Spinning or Casting? What’s your favorite?
Spinning or casting?
To someone who has had a fishing pole in his or her hand all their life looking at
a pole and knowing whether it is a spinning rod or casting rod seems like an easy
thing to do. But for those who are learning; let’s look at the differences and why.
A casting reel’s line comes out of the reel relatively flat and horizontal with the
blank of the fishing pole. Because of this the guides or fishing line eyelets do not
need to be very large. The guides are smaller to help hold and control the fishing
line coming out of reel and while you are fighting your fish.
But, a spinning reel hangs down from the pole a farther distance from the fishing
pole itself so the fishing line is at a greater angle from the pole. For this reason
the first couple of guides are required to be bigger to allow the line to run
So, now the next time you go up to a display of fishing poles you will be able to
recognize the differences between spinning and casting fishing poles. Spinning
poles will have bigger guides at the handle end of the pole.
MondoCat fishing poles come in both spinning and casting models. Pick one out
today! Happy Fishing!