Mercedes Kennedy Fishing Reel December 15th, 2017 - 10:36:31
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.
Weight will be an important consideration in any reel you choose. The obvious reasons are comfort and fatigue. Just think of fishing reels as a bowling ball. There is a perfect size and weight for all of us. If you are trying to buy a reel online, it may be a good idea to go to a retail fishing store to get an idea of how heavy a reel you should purchase. Spinning reels are generally weighted in ounces. Light tackle spinning reels are the best for inshore fishing. Light tackle spinning reels have a line capacity and strength in the 8 to 15 pound test range which makes them good for a variety of fish. A big advantage of spinning reels is that they allow the rod to be held in the anglers dominant hand.
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 more common version, the spinning reel, which has an open spool and bail, can be utilized in both freshwater or saltwater applications. From ultra-light tackle, to heavy duty saltwater jigging, spinning rods and reels are found in most fishing arsenals. Fly Reels: These reels are designed to cast both freshwater and saltwater flies, wet or dry. They are usually spooled with a backing, line, fly tippet and then a leader, which your fly is then tied to. Normally used for freshwater fishing, fly rod and reel combos are continually becoming stronger and more powerful, creating saltwater opportunities that were never considered possible. Saltwater fly fishing combos have been gaining a tremendous following of anglers and are now being used to set new angling world records for saltwater fish species.