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Choosing a Bait Casting Reel - When to Use One, and What to Look For

April 25th, 2008 Ivo Posted in Fishing Reels 2 Comments »

If you plan on using heavy or large diameter fishing line, a bait casting reel will accommodate it nicely. Actually, the heavier the line, the easier it is to cast and control. If you want to use 6 lb or 10 lb test line, then stick to a spinning reel. If you want to get into 14 lb test line & heavier, then the bait caster is your better choice. Read the rest of this entry »


4 (More) Quick Tips on Using a Bait Casting Reel

February 24th, 2008 Ivo Posted in Fishing Reels 1 Comment »

Most Bait casting reels will have both a brake setting & a spool tension setting. The brake setting usually runs on a scale of 0 to 10 whereas the spool setting is usually not numbered. Let’s adjust the spool setting first. Read the rest of this entry »


4 Quick Tips on Using a Bait Casting Reel

February 21st, 2008 Ivo Posted in Fishing Reels 3 Comments »

As promised, I would like to give you some pointers & tips as they relate to bait casting reels. These reels are more complex than spinning reels & take some practice to master. These few tips I share below, Read the rest of this entry »


Okuma Al-55 Reel to Fight Big Fish

October 6th, 2007 Ivo Posted in Fishing Reels, Viewer Questions No Comments »

Viewer Question: “I just purchased an Okuma Al-55 reel and now I can put quite a bit of line on to fight those big salmon, carp and who knows maybe a sturgeon. Do you think that this type of reel is suitable for the type of fishing that I do? And also, If I can put more line on the reel to use to tire out the fish, is it safe to assume that I can use a lighter line such as 15-20 lb. mono as opposed to 30 lb. braided?” Read the rest of this entry »


How to Choose a Good Spinning Fishing Reel

August 24th, 2007 Ivo Posted in Fishing Line, Fishing Reels No Comments »

I wrote to you earlier on the importance of buying fishing reels that have the anti-reverse feature. Here are a few additional things to consider when buying a spinning reel. Read the rest of this entry »


Important Information On Fishing Reels And The Instant Anti-Reverse Feature

August 10th, 2007 Ivo Posted in Fishing Reels No Comments »

Hello again folks. Time after time, it seems as though the question I am asked the most is “what’s the most important thing I should look for when buying a fishing reel“? After all, there are so many out there to choose from. This article focuses on one key feature.

Well, when looking for a reel, the first thing you should always look for is Read the rest of this entry »