What is the best fishing reel for an angler? Honestly, there is no “one size fits all” answer when it comes to choosing fishing reels and rods. However, there are different types of fishing reels for different functions and occasions. The type of fishing reel and rod you choose depends on your experience and personal preference. In addition, the type of fishing method you intend to use may also determine the type of rod and reel you decide to choose. Without further ado, allow me to introduce you to the basics of selecting an ideal reel for the job.