How to choose a spinning reel? Sad mistakes beginners

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                    Spinning reel selection
                                    
                            
                    Three mistakes beginner spinningists
                                                            

                    First
                                    
                            
                    The second
                                    
                            
                    Third
                                    
                    

                            
                    How not to step on a rake
                                    
                            
                    Three cases from recent practice

In this small essay, based on my own experience and the experience of my friends, I will try to guard the newcomers from the pressing problems in choosing a coil. What troubles can you face and how can you avoid them?

Photo coils of famous brands

Spinning reel selection

Choosing a spinning reel is not an easy task, especially for a beginner. It would seem, what's the difference – well, it turns, and turns, why buy a coil several times more expensive? If everything was so simple …

In order to make the right choice, you need at least a little to study the device of the coil, and from what the price of it. If you write about it in detail, you can publish a couple of volumes of the fishing encyclopedia 🙂 Therefore, I suggest you better watch the sensible video, after watching which it becomes clear what reels are and what their differences are. I will describe the three most important mistakes that beginners make when choosing.

Three mistakes beginner spinningists

First

For beginners, it seems that there is not much difference between the coils. Yes – everyone has the same principle of work. Yes – they all wind the cord and throw the bait in the same pattern. Why pay three times more (and sometimes 20 times), if you can buy the same, only cheaper. This is the first misconception.

Not all coils are the same, although in appearance it is difficult to understand for an inexperienced eye. It is important that inside, what is the quality of the materials used (bearings, power elements). Only the master can understand this, having disassembled the reel to the screw and appreciating the quality of the “iron”, and it is much better if it is after the season of operation.

An ordinary person is hard to understand and understand all the subtleties and differences of one device from another. Therefore, the advice is simple – buy proven things from long-established brands such as Shimano, Daiwa, Ryobi and some others. But even here you can be trapped by trouble … But more on that later …

Coil device

The second

Most beginners want not to spend a lot of money and get by with the most budget options. Aspiration is understandable and justified. But only if you choose budget options from well-known brands, rather than buying incomprehensible Chinese goods in order to save even more. "Miserly – pays twice" – a perfectly fair saying that characterizes this common mistake.

Most often, the quality of such ultra-low-end products purchased from mega promotions on AliExpress is just awful. This reel does not allow you to enjoy fishing. Well, if you can even throw bait without constant problems with beards, knots and shooting baits.

Only an experienced spinning player, who has repeatedly stepped on a rake, can advise a trusted seller and a quality product. Literally one, two options out of dozens offered on well-known sites.

Third

The third common mistake and problem that my friends have been facing lately. Substandard goods even famous brands. Buying coils, even such well-known brands such as Shimano, Daiwa, Ryobi in Chinese sites, no one guarantees the true quality of the selected product. How and where they are produced, we can only guess. And how to demand a refund later, is also a big problem, on which dishonest sellers play.

There are suspicions that often on stocks, and at the lowest prices they sell discounted lots of goods that have not passed quality control and are not reaching the main market. In general, there was not one case. A cat in a bag – this is how the purchase of goods from Ali looks to the vast majority of beginning fishermen.

How not to step on a rake

In order to avoid such incidents and not waste money, we recommend buying goods from reliable suppliers. Suppose there, where they monitor the quality of supplies, there is a guarantee and you can even return your goods and save money even in case of marriage. Or just come, and spin the coil live, evaluate the smoothness, the presence of backlash and make the right choice. Let it be a bit more expensive, but you will be sure that you have bought the Thing, and your fishing season will not be overshadowed by beards, loops, shooting. In the end, an attempt to return the goods and the monthly expectation of a new, of the same dubious quality.

Beginner's mistakes

Three cases from recent practice

Ryobi Warrior. As I understand it – this is an analogue of Ecusima for the Chinese market, or the seller sang something like that to my friend. In addition, a pair of additional bearings is a great argument for a newbie)) The reel cost about 1,900 rubles in stock, arrived on time. At the first acquaintance, even to an inexperienced owner, it became clear that something was wrong with her. He called me to look at this miracle. To make at least one full turn of the handle, it was necessary to make efforts. About the smoothness of the course can not speak. In one position, the bearings were clearly wedged, and you had to apply a completely different force to rotate. I was surprised. A man saved 700 rubles, and I will not say that he was glad of it.

Piscifun Honor. The cost is about 3500-4000 rubles. Buying on aliexpress by reviews. After listening to how good reviews on the Internet about this miracle of the best Chinese technologies, one person decided to try the Top Chinese factory brand. The coil has come. It seems that everything is not so bad at first glance. In addition, I was pleased with the excellent tight cover with Velcro. It is evident that they tried, and position the “device” as the best in its Chinese class. But this is not a problem, with a more detailed examination it turned out that the best reel in the Chinese version has an unreal backlash of the main pair. And it is still not clear, is the mechanism so badly fitted, and this is the norm for this “kata”, or have they fallen into marriage? In addition, fishing has already been noted that the clutch does not work in a completely clear, familiar way. And if a person chose a coil to live, in a store visually, he would not take it with such a deep spool, where you need to first wind a ton of backing. It seems to be not the manufacturer’s cant (everything should be seen in the photo), but it’s unpleasant. And what will happen to the backlash of the “best ketai” during operation and how long this unit will live is a big question for its owner. The joy of buying is not visible in the eyes of the owner.

Shimano Sahara. Cost about 5000 rubles. Wanting to save a decent amount, one good man decided to buy a well-known and all praised coil on the Chinese site. At first the coil did not come at all to him, the season began, and there was nothing to fish for. Open a dispute, negotiations. In the end, he still got his "perfect" Shimano in the mid-price segment. Everything seems to be quite good and the angler was pleased (except for two months of waiting). While the “Chinese” Sahara has not met its twin girlfriend, but bought it in a verified place. Having visually made a comparison, it turned out that the coil bought from Ali, although there are no obvious defects, but something smoothness is a little different, and there were some backlash, for some reason more. Assembled, so not neat, or what? Fishing is possible, but the sediment and the feeling of fraud have remained to live with a good man, who received compensation for this in the form of saved rubles.

There is a feeling that at least two well-known coils from the examples were assembled in a hurry, at night at 5th shift, on the knee of drunken Chinese, in pitch darkness. Without any quality control at the exit and sorted marriage. Or are these the most defective parties that unscrupulous sellers sell for shares through such unofficial channels.

Do not think that these examples indicate that all the goods purchased at well-known sites are not of high quality. Not at all. Come and quite decent samples. But for this you need to clearly know the proven sellers, step on the rake several times, hoping each time, and praying for the best, waiting for your goods.

I wish you to face as little as possible with fakes and low-quality goods so that nothing would darken the pleasure of fishing.

Spinning fishing

Do you have any experience buying at Chinese sites? More positive, or all the same negative?

Amanda K. Benson

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