"The advantages of having a quality electric reel like the Whisenhunt electric reels are three fold: First and most importantly, an electric reel allows anglers fishing deep water with heavy weights to quickly get their gear back to the top of the water without loosing precious time and energy. I can't tell you how many times I've had my halibut gear at 500-feet and then had a bite without a hookup. Instead of dreading that long, painful reeling up and up and up, an electric reel will do the job in far less time and virtually no angler energy expended. Secondly, the Whisenhunt electric reels have a handle. When you do get a fish on you can play the fish yourself, or if you run out of energy you can engage the electric motor to help you fight the fish. The choice is yours! Last but not least, the Whisenhunt electric reels provide the best option for disabled anglers to enjoy a fishery they wouldn't have been able to participate in without an electric reel. Even if you aren't considered disabled, you might suffer from carpel tunnel syndrome or another ailment that would prevent you from deep water fishing -- but not if you own an electric fishing reel."
John L. Beath, holder of 4 IGFA world records, owner of www.halibut.net, Pacific Northwest editor for Western Outdoors Magazine, Field editor for Fish Alaska Magazine, Field editor for Alaska Angler Publications, Electronics Columnist for Sport Fishing Boats Magazine.
"I have never used an electric reel with a manual handle. This is a great addition to a thoroughly thought out and well constructed piece of machinery.
. . . The results were extremely impressive. Over the course of a week, the reel took a 34 lb. African Pompano, a 22 lb. Gag Grouper, and many Mutton Snapper up to 14.5 lbs. It was the ability to fish deeper wrecks without becoming quickly exhausted that I attribute these catches. Without your reel, they would not have been possible." Shawn C. Snyder IGFA Record Holder
I was very impressed with the speedy service. I sent my Penn 80 International in and it was back to me in one day. That is what you call quick service!!! The motor is excellent, runs extremely smooth, and does not get hot after extended use. I am very happy with the product.
-Capt. Mike Russo
"This is the second time I have placed an order for the Shimano Tiagra 130 with Electric Fishing Reels and this is the second time you have impressed me with the speed of how fast you process orders. I will continue to shop your website for all of my reels. We do not run a big business, but we do work hard and are happy to know some people still do the same. Thank you!"
CAPT. Ed GUTIERREZ San Jose
I just bought & received from Electric Fishing Reels (2) Penn Senator Drives. I am very happy with the product & have used both of the drives on 6/0 & 9/0 Penn Senator reels loaded with spectra braid line (150 lb.) rigged on 80 STX rods for deep drop bottom fishing & trolling off Bermuda. I have caught deep water Red Snapper (depths over 2100') with no problem whatsoever. The drives have amazing pulling power & stay completely cool to the touch (not like other drives I have used). I have also caught Wahoo over 55 lb. while trolling and quite honestly they didn't stand a chance with the torque of the Penn Senator Dolphin Drive muscling them to the boat in a very short time. The Dolphin is the very best drive I have ever used and I have been fishing in Bermuda for over 35 years (with many more to go I hope). Thanks for designing and developing a great product for the fisherman
who likes to catch fish.
Good communication, great price. Also, very easy to place and complete order. I purchase many different items online. Electric Fishing Reels was one among the fastest and easiest sites I have used. Very satisfied, highly recommend!
J.B. in Fresno, CA
1st time buyer. Everything went very smooth. Will Recommend the Dolphin Shimano Tiagra 80 reels to some of my fishing buddies.
Raymond D. Pensacola, FL
"I bottom fish with a 12/0 Penn Senator with a Dolphin electric motor spooled with 250# braid. With the drag hammered down, and laying the reel on the rail of the headboat I was fishing on, I turned a 9' shark with it. Thought sure the rod was gonna break. What happened is the electric reel darn near
pulled me over because it refused to stall. Result was that shark pulled out about thirty feet of drag and was stopped in it's tracks. Gave me a newer healthy respect for this outfit."
Calvin Flanary Seattle WA
"I use the Penn Senator Dolphin Elect Reel 6/0 for jigging cod then on a kite rod for tuna. It works great for both. If you fly bait off a kite or jig cod and haddock, this setup is an American made very well constructed unit. It can retrieve a kite that has crashed and sunk or pull a 50lb fish to the boat from 300' with ease."
George Franklin GA.
It's been a while since I got the Dolphin Shimano 80 Dolphin Elect Reel and I wanted to share this with you. We went out yesterday to bottom fish for Opakapaka (Pink Snapper) and Uku (Gray Snapper) and Wahoo. Well, to tell you the truth we were impressed with the Dolphin Tiagra. We dropped 5 lb. weights 100 fathoms and at the end of the day had Three 120 quart coolers full. They were between 2 lbs-50 lbs and a lot of doubles. The Dolphin Electreel paid for itself the first time out!
Kenny (American Samoa)
"Check these guys out....... www.fishing-reel-fishing-reels-tackle.com/ "Are you looking for reels to send out your kite attached to the bridle? If so, get in touch with Tom over at Electric Fishing Reels and put on an old 345GTI on it and be done."
I bought two to fly my kites and they work great. I find most
deep drop reels to have way to fast of a retrieve for kites and these mated with a 345GTI are perfect. Also a good price for brand new stuff with a warranty."
Harry MONTGOMERY (Tampa FL)
Product description was fantastic, ordering was a snap, delivery was unbelievably fast, and my new rod and reel pulled in over 100 pounds of bluefish on their maiden voyage. Five of five stars to Electric Fishing Reels
MEDINA G. Wa.
Was very happy with speed that the delivery came to Scotland. Would be more than happy to deal with Electric Fishing Reels again.
RUSSELL , United Kingdom
First let me tell you, since you send me the Dolphin Electric Reel, I have used it on several occasions and love it. I fished for grouper, red snapper, etc. My friends love it too. By the way, do you have a motor drive for my Shimano Tiagra 80, if you do, please send me a quotation.
CASTILLO (Puerto Rico)
For your info I went fishing with my brother-in-law yesterday and we were fishing at 700 feet - maybe more - and we brought up 57 fish called "Besugos" in Spanish, very popular with the wife because she loves them and to buy they are very expensive. We had a brilliant day out and not too tired. With 6 hooks I came up twice with 4 fish...without the Dolphin Electric Penn International I would have been totally wore out!
Kermit Adolfo (Rock of Gibraltar - Spain)
The most I can ever expect in a purchase. The date and shipment information was very well explained and handled. Dolphin Elect will be on my preferred list of vendors for all my future purchases." Don Rogers - San Diego
Living so far away from the store and having not dealt with Electric Fishing Reels before, I was a little apprehensive. However, I found their service excellent in all respects and would not hesitate to deal with them in the future.
T. W. New Zealand
"In 20 plus years of commercial charter fishing I have used them all and Dolphin Electric Reels are the ONLY Electric fishing reel you will ever see on my boat."
Captain Mike Alaska Big Halibut Charters
"Dolphin Elect Reels are the ONLY Reels we use on the Continental Shelf. I watch the other Reels BOG Down and burn up. Dolphin Elect Reels winch them BIG HAWGS right off the bottom, You could pull your truck out of the mud with one of these reels! "
Amazing Product. I recommend it to anyone. This is how fishing should be."Got the reel. Wanted to thank you for a job well done. Efficient, clear and concise.
Mike Bundy Portland.
"I must tell you that I have had few experiences with a business that have been as pleasant as my interaction has been with yours. I appreciate the great service."
Mary WEAVER, Satisfied Customer
"I really liked the reel you sent me and the price is just excellent. Also, thank you for your courtesy and for the little note you included in the package."
Capt. CARPENTER Fl
"Once again, thanks for your great customer service! As you know - I'm the first to go ballistic upon receiving poor service. However, I truly appreciate the time and effort (next day shipment) - that your family owned business provided. In today's business world - everyone claims they provide prompt "customer service and care" - Electric Fishing Reels actually delivers. This has made me a loyal customer to Electric Fishing Reels. Your prompt Shipping is truly rare! I look forward to ordering more of your products."
Capt James Homer Ak
Electric Fishing Reels website is as informative and easy-to-use as Fishing Reels websites get. My Dolphin Shimano Tiagra 130 Electric Reel arrived within a week, and its quality lived up to my expectations. It was a pleasant shopping experience.
Dave Portland, Or
Fantastic buy on a birthday present, shipped immediately and arrived early! Merchandise arrived in excellent condition and the return policy is great too.
There are other online stores to purchase fishing tackle, but Electric Fishing Reels so far is simply the best..easy to browse, reasonable prices, quite an inventory and ease of purchasing it! They're my #1! Thank you!
JB Boise, Id
I purchased a Penn International 50 VSW reel. It was shipped on time and Electric Fishing Reels have good prices compared to other online fishing equipment stores. Website well organized and it is easy to find products and info regarding shipping options. Very pleased.
I found Dolphin Electric Reels excellent on all levels. The prices were not what drove me to them, the selection was. The service I've received was outstanding. -
ERNEST K. Auburn, Main
Miami Deep Drop Charters
"These Dolphin Reels GOT REAL POWER! I cannot believe a hand held reel just did that..." Right after one of my crew brought up a 26 lb Queen Snapper from 900 plus feet with 11 lb. of lead without the reel as much as blinking.
Capt Ray Miami Deep Drop Charters
Electric Fishing Reels have a wide assortment of Reels, excellent prices and fast shipping. Their web site is easy to navigate, and the ordering process is simple and direct. I wish every E-commerce business was this professional.
C. MENDOZA Baja Mexico
I caught a 44 lb Gag grouper in 600 ft. of water. My Dolphin Electric 9/0 Penn Senator saved the day. Everybody hated me because I had the electric reel, now they all want one.
Thank you very much for your help.
Electric Fishing Reels was a company that I was unfamiliar with and found over the internet. It was a VERY positive shopping experience. The web site was easy to use and the merchandise came within days. The prices and quality were fair as well.
JESSE Butte MT.
Had another fairly good day bottom fishing with my son Jerry. Late start again…but anyway, fish were hungry out there, chewing about anything we put down. Mostly fished the 800 ft area or a little deeper. I was cheating a little - used my new Dolphin Shimano Tiagra 80 Dolphin electric reel and I love it. Ended the day with 5 Red Grouper, 8 Red Snapper, 16 Beeliners, 9 Triggers, 6 Porgies and a couple Seabass.
Mike (Macon Georgia)
I was very happy with the way things went with my two orders. The ordering was easy and tracking the order through e-mail was fun. The order got here right on time and was well packed. The quality was just what I hoped it would be. And price of the merchandise was just right. Thanks Electric Fishing Reels for a great experience!
"Are you looking for reels to send out your kite attached to the bridle? If so, get in touch with Tom over at www.fishing-reel-fishing-reels-tackle.com/ and buy a 6/0 Penn Senator Electric and be done."
The Reel was exactly what I ordered at a very decent price. Shipping was the greatest, the order came on time. Packaging was strong enough to with stand across country shipping. Will order additional items from Electric Fishing Reels.
Extremely happy with purchase. I live in Australia and did not have access to product. Electric Fishing Reels got me what I wanted quick smart and posted it to me faster than some sellers in AU can do. I will be recommending them to everyone. Thanks Terry Ackland
"Dear Electric Reels
Thank you very much for my Penn International 130VSX reel order number 10436.
It is my dream reel after I used Shakespeare and Panix for over 27 years.
The reel is excellent, shopping was on time as you promised, price was excellent too, Looking forward to deal with you in my future
DANNY New Zealand
"This is the third time I have placed an order with Electric Fishing Reels and this is the third time you have impressed me with the speed of how fast you process orders. I will continue to shop your website for all of my Electric Reels. Many Thanks
SEAN Reno, Nevada
I purchased this 9/0 Dolphin Electric Penn Senator Reel and filled it with 80 lbs specter line. Having never used any type of electric
reel, I asked questions and learned a few methods of rigging
and this being my first drop I used 6 11/0 circle hooks with
cut bait and 5 lbs of lead, dropped on a ledge in Bimini. I
would guess by looking at my fish finder and what I brought up
a school of 50+ lb Amberjacks. After straightening 4 hooks I
got the fish to the boat, no problem with a 9/0 Dolphin
Electreel. Next day I caught scamp groupers and some yellow
eyed snapper. – Capt Buddy Westberry