To reveal the secrets of using an open-faced rod and reel, we must first clarify what exactly an open-faced rod and reel is. The more common term is spinning reel and it is the most popular type of reel used in the fishing industry today. Beginners prefer an open fishing rod setup because it is easy to learn, yet offers plenty of room for progress. If you are new to fishing, here are some secrets to help you use an open reel fishing rod like a pro.
1. The role goes under the bar
For bait launchers and spincast reels, the reel position is on top of the rod. This can lead to confusion when upgrading to an open pole and roll where the roll is under the pole.
2. Choose the correct roll size
Choose a reel size that is ideal for the type of fishing you plan on. The size of the spinning reels ranges from 1000 to 20,000 or more! Sizes 1000 to 3500 are considered small reels that are ideal for small freshwater species such as bass, trout and bream. Sizes 4000 to 5500 are medium-sized reels that are perfect for most saltwater fishing needs on land and offshore.
3. Look for an anti-reverse locking handle
This feature prevents the roller handle from rotating backwards if your hand slips off. When choosing a reel, make sure it includes an anti-reverse handle.
4. Manually close the deposit
It is possible to close the bracket automatically by rolling it up. However, if you close it manually, your reel will last longer and unwanted twists or tangles in the line are avoided.
5. Know how to pull and how to use it
When hooking up with a fish, the drag system allows a reel to pull the line off the spool while maintaining the resistance that holds the pressure on the line. If you set the air resistance correctly, you can have a fun, controlled fight. If you set the air resistance too tight, a line will be torn.
6. Seek advice from an expert
Creating your dream rod and reel setup can be overwhelming while searching the black hole of the internet. Do your research, then get a second opinion from an expert at your local outdoor retailer. Check out the fishing forums or see what the pros are using.
Now that you know the secrets of using an open rod and reel, hop out and fish! If you want to learn more, check out the tips for casting an open-faced rod and reel or pick the fishing rods that are right for you.