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KastKing Megatron Spinning Reel

Review Last Updated: April 2024
Nancy Perry
Product Review by Nancy Perry


Today we'll be reviewing the KastKing Megatron Spinning Reel.

Our reviews are based on in-depth research and product analysis. Let's dive in!


  • 7+1 double shielded stainless steel bearings
  • Up to 46lbs of drag available
  • Several reel sizes to suit all needs
  • Great price tag


  • Line retrieve not as smooth as higher-end competitors

KastKing Megatron Spinning Reel Product Review

With the Kastking Megatron being the most budget option on the list, you could easily be led to believe there is a lack of options available for this model.

Available in a range of spool sizes from 2000 for lighter inshore fishing to 6000 taking care of your offshore, or even surf fishing needs.

Gear ratios range between 4.5:1 and 5:1, with the smaller reel spool sizes sporting a surprisingly impressive 33lbs of drag. They can tackle larger gamefish with a much lower price tag.

The KastKing Megatron is designed with the saltwater fishing enthusiast in mind.

Made from a durable, lightweight aluminum body, stainless steel shaft, and brass gears, this unit will survive the harsh saltwater fishing environments avoiding corrosion over years of serious use. Added to this the Kastking Megatron comes with 7+1 double shielded stainless steel bearings providing further protection against the elements.

Retrieve feels smooth, albeit not as smooth as my Dawai BG Spinning Reel, but at this price point, it works admirably. Drag feels strong with the Megatron providing a triple disk carbon fiber drag system to do all the heavy lifting.

With up to 46lbs of drag available on larger models this reel is home to all the stopping power you could ever require.

Kastking has undoubtedly proven they know how to make high-quality equipment for low budget wallets with the Megatron ready to tackle large gamefish in any conditions.

A perfect starting point for those new to saltwater fishing or on a tight budget. The market for saltwater fishing reels under $100 is fierce, and the Megatron not only competes well in that category but will perform alongside your higher budget reels too.

Technical Specs

Mono Line Capacity (lb/yd): 16/370, 20/300
Braided Line Capacity (lb/yd): 70/370, 80/300
Max Drag (lb): 46
Gear Ratio: 4.5:1
Ball Bearings: 7+1
Weight (OZ): 13.4
Line Retrieve per crank (inches): 24.4.”

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