Tallis Simon Fishing Reels April 16, 2018 16:32:28
The first known history of a fishing reel are from about 1195 c.e. in Chinese records and paintings. In England fishing reels first appeared around the mid-1650s. By the 1760s tackle shops in London were offering a multiplying or gear-retrieved reels. George Snyder a Kentucky native is credited with inventing the first fishing reel in America around 1820. A bait casting design that quickly became popular with anglers.
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.
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.
Choosing a fishing reel today means selecting the type of reel you are most comfortable with for the type of fishing you will be doing. Keep in mind that the length of a fishing rod also affects casting distance and lifting capacity. When picking a spinning or bait casting rod and reel choose one that is flexible enough for where you will be fishing and the species you are fishing for. Boat rod and reels are normally shorter. This allows for more room in a confined space and better leverage to lift a heavy fish out of the water.
Heavier lures allow for fisherman to fish at higher speeds and the heavier lines are great for fighting those big fish such as salmon. Basically you are able to put more pressure on the line without being afraid of it snapping.
A spin cast reel is a spinning reel with a shell that covers the spool. This type of reel is primarily meant for children and beginners. The first commercial spin cast reels were made by the Denison Johnson Reel Company and Zebco in 1949. Mounted above the rod and fitted with a cone shaped nose that encloses the fixed spool. Spin cast reels operate by pressing the button on the rear of the reel and then the button is released during the forward cast to allow the line to fly off the spool. Pressing the button again will stop the lure at the desired position. Cranking the handle re-engages the line back into the reel.