Electric Fishing Reels – What it is
The reel is actually an attachment that attaches to a number of reels. Most electric options are designed to work with the most popular reels, so that the average angler should be able to utilize the battery operated component on their favorite reels. The battery pack is portable and usually utilizes a 12-volt battery. There is also the option to use cords to attach the reel to your own battery instead of using a portable battery pack.
Electric fishing reels usually offer some form of remote control operation or toggle type switch for anglers with special needs. The remote control is waterproof and easily accessed on the hand grip of the rod. The remote control has buttons to pull in or release the line, while the toggle works much like a joy stick. Both of these components are easily used with one hand, and make fishing easier for people who suffer from arthritis or weak hand muscles. There are also electric fishing reels that allow anglers to switch from manual to electric. This is a great option for someone who wants to start out manually and switch over to electric once their arm and hand muscles start to weaken.
Why Use an Electric Reel?
Some anglers may feel that using electric fishing reels is like cheating. But if you’re unable to fish for as long as you’d like due to a disability, an electric reel is simply a tool to help improve your fishing experience. Electric reels increase the time you can fish manually. If you consistently reel in weighted line, your hands and arms may be tired by the time you catch a large fish. By using electric reel, you save the energy you expend on pulling in empty weighted line for when there’s a fish on the end of the line.
Having the option to automatically bring in a fish is nice, since you won’t lose out on a big catch. Without the electric reel, you may give up before the fish does and risk losing a fish that took you all day to catch. Anglers with special needs should look at electric fishing reels as just another tool for the competent angler. And with a large variety of reels available, anglers with special needs should be able to find one that accommodates their situation.
Electric Fishing Reels Also Help Anglers with Special Needs
Electric fishing reels are a great option for anyone who suffers from an impairment that makes traditional fishing difficult. Whether you have arthritis or a more debilitating illness, using an electric reel can keep you from having to give up fishing. Traditional reels require a lot of hand muscle in order to operate, and when you have a fighter on the line you may end up spending an hour or more trying to reel in one fish. Having to struggle with a traditional reel for a long time means you may need to cut your fishing excursion short.
How Electric Fishing Reels work
Electric Reels for Sport Fishing
As most sport fishermen know, winding in that big old Penn multiplier 10 to 20 times a day is tedious at best. When sport fishing in challenging locations, the length of line that is trolling behind the boat can be very long indeed. If you hook a fish that makes a run towards the boat, you need to reel in the slack line as quickly as possible, and we have a recipe for having to furiously crank a reel just to keep up with a charging fish. Electric fishing reels can help with this.
They also add extra functions, such as measuring the length of line that has been let out from the reel. This helps with accuracy, making sure the correct length of line is trolling behind the boat.
Electric Reels for Spinning
SHIMANO 13 BEAST MASTER 3000 Electric Fishing Reel
First off, let’s start by saying that for a spinning reel, the price tag of the Beast Master from Shimano, at just over $800, is pretty high. Sure, it’s a heavyweight spinning reel, and sure, it is electric, with all that entails, such as the useful display showing line runout etc. But it’s still expensive, so why have we included it?
We have included it, because when it comes to electric fishing reels for spinning, this is the one, this is top dog, numero uno, and you won’t need to buy any other for heavyweight spinning. Check one out at a local dealer if you don’t believe us. This is one of the best spinning reels ever made, electric or non-electric.
Daiwa Hyper Tanacom 500-f Big Game Electric Reel NIB
Electric fishing reels are a great option for everyone.