- 1 Can you cast a Levelwind reel?
- 2 What are Levelwind reels for?
- 3 Can you cast a conventional reel?
- 4 What is the difference between a baitcaster and a conventional reel?
- 5 How much line should I put on a conventional reel?
- 6 What is the difference between lever drag and star drag?
- 7 How do you adjust the tension on a conventional reel?
- 8 Can I use a conventional reel on a spinning rod?
Can you cast a Levelwind reel?
Yes, you can use a levelwind reel for casting.
What are Levelwind reels for?
A level wind fishing reel is a bait casting reel that has a level wind mechanism to distribute the line evenly automatically upon retrieve.
Can you cast a conventional reel?
Conventional reels are probably one of the easiest reels to learn to use as long as you’re not attempting to cast with them. They work on the same principal as baitcasting reels, using a rotating spool to feed line out and crank it back in.
What is the difference between a baitcaster and a conventional reel?
There really is no difference. Both are “revolving spool” type reels. Generally, those that can be cast one handed are considered “baitcasters” which is the type that a lot of bass & inshore folks use and are usually cast with one hand rods.
How much line should I put on a conventional reel?
To begin with it’s important to fill your reels full. Casting reels should be between an eighth of an inch from the top and all the way to the top. If you get too much line on them, you’ll get a weird sound when you cast. Spinning reels should be all the way full, right to the top.
What is the difference between lever drag and star drag?
The lever drag washer lives on the end of the spool, the star drag’s washers live inside the main gear. Bigger spool diameters give a bigger washer diameter for lever drags; a bigger main gear diameter has the same effect for star drags.
How do you adjust the tension on a conventional reel?
The drag on spinning reels is on the top of the reel. It’s set by turning the click wheel to the right to tighten, and to the left to loosen your drag. Pull on your line directly (your line should be through all your guides on the rod, set up like you’re going fishing, make sure all knots are out of your guides).
Can I use a conventional reel on a spinning rod?
The only thing about using a spinning reel on a conventional rod is that you will get more “line drag” on the eyelets, and therefore not as much distance on the cast because of the way the line spools off the reel, but if you are only throwing a little way, and not trying to get past the “far sand bar” it won’t matter.