Think about the inline reel for ice fishing

If you live in the north, it may be time to break out your ice fishing gear. Since you usually don't throw, just lower the bait or bait into the hole in the ice, the reel can be prone to being overlooked and undervalued. (Over a long winter I tried to throw into the hole from a distance and while there is a fun, golf-like element to the activity, the edge of the hole on the line of light is rough so not recommended.) So here are a few Advantages and disadvantages of inline ice fishing reels.

The first pro at an inline ice fishing reel has to do with its simplicity. Like a fly fishing reel, it is primarily a spool that is used to efficiently gain control of light, cold fishing line. When comparing the aspects of inline ice fishing to the aspects of the spinning reel, the spinning reel has more moving parts that may not work in cold weather, such as the spinning reel. B. the deposit and a more complex role handle.

Another benefit when considering the pros and cons of inline ice fishing reels is the reduced line twist. Spinning reels are known to create twists of the line. The in-line reel pulls the line straight out instead of unwinding it, and it is housed in a larger diameter spool, reducing line storage. Most ice fishing tips weigh in on the use of a lightweight line. By keeping the line with fewer loops and as straight as possible, bite detection is increased.

If there is a disadvantage with the inline reel for ice fishing, it may be that when purchasing ice fishing and reel combinations, that inline reel is used for that tiny ice rod. However, a spinning reel can be re-used on a micro rod for the rest of the year to continue enjoying trout, sunfish, and yellow perch.

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Andy Whitcomb

Andy is an outdoor writer ( and stressed-out dad has contributed over 380 blogs to since 2011. Born in Florida but raised on the banks of farm ponds in Oklahoma, he now hunts pike, small bass and steelhead in Pennsylvania. After acquiring a B.S. He studied zoology at OSU and has worked in fish hatcheries and as a fisheries research technician at OSU, in the state of Iowa and in the state of Michigan.

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