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Finding A Good Used Saltwater Fishing Reel
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Finding A Good Used Saltwater Fishing Reel

Fishing in the sea is a wonderful experience that allows you to get away from the cares of the world while you pursue large sea run fish. There are so many different species available for you to pursue, and so many fishing locations available to cast your line into. Sea fishing has a few challenges to consider when compared to freshwater fishing.

The fish are usually larger than freshwater species, and they are also usually stronger. Because they are stronger, you will need stronger fishing gear and tackle items. This will be important when you hook into a trophy sized fish. The fishing rod obviously needs to be sturdy and able to withstand the powerful strikes of ocean fish. The reel is what connects you to the fish, so this is the most important consideration when getting saltwater fishing gear. Here are a few things to look for when purchasing a sea fishing reel.

First of all, make sure the reel is resistant to corrosion caused by saltwater. Fresh water anglers don't need to worry about this, but it can be very important to saltwater anglers. Next, make sure the construction and materials are heavy duty and high quality. The fish you will be targeting are big and strong, and you don't want your reel to fail when you hook a trophy. Brass gears and internals are standard in saltwater fishing reels because brass is corrosion resistant and very strong. It does make the reel heavier than if alloys or aluminum are used, but the trade off is worth it in the end. The reel body should be made of a strong composite material as well.

The most important consideration is the drag system. A reel's drag allows a fish to run while applying a steady resistance. This prevents the fish from snapping your line with a powerful run and the steady resistance helps wear them out at the same time. This is a part of your reel that you want to work flawlessly. Read some reviews on the reels that you are considering buying to see what other anglers thought about the drag and other functions of the reel.

When shopping for a saltwater fishing reel, it might be advantageous to buy a used saltwater fishing reel. These reels usually come at a fraction of the new price, but will most likely be in near new condition. This is a way to save some money so you can put it towards deep sea fishing charters or other gear you need. Good luck and as always, happy fishing!


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