Different Types Of Fishing Reels

Imagine that you are getting ready to go fishing, but your reel isn't working as well as it used to work for you. Maybe you realized that you've had your reel for ages, and you want to upgrade or try out a newer model. Over the years, a lot of different fishing reels have been introduced to the market, and it can be a big confusing if you are new to fishing or haven't found yourself looking at new reels recently.

If this is the case and you are you looking to purchase a new fishing reel or replace one that you've had for years, but aren't sure where to start? In this article, we are going to take a look at several different types of fishing reels. Since there are several different kinds, you might find the whole process of selecting one rather daunting - but fear not!

Different Types Of Fishing Reels

You'll be choosing the perfect fishing reel for you and be back out on the water again in no time! In fact, why not enjoy the process of choosing your new fishing reel and take a quick peek through our guide to the different types of fishing reels?


Types Of Fishing Reels

Spinning Reel

Spinning reel

The spinning reel is the perfect reel to start off fishing with. Plenty of novices and beginners like to start with the spinning reel, as the learning curve is much smaller than a baitcasting reel.

The spinning reel is a great reel to choose if you are a first time fisher or if you are looking for something a little easier to handle.

With a spinning reel, the reel allows you use your fishing reel without one of the major worries of a baitcasting reel - the fishing line becoming tangled. The spinning reel features a spool that the fishing line wraps around during use, so you don't need to have the constant worry that the line with tangle up and get stuck during casting or reeling in. Since this issue is a major one for those new to fishing, and baitcating rods can take a while to master, it can make all the difference in your fishing game if you choose a spinning reel for a new fisher. Avid fishers tend to like them for this reason, as well!

Another factor of the spinning reel that makes it popular is the fact that with the spool design the way it is, it makes it a lot faster to reel in. This is ideal if you are catching smaller fish that do not require too much strain on the line.

Baitcasting Reel

baitcasting reel

Baitcasting reels are quite popular among more experienced and professional fishers, since they have a higher learning curve and tend to take a lot more practice to get used to than spinning reels. However, baitcasting reels really do have their advantages once you are able to get the hang of using it!

Although the fishing line can easily get tangled up in a baitcasting reel, once you learn the ins and outs of the baitcasting reel, you will be able to reap the benefits of this reel. A baitcasting reel can be used for more accurate casting, as you are better able to control where the line and your fishing lure goes. This is an ideal reel to use if you are fishing in a tighter, more closed area and need to really be able to get close to your target.

Another benefit of the baitcasting reel is its ability to cast farther than the spinning reel. You can use the baitcasting reel for larger, heavier fish as well, as the reel is slower to reel in. The fishing lines that are typically associated with the baitcasting reel tends to be thicker, heavier line, making it better suited for heavier fishing.

Spincast Reel

Spincast reel

The spincast reel is a newer arrival on the market and is the perfect fishing reel for beginners, thanks to its user friendly and hassle free interface.

The spincast reel features a tangle free design that will allow you to fish without worry about getting a tangle or knot in your line. Another notable thing about the spincast reel is the fact that there is a simple push button design that allows you to cast easily without worrying about said tangles. The push button design allows you to cast accurately and gives you a good distance range as well.

The spincast reel is available in a variety of sizes to suit your fishing needs - it comes in ultralight (with a four pound line), medium (with a ten pound line), all the way up to heavy duty (which features a twenty plus pound line). All in all, there is a different line for every fishing need with the spincast reel.

While the spincast reel is a bit of a combination between the spinning reel and the baitcasting reel, it really does deserve its own category. If you are going to be introducing children, teenagers, or even adults to the joys of fishing, this is a great fishing reel to start with, as it is easy to use.


Fishing reel

Choosing your new fishing reel doesn't have to be daunting, even despite the fact that there are several different types out there. Between the spinning reel, the spincast reel, and the baitcasting reel, you might feel like there are a lot of choices, but might not be sure which choice would work best for you.

Whether you are a beginning fisher or you have been actively enjoying the sport for years, when it is time to head out on the water, you will want the reel that will work best for you. While many beginners might choose a spincast reel, and it might seem as though the spinning reel is for those who are a bit more experienced, you can choose whichever reel works for you. A baitcasting reel is a great addition if you are willing to put the time and effort into learning to use it. It really depends on the skill, the patience for learning, and what you are looking for in a reel.

William S. Guerrera

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David - August 25, 2019

Nice introduction into the world of fishing reels!
I like how you’ve designed your site…very clean looking and kept simple.
As far as reels go, I’ve have and will always be a fan of the bait caster. Spin cast are great as well but there’s nothing like having an old bc from the 70’s on your just as old fiber glass two pieced five footer rod with the metal body and cork handle!


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