Judith Arnold Fishing Reel December 15th, 2017 - 09:36:17
Fishing, using a fly casting reel, requires practice and skill. If you are new to fly casting or desire to learn this relaxing fishing method, it is recommended that your first reel be of high quality, lightweight and made especially for beginning fly casting. By purchasing a quality reel to learn with, you will eliminate many problems cheaper fly casting reels may give you. There is a huge range of spinning reels for fishing. They come in all brands, sizes, open or enclosed and fishing line weights. There are special spinning reels for children as well as intricate models for the professional sport-fisherman. Enclosed or closed face reels are usually the best fishing reel to choose if you are new to fishing and have never cast a line before. The closed face fishing reel has the spool of line enclosed with a button on the outside of the case to press down with your thumb. This holds the fishing line until you release the button. You release the button as you swing the fishing rod forward, the fishing line will then cast out over the water where you are fishing.
The spinning reels are generally the highest purchased and most popular reel used today, but it is really not the only option. Remember, never guess as to which is the best for you, as you have to know this before you go to purchase your next fishing reel. In order to determine which reel is the best for you, you have to understand which fish you want to go after, where your plan on going to go fishing, etc. Also to being able to understand how the reel works and is operated is extremely important to determine which one is the best for you. Keep in mind, spinning reels are by far the most popular kind of reel today, and are usually fairly simple to keep up as well. Here some quick maintenance tips to help you to keep your reel in tip top condition as possible, and avoid having your repair it down the road.
Heavier lures allow for fisherman to fish at higher speeds and the heavier lines are great for fighting those big fish such as salmon. Basically, you are able to put more pressure on the line without being afraid of it snapping. One of the reasons that beginners have trouble using a bait casting reel is because the reel actually sits above the rod. Because of this, anglers have to use their thumb to control the spool and lure placement. Beginners also have trouble with backlash. Backlash is what occurs when the line gets tangled in the spool. The steep learning curve of bait casting reels is the biggest disadvantage. It takes a tremendous amount of practice otherwise your line will be tangled in the spool all day long. Although the advantages are clear, the disadvantages far outweigh them. So unless you are a veteran angler, stay away from bait casting reels.
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.