Fishing Reel Varieties


Fishing reels have two classifications: the fixed spool reels and the conventional reels. Fixed spool reels are immobile. Conventional reels, on the other hand, feature spools that revolve and are commonly used in saltwater fishing. These are further divided into three varieties: spinning, spincasting and baitcasting.

Baitcasting Reels
This is a small and conventional type. It can easily fit into an angler’s while mounted on a fishing rod. This is used mainly for a bigger catch. Baitcasting reels are excellent because of their sensitivity to movement by the fishing line’s end but they are inaccessible to ultralight lines sizes as well as with “backlash” tangles. Learning how to use this method is actually a bit difficult. People who use this are mostly professionals or very skilled already.

Spinning Reels
Spinning reels are the most commonly used these days. It has a fixed spoon reel that has housing along its stationary spool parallel to the axis of the rod, spinning around it when the handle is turned.

When using a spinning reel, a casting technique called “spinning” is produced. However, since the spool is set and fixed, having a backlash is one thing you will never encounter. This type is available from ultralight up to medium-heavy sizes. They are also less sensitive as compared to Baitcasting reels. They are also bulky because of their large size, along with the bait and heavy lure attached to it.

Spincasting Reels
This is featured as a combination of stationary and conventional reels. Spincasting reels are angler friendly and are more advisable for beginners. Even children may easily use it because of the simple push-button mechanism. Hence it is also alternatively called pushbutton reels.
It is the least sensitive among the three types. This is as far as movement along the end of the line is concerned. As a negative feedback, you cannot fully control the fish and the luring of the fish, resulting to poor Spincasting.

Here are some fishing reels sold in the market:
South Fork by David Redington click and Pawl Serpentine Fly Reel (4 to 5 wt)
This is the best way to complete fiberglass or classic bamboo fly rods. It is eco conscious and it features a timeless look, superb balance and perfect mechanisms. It is stamped with the SFRC logo and made from China. It spool is made from stainless steel and its side plates are made of aluminum. The price of this fly reel ranges from $249.95 to $399.

Redington CD Series Fly Reel (Mid Arbor, 5/6 wt)
This is a mid-arbor fishing reel made from machined aluminum. It is corrosion resistant and provides a dependable performance. It also has a quick change spool design as well as a cork disk drag, offering a linear and smooth feel. This is made in Korea ad can be easily reversed from the left to the right hand retrieve. The price of this fishing reel ranges from $79.95 to $129.

Ross Reels Rhythm No. 1 Fly Fishing Reel (Mid Arbor 2 wt to 4 wt)
This fishing reel is made in the US, featuring a time-tested design. It is corrosion resistant because it is made from aluminum, stainless steel and bronze. It is approved for fishing activities in saltwater environments. It has a dependable drag system and ultra-smooth features. Moreover, it has a permanently lubricated bearing surface that requires no additional lubrication. The price of this fishing reel ranges from $137.95 to $200.

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