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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.
The basic purpose of a fishing reel is to hold line and then to wind it back in when either a fish has been hooked or you are needing to bring in your line for another cast or to quit fishing. Different kinds and sizes of line are used. Casts are different for different kinds of fishing. Also the necessary cranking power varies by type of fishing. For these reasons and for other reasons different mechanical set-ups for reels have developed over time.