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Fishing Reels

Don't miss out on our best articles on fishing world and everything connected to it.

Fishing Reels

Don't miss out on our best articles on fishing world and everything connected to it.

Conquer Your Fishing Fears With This Simple Guide to Holding a Bait Caster

Do you have trouble holding your bait caster correctly? Do you feel like you're always getting the line tangled? In this guide, we will teach you how to hold a bait caster properly and easily. With a few simple steps, you'll be casting like a pro in no time! Step #1: Place Your Bait Caster in Your Dominant Hand You will firstly need to determine which hand is your dominant hand. If you are right-handed, then your right hand will be your dominant hand. Place the bait caster in your dominant hand so that you can have a good grip...


Baitcaster vs Spinning Reel Fishing "Lure" Selection

With the amount of technology in the rod and reel game today, I could use any lure out there with either a baitcasting reel versus a spinning reel. However, with that being said, and with the amount of "great" reels out there, why would I want to? As anglers, we always have to have the best and latest version in our arsenal. We want bigger, faster, smoother and better built baitcasting and spinning reels. So, getting back to the ultimate question of what lures to use where we are talking baitcaster vs spinning reel, let's see the options and why...


Tips for Successful Bank Fishing

Growing up in Long Island, NY, bank fishing was the way to go. I can remember hopping on my bicycle with my fishing pole and tackle in a small backpack, then off to my favorite lake or stream. Bank fishing, in case you were wondering encompasses any style of fishing where you are standing on the edge of the water, with no boat, or waders/hip boots. Bank fishing can be challenging as access at times can involve getting through brush, downed trees and small entry streams into the lake or saltwater cove/canal. One of the best parts about bank fishing...


A Guide For How Much Line To Put On A Spinning Reel

The amount of line you put on your spinning reel greatly impacts its performance. If you fill your reel with a line properly, you should not have any problems. A spinning reel should be filled to just below the point where the inside of the spool lip begins. If you are not 100% sure, slightly less is better than too much. Spool designs vary and sometimes it’s unclear where to finish a fill. The bottom line is that the spool lip needs to sit above the fishing line so the line stays on your reel. You are aiming for is...


What Does Gear Ratio Mean On A Fishing Reel?

Understanding fishing reel gear ratio on a reel in its most basic form is simply defined as the times a spool of a reel spins with one turn of the handle. On websites, boxes, even on the reels themselves it is normally stated as something like 7.2:1 or 5.4:1 which is 7.2 or 5.4 respectively, complete revolutions of the spool of the reel with one complete revolution of the handle. As one of the most primary attributes of a reel, along with line capacity and drag, I thought it would be important to dive just a bit deeper into what...