You are a longtime angler but have you ever learned about the construction of your reel? Knowing the structure of the reel will help the angler a lot in managing the operation of his reel.
Have you ever wondered why the fishing line is firmly and evenly drawn into the spool line? There’s a part on the reel made to do just that.
What is a bail on a fishing reel? The bail is a part used for line retrieval, as the rotor spins, the bail serves to guide the line back onto the spool. The purpose of the bail is to act as a gate for the line on the spool. When the bail is close, line does not slip out of the spool. And when it opened, the bail releases the line from the spool for casting.
To learn more about the function of this part and how to use it properly. You should refer to my article below.
What is a bail on a fishing reel
The bail is a part used for line retrieval, as the rotor spins, the bail serves to guide the line back onto the spool. The purpose of the bail is to act as a gate for the line on the spool. When the bail is close, line does not slip out of the spool. And when it opened, the bail releases the line from the spool for casting.
This is a pretty simple spinning reel design, they make the casting process more step-by-step. But the advantage is that it is versatile and easy to repair. This is an important part on the reel, without it, it is almost impossible for your reel to work safely with the lines.
This part does not exist on the baitcasting reel, which really makes the Baitcaster a much simpler cast. But in Baitcaster there is also a problem that they will tangle the fishing line if you have not mastered them.
There hasn’t been a reel design yet that delivers a completely flawless fishing reel system.
How to use the bail when casting by spinning reel
Now I will share with you how to cast bait, many people can make the bait fly too far or too close, generally not in the right place to cast. actually this can become easy if you get used to it.
For spinning reel it is quite simple.
How to hold the fishing rod: Use 4 fingers behind, 2 fingers to hold the front of the reel foot and 2 fingers to hug the back of the reel foot. Thumb pressed to the fishing rod. The other hand holds the tail of the fishing rod.
The distance from the tip of the fishing rod to the bait is about 30cm – 40cm. Next, use your index finger to grab the fishing line. Then open the bai
Stand straight and face the direction you want to cast. Remember to look around so you don’t get entangled and avoid endangering people standing around.
Tilt the fishing rod to the direction of 2 o’clock and casting, when the tip of the fishing rod reaches the direction of 11 o’clock, let go of the index finger to let the fishing line run. Then close the bail. Now you can start reeling whenever you want.
For Baitcasting reels, casting will be a bit more complicated, perhaps I will save it for a later article. If you want to learn more, refer to my other articles, or to any other website, that’s okay. Hope to help you.