Dona Shaffer Fishing Reel December 15th, 2017 - 10:25:26
Spinning reels, on the other hand, can handle freshwater lunker bass fishing, big-game saltwater jigging, as well as freshwater and saltwater tournament style fishing. Spinning reels should hang below the spinning rod, with the handle of the reel on the left side of the reel for right-handed fishermen. Spinning fishing reels have an open spool, with the fishing line thread through a bail, which is designed to hold the line. To cast, the angler must open the bail, grab the fishing line with a finger, cast, and then either manually close the bail or turn the handle a half revolution to automatically close the bail. Please, when casting a spinning reel, DO NOT FORGET to open the bail. I have seen many expensive lures go flying into the deep sea with the familiar pop or snap of the fishing line because the angler forgot this critical step in casting these reels.
It is becoming more apparent that spinning reels are the choice of experienced anglers because they are easy to use and dont have the steep learning curve of bait casting reels. Choosing the right spinning reel can be difficult for the inexperienced so here are some tips to help you purchase whats right for you when youre in the market for fishing reels for sale. If you will be fishing in freshwater, you will want to choose a spinning reel with an aluminum body. But if you will be fishing in saltwater, choose a graphite reel. When looking at the body of the reel, make sure there are no loose or flimsy parts and that all moving parts are smooth and not jerky. Spinning reels have more parts than casting reels so try to choose a reel with fewer parts which will decrease the chance of mechanical breakdown.
Many manufacturers supply a simple reel case to protect the reel when not in use. More recently manufacturers (Greys and Cortland to name just two) supply reels with a bag, holding both the reel and spare spools. A good reel does not have to cost the earth, many of the Greys and Cortland reels (from $50 and $100 respectively) represent great value for money. The G-series reel was introduced by Greys as an introductory level reel but I really like it. In todays market its worth shopping around, you can get some really good deals online, and off, if you go for end of line deals. I am a bit old fashioned - I still like BFR (British Fly Reels) and the Rimfly at less than $50 is a very good reel.
The more common version, the spinning reel, which has an open spool and bail, can be utilized in both freshwater or saltwater applications. From ultra-light tackle, to heavy duty saltwater jigging, spinning rods and reels are found in most fishing arsenals. Fly Reels: These reels are designed to cast both freshwater and saltwater flies, wet or dry. They are usually spooled with a backing, line, fly tippet and then a leader, which your fly is then tied to. Normally used for freshwater fishing, fly rod and reel combos are continually becoming stronger and more powerful, creating saltwater opportunities that were never considered possible. Saltwater fly fishing combos have been gaining a tremendous following of anglers and are now being used to set new angling world records for saltwater fish species.