Judith Arnold Fishing Reel December 15th, 2017 - 10:11:34
Buying a new fly fishing reel is not as easy as it sounds, you have to consider a few basic but essential issues before parting with your money. So before taking any action, consider some of the following points. 1 - What species of fish are you going after? is it trout, salmon, pike or even sea fish for instance bass? 2 - The reel is primarily a line carrier, its function is to smoothly retrieve line, react to striking and playing the fish. If fishing for trout then you will use a reel that can take either floating or sinking line with backing. The reels used for salmon are generally larger, but still must be smooth and quick to respond. Sea fishing fly reels need to be more durable, resistant to corrosion and easily stripped down to clean.
Fly fishing reels are simple mechanical construction operated by stripping line off the reel with one hand and casting the rod with the other hand. Nowadays fly reels have more sophisticated disc type drag systems. Saltwater fly reels are also specially designed for use in the marine environment. These are however larger in diameter to provide a large line and more backing. Bait casting are multiplying reels, with the spool mounted above the rod. Stainless steel, aluminum, graphite and synthetic composite are often used as raw materials of these reels. The graphite made reels are lighter but the aluminum reels are most preferred as they are more stable and rigid. Good quality bait casting always come with high quality bearings made from shielded, double shielded or sealed bearings.
An open faced spinning reel takes a bit more skill than an enclosed spinning reel. Yet, they are one of the most popular types of fishing reels. The line is wound around the spool and exposed. Many allow you to unlock the bail and hold the line with your thumb. As you swing your rod out, you can release the line, weight and bait or fly by lifting your thumb at just the right time. Others may have a lever that slides over the line that holds it while you are casting, and releases the line at the right time. Open spinning reels are available for all types of fishing, whether you are fishing on a bank or out in the ocean. Choosing the best fishing reel of this type depends on weight of the fish you desire to catch. You definitely want a spinning reel that can handle heavy weight line if you are trying to catch swordfish! Fishing reels can be very cheap or very expensive. Buying a cheaper fishing reel is not always the best way to go, though. Many cheap models simply do not do their job and can frustrate you while you are trying to relax! A mid-range cost for a fishing reel could be your best bet if you are just starting out as a beginner fisherman or even if you are experienced.
Whether you are left or right handed, the handle on the modern spinning reel is reversible. Because of this, anglers have greatly increased control to the rod itself. Spinning rods are popular for catching pike, trout, walleye, perch, eel and zander. After examining the information above, the best choice of fishing reel for beginners is the fly fishing reel. Fly fishing reels are the most popular because of their simplicity. They will save you headaches that are provided by the other two types. Spinning reels would be my second choice of reel because they are easy to use as well without a steep learning curve. And finally, please try to avoid purchasing a bait casting reel until you become a veteran angler.