Fifine Renaud Fishing Reels April 16, 2018 16:32:25
Fly Fishing Reels. At the most basic level of fishing reels is the fly fishing reel. Most consist simply of a spool that turns one time for each crank of the handle. They do have many options beyond this level of simplicity. For example where larger fish will be caught a drag system may be necessary. Also "large arbor" reels are available that hold more line. Of all the things that are expensive in fly fishing this is one that does not necessarily need to be. Reels are matched to the fly line weights that will be used.
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.
Spinning Reel: Perhaps the easiest type of reel to use is the spinning reel. The essential idea for the spinning reel is that the spool holding line remains stationary and a bail revolves about the spool winding line. These reels are very versatile in that they come in sizes suitable for everything from ultralight models to heavy duty salt water models. Matching reel pole and line is quite important for these reels. Most are adaptable for left and right hand fishermen. Casting is very simple and is perhaps the easiest reel for a novice fisherman to learn to cast. One final aspect of these reels is that they are available in differing gear ratios. A 4:1 ratio would mean that one turn of the handle would generate 5 turns of the bail. If you will be fishing lures that need to be retrieved more quickly (buzz bait for example) use a higher gear ratio reel.
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.
Bait Casting Reels. Contrary to fly fishing reels bait casting reels are extremely complicated. These reels are not designed for beginners or children and will cause you serious headaches.
A big advantage of spinning reels is that they allow the rod to be held in the anglers dominant hand. Whether you are left or right handed the handle on the modern spinning reel is reversible. Because of this anglers have greatly increased control to the rod itself. Spinning rods are popular for catching pike trout walleye perch eel and zander.