Lizzie Gutierrez Fishing Reel December 15th, 2017 - 10:16:20
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.
Fishing, using a fly casting reel, requires practice and skill. If you are new to fly casting or desire to learn this relaxing fishing method, it is recommended that your first reel be of high quality, lightweight and made especially for beginning fly casting. By purchasing a quality reel to learn with, you will eliminate many problems cheaper fly casting reels may give you. There is a huge range of spinning reels for fishing. They come in all brands, sizes, open or enclosed and fishing line weights. There are special spinning reels for children as well as intricate models for the professional sport-fisherman. Enclosed or closed face reels are usually the best fishing reel to choose if you are new to fishing and have never cast a line before. The closed face fishing reel has the spool of line enclosed with a button on the outside of the case to press down with your thumb. This holds the fishing line until you release the button. You release the button as you swing the fishing rod forward, the fishing line will then cast out over the water where you are fishing.
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.
The reel size is important as well. Lighter lines call for smaller reels, and vise versa. In most cases ten pound test line is as tough as you need, so your reel should not exceed the diameter needed by ten pound test line. However, if you are into serious saltwater fishing you may need a bigger reel and line. One of the most important fishing reel parts are the gears as these are what connect the crank to the spool. The ratio of the gears determines how many revolutions the spool makes when one revolution of the crank is made. And example would be a ratio or 4:1. This means that turning the crank once makes the spool turn four times. Having a lower ratio, such as 3:1 is advantageous for reeling in bigger fish as it provides more torque. The downside is that the process will be slower. For smaller fish a higher ratio can be used since less torque is needed. The upside is that you can reel the fish in faster.