Trolling reel

What coils can be used in trollin. Important coil parameters that you should pay attention to when choosing.

Spinning using the trolling method requires several other tackle than fishing with casting. This applies to all elements of tackle, from the rod to the fishing line. Requirements for gear - enhanced power, including reels, as it is one of the main components of trolling gear. A more powerful tackle is needed to withstand sharp blows when hooking on stones and driftwood, as well as when grabbing a trophy predator that happens during the course. And multiplier coils most of all correspond to such characteristics, being for the most part power. Therefore, in trolling, they are used more often than other types of coils. However, there are fans of inertialess coils, finding their advantages in them. And this is understandable. After all, the fishing conditions are different, as they are different in power and gear.

Baitcasting reel for trolling

Baitcasting reels are also different. They are divided into classes where there are so-called “barrels” and “soap dishes”. The first type of coils refers to more powerful traction coils. In addition, they are durable.

And so they are mainly used in trolling, being the most common. "Soap boxes" are considered conditionally suitable for trolling. These are lightweight coils where the gear ratio is quite high and the spool capacity is small for trolling. These coils are successfully used in casting fishing.

Among the advantages of multiplier reels is the fact that they can be equipped with line counters that measure the length of the line in feet and meters. When choosing a multiplier reel, you must immediately decide which hand you will rotate the handle, since there is no way to rearrange the reel from one side to the other. If you bought a left-handed reel, then it will remain that way. There is, however, a way to change this arrangement by turning the coil up, but at the same time, the winding will be in the opposite direction and there will be some difficulties with unlocking the spool.

Trolling involves fishing on a wobbler or other bait, located quite far from the boat. Therefore, the volume of the coil is important here. For small rivers with shallow depths, reels with a forest capacity of about 200 meters of fishing line with a diameter of 0.3-0.35 mm are sufficient. On large rivers and reservoirs with great depths, the forest capacity of the reel will be required according to the formula 0.5 / 200, and sometimes more if monofilament fishing line is used.

Another important criterion when choosing a multiplier coil is its power traction, which is expressed in the gear ratio formula. The optimal gear ratio for trolling will be: 4.2: 1, 5.3: 1. These numbers on some coils can be changed using special transmissions, and such coils have a kind of speed switching. But such multipliers are expensive. Their cost reaches 30 thousand rubles. And these coils are not serviced by skilled craftsmen, but in service centers and workshops where even lubrication is recommended.

Spinning Reel for Trolling

Spinning with the bait towed behind the boat is also possible with various inertialess reels, which are no less successfully used by many anglers in trolling. These coils also have some advantages when compared with multipliers.

For example, a multiplier coil works with an instant brake that is constantly on, and the entire load is placed on the friction brake. In inertialess mode, you can turn off the brake lever, and hand over the fishing line when playing, both the reel handle and the friction brake, if it is correctly configured. The role of the friction brake in trolling is very large, regardless of the type of coil. Inaccurate and poor adjustment of the friction clutch will lead to free fishing line, if there is a hook or wobbler, leaving at a given level of depth, will create an additional load. With a tight setting, the friction clutch may not work, and then the rod may break or fishing line breakage, especially with a dead hook.

A significant drawback of inertialess coils is their fragility, especially in trolling, where large loads occur almost regularly. And the reason for this is the presence of gear nodes with gears, which wear out first and are the “Achilles heel” of these coils.