Darn few things are going to be more important to the average angler that the ability to achieve accuracy in presenting their lures to the fish they are after.
And if that’s true, and experienced anglers know that it is, it especially applies to a youngster just getting into the field of sportfishing for the first time. That’s why I said some of the things I did about the closed face spinning reel in my previous column.
I was among the very first to experiment with these new reels when Zebco first brought them to market away back in the middle of the last century. That early experience led me to always use them in the thousands of casting exhibitions I was eventually to do for decades over a sizeable chunk of the world. [Read more…]