What makes a good fishing reel?
Recreational fishing, whether as a hobby or sport, has helped turn the fishing industry into what it is now a multi-billion dollar business. The majority of this business comes from the sale and production of fishing gears. One of the most critical equipment to consider as an angler is your fishing reel. Various fishing reels are available in the market. Each one differs in the specification, function, and details.
Calmer waters require smaller and less sturdy fishing reels in order to catch smaller fish, whereas deep sea fishing requires a strong and flexible reel to catch big fish in rough conditions. Smaller reels are unable to cope with the stress, tension and ridged nature that is sea fishing.There are several aspects that make up sea fishing reels but the most important and prominent is reels ability to withstand harsh waters.
In order to determine how much weight a sea reel can retrieve, a spool is a mechanism is in place to allow the user this power. You can usually dictate the amount a reel can ‘reel’ in by the number on the actual spool itself. There are generally two numbers for a spool. The first shows how much weight the spool can bring in, and the second dictates the yardage of line the spool/reel can retrieve. The spool and reel go hand-in-hand; the user should consider the size of the fish they want to catch and find an equally viable spool.
For example, the deep sea fishing reel ‘Shimano Tyrnos’ (read the review here) requires a large and sturdy spool to land larger fish and withstand the tension.
The design for the Shimano Tyrnos was also carefully considered. It makes use of comfortable, non-slip grips giving you a good hold and allowing for increase torque. There are some qualities unique to the Tyrnos that most Shimano Reels don’t have. The Shimano Tyrnos does not have a Super Stopper. Instead, it has alternating reverse twin pawl that gives you hook setting power with minimum backlash.