Tips on the Choosing a Baitcasting or Spinning Reel


Fishing in general, is a captivating sport. The fun in fishing is tuned up to a higher level when it's executed with baitcasting reels. All the cranking, luring and catching of prey is exceptional joy, coupled with a virtuous body workout.

Setting up and Casting Baitcasting Reels

Learning to cast a baitcasting reel is an art that has to be practiced with the help of tutorials and video lessons, regularly in order to attain perfection. These art lessons immediately begin with learning how to spool a line into the reel correctly. This usually involves passing the line through the rod's eyes, down to the levelwind, and tying a knot at the end of the spool, thereby attaching the line to the reel. Although some people argue that beginners should spool their baitcasting reels with a heavier line, to facilitate the learning process, others believe it's best to stick with the line that's recommended by the manual of your baitcasting reel. After attaching the line, wind some of the line into the pool, while ensuring that the lines are placed in an orderly manner, to ensure a safe and easy casting. Next, attach heavier bait at the end of the line. Bearing in mind that the baitcasting device has been correctly set up, the first cast can now be made. Use your thumb to press the release button, and then use your entire arm to swing the bait forward into the sea. The reel points should have held upwards to the sky while the casting is being done, in order to achieve better results and prevent backlashes. Keep on pressing the release button with the thumb until the bait lands. Finally, apply pressure on the reels to stop it from spinning.

Reasons for Choosing Baitcasting reels over Spinning Reels

Choosing between using a baitcasting reel or a spinning reel is very important. Although many people prefer starting with the spinning method of fishing with the claim that it is less stressful and easier to learn; others are more comfortable with the conventional baitcasting gear. What type of reel, therefore, is the better option? It's irrational to choose just one of these as the best of the two, because you will certainly get different opinions from one individual to another, depending on a number of issues. Line size is one of those issues that are giving serious considerations before choosing between these two fishing gears. Baitcasting gear provides for heavier line, which definitely provides longer casts than spinning gear, which has smaller and narrows spools that can not easily be compatible with larger lines. Baitcast reels also have more backbone that provides the angler with enough space for a firm grass on the rod, and a better and more powerful hook-set, contrary to spinning reels. Nonetheless, baitcasting gear does not match up with braided lines, which are the new lines' in the markets that are thin and heavier. This is because they are designed for lines with larger diameters, and would result in numerous backlashes if they are used together.

However, this is not the case with spinning reels, as they would fit in perfectly with a braided line. If we are to mention rails with respect to the fishing terrain, we can observe that baitcasting gear are extensively used at inshore arenas, though they are now coupled with reels that are compatible with deep-sea water conditions. This has made them widely used today, and greatly increased their popularity among other fishing equipment. On the other hand, spinning reels are commonly used to tackle sea water. Anyway, if you are really interested in fishing, it's recommended that you should have both equipment, but you should also know which one to use in a given situation when you are fishing.