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The bass fishing equipment service

For fisheries we understand the minimum instruments necessary for the practice of sport fishing of the black bass.

It is essential that we understand that there must be an adequate balance between the reel, reel line, weight of the lure, to get the best benefit from our equipment, so we must respect the manufacturer’s suggestions, which are usually found Printed on both the reed and the reel, and is the minimum requirement that we must demand in them, because that team that lacks these suggestions, is far from adequate, so if we are well hooked in this fascinating Sport of fishing, try to buy quality and, of course, looking for the best price.

What do we mean by a balanced team? First the reed is specific for each type of reel so there is one for fly fishing, others for spinning reels, others for this list of baitcasting reels, and a few for spincast.

Also they bring printed the minimum and maximum range of line resistance that should be used with it. The same happens in the reel and it is not convenient to exceed them, because firstly we reduce considerably the amount of yards that can be saved in this one and in the second, the resistance of the gears comes graded for the type of line specified and, finally the action Of the reeds determines the weight of lure to use in such a way that if we do not respect the latter well we run the risk of breaking the reed when using a greater weight, or we will end up with the shoulder and elbow sore when making a greater effort to throw , If we use lures of less weight than stipulated.

The action of the cane must also come printed in it, this is for the use that we must give it; Since as we shall see later according to the lure to be used, it will be the reed.


It is the most important instrument of our fishing equipment. It has the following functions:

A) Support the assembly of the reel.
B) throw the decoy.
C) feel the TAP, ie the moment when the fish bites, or rather suck the lure; The higher the quality, the greater sensitivity the cane will present.
D) Nailing the fish to feel the tap, which is commonly called a strike. E) handle and approach the bass.

If this function corresponds completely to the reed, contrary to what we do when we start fishing, we use as a winch our reel and with the handle and approach the fish, getting deteriorate the line and the gears of the reel.
F) to handle once in the water the decoy, printing different movements, as the case may be.

The reeds are manufactured in different materials and with different actions, sizes and types, according to the reel to be used. The materials most commonly used in the manufacture of the reeds are fiberglass and graphite; Plastic, foam, or cork handles and these can be short or long.

The cane has guides that lead the line up to the reel, which can be made of materials such as porcelain (the best), plastic, or wire.

And it is very convenient to select a cane with a minimum of six guides, and maximum 8, since the more guides have a cane the better the force the line exerts on it, the ideal average of guides is 7.

It is advisable to periodically review the status of the guides, since with the use the line is marking them, and those marks come to cut the line, causing us a bad time, either when losing a decoy, or Worse, the fish of our dreams. The size of the reed varies between 4 and 6.5 feet (1.2 to 1.8 m), if it is a reel for spincast reels (button), and reels of baitcasting, while for spinnin reeds the ideal measure is between 5 to 7 feet (1.5 to 2.15m).

The reel has the following functions:

A) Save the line.
B) Release the line when casting the decoy.
C) recover the line that we have approached with the cane.

Basically we have four types of reels for sport fishing:

1.- Fly fishing reel.
2.- spincast spool, or button.
3.- Spinning reel, or hoop.
4.- Baitcasting reel.

1.- The fly fishing reel , has little use in
11bass fishing , given the characteristics of the bass habitat, limits its use.Basically serves to save and collect the line, in the released has no interference.

2.- Spincast reel, or button reel , is very common to be called a closed reel, is the easiest to use, and in addition to the more economical, it is very rare that the line is
11entangled, and its mechanism of operation Is so comfortable, that you simply press the clutch button and release it when you launch the rod so that the lure comes out with a minimum of effort. If the clutch is released earlier, the lure will come out very high, and if it is released out of time, the troll will fall a very short distance, which means that it has its proper time to release the clutch, which is achieved with practice.

We recommend the beginner to go out to practice in an open area and put a bucket as a target, to shoot at different distances, in order to acquire marksmanship and skill, since in certain circumstances we will be forced to throw in the exact place where I jump The bass, or just ahead of some structure, where we suppose we can find it.
It has little line capacity, which causes a lot of wear on the line. A tip for when we are stuck with this type of reel, just like the spinning, IS NOT TO TREAT TO DISCONTINUE, giving multiple turns to the reel crank, as this will excessively twist the line, facilitating entanglement and weakening the line.

If we bring the brake very tight, and the pull that the fish is giving exceeds the resistance of the line, the end result will be that the line is busting with the subsequent loss of our animal. The spincast reel is the most suitable for the fisherman who starts, for the simple of its operation.

3.- Spinning reel, the reel of hoop . It has an open recovery system, the reel where the line is tangled, and
11its winding (ring) are in sight. It is an equally easy to handle system than the spincast. The brake is sometimes located in the central part of the spool or coil, or at the rear of the reel. The reel assembly system in the reed is leaving this down, not up as in other types. The rod does not have a trigger, since the base of the reel is considerably long, and fulfills this function, of support of the finger. The way to operate it is by taking the line with the index finger of the hand that holds it, and with the other hand we lift the hoop, With what we converted to the index finger in the clutch of the reel, which will have to release the line at the time of the launch, some experienced fishers recommend this type of reels for use of trolling, and in ultralight equipment, simplifies the launch of Lures very small and with low weight. Personally my aim is deficient with this team, but I have seen fishermen do wonders with them, as you will see it will all be a matter of trying each one of them to see what they are left with. It simplifies the launching of very small lures and with low weight. Personally my aim is deficient with this team, but I have seen fishermen do wonders with them, as you will see it will all be a matter of trying each one of them to see what they are left with. It simplifies the launching of very small lures and with low weight. Personally my aim is deficient with this team, but I have seen fishermen do wonders with them, as you will see it will all be a matter of trying each one of them to see what they are left with.

4.- Baitcasting reel , commonly called open reel or revolving drum. Without doubt it is the best engine that exists for fishing, but it is also the most difficult to handle, since we will have to make use of the thumb
11to slow the spool or coil moments before the lure falls into the water, To stop the rotation of the same and to prevent a tangle is made of the line … Likewise it is difficult the shots in the opposite direction to the air, and it is not said if throwing we make contact with some object, and we will be unraveling the nest Of ostrich.

At the moment of releasing the line, the friction is greatly reduced, producing very long and precise shots, although the latter depends more on the fisherman than on the reel. Some have bearings for ease of handling, making them softer, and others are mounted on bronze bushings, which are the most economical. Just squeeze the clutch, so that the spool is free and able to launch. All have a set brake for the spool rotation speed at launch, and some also have a magnetic brake for fine tuning.

Both must be graded according to the weight of the lure, to avoid that once the lure falls into the water the spool continues to spin, creating a slide, sometimes impossible to untangle. The procedure for calibrating the brakes is as follows:

1.- We press the brake of pressure in an average term.
2.- We tighten the clutch to allow the lure to lower freely.
3.- When the lure makes contact with the water, if the spool stops turning, it means that we are well calibrated.
4.- If the lure does not reach the water, the pressure is exceeded, and it will have to be loosened.
5.- If the spool keeps turning the contact of the lure with the water, it is necessary to print more pressure.

Once the pressure brake has been calibrated, we move to the magnetic one, which is usually 1 to 10 degrees (from lowest to highest pressure), we make a shot and if the spool turns a little after falling, we press the magnetic, one or two Points, and so on until you find the right pressure.

Another component of the reel is the drag, to calibrate the tension of the line, which is usually located on the crankshaft, and has a star shape, turning it forward we tighten the tension, and back we loosen it. The bobbin is the front structure that drives the line to be evenly distributed in the bobbin.

It is very important to give proper maintenance to our reels, with frequent cleaning and lubrication, for this to consult the attached brochure, at the time of making the purchase, or take it to a specialized service center. If we have gone out to fish to the sea, it is very important to put them to soak in water, to remove the salt that is corrosive for the metals and later to lubricate them.

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