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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.

How to Adjust a Baitcasting Reel

Adjusting a baitcasting reel is one of those things that people just don’t always realize they need to do. Unlike a spinning reel, a baitcaster takes a bit more planning and understanding to use or else you surely suffer the consequences of a bird’s nest on the spool. Not familiar with the term? A bird’s nest is what anglers call a mass of line that comes off the spool normally caused by poor tension on the spool when casting. The line either pulls off too fast and thus spins the spool fast. This is normally caused by jerking or casting...


How to Tie a Fishing Line To Reel

When you first start fishing, it can be confusing trying to figure out how to tie a fishing line to a reel. There are lots of different types of fishing reels, and each one has its own way of attaching the line. In this article, we will show you how to tie a fishing line to a reel. So the next time you're out there on the water, you can blaze through the first step fast and get right to fishing! What Do You Need to Tie a Fishing Line to a Reel? Before you actually start tying the line,...


How To Use A Spinning Reel

The spinning reel is likely the most popular reel in the fishing industry. From tiny 500 series ice or bluegill fishing all the way to 8000 size behemoth reels that can pull in monster fish the spinning reel can literally do it all. What sets it apart from all the other types of reels is its ease of use. Before I get into the basics of how to use a spinning reel, I will go over the basics in the parts and mechanics of the reel. One of the most noticeable parts of the reel is the spool and the...


How To Use A Baitcaster Reel: For Beginner

Baitcasting reels are renowned for their pinpoint accuracy and control, and that’s why so many professionals use them. However, if you’re an inexperienced angler and never used one before, you might find your time in the water particularly difficult. Throughout this article, we’ll go through what a baitcaster reel is with a fundamental breakdown of its components before reeling in how to use it compared to other reels on the market. When you’re used to fishing with spinning reels, the whole aesthetic of a baitcaster reel is going to look foreign. So, let’s make sure you know exactly what to...


How To: Clean Your Reel After Saltwater Fishing

I am an absolute fanatic about cleaning my gear! As I live on Long Island, NY, and being surrounded by saltwater, a lot of my trips are in the saltwater side of things. So cleaning your reel after using in saltwater is a “must.” I guarantee that if you take care of that reel, it will work fine trip-after-trip, and be around for your grandkids to use as well! Can’t I clean it tomorrow? I have spoken to many anglers over time, and for most of us, the need to completely break down your reel after using in saltwater is...