Spinning Reel Action
The first thing you should consider is the spinning reel action. Is it front or rear? The front variety is durable and can handle a lot of pressure making it the better choice when going after big fish. On the other hand, the rear type of spinning reel is much easier to use. If you have never used a spinning reel before, this could be your best bet.
Number of baits
Obviously, you want a spinning reel that performs and rotates with very little effort. Check the number of ball bearings and remember: the more, the merrier.
Gear ratio means how many times the reel turns when you turn the handle. The more times the reel turns the better. It is yet another important factor in a spinning reel which you shouldn’t overlook.
Material of Construction
You simply cannot ignore the material of construction of especially the spool and the spinning reel frame. Aluminum is heavy but more durable and allows you to haul in bigger fish. Graphite, on the other hand, is lighter. However, despite the fact that it is less prone to wear like aluminum, graphite doesn’t perform very well under intense pressure.