Saturday, August 22, 2015

Choosing a Reel

How to Choose a Reel
             First off, what kind of reel? Well you guys have some options, first you can get a Open-face, Spinning, Bait casting, or even a Fly Reel. Now what should you choose well to be honest you guys need to figure what type of situation are you in. If you are going to be Shore-Fishing I Agree going with a spinning as you can setup a bobber and you're on your way. So are you more of a troller or a shore fisher, if your are trolling you should settle for an open-faced as it tends to be much more useful with a depth counter. But, there's many different sizes and many different brands to choose from. Therefore, what should you choose well as you can see below you have a bigger outfit, a medium, and a small. Spin reels of different sizes can be used, but the mid size one is the best compromise for spool diameter/performance and reel weight/ergonomics. So a go-to would be the medium as it packs a punch for easy casting and performs very good in spool and the drag.


Choosing a Setup

Choosing a Setup
         First you guys will need a Fishing rod, open-faced, a spinning rod, or even a Bait casting reel it really depends on what type of fishing you guys prefer. What I prefer is mostly Spinning as you can troll, Shore fish, and even Jig with. Everyone has a different type of feel for their setups as I tend more towards open-faced for trolling, and lean more towards spinning for bobber fishing. Once you guys have chosen your setup, its time to move on to your line and choice of configuration. You guys want to take in to consideration of what you want more sensitive or more snag proof line as you will call it. If you want more "Snag Proof" I would probably get 10 pound to 12 pound "Braided Line" as it tends to be much stronger. Also, make sure you lube you're reels and have them serviced regularly. Next, you should choose a rod to properly fit your reel setup, should you go for more of a sensitive or more for a snap proof rod? I think its safe to choose a 6' 6" rod medium light as it will take anything from 6 to 12 pounds as walleyes can get that big.