Lizzie Gutierrez Fishing Reel December 15th, 2017 - 10:37:10
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.
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.
But before you are out there shopping for the reels, isnt it better to know what types of reels go together with what particular style of fishing! If you are a pro and just browsing through, you are well aware of it but the ones who are starting off might require some assistance in this regard and hence we would elaborate a little. Spinning fishing reels are ideal for long distance casting, works well for light lures, a wide range of range of baits and do not backlash. These are open faced reels with fixed spools that do not revolve while you are casting or retrieve. In order to retrieve the line, you have to turn the reel handle. The bail will revolve round the spool and the line is placed evenly onto the spool. For small pan fish with the lightest pound test lines to heavy duty lines for surf casting and trolling- these reels are most recommended.
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.