Judith Arnold Fishing Reel December 15th, 2017 - 09:38:05
Spincasting reels differ from normal spinning reels in that the spool of the fishing reel is usually encased. This type of reel is normally cast with a push of a button, which disengages the line. To engage the line, all the angler does is turn the handle a little to re-engage the spool. The limited line capacity, size and overall utility of this type of fishing reel should be restricted to freshwater fishing applications as well as teaching novices the fine art of casting and fishing. Another important note is that a spin casting reel should sit atop the fishing rod and the handle of the reel on the right side of the reel for right-handed anglers.
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.
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.
Baitcasting reels are typically used when anglers are wanting to cast larger baits and fish those larger fish. These fishing reels have a revolving spool and also sit on top of the rod. Most come equipped as either right-handed or left-handed but not both. When using a left-handed reel, it eliminates the need to switch hands after casting. Anglers will most often want to use this type when tossing lures weighing more than a 1/4 ounce or when using over a 10 pound test line. Baitcasting reels are available in mostly round or low profile designs. Round reels typically have larger spools and hold more line compared to the low profile reels that are more ergonomic and can be palmed more easily. Low profile reels tend to be the most popular. When tossing those larger baits, youll want a reel with a deeper and wider spool which is found more often with the round reels.