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Seigler Small Game Conventional Lever Drag Reels

Seigler Small Game Conventional Lever Drag Reels

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Gear RatioWeightInches
Max DragMono CapacityBraid CapacityHand
6:113.2oz38in28lb20lb/275yds50lb/500ydsLeftSelect Color$275.00 USD
6:113.2oz38in28lb20lb/275yds50lb/500ydsRightSelect Color$275.00 USD
The Seigler Saltwater Conventional Lever Drag SG reels are compact and versatile. The perfect reels for small game. These reels are small but powerful. Unique and long lasting for all of your fishing expeditions. These reels are proven to be very capable and surprisingly lightweight.

  • Strike button
  • Rod clamp
  • Crankarm assembly
  • Improved AR system and bearing
  • Drag lever detent system
  • Ceramic spool bearings
  • Carbon drag washers
5 Stars based on 30 reviews
By Matthew
Stapleton, Alabama
December 2, 2017
Failed on first use..... may have used outside of original design
I believe this reel would be a good reel if you fish it at 10lbs of drag at strike..... the handle binding is very pronounced at anything over 10lbs of drag. I fished mine at max drag and it failed on my first trip.

We went offshore targeting amberjack. While vertical jigging we hooked about 30 and landed 15 AJs in the 16-24lb range (they were holding very tight to the structure). I had the reel set at 9lbs of drag at strike, 15 at full. I quickly learned that that wasn't going to be enough so I tightened the drag up some more to around 15lbs at strike, 20 at full. The drag stayed at full for the duration of the trip. I put this reel through its paces and it ended with a catastrophic failure. The spool bearing on the left side (opposite the handle) failed. It started making grinding noises while fighting an AJ. Shortly afterwards the reel lost its drag. I turned the "drag dial" as much as I could and the reel would put out about 6lbs of drag at FULL. Needless to say I was extremely disappointed. We continued catching the AJ's on our Chinese made Spinfisher V's without issue.

After disassembling the reel I came to the conclusion that the "play" in the bearing allowed the spool to move further left which reduced the drag on the reel. Now I will admit that I did remove the shields on the spool bearings. I cleaned out the bearings and put a few drops of Reel X (corrosion x) in them. This increased my freespool by about 10 seconds. Did that have anything to do with the failure. I HIGHLY doubt it but who really knows.

This would make a good reel to fish with 30lb line but I wouldn't fish it much higher than that. You can read my entire review on thehulltruth. Search seigler sg review. Unfortunately all of my pictures were lost. They were very detailed and showed everything I was experiencing.
By OBX351
mclean, VA
December 16, 2018
Great Reel!!!
I've got about 2 years of fishing with my 4 SG Seiglers and we have never had an issue with them. They are excellent reels. I was used to star drag reels but very quickly got use to and now prefer the lever drag. We mostly use them for trolling without any problems. Maintenance is low, we just wash them down with fresh water after fishing, and they are as smooth as they were when new after almost 200 hours of fishing.
ConsThey aren't cheap but well worth the price for a high quality USA made product.
By Kevin
November 9, 2018
Bought reel in Oct. 2018 I have used it on three trips in the Northeast Pollack/Haddock fishing. The reel has handled some big fish, loaded it with 300yards of 65lb brand. Plenty of power for what I am doing. Reason I bought this is to go lighter during long fishing trips. Awesome reel wont go to anything else. Looking at the LGN for my jigging rod now.
ProsLite, powerful
By D.A.
October 28, 2018
3 seasons on my first pair - Flawless
I just finished a third season with my original pair of SG’s. The reels have never faltered. We have landed a lot of Striped Bass and Blues and they feel the same today as the day I first fished them. They still look great as well. The finish on these is very well done. Adding another pair to replace a couple of other setups I don’t like using as much.
ProsQuality Fit/Finish Guaranteed for life Made in USA
ConsI would prefer a louder clicker
By Gerry
Stormville New York
April 30, 2018
Great reel at a great price.
Seigler small game reel is well made and one that should last a lifetime.
ProsLight weight with a more than adequate lever drag system.
By Jay
Tacoma washingon
April 25, 2018
Sweet reel
Havent used it yet but seems to be well built and the lifetime warranty is a plus.
ProsLifetime warranty
By Justin
April 12, 2018
Great Real
Amazing reel for any type of inshore fishing in the mid-Atlantic region. I use it for everything from fluke and up to deepwater cod and blackfish. Has enough drag to reel up any type of fish on the inshore grounds
ConsAnti-reversed slipped when it was super cold out
By Billy
Mesquite, TX
March 13, 2018
I Bought Mine When The Name Was "Release"
I purchased virtually the same reel when the manufacture called them "Release".
It's a very light weight reel with a lot of drag for it's size. The body design is more forgiving if you get into fighting a fish and don't pay attention to leveling the line as it bulges in the center for any extra line buildup in the middle area of the spool. It's a feature I've needed but nice to know it's there.
ProsVery Light Weight for it's size. Very strong drag for a reel of this size.
ConsI bought my reel new from TackleDirect and it came with a good deal of noticeable machining marks on the body. This is not what I would expect from a top notch reel and if it wasn't needed for an upcoming fishing trip the marks were bad enough I would have returned it immediately. I use these types of reels for vertical jigging for blackfin and bluefin tuna so I have no use for the clicker at all. Actually a clicking sound from a reel totally destroys my tranquility and any jigging size reel that makes a clicking sound on retrieve is a total deal breaker for me. This reel does have a silent retrieve but the spring that holds the clicker in the off position is so weak it gets turned on by the slightest accidental touch. This is something I will either fix with a stronger spring or I'll remove the clicker mechanism inside altogether before I use it again. I've read reviews stating how well these reels are finished and that may be true for current production reels but certainly not for mine. I would call the finish poor at best and I would be hesitant to buy another.
By chang
January 26, 2018
sweet reel
love seigler reels, i use my sg for chunking cobia to catfishing. cant go wrong! great customer service.
Prostons of drag smooth drag lifetime warranty
By Christopher
October 1, 2017
Seigler SG reel
I truly enjoy using this reel. Very well make and functions flawlessly. I load the reel up with 25lbs mono and target stripers in the NE. Reel is easy to palm and you can torque down the drag if you need it.
ProsLifetime warrantee. Well make with form and function.
ConsI would like to be able to take the additional reel bracket off.
By Michael
Carmel, NY
September 27, 2017
Great reel
Great reel. So far I have used it for stripers and fluke and it gets the job done.
By Roger
Long Beach Island
June 4, 2017
Wow, Just Wow!
My Seigler reel left me speechless when I took it out of the bag. I don't know w why I waited so long. A "reel" work of art!
By Richard
Edinburg, VA
April 6, 2017
love it
Great little reel with big reel attitude.
By MrPat
Ponce Inlet Florida
March 2, 2017
Well built, small and powerful
This is a great little reel especially when you consider the price. It's well made and it operated smoothly. I use it on a jigging rod and a bottom rod. The drag has plenty of power to fight snapper and grouper and the drag of smooth. Best of all its small and light. It takes no effort to fish all day with this reel.
ProsLight weight, smooth and powerful
By Ben
Reedville, VA
January 23, 2017
Truth Reels Tops Them All
I have purchased three Truth SG lever drag casting reels. They are all made in America, aluminum is a military grade from a US Navy metals distributor, anodizing from a company that specializes in military metals work, all machine done in Virginia T Truth company HQ. You do not have to file registration for a warranty as all products are warrantee for life, no matter who owns them. I know it sounds like I work for the company but I don't. I just think their products are fantastic. They are the best casting reels for anything smaller than a bluefin tuna made in the world today. And if you fish for something in that class, just by their LG series . They hold a ton of line, fit and finish is perfect. I wish all FISHING products companies would pay attention to what these guys do. Trust me, they are worth every penny.
5 Questions & 5 Answers
from Texas asked:
November 16, 2017
Which braided line would you recommend so it can fit the 50 lb 500 yds? Thank you!
1 Answers
Power pro braid or momoi diamond braid would match well with this reel.
on November 20, 2017

from CT asked:
November 3, 2018
I'm looking to buy the small game seigler real I want to know if it'll fit the standard trevala series I have a tvc66m that I want to put it on temporarily will that be a good fit
1 Answers
Yes, that would be a good match for that reel.
on November 5, 2018

from Galveston, TX asked:
March 1, 2018
Is this a good reel for casting? I mostly do pier fishing and surf fishing? I was also considering a Accurate FX400. Thanks
1 Answers
The Seigler Small Game Conventional Lever Drag Reels would be a great reel for surf casting or fishing from a pier.
on March 6, 2018

from Florida asked:
February 18, 2017
Planning on buying this reel but would like to know what would be a good rod for it?.....mainly snapper fishing in the gulf so I'm looking for sensitivity an some back bone 7ft range or higher.... thank you
1 Answers
The 7 ft Medium Shimano Tallus conventional rod would give you the sensitivity your looking and pair well with the Truth Small Game Conventional Lever Drag Reels.
on February 22, 2017

from Pompador Lakes asked:
May 3, 2016
Truth says this reel will hold 500yds of 50lb braid and not 500yds of 40lb braid. Which is correct?
1 Answers
on May 4, 2016


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