Reel for Carp Fishing

Your reel carp is a very technical fishing gear. It’s the material the more difficult to understand for most of the anglers. You may be a party?

Good thing! We explain the 2 functions and the 5 major pieces of your carp reel. All without going into the technical jargon. On the road for this roundup!

The reel carp and its 2 functions, reminder

Your carp reel is designed to perform 2 functions: the movement of the fishing line and exert a force of opposition to the carp.

These 2 roles must be filled by a set of effective and reliable mechanisms.

To do this, you must be able to identify the main parts of your reel carp. Kent Brockman on the major pieces of your reel!

The reel carp, main parts

According to Carswers, your carp fishing reel is a tool consisting of a set of 5 parts. These 5 major pieces allow 2 crucial roles, seen above.

Each part plays a special role in the functioning of your reel carp.

Here’s what you need to know about the 5 important parts of your device.

The heel of your carp reel

The heel is the part of your reel that has a metal rod.  The heel is to fix your reel on your carp rod.

The heel of your reel is also called ‘the reel foot. This name was not chosen at random. It comes from existing analogies in biology and mathematics.

In human biology, our feet are the closest lower parts of the ground. They support the weight of our body. To the foot of the reel, it’s the same thing!

It is the closest part of your carp rod. The foot of your reel in weight.

In mathematics, the foot is a point which is the intersection of a perpendicular to a line.

In good french, this means that the foot is the point of intersection between 2 lines. This crossing on the right forms an angle of 90 °.

When the reel is attached to the rod, the intersection of the rod and reel form an angle of 90 °.

This angle was not defined by chance. Indeed, this angle of 90 ° makes sure that your reel is perfectly aligned with the rod carp horizontally.

This alignment should streamline the movement of fishing along the CARP Rod line.

The drum of your carp reel

A carp Reel drum is a cylindrical piece, mushroom, which serves as a support to store fishing line.

It is also called the “reel” because we store the coil that contains the fishing line.

The drum is one of the most important parts of your reel.

The drum allows to store the wire and to circulate along your carp rod. The drum is usually protected by a protective wall to prevent the thread from tangling.

The capacity of the drum is essentially depend on your use for fishing carp.

In general, a drum must be able to contain 250 m of wire. This capacity will allow you to have enough wire to deal with most fishing situations.

Remember that we do not fish carp at 500 m distance!

Tip: choose a said “Long Cast”, i.e. shaped drum cone compared to the round drum.

Drum “Long Cast” to minimize the friction of the line on its ends during the course of the wire. So there is no loss of speed when the wire will be ejected during the phases of throws.

There are 2 broad categories of drums for the reel: fixed drum and rotating drum.

In the case of a fixed drum, this is the handle of the basket or “pick up”, which allows to wrap the wire around the drum unless the wire make knots.

In the case of a rotating drum, it is the drum which rotates on itself and that wrap fishing wire.

The reel carp and the basket handle

The handle of the basket is the metal Rotary arm that surrounds the reel. The handle of the basket is a very important piece in the same way as the drum.

The handle of the basket is also called “pick-up”. Well Yes, even in fishing we use English terms, that’s more class!

The term “pick up” literally means “pick up.” In other words, the handle of the basket (pick up) to accompany the wire when it wraps around the drum.

This mechanism allows to store the wire cleanly in the drum. Indeed, the basket handle (pick up) serves well to wrap the wire into the drum so that there is no node in your spool of thread.

The brake of your carp reel

On your reel carp, the brake is located either on the top of the drum, or at the back end of it. It depends on the model you have chosen.

Your reel brake is used to hold the departure of carp after having taken the bait. Engaging the brake, you can contain the leak of carp.

The brake also gradually tired carp back more easily on the riverbank. Suddenly, the brake system plays the essential role force of opposition to the carp.

This brake system is adjustable. You can adjust your line voltage according to the situations and needs.

For your carp reel, you have the choice between 2 types of brake mechanism: “disengaged” the brake and the brake said “classic.”

The reel brake disengaged is the 2nd brake that is operated when your carp rod is on the rod pod.

This brake can unwind the fishing line without resistance. As soon as the fish takes the bait, simply turn the crank to apply the ‘classic’ says brake or combat.

The ‘classic’ brake or combat snaps once sucked bait. Simply adjust it for ferrer carp.

Crank your carp reel

The crank is the metal rod that appears on one of the sides of your carp reel.

The crank to activate a mechanism which is connected to the handle of the basket.

This mechanism allows to rotate the handle of the basket and thus bring the fishing line in the drum.

The carp is a complex and high-tech tool.

Associated with your rod, your reel is the basis for fishing equipment for fishing carp.

It is therefore important to know this tool to use it effectively in your fishing sessions.