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Fishing Reels

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Fishing Reels

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

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...


How Much Line Should You Put On A Spinning Reel

Spooling up your reel is probably one of the most important elements before fishing it. The biggest question however is how much line should I put on my spinning reel? For years and still today anglers head to the local tackle shop and say, “Spool up my reel with new line please.” Most anglers have no idea how much to put on, so they leave it up to the professionals. I have been fishing a long, long time, and have spooled up thousands of spinning reels, which in my opinion makes me somewhat of an expert at it. Read on,...


Why Is The Speed Of Fishing Reels Important?

You may ask why does a bass fishing reel come in so many different speeds? What speed reel do I get? Reel manufacturers make different speed baitcasting reels to apply to different styles of fishing and for different applications. When performing a certain technique, your reel selection could be the difference maker in catching that once in a lifetime fish. Most Popular Fishing Reel Speeds There really are only four major speed configurations when shopping for baitcasting reels. They are 5.4:1, 6.6:1, 7:1.1 and 8.1:1. The higher the gear ratio, the faster the retrieval of the fishing reel. I will...