Teri Mccarthy Fishing Reel December 15th, 2017 - 10:25:29
Buying a new fly fishing reel is not as easy as it sounds, you have to consider a few basic but essential issues before parting with your money. So before taking any action, consider some of the following points. 1 - What species of fish are you going after? is it trout, salmon, pike or even sea fish for instance bass? 2 - The reel is primarily a line carrier, its function is to smoothly retrieve line, react to striking and playing the fish. If fishing for trout then you will use a reel that can take either floating or sinking line with backing. The reels used for salmon are generally larger, but still must be smooth and quick to respond. Sea fishing fly reels need to be more durable, resistant to corrosion and easily stripped down to clean.
A fishing reel is the mechanical device devised to be fitted at the handle end of the fishing rod onto which the line is wound. These reels come in three types including: Spin Cast Reel, Open Face Spinning Reel and Bait Casting Reel. Fishing reels are more desirable these as it speed up the ball bearings than and make the task more easy for the anglers. While choosing a reel for you, the most important thing is to remember that while you use it, it must feel "smooth." Fishermen are offered with an array of fishing reels to choose from and there are quite a few manufacturers making them. They come in different sizes and shapes. These reels are discussed briefly below:
Freshwater fly fishing reels are thin and light so that they are easy to carry and hold. Some are equipped with a double handle for better stability when fishing in strong river currents. Saltwater fly fishing rod and reels are normally divided in section for easy transport. These rods also are made of materials like fiberglass and graphite that provides for more strength and durability. A spin cast reel is a spinning reel with a shell that covers the spool. This type of reel is primarily meant for children and beginners. The first commercial spin cast reels were made by the Denison Johnson Reel Company and Zebco in 1949. Mounted above the rod, and fitted with a cone shaped nose that encloses the fixed spool. Spin cast reels operate by pressing the button on the rear of the reel, and then the button is released during the forward cast to allow the line to fly off the spool.
A closed face reel is a type of spinning reel. There are a couple of major differences between a closed face and an open face spinning reel besides the cover giving a closed face its name. One, is the cast is usually done via a push-button release for the line. Second, but very much related, is the relative ease of a closed face and especially so for children. With the open face reel, a bail is flipped and the line must be held by a finger until release. With a closed face, the holding of the line is not necessary. The only skill that must be learned is the timing with the push button. Kids can pick this up very quickly.