Conventional fishing reels are commonly used for offshore fish such as mackerels, grouper and tuna; they are mounted perpendicular to the rod, rather than in parallel. In doing this, conventional reels allow for direct drive while also communicating a lot of the line's vibration, so the angler can tell if something is happening based on feel. Shimano, Penn, Avenue, Accurate and Daiwa reels are among the best saltwater conventional reels on the market today. They range in size from small, light-weight models that are great for beginners, to larger, heavier models that are perfect for experienced fishermen. Whether you're after a round conventional reel or a low profile one, we've got you covered. Our expert staff can guide you through choosing the right reel for your needs and budget.