How To:


Reviews Of The Best Offshore Spinning Reels


Author: Bullbuster Team

About The Diawa Saltist Spinning Series

Diawa has recently stepped up their game and rebranded for salt water reels.  The Saltiga Spinning reel series has been a successful part of that effort.  This article will give you line capacities, reviews, and maintenance tips for the Diawa Saltist Spinning Reel Series.

Monofilament Line Capacity For The Diawa Saltist Series

Below you will find the monofilament line capacities for the Diawa Saltist Series.   If you want to learn all of the monofilament line capacities for Diawa Reels check out our line capacity tool.

Braided Line Capacity For The Diawa Saltist Series

Below you will find the braided line capacities for the Diawa Saltist Series.   If you want to learn all of the braided line capacities for Diawa Reels check out our line capacity tool.

Reviews For The Diawa Saltist Series

Check out this video review of the 6500H Diawa Saltist Spinning reel posted by “curtgowdysharkhunter” .  

The Qualia NSF Series

This offshore spinning reel doesn't have that many reviews on the web yet because it is a relatively new product.  This reel is made by a company that has made a career out of making the components for other reel companies that you know so well.   This reel is built like a tank and is worth your time. 

Built Like A Tank, Components From This Reel Are In Almost Any Reel You Fish



Offshore Spinning Reel




The Shimano Baitrunner 

The Shimano bait runner has a unique design.  This is an excellent reel for live baiting.  This is a spinner that you don't need to put a little copper line on it does the job itself, just click the baitrunner button and your bait has free reign within reason to make its own moves until it gets SMASHED!


What Type Of Fishing Should I Use This Reel Series For?

The Shimano Baitrunner is designed specifically for live baiting. You can use it as a pitch reel, but its best use is drifting live baits.  

Shimano Baitrunner Review

This is a great video review put together by "Weston Summers".

Monofilament Line Capacities For The Shimano Baitrunner

Below is a table with the braided line capacities for the Shimano Baitrunner. Find out the Monofilament Line capacity of other Shimano Reels.

Braided Line Capacities For The Shimano Baitrunner

Below is a table with the braided line capacities for the Shimano Baitrunner.  Find out the Braided Line Capacity Of Other Shimano Reels.

About The Shimano Stella Series

This is the the ultimate big game fishing spinner, there is no question about it.  First you have to be willing and able to shell out sometimes over a $1,000.00 depending on the model.  Once you get over that hurdle, get ready to put THE PRESSURE on some monster fish with its max drag on the larger reels in the series reaching 55+Lbs without any upgrades!  Lets just say you are not going to put this reel on just any rod, you need to make sure it can take a punishing, well you too, hit the gym before hooking a monster on this thing!

Reviews For The Shimano Stella Series

Check out this review posted by “J&H Tackle” for the Shimano Stella Series.


Monofilament Line Capacity For The Shimano Stella Series

Monofilament Line Capacities For Shimano Stella FI Spinning Reels

These reels are a smaller version of the SW (more targeted at freshwater applications) they still are just as smooth and powerful for their size. These reels are not only powerful compared to your average spinning reel, but they also hold a good amount of line.  Use the table below to find the line capacities for all Shimano Stella FI’s.  If you want to find the monofilament line capacity of all shimano reels, use our tool.

Monofilament Line Capacity For Shimano Stella FI Reels

Monofilament Line Capacity For Shimano Stella SW Spinning Reels

These reels are not only powerful compared to your average spinning reel, but they also hold a good amount of line.  Use the table below to find the monofilament line capacities for all Shimano Stella SW’s.  If you want to find the monofilament line capacity of all shimano reels, use our tool.

Monofilament Line Capacity For Shimano Stella SW Spinning Reels

Braided Line Capacity For The Shimano Stella Series

Braided Line Capacities For Shimano Stella FI Spinning Reels

These reels are a smaller version of the SW, they still are just as smooth and powerful for their size. These reels are not only powerful compared to your average spinning reel, but they also hold a good amount of line.  Use the table below to find the line capacities for all Shimano Stella FI’s.  If you want to find the braided line capacities of all Shimano reels, use our tool.

Braided Line Capacity For Shimano Stella FI Spinning Reels

Braided Line Capacity For Shimano Stella SW Spinning Reels

These reels are not only powerful compared to your average spinning reel, but they also hold a good amount of line.  Use the table below to find the braided line capacities for all Shimano Stella SW’s.  If you want to find the braided line capacities for all Shimano Reels, use our tool.

Braided Line Capacity For Shimano Stella SW Spinning Reels

How To Maintenance The Shimano Stella Series

How To Keep Your Shimano Stella From Corroding

This video posted by “Derek Strub” shows you how to keep your Shimano Stella from corroding with a daily washdown.  Derek doesn’t just wash his reels, he rinses them, soaps them, rinses thema and then dries them.


How To Switch The Shimano Stella Handle From Left To Right

This video posted by “Otto’s Tackle World” shows you how to switch your reel handle from one side to the other on the Shimano Stella.


Taking A Shimano Stella Apart

In this video “Pro-fisher.com.ua” takes pretty much every component of the Shimano Stella apart and then puts it back together again. This is awesome to watch.  *Be careful if you try to do this yourself!  Make sure that you stay very organized along the way. Enjoy!









About The Shimano Thunnus Spinning Reel Series

This reel, named after the scientifc name for Tuna is fish killing machine.  Its pretty much an upgraded Shimano Baitrunner and can put a heck of a lot more drag. 

Reviews For The Shimano Thunnus Series

Take a look at this review posted by “J&H Tackle” on the Shimano Thunnus 8000. 

Take a look at this reel review posted by “J&H Tackle” for the Shimano Thunnus 12000.

Monofilament Line Capacity For The Shimano Thunnus Series

Use the table below to find the monofilament line capacity for the Shimano Thunnus Spinning reel series.  If you want to find the monofilament line capacity of all Shimano reels, try out our tool!

Braided Line Capacity For The Shimano Thunnus Series

Use the table below to find the braided line capacity for the Shimano Thunnus Spinning reel series.  If you want to find the braided line capacity of all Shimano reels, try out our tool!



About The Shimano Stradic Series

The Shimano Stradic is an excellent light tackle spinning reel.  Like all Shimano reels it is also a powerful reel.  We recommend fishing with braid with this series in order to get the full potential out of this reel.

What Is The Difference Between The CI4 and The FK Series?

There are two types of Shimano Stradic’s the CI4 and the Stradic FK.  Check out this video that goes in depth on the difference between the two reels.

Reviews For The Shimano Stradic Series


Review Of Shimano Stradic CI4 Spinning Reels

This is a great review put together by “Salt Strong Fishing” that reviews and compares the Shimano Stradic CI42500FA spinning reel as well as the Shimano Stradic CI43000FA spinning reel.


Review Of Shimano Stradic FK Spinning Reels

Take a look at this review great review put together by “AnglingAuthority.com”  on the Shimano FK Spinning reels.


Monofilament Line Capacity For The Shimano Stradic Series

If you want to find out the Monofilament Line Capacity of your Shimano Stradic CI4 spinning reel, check out the chart below.

Monofilament Line Capacity For Shimano Stradic CI4 Spinning Reel

If you want to find out the monofilament line capacity of the Shimano Stradic FK spinning reel series, check out the chart below.

Monofilament Line Capacity For Shimano Stradic FK Spinning Reel

Braided Line Capacity For The Shimano Stradic Series

If you want to find out the braided line capacity of any Shimano Stradic CI4 Reel take a look below.  Use our tool to find the braided line capacity of any Shimano Reel.

Braided Line Capacity For Shimano Stradic CI4 Series

If you want to find out the braided line capacity of any Shimano Stradic FK spinning reel then look below.  Use our tool to find the braided line capacity of any Shimano Reel.

Braided line capacity for Shimano Stradic FK Spinning Reel

How To Maintenance The Shimano Stradic Series

Check out this video put together by “srqfishingoasis” that teaches you how to do your own maintenance for Shimano Stradic Spinning reels.





We Help Millions Of Anglers Spend More Time Fishing

We are the Bullbuster Team, our mission is to help you spend more time fishing.  We accomplish this by selling our fishing line directly from our factory to our customers without any middle men, as well as fostering a community of anglers who are ready to make a commitment to spending more time fishing.

Tour Our Factory Below 

Buy Your Fishing Lines Brand Direct Now!




Need Monofilament Fishing Lines For Your Next Trip Offshore?


If you are going to make the trip all the way offshore, preparation is key. Make sure all of your reels have fresh monofilament on them.  We know that you are busy thats why we have devised the brand direct system to make sure that your monofilament lines show up on your doorstep when you need them. 

Need Braided Fishing Lines For Your Next Trip Offshore?

If you are planning on bottomfishingjiggingdeep dropping, or have a go to rod that you want to use over and over again without spooling, chances are braid is for you.  Get our braided fishing lines delivered directly to your doorstep. 















Back