Deanne Cannon Fishing Reel December 15th, 2017 - 10:09:30
Fly fishing reels are a more basic designed reel with few moving parts. They can be found with an open or closed spool design. Having an open spool will allow the line to dry much quicker, and as a result, will weigh noticeably less. Fly reels come in a standard size and large arbor designs. The larger arbor designed reels tend to pull the line in faster and could come in handy on larger bodies of water. These reels also may have interchangeable spools and have the capability of moving the handle from one side to the other. The drag system is an important factor and can have a cork, disk or click design. Enclosed drags normally last longer. You also want to make sure the drag is easily adjusted.
Spincasting reels differ from normal spinning reels in that the spool of the fishing reel is usually encased. This type of reel is normally cast with a push of a button, which disengages the line. To engage the line, all the angler does is turn the handle a little to re-engage the spool. The limited line capacity, size and overall utility of this type of fishing reel should be restricted to freshwater fishing applications as well as teaching novices the fine art of casting and fishing. Another important note is that a spin casting reel should sit atop the fishing rod and the handle of the reel on the right side of the reel for right-handed anglers.
Spinning reels are the most popular and widely used fishing reels out on the market. They have superior performance and are pretty easy to use. Often times, these types of reels have the capabilities of being able to move the handle to either side of the reel. These reels also hang from the underside of the rod. Spinning fishing reels are normally used with up to a 10 pound test line. Spare spools can also be purchased for accommodating different pound test lines. A person may decide part of the way through a fishing outing, that they want to switch out their line for the purpose of fishing a different species or weight of fish. This is where having an extra spool or two could come into play. Again, the drag is an important factor on these reels. The drag will apply a certain amount of pressure on a hooked fish, and at the same time, it lets out some line during the fight.
The other reels I use is a hardy viscount and a marquis, I know they are a bit old and expensive, but their again Im a great Hardy anything fan, and there is no denying the quality. Whatever you decide to get, then a bit of advice if you are on a tight budget. Go online and research what you are looking for, then go to your local store and price up the reel of your choice, even ask for a bit of advice. Its a sad fact fly fishing reels bought from a retail shop are more expensive than buying online, the shops overheads force the retailer to charge more. You have the choice now, of buying from the shop or going online, usually the store owner is an experienced angle, and you will have benefited from that knowledge.