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A Quick Guide to Fishing Reel

The Fishing Reel is not only complete your fishing arsenal, but they also make sure you have a good fishing experience. Following is a brief guide about these reels, this guide contains an introduction to the basic types of reels with smooth tips for taking care of them.

Different types of Reel

Reels are important if you want to catch a big fish. The Drag System of a reel should be working properly, so you can pull hard or else the line will snap, and you will lose your catch. Also to properly working, the Drag Line needs to be smooth and durable. This prevents the reel from freezing up and helping your catch to escape.

There are two main types of Fishing Reels, and they are given as followings:

  • Spinning Reels

    Spinning Reels
    Spinning Reels
    These Reels are perfect for newbies. A Spinning Reel is easy to use as compared with Conventional type. With Spinning Mechanism, the User can easily switch between left-hand and right-hand retrieve. Apart from easy switching, casting is also convenient with these reels. Just flip over the ball and hold it like with index finger and let go once you snap the rod forward to cast.

    These reels are ideal for light lures and baits. As compared with Conventional Fishing Reel, the Spinning ones are easy to throw with a weight of 1/8 Oz or less. Also, these reels do not make an ideal choice for real precision. You can only be precise if you slow down the line with fingers right after you cast.

    Spinning Reels are not widely used to catch large fishes. These Reels are a bit sturdy, and they don’t drag well. Another problem with these reels is they don’t generate the reel cranking power quickly. To sum up, The Spinning Fish Reels make a great choice for heavy saltwater and freshwater.

    When you are buying a spinning reel, you need to hold it and feel its weight. Make sure it can retrieve without troubling you. Try to conduct the anti-reverse reeling forward rest as well and see if it reels backward properly. Remember, you need instant stoppage for great hook sets.
  • Conventional Reels

    Conventional Reels
    Conventional Reels
    The Conventional Reels feature Rotating Spools when sins when cast. These reels come with better drag systems as compared with spinning reels. Also, these are easy to crank when under pressure that makes it unideal for newbie users. In case the spool turns faster than line when cast, a big knot known as the backlash is in order.

    To avoid a backlash, just keep the pressure on the spool with your thumb when it rotates while you cast. It takes some practice but if you learn to do it right, you will see that these Fishing Reels have some casting control to slow the reel down to prevent backlashes. The problem is, the more you slow down, and the less far you will cast off the hook. For better results, try to use Zero cast control.

    In case you are stuck in a backlash, don’t pull the line in different loops. If you do this, you are only making it hard for yourself. Just gently pull the main line and try to find the first look. Grab the loop and pull it. Keep doing this until you get rid of all the loops. If you want, you can also use a hook or a toothpick to pick out the loops but be careful, it may damage the line.

Learn How to Take Care of Your Fishing Reel

Fish reels are made with sophisticated equipment, take off their cover and this reel look like a watch. A reel is made up of many small parts that are hard to identify (for most of us). Just because we don’t have extensive knowledge about them, it doesn’t mean you can’t maintain them on your own. With some research and practice, you can take care of your reel at your home. To help you get started, we are providing you with following tips:

  • Hold the reel firmly while your assemble and disassemble
    Hold your Fishing Reel in the left hand and work with your right hand. If you do this, you will have an easy time arranging everything. Try to hold it correctly and in the same way and you will have an easy time assembling and disassembling your reel.
  • Arrange Your Tools before You Start Working
    Before you start taking the parts one by one, you need to organize your tools. What you need are two screwdrivers, slot head with a Philips, toothbrush, and tweezers. Try to find a wrench if you can.
  • Take care of your Cleaning Supplies
    A pan full of hot water, a cleaning compound, lighter fluid, Hi-Speed Reel oil and a Lube Grease. These are all the things you need to clean your reel properly. Don’t forget to clean your reel from time to time!
  • Don’t put Metal against Metal
    While you are working on your Fishing Reel, never put metal against metal. The parts of your reel are made to use with fiber, not metal. Therefore, if you do this, you may damage your reel.
  • Handle Spring and Wire Clips with Tweezers
    Using Tweezers to take care of reel spring and wire clips avoid it from flying around. The tweezers make sure the wire clip, and springs fit properly
  • Secure the fishing line before you remove the Spool
    Before you remove the spool, you need to make sure you strip the line off or secure it by masking it with tape. If you don’t do this, then the line will get struck by spool and frame. If it happens, then good luck trying to get it out!
  • Grease the Gear
    Start by applying the Grease on bottom teeth of your Fishing Reel instead of the top one. Use the oil on top and you will make a mess. Start from the bottom and make sure the grease doesn't slip away. All you need is a thin coating; you can achieve it with a small brush or even a toothpick.

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  • I want to thank for sharing this very effective important information about fishing reels and its maintenance. As I am newbie I was confused about buying the best Fishing reel which would suit for me. I was afraid taking care of the reel and its components. But this contents made them clear and easy for me. thank you

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