Fishing can be a lot of fun, especially when you are out with your family or friends or just on a solo weekend fishing trail with your favorite pet. Everyone enjoys it, from the kids to the seniors! Choosing the fishing gear can be a little tricky unless you have an expert guiding you. Otherwise, you may end up buying way too fancy which you will have no use or something that’s not sufficient for you. The price, style, and brand can be very important factors while choosing the best fishing reels for you.
Know what’s available
If you check online you will find spinning reels that cost you anywhere from less than $10 to $300. What actually matters is the right combination of the rod and the reel that makes the job easier for you. We’ll keep the rod aside for the time being and concentrate on the reel. The very basic spinning reel that costs less than 10$ is the good old Yoyo fish trap that comes with nylon line wound on a steel wheel with steel spring and hook. As you come to the 50$ range reels, they come with an anti-reverse bearing so that your catch does not pull you along instead of you pulling up the catch. They have a lightweight body and rotator and come with an aluminum pool. The fishing reels in costing along the 100$ range comes with a watertight body so that the gears remain intact. They have better gear ratios compared to the cheaper ones. As we go higher in the price range, we are looking at more professional reels that have sophisticated mechanisms but are particularly useful for the professionals. They are stronger and can be used for getting bigger catches that weigh and fight more.
How to choose the right fishing reel for you?
Whatever you buy, make sure you check the price! Buy something you can afford first of all. For holiday purposes, if you are not a regular, don’t go for very expensive and complicated mechanisms which take a while to learn how to use by when you may be back home and back to work! If you are regular, but not a professional, go for the 70$ to 80$ range which is durable. Professionals do not require my advice and for the others, anything that costs above $100 would be a professional’s reel!