Although many people start fishing with a pole, eventually you will likely use a rod, and when you want to fish with a rod you also need a good fishing reel. This reel is suspended under the rod and ensures that the line is reeled in by turning the handle. The spool of a reel has a considerable capacity of line, sometimes hundreds of metres. The drag of the reel determines how much force is needed to pull the line from the spool. You can set the drag to your liking. By letting a big fish take the line and reel it in again and again, you will tire the fish and let it slide into your landing net.
One of the most famous brands in the field of reels is Shimano from Japan. Shimano has been a guarantee for top quality reels for years. Shimano reels are manufactured in-house and the quality control is very strict. Shimano has reels for all kinds of fishing, from subtle fishing with a spinning rod for trout to big game fishing with heavy boat rods on the open sea. The Japanese brand offers fishing reels in all price ranges, so that every angler can fish with a Shimano reel, regardless of budget.
You don't buy a fishing reel just like that. First, do some research into which reel you need for your fishing. Reels come in all sizes. A 500 model, for example, is very suitable for fishing for perch and trout, a 2500 model is ideal for spinning for pike and a 6000 model is used for long-distance carp fishing. This size runs up to a whopping 12000, a reel that is suitable for heavy sea fishing, for example. So, think about what kind of fishing you want to do and which reel suits you best. Perhaps you need a big pit reel, or perhaps a small match reel. Perhaps you are going to fish for carp and need a freespool reel, but perhaps you want to be able to use the reel on salt water too, in which case you need a sea fishing reel.