We asked reader testers to fish for trout, sunfish, peacock bass, and walleyes with current versions of ultralight spinning reels. They based their evaluations on how far they could cast, smoothness of retrieve, drag consistency, and how many tangles occurred while fishing. Panelists used the same size and brand of line and identical baits and lures. Manufacturers were asked to supply reels rated for 4-pound-test line, with a retail price no higher than $130. All reels came with anti-reverse and extra spools.