A spinning reel is around spool device mounted on an axle attached to a rod. Its purpose is to deploy and retrieve the line for catching fish, plain and simple.
Here are several things to think about when buying a spinning reel
All reels will hold your line. A reel body can be made of plastic, aluminum, steel, or graphite. Which is better depend on the kind of fishing you want to do. Plastic is great for the beginner and children who want to get in on the enjoyment of catching fish, as far that goes. For the more experienced fisherman, aluminum is the way to go for the best spinning reel, because of its durability for rigorous fishing. You may be dropping your rod at times or maybe it will fall over, get bumped up against something, or something else could happen. You never know.
lighter is better, so they say. Again, all reels are not made the same. What kind of fishing you will be doing will determine what you need. The reel with fewer parts, the better. Why might you ask? Because you will have a lessened chance of a mechanical failure.
Drag rate, gear ratio, and spool size
The drag rate, gear ratio, and spool size also play an important part in reel selection. Some reels are better than others. So keep that in mind before you purchase your first or next reel. Remember that you get what you pay for. Your reel should deploy your line smoothly, with ease.
One other thing you should know is that there are a few different types of Spinning reels out there that vary in size and purpose. There are Spinning reels, which are most popular in use today, for spin casting, which is great for children and the beginner. There is baitcasting used by anglers who want to cast larger baits and catch big fish. Of course, there are the Fly fishing reels that have fewer parts. There are also Specialized reels you see mounted on boats.
The most important part of the Spinning reel is the gears. It keeps things smooth for you. The gears determine how many revolutions the spool makes. You know, when you hook a fish, you start to reel it in and pull back on your rod and reel in some more, that’s the drag system that’s applying the pull on your hooked fish.
It is very important that the reel is of the same quality and matches the rod. When you select a reel that is rated for a heavier line then the rod is rated for then you will have a butt heavy feel to your rod which will make the tip of the rod less sensitive. The opposite is true if you select a reel that is rated for a lighter line than what the rod is rated for the rod will feel tip heavy and control of the tip will be clumsy and your wrist will tire quickly. It’s good before buying you understand rod and reel balance.