family of deep drop and kite fishing reels with features to make power assist fishing easier than ever.

Daiwa Tanacom 1000:

- LCD display reads out in English for easier programming
- Oversize line guide aperture to clear large knots and kite swivels
- Automatic stop and jigging features
- Variable-speed Power Lever control
- Line counter and depth memory
- Sealed electronics package
- Manual winding option
- Washable design
- 12 Volt system (12-16.8 V)
- Sealed drag system

The Daiwa Tanacom 1000 Power Assist Reel easy to use. Connect the battery and lower your lure to the water's surface. Then press the reset button to zero the display and you're ready to start fishing, with the reel automatically measuring line let out. Advance the Power Lever to rewind; the reel will automatically stop as your lure reaches the surface.

Deep drop fishing for Grouper, Halibut, Snapper, Tile, etc., fight your catch on the handle but let the Tanacom 1000 Power Assist do the drudgery of retrieving heavy sinkers from the depths when it's time to check your bait.

When you're kite fishing the Tanacom 1000 offers the power to quickly bring in kites in heavy winds.

Connect the battery and lower your lure to the water’s surface. Then press the reset button to zero the display and you’re ready to start fishing, with the reel automatically measuring line let out. Then advance the Power Lever to rewind, the reel will automatically stop as your lure reaches the surface. It’s that simple!

Shielded For Extra Protection. Unlike ordinary ‘corrosion resistant’ bearings with an unprotected open race, Daiwa’s CRBB bearings are shielded to seal out sand, fine grit, salt crystals and other abrasives for even longer life.

Digital gear design ensures a perfect mesh between ultra-tough, surface treated alloy drive gear and marine bronze pinion gear for optimized speed, power and durability.

The DAIWA Ultimate Tournament Drag System includes impregnated drag discs, which are about 30 times more durable than normal discs. The effective drag power is considerably increased compared to normal drag systems. An additional advantage is the reduced start-up resistance - the drag starts working, when the adjusted drag power is reached and drags smoothly and steadily.

Intensive studies of saltwater influence have resulted in the development of a washable construction for saltwater use. A water 'duct' at the bottom of reel allows effective water discharge and simplifies maintenance by allowing the reel to be washed after use, without concern for drainage.

Other comparable electric reels is Daiwa Seaborg 1200MJ or Shimano Beastmaster 9000.

Daiwa Tanacom 1000 Electric Reel reviews:

4.8
4.8 rating
4.8 out of 5 stars (based on 21 reviews)
Excellent: 81%
Very good: 19%
Average: 0%
Poor: 0%
Terrible: 0%
Daiwa Tanacom 1000 Electric Reel

Shimano Beastmaster 9000

shimano beastmaster 9000 electric fishing reel
Shimano Beastmaster 9000

Shimano Beastmaster 9000 details:

The new Shimano Beastmaster 9000 A is at the pinnacle of electric fishing reels. After years of development by the experts at Shimano anglers now have a electric reel capable of exploring the truly deep reefs. Pulling monsters from the deep is a speciality of the brushless, high-torque, high-speed, durable Giga Max Motor, with a winding strength of up to 250-pounds.

With an amazing 55-pounds of thermo-adjustable drag power and a 50% reduction of drag heat, fishing for deep-water species like grouper, trevalla, swordfish and tuna will not be able to resist the Shimano Beastmaster. It is possible to halt spool rotation with the aid of the mechanical brake knob while preventing backlash from the rig as it drops.

Upgraded to provide additional power and enhanced functionality, the new Shimano BM9000A BeastMaster Electric Reel is Shimano's premier power assist reel for deep dropping. Featuring an enhanced version of the brushless GigaMax Motor that gave the original BeastMaster its reputation for unwavering power, the new Shimano BM9000A achieves 10% more winding power than its predecessor.

With a maximum winding power of 290lbs and a staggering 55lbs of maximum drag pressure, the Shimano BeastMaster 9000A is capable of going toe-to-toe with biggest, baddest monsters of the deep.

Incorporating a Thermo Adjust Drag system that provides a 50% heat reduction, along with Heat Free System II that allows any built up heat to release through the side vents within the reel's side plate, the new Shimano BeastMaster 9000A is masterfully designed to withstand the punishment of multi-hour battles while daytime swordfishing.

Normally reels with this type of power and capabilities are extremely heavy and cumbersome, while the new BM9000A weighs in at only 52.4oz and is easily maneuvered around your boat after the initial hook up.

The new Shimano BeastMaster 9000 A is up to the challenge!

Shimano BeastMaster 9000

Whether you are kite fishing, deep dropping for tilefish and other deep water dwellers, or even daytime fishing for swords, the new Shimano BeastMaster 9000A is up to the challenge.

With an amazing 55-pounds of thermo-adjustable drag power and a 50% reduction of drag heat, deep-water species like grouper, trevalla, swordfish and tuna will not be able to resist the Shimano Beastmaster 9000. It is possible to halt spool rotation with the aid of the mechanical brake knob while preventing backlash from the rig as it drops.

Shimano Beastmaster 9000 was introduced for the first time in the US about five years ago and really it was known for its gigamax motor. The GigaMax motor is a brushless motor. It won't overheat it won't burn out. It won't stop and it has a ton of power in a ton of speed. We've upgraded the gigamax motor to 10% more powerful. So what that does is it gives you a lot more power and winching speed keeps your fish from getting eaten by sharks allows you to pull a kite really easily.

We've also gone in ahead and added a manual mode to this reel that just allows for easy kite fish and pull the kite in and out.

With 10% more winding power than the previous model and 25kg of Cross Carbon Drag output, the Shimano Beastmaster 9000 is ready to tackle monsters of the deep. Regardless of the load applied to the reel, the Constant Speed Mode maintains a consistent retrieve speed without the loss of any cranking power during the fight. The Heat-Free system allows for heat to be released from vents in the side plate, ensuring reliable performance.

It also features a aluminium clod forged clutch lever and a LCD screen with an English menu. To reach deeper depths, the reel can be spooled with up to 900m of PE 8 braid.

The Shimano Beastmaster BM9000 Electric Dendou Reel is Shimano’s premier electric reel to date, built upon the brushless Gigamax motor that greatly improves high end torque, speed, and durability all the while producing less heat. We all know that the generation of heat is the downfall of all electric reels, especially under high drags and torque when daytime swordfishing or hauling in other giants of the deep.

In addition to the Gigamax motor, the Shimano Beastmaster 9000 also incorporates a Thermo adjust drag that provides a 50% heat reduction, along with Heat Free System II that allows any built up heat to release through the side vents within the reel’s side plate.

With the heat reduction technologies built into the Shimano Shimano Beastmaster 9000, the reel also offers extreme power, with 55lbs of drag at full and 250lbs of winding strength. Normally reels with this type of power and capabilities are extremely heavy and cumbersome, while the Shimano Beastmaster 9000 weighs in at only 53oz and is easily maneuvered around your boat after the initial hook up.

Speed, power, and the sweet sound of saltwater success come together in the Shimano BeastMaster 9000 Electric Reel. Built to make deep drop fishing and kite fishing more fun and productive, the BeastMaster incorporates Shimano's advanced GigaMax brushless motor for unparalleled performance in a reel this compact and easy to handle. Its planetary gear system generates incredible torque, with a maximum winding strength of 250 lbs. backed by up to 55 lbs. of drag force.

And with a full 3.1:1 gear ratio, the Shimano Beastmaster 9000 pulls in 35" of line per crank, to get that beast headed toward the boat quickly. Its 12/2/2 S-ARB double-shielded ball-bearing system delivers consistently smooth performance. And instead of a mechanical clicker, a running fish will trigger Shimano's audible e-Exciting Drag Sound electronic technology; you'll just have to hear it to believe it! Holds up to 1870 yds. of 50-lb. or 940 yards of 100-lb. braid.

The Shimano Beastmaster 9000 incorporates 3 essential qualities of a good electric reel: Durability, Heat Dissipation and High Torque Power. We've strengthened the bearing shaft and improved the durability of the Gigamax motor. We've enhanced heat dissipation with Thermo Adjust Drag control and Heat Free System II. With A torque of 113kg, the Shimano Beastmaster 9000 makes light work of large catches in deep waters.

Shielded Anti-Rust Bearings - Shielded Antirust provide even smoother operation.

A special corrosion-resistant material is applied to the surface of conventional antirust bearings to minimize saltwater penetration and these bearings are located at strategic locations to achieve even smoother performance. These enable dramatically improved casting performance when fishing for spear squid, as well as improved float fishing performance — something that was said to be difficult to achieve with a powered Beastmaster reel. This has been made possible by the optimum balance that has been achieved between the safety bar and the level winder, which is the part that is said to cause line tangles when float fishing. Not only are these bearings resistant to rust, but they also minimize the formation of salt crystals inside the bearings, which can lead to corrosion.

Automatic Gunwale Stop - When the electric motor stops, just raise your rod vertical and the rig will come straight to your hand.

You can set the Shimano Beastmaster reel so that when the motor stops retrieving the line you just need to raise your rod vertical to have the rig come straight to your hand.

- When connecting to a power source for the first time the Gunwale Stop is set at 6m. From the second time onwards, the position at which the reel is stopped for more than 5 seconds will automatically be remembered by the computer as the Gunwale Stop position. (This feature works within the 1m~6m range. When the depth displayed is less than 1m, in the interests of safety it is set at 1m.)

- If there is a lot of line on the reel and the load changes greatly when retrieving the line then the rig may be wound into the end of the rod. When the reel detects major fluctuations in load, in the interests of safety, the Gunwale Stop position will be moved away from the rod to prevent the reel from malfunctioning.

Helpful Advice - When fishing with a short rod from the bow of a boat, if zero setting is carried out in the normal way, then the Gunwale Stop Position will be outside of the normal 1~6m range. In such cases, wind the rig up to the end of the rod and reset zero at that point to ensure that when the motor stops the rig will come to your hand when you raise the rod vertical. In this particular situation, as zero setting is not carried out on the surface of the water, the actual distance from the end of the rod to the surface of the water will be different.

Choose between Top-Down and Bottom-Up Modes - The secret to improving your catch is being able to accurately position your rig at the depth where the fish are. With the latest high-performance fish finders it is possible to see the exact depth that the fish are at. The skipper of the vessel will normally give you this information. Depending on factors such as fishing ground, fishing technique and target species, this position may be given as the distance from the surface or the distance from the bottom. This reel is ideally suited to either situation as it has both a Top Down Mode and a BottomUp Mode. Select between modes according the situation at hand

Technology Found In Shimano Beastmaster 9000 Electric Dendou Reels:

- Thermo Adjust Drag - A control function designed to suppress abnormal heat generation of the drag so as to maintain stable drag performance. If the drag slips while the motor of the electric reel is on, the gear will idle and cause an abnormal heat generation in the drag portion. In order to suppress this heat generation, when the drag is slipping, the motor speed is automatically reduced.

- S A-RB Bearings - These bearings undergo the same anti-corrosion process as Shimano’s A-RB Bearings, with the addition of shields on both sides of the bearings to reduce the possibility of salt, dirt, or other foreign objects inhibiting the bearing’s rotation.

- E-Exciting Drag Sound - Produces an audible drag sound in place of a mechanical clicker to provide the angler better feedback when a fish makes a run. The electronic sound is an audible drag sound from the reel when a fish makes a run. This creates a modern solution to the mechanical clicker while adding excitement to your day.

- Hagane Body - The HAGANE Body is a metal reel body with high rigidity. The body stiffness and impact resistance virtually eliminates body flexing. The result transforms the angler's actions directly into cranking power. It's efficiency through strength.

- Cross Carbon Drag - This drag material provides a wider range of drag settings, along with the smoothest Shimano drag performance ever.

- Heat Free System II - Heat Free System II dissipates motor heat to ensure Forcemaster delivers peak power all day long.

- Fine Dot LCD - Fine Dot LCD Display provides ultra clear resolution in full sunlight.

- Gigamax Motor - A brushless motor design that provides the angler with extraordinary torque, high speeds, and supreme durability.

- Raku/Speed Mode - Select between Raku or Speed Mode. Raku Mode: Maintain constant tension and winding according to the load on the end of the line. Speed Mode: Maintain constant speed regardless of load.

- Platinum Premier Service Plan - With the Platinum Service Plan, when submitting your Warranty Registration card points, you will receive coupons for discounts on clean and lubes (from half off to free!) Also included are Priority Shipping labels guaranteeing 48-hour turn around time from Shimano or participating Shimano Authorized Warranty Centers.

Shimano Beastmaster 9000 reviews:

4.8
4.8 rating
4.8 out of 5 stars (based on 9 reviews)
Excellent: 78%
Very good: 22%
Average: 0%
Poor: 0%
Terrible: 0%
Shimano Beastmaster 9000

Daiwa Seaborg 1200MJ Electric Reel

daiwa seaborg 1200mj electric reel
Daiwa Seaborg 1200MJ Electric Reel

Daiwa Seaborg 1200MJ Electric Reel details:

The new Daiwa Seaborg 1200MJ electric reel delivers incredible power! The strength of Daiwa Seaborg new custom motor is in the same class as the mighty Marine Power 3000. The newly redesigned Daiwa Seaborg 1200MJ Megatwin is the ultimate battle machine. It is powerful, quiet and smooth and has an output of roughly 1.3 times greater than previous motors. The new aluminum composite housing is designed to maximize the release of heat and keep the Mega Torque Motor cool, ensuring that power is available all the time.

Daiwa Seaborg 1200MJ allows the user to quickly switch between mega-power mode and mega-speed mode by merely touching a button. During retrieve, the new speed function switches smoothly and efficiently and allows the angler the ability to alternate to the best speed, depending on the situation.

Mega Torque Motor- The strength of Daiwa Seaborg’s new custom motor is in the same class as the mighty Marine Power 3000. The power and speed is quiet and smooth, and with an output of approximately 1.3 times greater than previous motors. This is the ultimate battle machine. With all this power, the new aluminum composite housing is designed to maximize the release of heat and keep the motor cool, ensuing that the power is available all the time. This monster has a tough heart inside, to challenge any fierce battle in the sea.

Megatwin- Daiwa’s original Daiwa Seaborg Megatwin reel design utilizes a two-gear ratio system. The new Daiwa Seaborg employs a totally redesigned system that allows the user to immediately switch between mega-power mode and mega-speed mode by simply touching a button. During retrieve or when battling a monster the new speed function switches smoothly and effortlessly. With this functionality, an angler can alternate to the best speed, depending on the situation.

ATD (Automatic Drag System)- ATD drag system that gives you the power and poise to take control of whatever crosses your angling path. ATD is a combination of seven large carbon washers and improved drag grease. The new grease exhibits a low viscosity at rest, yet becomes more viscous immediately after drag start up. This reduces initial drag start-up inertia. When combined with the structural changes to the ATD Drag washers, results in a smoother stronger drag from the initial hook up, allowing you to concentrate on the fight.

This tough drag function will adjust according to the pulling of the fish. Daiwa Seaborg 1200 to keep the drag smooth under extreme pressure, an aluminum drag radiator is located on the handle shaft that dissipates heat away from the drag system, maximizing the release of heat, keeping the drag cooler for better drag performance. This ultimate function will maintain the drag power to help conquer large fish. Also, an alarm sound function will notify anglers when line is being pulled out.

What the Monster offers - Maximum flexibility to fight!

Jog Power Lever – The new Daiwa Seaborg 1200MJ Jog Power Lever system is designed for stand up fishing techniques. With the standing fight concept in mind, the Jog Lever will allow an immediate response to wind the line. When standing with the rod/reel outfit in your right hand the lever can be controlled with your left thumb. Alternatively, when using your left hand to hold the outfit, pinching the lever with your right hand will allow you to control the machine easily. This easy to use function will allow you to continuously lead the fight against your target.

Magsealed Ball Bearing – Daiwa’s ultimate technology – Magsealed Ball Bearing prevents water and dust intrusion inside the ball bearing which greatly reduces reel corrosion and noise. Applied to the spool shaft surrounding, a place where invasion of salt and dust is most likely to happen and maintenance is difficult. This will improve the long-term durability and the smoothness.

Dot Screen Display- Out in the field it can be tough to read anything on an LCD screen due to sun glare or sunglasses. The Daiwa Seaborg’s LCD screen displays large letters/numbers and uses a dotted LCD screen to make it easier for anglers to see the display. Line input procedures are selectable in Japanese or English languages. Just let the D-Vec letters on the start screen lead you to exciting world of Dendoh reel fishing.

For ultimate deep water then the Daiwa Seaborg 1200MJ is the ideal choice. Its massive line capacity combined with sheer power is ideal for fishing the deepest waters of the ocean.

The new Daiwa Seaborg reels set a new standard for what is possible with an electric reel. Gone are the days when this type of reel was made just for deep drop fishing. With the new Jog Lever design the Daiwa Seaborg is the ultimate stand up electric game reel.

Daiwa Seaborg 1200MJ features:

- Powerful Megatwin (switchable between high/low gear
- English version LCD
- Magsealed ball Bearing
- Oversize SIC line guide
- Jog Power Lever
- Drag radiator
- Convenient 12-Volt DC Operation (acceptable range of voltage 12-16.8V)
- Electric current usage No load – 4 amps, Rated 7/5A (Hi/Lo) amps, Maximum power – 20 amps
- Line Counter and Depth Memory
- LCD Readout

Daiwa Seaborg 1200MJ Electric Reel reviews:

4.7
4.7 rating
4.7 out of 5 stars (based on 9 reviews)
Excellent: 67%
Very good: 33%
Average: 0%
Poor: 0%
Terrible: 0%
Daiwa Seaborg 1200MJ Electric Reel