Augusta Rosales Fishing Reel December 15th, 2017 - 11:19:31
There are many different types, brands and sizes of fishing reels to use for fishing for all different types of fish and bodies of water. Choosing the best fishing reel for the type of fish you are hunting is important, yet can be confusing. This article will discuss the best choices of fishing reels to use for a fun and successful day of fishing. Your first step in choosing a fishing reel is knowing where and how you will be fishing. For example, there is a special type of reel you would need if you are going to be fly fishing. Alternatively, if you are going to be casting your fishing line out, then you will want to choose the best spinning reel.
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 were in use in North America in the 1870s. Developed for the use of flies for trout or salmon fishing. Mitchell Reel Company introduced the first modern commercial spinning reel in 1948. The Mitchell 300 was designed with the face of the spool forward in a fixed position below the rod. A line pickup was used to retrieve line; an anti-reverse lever prevented the crank handle from turning when a fish is pulling line from the spool. Most spinning reels operate best with a limp flexible fishing line. Fly fishing reels or centrepin reels are mainly used for fly fishing. They traditionally are simple in mechanical design; little has changed from the patented designed by Charles F. Orvis in 1874. A fly reel is normally used by pulling line off the reel with one hand, while casting the rod with the other hand. To slow a fish, the angler applies hand pressure to the rim of the spool ("known as palming the rim"). Early fly reels had no drag, but a click/pawl mechanism to keep the reel from overrunning when line is pulled from the spool. In recent years improvements have been made for better reels and drag for larger fish. Saltwater fly reels designed for use in an ocean environment are normally larger in diameter for a larger line and backing for long runs of big game ocean fish.
Many manufacturers supply a simple reel case to protect the reel when not in use. More recently manufacturers (Greys and Cortland to name just two) supply reels with a bag, holding both the reel and spare spools. A good reel does not have to cost the earth, many of the Greys and Cortland reels (from $50 and $100 respectively) represent great value for money. The G-series reel was introduced by Greys as an introductory level reel but I really like it. In todays market its worth shopping around, you can get some really good deals online, and off, if you go for end of line deals. I am a bit old fashioned - I still like BFR (British Fly Reels) and the Rimfly at less than $50 is a very good reel.