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Best Spinning Reels: What are they?

Spinners are known to have different types of spinner reels. These include: 1) Bamboo, 2) Steel, 3) Carbon Fiber, 4) Polyester (PTFE), 5) Silicone, 6) Aluminum and 7) Stainless steel. Each type of reel is used for its own purpose.

Bamboo Reel

The bamboo reel is made from bamboo. They are usually lightweight and easy to handle. Some models come with a light weight plastic case which makes them lighter than other types of reels. A good quality bamboo reel will last longer because it uses less energy when spinning the line.

However, some manufacturers use inferior materials such as PVC or even cardboard. Bamboo reels tend to break down over time due to moisture and sunlight exposure.

Steel Reel

A steel reel is made from stainless steel. They are heavy and durable. Steel reels are not recommended for beginners because they require more skill to spin the line properly. Steel reels are also expensive since they cost more than other types of reels.

There are many brands of steel reels available today including: Daiwa, Kizami, Maruoka, Nihon Kohdoh and Yari. The one made by Kizami is considered to be the best brand since it can endure all types of weather conditions.

Carbon Fiber Reel

A carbon fiber reel is made from high quality cloth and resin. The cloth is weaved together to create a reel that is both strong and durable. It has a glossy finish which makes it look stylish. The gloss also prevents the reel from becoming rusty when exposed to moisture.

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A carbon fiber reel is the most expensive type of reel. It is worth the money if you want a durable and stylish reel.

Polyester Reel

A polyester reel is made from fiberglass and epoxy resins. They are also known as PTFE (polytetrafluoroethylene) reels. These reels are resistant to corrosive elements such as saltwater. They are usually more affordable than other types of reels.

A drawback with PTFE reels is that they become brittle and breakable when the line is caught on a rock.

Silicone Reel

A silicone reel is made from durable silicone rubber. It is less expensive than other types of reels. The problem with a silicone reel is that it has a tendency to absorb water which will weigh down your fishing line. This type of reel is not durable like other types of reels.

It is not recommended for fishing since it will break apart easily.

Aluminum Reel

An aluminum reel is made from anodized aluminum. An anodized aluminum has a hard, wear-resistant surface. The anodizing process converts the outer metal layer of aluminum into a porous oxide layer. After the process, the aluminum has a corrosion resistant surface which makes it last longer than a regular aluminum product.

The porous layer also gives the reel a glossy finish which makes it more stylish. This type of reel is slightly heavier than other reels but it is still easy to use. It is also more expensive than other types of reels.

Stainless Steel Reel

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A stainless steel reel is made from stainless steel. The stainless steel has an anti-corrosive and hygienic surface. They are considered to be one of the most durable types of reels available on the market. They are not as popular as other types of reels but they are recommended for people who fish in saltwater or freshwater.

Plastic Reel

A plastic reel is made from durable and flexible plastic materials. They are mostly used for freshwater fishing since it is not resistant to corrosion from saltwater. It is also inexpensive and lightweight compared to other types of reels. The main drawback with a plastic reel is that it is easily damaged when it is dropped on the ground.

Flush Reel

A flush reel can be mounted inside the handle of the rod. The rod will have a hollow space where you can place your fishing line. It is the most popular type of reel because it is easy to use and maintain. The only drawback is that it cannot be used with other types of rods such as fiberglass rods.

Sources & references used in this article:

Reel mount for spinning rods by BT Hardesty – US Patent 3,522,674, 1970 – Google Patents

Reel mount and adapter for spinning rods by FW Ritchie – US Patent 2,926,450, 1960 – Google Patents

Lid infeed for spinning rod restacker by C Fardin – US Patent 4,391,560, 1983 – Google Patents

Combination fly and spinning reel by DG Dobbs – US Patent 3,944,159, 1976 – Google Patents

Fishing rod by JL Hamp – US Patent 3,060,617, 1962 – Google Patents

Retainer cap for spinning rod holder by RO Oak, WJ Preinsberger – US Patent 4,856,220, 1989 – Google Patents

Magnetically levitated spinning axel display apparatus by G Ritts – US Patent 5,182,533, 1993 – Google Patents