Faith Gonzales Fishing Reel December 15th, 2017 - 10:05:34
Fishing reels come in many different variations, depending on the specific application for which the fishing reel is to be used. Each type of reel belongs to three main categories of fishing reels; Casting, Spinning & Fly Fishing Reels. Many of the most recognized names in the tackle industry like Daiwa, Shimano and Penn produce a full line of these types of reels for both freshwater and saltwater anglers. Over the years, fishermen have come to label the three types of reels according to descriptive characteristics of a particular reel. This has lead to confusion as to the proper terminology that should be used when referring to a specific reel. I will try and explain why a reel is labeled as such and why the same type of reel, can sometimes be assigned two different labels, one for freshwater and another for saltwater fishing.
Most of these fishing reels are made with aluminum or graphite. Aluminum is more durable and can withstand a little more rigorous fishing, while graphite is definitely lighter. Most spools are aluminum. Fishing reels definitely need to be sized according to the test-weight line that you want to use. Drag rate, gear ratio, spool size and line weight and length can all play an important role in choosing the proper fishing reel for your fishing needs. Ultimately, its all going to be a matter of experimenting with different types and brands and choosing to stock your arsenal with the ones that work best for you. Whether its brands like Daiwa, Quantum, Abu Garcia and Shimano or baitcasting, spincast, fly or spinning, youll want to choose fishing reels that you believe you will be happy with.
But before you are out there shopping for the reels, isnt it better to know what types of reels go together with what particular style of fishing! If you are a pro and just browsing through, you are well aware of it but the ones who are starting off might require some assistance in this regard and hence we would elaborate a little. Spinning fishing reels are ideal for long distance casting, works well for light lures, a wide range of range of baits and do not backlash. These are open faced reels with fixed spools that do not revolve while you are casting or retrieve. In order to retrieve the line, you have to turn the reel handle. The bail will revolve round the spool and the line is placed evenly onto the spool. For small pan fish with the lightest pound test lines to heavy duty lines for surf casting and trolling- these reels are most recommended.
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.