Sea Fishing Reels are available in many different sizes and two very different styles.
Fixed Spool Sea Fishing Reels
The Fixed Spool Reel is by far the most well known and probably the most widely used. Most of us will have had some experience of using a fixed spool reel when freshwater fishing as a child.
The fixed spool reel is very easy to use too. As the angler casts his or her baited rig out to sea, the line around the spool is pulled free and off of the spool. It is important to know that the spool on this type of reel is static and does not rotate during the cast, hence its name 'Fixed Spool'. With no spool rotation during the cast, tangles and birds nests are virtually impossible, making the fixed spool reel the best choice for anyone starting out sea fishing from the shore.
Multiplier Sea Fishing Reels
The Multiplier Reel has earned a reputation as being the anglers number one choice for distance casting, however the multiplier reel can be difficult to cast and this is particularly true for the beginner.
When casting with a multiplier reel, the spool rotates during the cast, as line on the reel is pulled by the baited rig and or lead weight. If the spool turns to fast (faster than the line is being pulled off of the spool) problems can occur and the dreaded birds nest tangle can erupt in a split second. In order to prevent the spool over turning, quality multiplier reels are fitted with a braking system. This slows down the spool during casting, making the reel easier to handle and in some cases a lot more forgiving to casting errors.
Fixed Spool or Multiplier?
So which sea fishing reel will best suit a particular style of fishing and your angling needs? To make things easier we have split our range of sea fishing reels into four categories:
- Fixed Spool Reels
- Multiplier Reels
- Boat Reels
- Spinning Reels
If you are looking to start sea fishing from the shore, beach, pier or rocks, both fixed spool reel and multiplier reels will be suitable depending on your preference.
Boat reels are generally shaped and designed like the multiplier reel only larger and in most cases a lot more robust.
If you fancy enticing a prey fish to a lure of some kind, a spinning reel is what you will need. Spinning reels can be of the fixed spool design or the multiplier design. Again, your experience and sea fishing requirements will dictate which type of spinning reel you will need.
Size is also a very important factor when buying a sea fishing reel. Sizes range from an 050 to an 080, sometimes smaller. Again we have tried to make choosing which size of reel to use as easy as possible.
The reels in each of our ranges are carefully chosen to suit that particular style of fishing. For instance, you won't find a large 080 size fixed spool reel in the spinning reel section.
It really is this easy, if you can't find what you are looking for or would simply like to talk to us about sea fishing reels and which one will best suit you, please do give us a call or drop us an email, we will be more than happy to help.