Florence Molina Fishing Reel December 15th, 2017 - 10:18:43
Spinning reels, whether freshwater or saltwater spinning reels, share one thing in common that differs from conventional fishing reels. When casting a spinning fishing reel, the fishing line is cast off the reel spool in a circular unraveling, around a stationary spool. Casting reels on the other hand unravel with a straighter motion, with the spool of the reel in freespool, where the spool of the reel spins as the line comes off. This free-spinning motion of the conventional casting reel spool often leads to messy line tangles if the spool is not controlled with the appropriate thumb pressure. The tangle free casting is what probably makes spinning fishing reels the most popular type of fishing reel.
Spinning reels were in use in North America in the 1870s. Developed for the use of flies for trout or salmon fishing. Mitchell Reel Company introduced the first modern commercial spinning reel in 1948. The Mitchell 300 was designed with the face of the spool forward in a fixed position below the rod. A line pickup was used to retrieve line; an anti-reverse lever prevented the crank handle from turning when a fish is pulling line from the spool. Most spinning reels operate best with a limp flexible fishing line. Fly fishing reels or centrepin reels are mainly used for fly fishing. They traditionally are simple in mechanical design; little has changed from the patented designed by Charles F. Orvis in 1874. A fly reel is normally used by pulling line off the reel with one hand, while casting the rod with the other hand. To slow a fish, the angler applies hand pressure to the rim of the spool ("known as palming the rim"). Early fly reels had no drag, but a click/pawl mechanism to keep the reel from overrunning when line is pulled from the spool. In recent years improvements have been made for better reels and drag for larger fish. Saltwater fly reels designed for use in an ocean environment are normally larger in diameter for a larger line and backing for long runs of big game ocean fish.
Because of these advantages, virtually all serious veteran fisherman use single action fly reels. If you are serious about fishing and want a fly reel that will save you from serious headaches and last a long time, then consider purchasing a single action fly reel. Contrary to fly fishing reels, bait casting reels are extremely complicated. These reels are not designed for beginners or children and will cause you serious headaches. Bait casting reels are used by experienced veteran fisherman who catch big fish such as salmon, bass and pike. Even though these reels are great for catching large fish, it does take significant time to perfect the casting technique. But bait casting reels do have the advantage of farther casting, better leverage and more precise lure placement. Basically, bait casting reels are made for catching bigger fish because they are made for heavier lures and heavier lines.
Fly fishing reels are a more basic designed reel with few moving parts. They can be found with an open or closed spool design. Having an open spool will allow the line to dry much quicker, and as a result, will weigh noticeably less. Fly reels come in a standard size and large arbor designs. The larger arbor designed reels tend to pull the line in faster and could come in handy on larger bodies of water. These reels also may have interchangeable spools and have the capability of moving the handle from one side to the other. The drag system is an important factor and can have a cork, disk or click design. Enclosed drags normally last longer. You also want to make sure the drag is easily adjusted.