Judith Arnold Fishing Reel December 15th, 2017 - 09:51:37
When it comes to fishing reels, there are really just a few main types to choose from. Spinning, spincasting, baitcasting, and fly reels. There are different styles and variations of each. Choosing good quality, brand name fishing reels are a major key in ensuring a great fishing experience. Spincasting reels are great for beginners and kids alike. They work well and are easy to use. These reels have a covered body and sit on top of the rod. Spincast reels tend to have small line guides and straight handles. These reels perform especially well while fishing for different types of panfish.
Casting Reels: When fished in freshwater, this type of fishing reel is commonly known as a baitcast, baitcaster or baitcasting reel. Some people tend to break up the two words into bait-cast, caster and casting. Whichever your preference is, you are still referring to the same reel. When these types of reels are fished in saltwater, they are typically characterized by function and features. For deep sea fishing, casting reels are known as conventional fishing reels and anglers have created descriptive labels for these such as star-drag, lever-drags, high-speed, jigging, big-game, two-speed & trolling reels. Spinning Reels: There are two types of spinning reels that make up this category of reels, which happens to be the most popular category of reels. There is the enclosed-spool spincast, spincaster or spincasting reel, which should be used for freshwater fishing and teaching kids or novice anglers how to fish.
Matching reel, pole, and line is quite important for these reels. Most are adaptable for left and right hand fishermen. Casting is very simple, and is perhaps the easiest reel for a novice fisherman to learn to cast. One final aspect of these reels is that they are available in differing gear ratios. A 4:1 ratio would mean that one turn of the handle would generate 5 turns of the bail. If you will be fishing lures that need to be retrieved more quickly (buzz bait for example), use a higher gear ratio reel. A bait casting reel works by allowing the weight of the lure or bait to pull line off of a revolving spool. Although the skill necessary to use such a reel was at one time quite challenging, for anglers willing to spend the money, there are now systems on reels that prevent the backlash that plagued novice anglers attempting to master their use.
A closed face reel is a type of spinning reel. There are a couple of major differences between a closed face and an open face spinning reel besides the cover giving a closed face its name. One, is the cast is usually done via a push-button release for the line. Second, but very much related, is the relative ease of a closed face and especially so for children. With the open face reel, a bail is flipped and the line must be held by a finger until release. With a closed face, the holding of the line is not necessary. The only skill that must be learned is the timing with the push button. Kids can pick this up very quickly.