Lizzie Gutierrez Fishing Reel December 28th, 2017 - 11:11:30
Weight will be an important consideration in any reel you choose. The obvious reasons are comfort and fatigue. Just think of fishing reels as a bowling ball. There is a perfect size and weight for all of us. If you are trying to buy a reel online, it may be a good idea to go to a retail fishing store to get an idea of how heavy a reel you should purchase. Spinning reels are generally weighted in ounces. Light tackle spinning reels are the best for inshore fishing. Light tackle spinning reels have a line capacity and strength in the 8 to 15 pound test range which makes them good for a variety of fish. A big advantage of spinning reels is that they allow the rod to be held in the anglers dominant hand.
There are many different types, brands and sizes of fishing reels to use for fishing for all different types of fish and bodies of water. Choosing the best fishing reel for the type of fish you are hunting is important, yet can be confusing. This article will discuss the best choices of fishing reels to use for a fun and successful day of fishing. Your first step in choosing a fishing reel is knowing where and how you will be fishing. For example, there is a special type of reel you would need if you are going to be fly fishing. Alternatively, if you are going to be casting your fishing line out, then you will want to choose the best spinning reel.
3 - Weight is important as it balances with the rod to help maneuverability and responsiveness. The ease of casting and the retrieval of the line will be enhanced by a well balanced reel to rod. 4 - Reels today are made from polymer composites or aluminum alloys, the alloys can be die cast or machined giving a greater strength to weight ratio. The best fly fishing reels on the market are made by Hardys, and they pride themselves on using the best materials available. This comes at a cost, a good Hardy reel costs over a $200 The drag allows you to control the rate at which the fish strips line from the reel. Turning up the drag slows the fish. The simplest reels dont have a drag system, but rely upon thumb drag in which the thumb controls the rate the line is stripped from the reel. The downside is that it takes a lot of skill to get this right and initially you will lose fish. Most modern reels have some form of disc-drag system operated by a lever or dial. The most important thing is that it is easy to use. In the excitement of playing a fish you can easily lose a fish because you tightened the drag when you meant to slacken it. In addition the drag system must be easy to use with wet, cold (sometimes blue!) fingers. The drag lever or dial should be reasonably large and easily accessible, and made from non-slip material, so its easy to find and operate.
Spare spools are handy if you intend to fish with a range of lines - floating, intermediate and sinking lines are the most popular. For this reason, most manufacturers include at least one spare spool as part of the package. If you buy a reel that is about to be discontinued, play safe and buy a couple of extra spools, as manufacturers may only keep spare spools few years after a reel has been discontinued. The big advantage of large arbor reels is that there are fewer coils in the fly line, and the coils are looser. This means that the loops forming in a fly line with time are fewer, eventually even eliminated by the stretching action of the line. The down side is that you cannot get as much backing on to a large arbour reel. Some manufacturers (such as Cortland) supply both standard and large arbour spools.