Lizzie Gutierrez Fishing Reel December 15th, 2017 - 10:56:06
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.
When it comes to fishing reels, there are really just a few main types to choose from. Spinning, spincasting, baitcasting, and fly reels. There are different styles and variations of each. Choosing good quality, brand name fishing reels are a major key in ensuring a great fishing experience. Spincasting reels are great for beginners and kids alike. They work well and are easy to use. These reels have a covered body and sit on top of the rod. Spincast reels tend to have small line guides and straight handles. These reels perform especially well while fishing for different types of panfish.
Generally speaking, the bodies are manufactured out of plastic, aluminum, steel, or etc. Aluminum is usually longer lasting than graphite, however graphite is generally lighter and easier to handle. Therefore, it is a person-to-person decision which one to go with, but it usually depends on which kind of fish that you plan on targeting for your next fishing trip. Generally speaking, bigger fish require you to have aluminum, because it is stronger and can handle their weight. However, catching smaller fish, usually graphite will suffice. Of course, if you do want to go with aluminum, you also have to shell out more money, making it a rather tough decision which one is the best for you. Of course, if you are an avid fisherman and plan on fishing a lot, an aluminum fishing reel is certainly the way to go.