How To String A Fishing Reel
Ever had a hard time stringing a fishing reel? With this VideoJug film, you can easily learn how to do that and learn a few other interesting fishing tips along the way!
There are a number of types of fishing reel, the two that I want to talk about on how to use them are fly-reel and fix spoor-reel. These seem to be the most commonly used. We also have multiplier-reels and big game-reels which are nothing more than a winch.
How to use both the fly-reel and a fix spoor-reel. The fly-reel is, first of all, a storage system for the line. We don't actually use it when fishing.
It does come in handy when we got a big fish, but the main reason for the reel on a fly rod is somewhere to place that fly-line. On the reel, we've got a backing line and a fly-line. The backing line is important in situations where we hook a big fish and the fish takes all of the fly-line through the rings, taking line off the reel as it goes.
Once we see the end of that backing line and fly-line joined to the backing, we've got to knot there and that should pass up the fly-line ring, fly-rod rings. Once we see the end of the fly-line and the backing line passing up the rings, if it's joined by a very small lint-naught, then the reel is doing its job. It's pulling up the line through the rings as the fish runs, but we still have a lot of line on there, and it's going to eventually empty.
Now, once a fish is on the run, we are going to tighten on the reel, then, other things come into place. That's the handle side of the reel; this is the drag side of the reel. On the drag side of the reel, we've got a little adjustment.
If I tighten that right up, pulling line off there is quite difficult. If I slide it off, you can see it's almost free-spool. It's almost going to run off there free-spool.
What we want is just enough tension there, so when a fish runs, there is a little bit of tension just to slow it down. We don't want it to be too strong, otherwise we risk breaking the nylon at the front. Whatever strength of our nylon at the front, we need to think about what drag setting to have.
If the nylon at the front is too light, then that drag tension is going to break it off. And remember, the further the fish gets from you, then the more drag and tension there is on the line, so if at first it seems fine, once it's 20, 30, 40 yards away, then that increased tension can just be enough to break off your lines. So always remember, do not over-tighten the drag.
You're better off to start at a lower drag setting than to start with a higher drag setting and break it off. So that's it, pretty simple with the fly-reel, nothing too fancy there. Obviously, the spool release on this model is a push button to release the spool.
The only time we really need to do that is if we need to give the reel a good cleaning or if we indeed need to change the spool and put on a different fly-line. But other than that, it's a simple quick wind to play the fish. Once we have a fish tight on the reel which won't take up all of this fly-line from up here, then during the fight, a fish will take the line and then hopefully we will regain that line back on the reel.
Quite often, it'll be a tug of war between a fish taking the line and us reeling it back until we play the fish into the net. The other common and popular outfit is a small fixed spool outfit, a spinning outfit, but a fixed spoon reel is the reel most people start off with. It's the most available, the one most kids can buy pretty cheap, and this small outfit is useful for light-pike fishing or perch-fishing and for trout.
But, using the reel, it's pretty similar that it has a drag system and a handle to wind. The spool release is a push button. Now, the handle set, the drag set, we can pull the line from the reel without the handle moving.
Fish is going to take the line from us. If we set that too loose, then we end up winding against that and the line is coming in, and the fish is running and we are still winding. So, what we are going to try and do is set it so that we don't have to wind it too hard and not get anywhere.
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