Lorna Stewart Fishing Reel December 15th, 2017 - 09:31:01
Pressing the button again will stop the lure at the desired position. Cranking the handle re-engages the line back into the reel. Choosing a fishing reel today means selecting the type of reel you are most comfortable with for the type of fishing you will be doing. Keep in mind that the length of a fishing rod also affects casting distance and lifting capacity. When picking a spinning or bait casting rod and reel choose one that is flexible enough for where you will be fishing and the species you are fishing for. Boat rod and reels are normally shorter. This allows for more room in a confined space and better leverage to lift a heavy fish out of the water.
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.
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.
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.