Coletta Jung Fishing Reels April 05, 2018 19:43:27
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.
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.
Bait casting reels or conventional reels from the 1600s came into wide use by anglers during the 1870s. Early reels were operated by inverting the reel and back winding to retrieve line. The reel handle was positioned on the right side as had become customary; models with left-hand retrieval are become more popular. A big game reel is a kind of bait cast reel for heavy saltwater fishing. Not designed for casting but used for trolling on the open ocean.
Closed Face Reel. A closed face reel is a type of spinning reel. There are a couple of major differences between a closed face and an open face spinning reel besides the cover giving a closed face its name. One is the cast is usually done via a push-button release for the line. Second but very much related is the relative ease of a closed face and especially so for children. With the open face reel a bail is flipped and the line must be held by a finger until release. With a closed face the holding of the line is not necessary. The only skill that must be learned is the timing with the push button. Kids can pick this up very quickly. So the choice of a reel is one that should be made keeping in mind the type of fishing you will do the skill required to use the reel and cost of course. Knowing these basic designs should help you choose more wisely.
Spinning reels are the most popular and widely used fishing reels out on the market. They have superior performance and are pretty easy to use. Often times these types of reels have the capabilities of being able to move the handle to either side of the reel. These reels also hang from the underside of the rod. Spinning fishing reels are normally used with up to a 10 pound test line. Spare spools can also be purchased for accommodating different pound test lines. A person may decide part of the way through a fishing outing that they want to switch out their line for the purpose of fishing a different species or weight of fish. This is where having an extra spool or two could come into play. Again the drag is an important factor on these reels. The drag will apply a certain amount of pressure on a hooked fish and at the same time it lets out some line during the fight.
If you will be fishing in freshwater you will want to choose a spinning reel with an aluminum body. But if you will be fishing in saltwater choose a graphite reel. When looking at the body of the reel make sure there are no loose or flimsy parts and that all moving parts are smooth and not jerky. Spinning reels have more parts than casting reels so try to choose a reel with fewer parts which will decrease the chance of mechanical breakdown.