Shawna Farrell Fishing Reel December 15th, 2017 - 10:27:11
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.
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.
Spinning reels, whether freshwater or saltwater spinning reels, share one thing in common that differs from conventional fishing reels. When casting a spinning fishing reel, the fishing line is cast off the reel spool in a circular unraveling, around a stationary spool. Casting reels on the other hand unravel with a straighter motion, with the spool of the reel in freespool, where the spool of the reel spins as the line comes off. This free-spinning motion of the conventional casting reel spool often leads to messy line tangles if the spool is not controlled with the appropriate thumb pressure. The tangle free casting is what probably makes spinning fishing reels the most popular type of fishing reel.
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.