Mercedes Kennedy Fishing Reel December 15th, 2017 - 09:45:09
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.
Spare spools are handy if you intend to fish with a range of lines - floating, intermediate and sinking lines are the most popular. For this reason, most manufacturers include at least one spare spool as part of the package. If you buy a reel that is about to be discontinued, play safe and buy a couple of extra spools, as manufacturers may only keep spare spools few years after a reel has been discontinued. The big advantage of large arbor reels is that there are fewer coils in the fly line, and the coils are looser. This means that the loops forming in a fly line with time are fewer, eventually even eliminated by the stretching action of the line. The down side is that you cannot get as much backing on to a large arbour reel. Some manufacturers (such as Cortland) supply both standard and large arbour spools.
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.
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.