Lorna Stewart Fishing Reel December 15th, 2017 - 09:57:27
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.
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.
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 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.