Lorna Stewart Fishing Reel December 15th, 2017 - 09:32:29
The spinning reels are generally the highest purchased and most popular reel used today, but it is really not the only option. Remember, never guess as to which is the best for you, as you have to know this before you go to purchase your next fishing reel. In order to determine which reel is the best for you, you have to understand which fish you want to go after, where your plan on going to go fishing, etc. Also to being able to understand how the reel works and is operated is extremely important to determine which one is the best for you. Keep in mind, spinning reels are by far the most popular kind of reel today, and are usually fairly simple to keep up as well. Here some quick maintenance tips to help you to keep your reel in tip top condition as possible, and avoid having your repair it down the road.
Fishing reels come in many different variations, depending on the specific application for which the fishing reel is to be used. Each type of reel belongs to three main categories of fishing reels; Casting, Spinning & Fly Fishing Reels. Many of the most recognized names in the tackle industry like Daiwa, Shimano and Penn produce a full line of these types of reels for both freshwater and saltwater anglers. Over the years, fishermen have come to label the three types of reels according to descriptive characteristics of a particular reel. This has lead to confusion as to the proper terminology that should be used when referring to a specific reel. I will try and explain why a reel is labeled as such and why the same type of reel, can sometimes be assigned two different labels, one for freshwater and another for saltwater fishing.
One of the most crucial reel parts is the gear, which is what connects the crank to the spool of the fishing reel. Quite simply, the ratio of the gears is the determining factor in the as to how many revolutions is still can turn when one crank of the real is made. Therefore, an example would be about a ratio of four to one. This generally implies the one turn the crank would make the school term for times. As a general rule of thumb, a lower ratio such as 3 to 1 or even 2 to 1 is better for getting out bigger fish, while a higher ratio is good for smaller fish. Of course, the drawback of this is that it is much slower to get the fish out of water. However, if you do plan going after larger fish, it is necessary to have a lower ratio. In order to maintain your reels and avoid having to repair it, here is another quick tip to keep in mind. First of all, after every fishing outing, make sure you wipe your fishing reel thoroughly. This process generally only takes about a minute or two, but cleaning it with a clean cloth is crucial because it will help get the dirt and sand out of the fishing reel, which will help you avoid having problems with it down the road. If you dont do this, the dirt and sand can build up in the reel and slow it down dramatically.
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.