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Nowadays the majority of fishing fans prefer to use rods with a special reel. It helps to make long and careful casts. However, it’s possible only if the reel is correctly matched to the rod.

Choosing the right reel depends on the fishing rod options.

Types of Fishing Reels

  • Baitcasting Reels. It’s the most up-to-date reel. These reels are lightweight, compact, and very powerful, which allow you to make an accurate cast at a record distance. Baitcasting reels are used not only for deep sea fishing but also for freshwater spinning. Many anglers choose this type for its compact size and ease of handling. The main distinguishing feature of such a reel is that it is located on top of the rod. So, with the correct setup, the baitcasting reel will be very easy to use.
  • Spincast Reels. It’s the cheapest and the simplest type of reel. The spincast reel has kept the qualities and properties of the old wooden fishing reels. However, nowadays reels are made of modern materials. Such reels are designed to fulfill their main function: line storage. The reels are excellent for fishing on the calm current since they give the line at the speed of the current and the lure moves in the water as naturally as possible.
  • Spinning Reels. Spinning reels are the most popular type of fishing reels and can be called the most ideal option for spinning. Such reels are available with a closed, open, and semi-closed spool. The spinning reel allows you to use the lightest lures. This type of reel has a friction brake that prevents the line from breaking.

How to choose the right reel?

Choosing a reel depends on the type of rod, fishing techniques, and the location of angling. Moreover, you need to pay attention to the number of bearings. It’s better to give preference to the models in which 4-6 bearings are installed. The fewer bearings are, the more unreliable the reel will be. 

GRITR Outdoors provides reels for fishing in a wide variety of shapes and sizes. Each of the three types has its own advantages. Choosing the right reel is up to you.