Faith Gonzales Fishing Reel December 15th, 2017 - 09:36:57
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.
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.
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.
The basic purpose of a fishing reel is to hold line and then to wind it back in when either a fish has been hooked or you are needing to bring in your line for another cast or to quit fishing. Different kinds and sizes of line are used. Casts are different for different kinds of fishing. Also, the necessary cranking power varies by type of fishing. For these reasons, and for other reasons, different mechanical set-ups for reels have developed over time. Perhaps the easiest type of reel to use is the spinning reel. The essential idea for the spinning reel, is that the spool holding line remains stationary, and a bail revolves about the spool winding line. These reels are very versatile in that they come in sizes suitable for everything from ultralight models to heavy duty salt water models.