How to Choose a Reel
First off, what kind of reel? Well you guys have some options, first you can get a Open-face, Spinning, Bait casting, or even a Fly Reel. Now what should you choose well to be honest you guys need to figure what type of situation are you in. If you are going to be Shore-Fishing I Agree going with a spinning as you can setup a bobber and you're on your way. So are you more of a troller or a shore fisher, if your are trolling you should settle for an open-faced as it tends to be much more useful with a depth counter. But, there's many different sizes and many different brands to choose from. Therefore, what should you choose well as you can see below you have a bigger outfit, a medium, and a small. Spin reels of different sizes can be used, but the mid size one is the best compromise for spool diameter/performance and reel weight/ergonomics. So a go-to would be the medium as it packs a punch for easy casting and performs very good in spool and the drag.