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11 February 2021

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Spinning

Spinning

When selecting a fishing reel style, spinning reels are a versatile choice for both beginners and experienced anglers.  Spinning reels are straightforward to use, and popular fishing light tackle setups.  Easy to learn, spinning reels are a popular beginner reel, and practically every angler will have a few spinning rod and reel combos in their collection.  The name indicates the motion with which a spinning line lands in water i.e. it spins as it comes off of a spinning reel.

What to Expect When Spin Fishing

The spin fishing gear you should search for in the market has directly got to do with the fish type you intend to target through this technique. The size of the fish, its habitat (either freshwater origin or saltwater), and the bait it’s attracted to are three considerable factors in this regard. Rods are rated for the strength of the line and the size of the lures you should use.  It can be helpful to talk with an associate at your tackle shop about your expectations, and he or she will recommend the right gear.  For example, when targeting trout, it is recommended that you take a monofilament line spooled over a spinning reel reel mounted on a short spinning rod.

After you’ve acquired all matching gear, thread the line through all the eyelets on the rod before tying your lure to your fishing line.  To cast, start with about a foot of line between your lure and the rod tip.  Next, grip the base of the rod and grab the line with a finger, holding it to the line.  Flip open your bail (the half circle outline around the line), and you're ready to cast.  Release the line with your finger at the same time the rod whips forward in your casting motion.

Apart from the basic fishing gear; the rod, a line, tackle, and a reel, keep some extras or side gear to use. Such things include some extra line, a spin fishing guide in written or audio form (even a Youtube video), some scissors, pliers, and of course a fishing license. 

Fun fact: North Americans have been witnessed using spin fishing reels as early as in the 1870s.

Tips for Spin Fishing

  1. When using one bait only, elevate and lower your fishing rod following the sink and draw method when retrieving your bait. This makes a target fish perceive the bait as a dying fish which seems easier to hunt.
  2. Never reel a spin fishing reel at the time a fish is dragging your bait. When both the things happen at the same time, the line ends up being twisted. So, the rule of thumb is to reel your line once the drag stops.
  3. Being a beginner, get yourself a nylon line instead of a braided spinning line due to the fact that it’s cost effective, flexible and resistant to abrasion.
  4. Purchase sinkers weighing 1/4oz and 3/8oz. They are considered ideal enough for your bait to stick closer to the water line without sinking too deep.