Lizzie Gutierrez Fishing Reel December 28th, 2017 - 11:05:36
The reel size is important as well. Lighter lines call for smaller reels, and vise versa. In most cases ten pound test line is as tough as you need, so your reel should not exceed the diameter needed by ten pound test line. However, if you are into serious saltwater fishing you may need a bigger reel and line. One of the most important fishing reel parts are the gears as these are what connect the crank to the spool. The ratio of the gears determines how many revolutions the spool makes when one revolution of the crank is made. And example would be a ratio or 4:1. This means that turning the crank once makes the spool turn four times. Having a lower ratio, such as 3:1 is advantageous for reeling in bigger fish as it provides more torque. The downside is that the process will be slower. For smaller fish a higher ratio can be used since less torque is needed. The upside is that you can reel the fish in faster.
Spinning reels, on the other hand, can handle freshwater lunker bass fishing, big-game saltwater jigging, as well as freshwater and saltwater tournament style fishing. Spinning reels should hang below the spinning rod, with the handle of the reel on the left side of the reel for right-handed fishermen. Spinning fishing reels have an open spool, with the fishing line thread through a bail, which is designed to hold the line. To cast, the angler must open the bail, grab the fishing line with a finger, cast, and then either manually close the bail or turn the handle a half revolution to automatically close the bail. Please, when casting a spinning reel, DO NOT FORGET to open the bail. I have seen many expensive lures go flying into the deep sea with the familiar pop or snap of the fishing line because the angler forgot this critical step in casting these reels.
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.
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.