Monday, April 16, 2012

Pick Your Spinning Reel Wisely

By Guest Author John Anderson

Even though anglers have their own preferred tackle, some equipment are better suited to a specific type of angler.  Spinning reels are more favored than baitcasting reels.  Of course the skill level, the line weight, water conditions and the type of fish that one hopes to catch must be considered.  These reels have been in use in North America since the 1870s.  These fixed spooled allowed the use of artificial flies for trout or salmon and other lures.
It is easier to cast, has no backlash and thus it makes a better choice for the beginners.  It is also easier and quicker to master.  Adjusting the drag does not have any affect whatsoever on the casting distance.  They come in a reasonable price- easier for many to afford.  It is better to use a swivel when using while retrieving the line or it tends to get tangled.  For best results, use thin lines.
Once you are in a well stocked fishing supply store, pick up the different reels and spin the handle to test the operation.  Reels that spin smoothly without jerking or wobbling should be preferred.  The handle and the reel must be comfortable to hold.
Choose from the ultralight, light and heavy spinning reels.  These reels have big spools that hold enough line and since the spool is bigger, it helps retrieving the lines faster.  Spinning reels have handles on either side allowing the angler to cast with his dominant hand.  
Spinning reels should be the first choice of the beginners.  Less likely to tangle and backlash that occurs when is learning the casting and reeling techniques.  The price of the fishing reel is also a factor here.  Baitcasting reels cost way more than spinning reels.
It is also much easier to adjust line tension and drag with a spinning reel.  They also come in various sizes to suit every angler’s need. 
But don’t end up buying the cheapest one.  Look for the branded reels in reasonable price.  You would not want to end up with a low quality reel as that is just going to affect your fishing capacity.  Also opt for a lighter line-braided or otherwise- it works well with this type of reel.

Where you fish is also influences your choice of the reel. If you are into fishing in open bodies of water with minimum vegetation and other obstacles in water, go for a spinning reel. 
Unlike other reels spinning reels are also a lot easier to maintain and take care of. It is easy to dissemble and reassemble and all you have to do is follow the manufacturer’s instruction closely. 
It does not make a difference if you buy your tackle from your local tackle shop or make an online purchase with your credit card, what matters here is the quality of the product.  Make sure you have gone through the reviews or may be consulted an expert.  There is no point buying the fanciest and the latest model of the spinning reel available in the market.  Make a sound choice after having done some research on the product, its features and specifications and the manufacturer itself.
Author Bio:  John Anderson is an ardent outdoor enthusiast who has a special interest in fishing and boating.  He hails from Australia and has travelled to almost all the wonderful places in the country for one of kind experiences.  He is also a proficient author of several outdoor articles on travel with a bias towards boating and fishing.

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