The Difficult PacU of Bella Vista

A particular mode that resembles the capture of these delicate fish, with fly fishing. Image gallery.

Since fishing is practiced to greater distance than the length of the shank, became essential the use of a device host where the line used to cover this route. With the modalities within walking distance this is not necessary, as it is the case with the mojarreros.

This requirement led to the creation of the primitive reels, Word that in the Argentina has literally in the lexicon of the fishermen, taken from the introducers of the sport in the country: the English. Originally, reels with a thick central shaft where the line is bobinaba by hand. Eventually be refined and specified for various fisheries.

Order of appearance

The first industrial reels are Rotary, those in which the line is collected in an axle with coil which rotates perpendicular or transversely with respect to the shank. They have a cylindrical shape, as if it were a tin of tomatoes whose caps are located on the sides of the stick. Therefore, the line enters and graduated straight without the need for gadgets that stick it to the coil.

The first models, and currently some large, don’t have wire feeder, forcing fishermen to direct the entry of the line with the finger to prevent build-up of a single side and not proportionally occupy the entire width of the coil.

Within the rotating reels are the low-profile or low profile, small and flat format (known as eggs), intended, originally, baitcast fishing where, by the amount of releases and in harmony with the cane, needed reels rotating but lightweight.

The reels to fly are also rotating, but with a much simpler mechanical system, since only they have as object, usually, put together low-voltage line.

Then appeared the front, called reels so the reel is placed parallel to the shank and the line is collected because a pick-up sticks it to the coil, which does not rotate. When cast, turns this pickup; then, the line is released, and then the user your finger is released, comes in the form of rollers where direct cane.

The gear system is more complex and delicate in the rotating reels, because basically they have to work with a Crown and a pinion that transmits the movement of the handle and allow, not only to pick up the line against the fixed coil, but also that this raise and lower to the correct flirtation.

This mechanical system originally made them weaker and, therefore, used in the finest catches, which didn’t have to be so hard. However, in recent years the need to win away for releases in the fishing of sea lure prompted large factories to build models of extraordinary resistance.

The spincast reels are little known in the Argentina. What’s more: I never saw a single person that used them in the forty years that I’ve been fishing. They combine elements of the front (coil in parallel to the shank and fixed) and the Rotary (line is released with push of a button and will not need to move a pick-up). They have covered reel so that the line, which goes in the enrulada form, generate tangles. But this means little load and friction that hinders the releases to long distance. They appeared in the world market at the end of the 1940s. In countries like the United States or Brazil usually the reels that boys or, simply, newbies begin.

The challenges

The main problem they have fishermen to use a rotating reel is cookie, or backlash, which occurs when the speed of the item that has been released (a decoy, a bait, etc.) and the shaft continues to turn, which usually happens, for example, with headwind or when the release is parabolic or very short (which is known as “little fly”). Therefore goes without control and turns are Sabugal amusingly, causing what the Brazilians call cabeleira (mane). To avoid this unpleasant situation, the rotating reels have special brakes.

The centrifugal brake consists of weights arranged in rays, as if they were the rays of a bicycle, concentrates on the axis of the coil on one side. These weights, insofar as they are approaching the circumference by the spreading axis, act as brakes of the giro.

Therefore, many more weights are placed in position on (see left photo) less will rotate and vice versa. To make harmonic movement there to activate or cancel the weights in the opposite form, since they are always pairs. For example, if you apply the weight pointing northward, as if it were a compass, you must do the same with that designated South. Each user, will give the ideal regulation insofar as practical accuracy and distance.

Some reels come with magnetic brake, the same side as the previous one, which consists of small magnets that are slowing down the rotation of the spool without mechanical friction. Generally, it should be set to position closest to the maximum brake (10), to then go releasing toward the opposite end (0) looking for the right release for distance and accuracy.

Quantum signature developed a combination of both brakes, known as ACS. It is a centrifugal brake that, unlike the usual, you can set or control from the outside without opening the side cover or change the pesitas by hand. Already have some reels as the KVD third technology ACS, where the brake can be applied in fine and very specific way thanks to the external regulator which enjoys a 168 degree with nine pins from control arc. This step minimizes the chances of a cookie.

Before you throw away each lure should adjust brake release, which usually shaped cylindrical button and is located on the top of the rotating reel opposite to the other brakes. If this brake is too tight, the user guarantees is that coil won’t turns over, but the launch will be short because of the friction. If the brake is too loose, freed shaft will allow long shots, but we will have to place your finger on the spool to the moment in which what has been released to lose speed. Therefore, ideally, a half of this brake adjustment.

The best thing is that whenever you change launch weight rests the cane at 45 degrees, put pending lure to 15 cm of the pointer and release the spool to release. The artificial must descend slowly, but continuously. If it comes out with small interruptions or falls, it should be slightly release the brake; If exited quickly, we will adjust the brake until it falls “naturally”.

Frontal and Rotary have brakes so the fish can get the reel line when the cane has reached its maximum action. This brake is very important because it serves as the fuse team. In the front, it tends to be at the top, in the form of Cap. A few bring it in the lower section. In Rotary, usually meets on the side, also star. If you are very liberated, not you can stick to the fish or, once nailed, you will never get tired and you can remove the entire line of booking; If it is too tight, cut off the line or, if it is too thick, runs the risk of breaking the rod, which incorrectly, will act as a fuse.

There is also the classic Star brake, located on the side of the Rotary, which is used to adjust the line output every time that the fish may require it. As it tightens, a screw press the side of the coil, allowing to out, or not, the line. You can calibrate it is hooking the tip of the line to a balance and allowing to leave the reel approximately one third of the total resistance of the used line. For example, if it withstands up to nine pounds, let out line where the scale indicates three kilos.

More settings

Another way to calibrate it is pulling on the end of the line, placing the cane in angular position of fight with a fish and permtiendo which newly out line when the rod is at 75 percent, approximately, of maximum curvature. Since this way of regulating is more practical, but also less accurate.

In trolling fishing, where the lure is putting pressure on the line output, given its palette, usually long, experienced guides typically fit, eye, simply pulling the line, so that every fisherman achieve what awaits: the mouth of the fish that key firmly without skating, but allow, at the same time, a time flexed the cane the most exit line so that this is not cut or break the wand nor any mediator between the amateur and the fish (triple, rings, piton, karabiner, Swivel, knots, etc.).

To launch it’s easier to use a front reel. And if it throws a very light weight, it is essential, since, otherwise, you won’t be able to start the rotation of a rotating reel, or move the weight of the coil from the stopped position. However, it is more difficult to achieve accuracy with a cane of medium or slow action that are commonly used with fronts, with a fast Reed, used with rotary. We speak in generalities, because there are very precise fishermen with reels front.

The rotating reel has another advantage: as soon as the lure touches the water, the user can begin to pick up, important factor when it comes to fish taking “to hit” or “to fall”. With the front reel takes a moment, because you have to give a manijazo to allow it to close the pick-up and newly you can collect. In addition, the output of the form of a roll and a bit more parabolic casting nylon imply there is always a line at fake curve that must be collected before the start of the action of the lure.

Finally, never pick up live by force with the reel. It is right down the tip of the fishing rod and then raise it closer to fish for, when Reed is lowered again by pointing to the water, will join line in the reel unless it is in direct tension. Do not confuse the reel with a winch.