Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
ROCbass

spinning reel anti reverse on/off switch

Recommended Posts

Why do spinning reels have these? I always leave mine on and can't think of a  normal situation where it would be beneficial to turn off the anti reverse, but it must serve some purpose or else they wouldn't have them. So when and why should you turn off your anti reverse when using a spinning reel?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

To properly fight a big fish on light line, the drag cannot the trusted to operate smoothly, so the anti-reverse is turned off and the handle is turned backwards to absorb the fish's pull. It's call backreeling.

It's a technique you should practice just in case.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I am always intimidated to attempt back reeling.  I have read all sorts of articles on this.  Some of them say that its pointless to back reel now because modern drags are miles ahead of what they used to but I have also read several accounts of how back reeling is still very beneficial.  I would like to try it sometime but I would rather not try it on a big bass.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I know that some people, including my partner, prefer to backreel. Personally, I never had the desire to learn it and give it a try because I have never lost a fish that I can recall that I could attribute to faulty drag.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I learned to back-reel when ice fishing and while I hardly ever do it when bass fishing, I think it is a skill that should be learned.  

If you find yourself fishing with 4 IB fluro and catching giant Smallies then you may want to back-reel.  Once you get the hang of it, its a lot of fun also.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

No way for me.

I rely on a very good drag system that responds instantaneously

and performs flawlessly. I could never duplicate the intricacies

when the huge brown fish surge.

8-)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
No way for me.

I rely on a very good drag system that responds instantaneously

and performs flawlessly.

8-)

X2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

  • fishing

    bass fishing

    fishing forum

    fishing rods

    fishing rods

    fishing rods


    fishing rods

    fishing reels
    fishing gear

    Truck Caps

    fishing reels
    fishing reels

    fishing

    bass fish

    fish for bass
    fish

×