Faith Gonzales Fishing Reel December 15th, 2017 - 10:27:08
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.
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.
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.
Drag systems are what apply the pull on a hooked fish, but let the line out when the fish is fighting. This helps absorb the energy of the fish and prevent a broken line or dropped reel. The ball bearings in the reel help keep the action smooth, which aids in a very confident and consistent reeling motion. Your fishing reel parts when assembled together are the mechanical components that helps you actually bring the fish in. If the reel is not up to the task, you will not catch the fish even though it took the bait. Do not skimp on your reel, but also do not buy a reel that in excessive to your needs as an oversized reel will make catching smaller fish more difficult.