Deanne Cannon Fishing Reel December 15th, 2017 - 09:53:09
Reel bodies can be made of plastic, aluminum, steel, or graphic. Aluminum is tougher than graphite, but graphite is much lighter. It is a personal call whether the lower weight of graphite is worth it trade off in toughness, but it primarily depends on the type of fishing you do. Larger fish will require aluminum, while catching smaller fish allows you to get away with graphite and have less weight to deal with. Graphite is also great at resisting saltwater corrosion. When looking at a reel to buy you should be sure it feels solid and has no loose and rattling parts. There movement should be smooth and there should be no back play.
Fishing, using a fly casting reel, requires practice and skill. If you are new to fly casting or desire to learn this relaxing fishing method, it is recommended that your first reel be of high quality, lightweight and made especially for beginning fly casting. By purchasing a quality reel to learn with, you will eliminate many problems cheaper fly casting reels may give you. There is a huge range of spinning reels for fishing. They come in all brands, sizes, open or enclosed and fishing line weights. There are special spinning reels for children as well as intricate models for the professional sport-fisherman. Enclosed or closed face reels are usually the best fishing reel to choose if you are new to fishing and have never cast a line before. The closed face fishing reel has the spool of line enclosed with a button on the outside of the case to press down with your thumb. This holds the fishing line until you release the button. You release the button as you swing the fishing rod forward, the fishing line will then cast out over the water where you are fishing.
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.
Whether you are left or right handed, the handle on the modern spinning reel is reversible. Because of this, anglers have greatly increased control to the rod itself. Spinning rods are popular for catching pike, trout, walleye, perch, eel and zander. After examining the information above, the best choice of fishing reel for beginners is the fly fishing reel. Fly fishing reels are the most popular because of their simplicity. They will save you headaches that are provided by the other two types. Spinning reels would be my second choice of reel because they are easy to use as well without a steep learning curve. And finally, please try to avoid purchasing a bait casting reel until you become a veteran angler.