Electric fishing reels and their use in the angler community is always up for debate. Many serious and purist expert anglers will never go near an electric fishing reel because nothing beats the struggle and triumph that comes with manually reeling in a monster-sized fished. Just because a certain part of the fishing community looks down on electrically powered reels doesn’t mean they aren’t the right choice.
Here are a few reasons why the use of an electric reel might be beneficial after all:
#1 - Easy To Use And Very Inclusive
Not all anglers can use both their arms for the sport. There are many disabled anglers who want to enjoy the sport but can only use one arm. The electric reel allows everyone, even those with just one arm to effortlessly fish, even on the deep sea. These reels are designed to make fishing easier for everybody and the best part, the market has different electric fishing reels for every size and type of fish and they will do a fantastic job of reeling them all in for you.
#2 - Less Effort On Cranking
Trying to pulling in a very large fish can take its toll on even the most experienced angler who chooses to do everything manually. An electric reel requires less effort when it comes to cranking. Anglers who still want to feel the weight and pull of their catch, as well as the thrill of reeling them in, can experience all of these without tiring themselves out from constant cranking.
Anglers can even adjust the drag setting depending on the type of line used and the fishing conditions to ensure effortless cranking and reeling the entire trip.
#3 - Comes With An Excellent Drag System
Getting tired while trying to manually reel in the biggest catch of your life can result in losing the fish altogether. There are also instances where the heavy weight on the line and the tension from all the cranking on the manual reel snaps the line and the catch swims off victorious after a brutal fight. These are scenarios that are all too common but can be lessened with the help of an electric reel.
The drag system that comes with an electrically powered reel offers an amazing stopping power. It is them combined with the ability of automatic line handling which means an angler can save their energy to put up a better fight. Deep sea fishing using heavy weights becomes a breeze with an electric reel, plus there is no need to sweat when cranking so you can reel in the biggest catch with very minimal effort.
Use Reels You Are Comfortable With
In the end, it doesn’t matter what other anglers say about manual and electric reels. The most important thing to consider when choosing fishing gear is investing in a reel that you are comfortable using. If you continue to use a manual reel, but only get tired after a few minutes of cranking you will never enjoy a fishing trip again. Forget about what others say and go for what feels right in your hands.
Electric fishing reels may raise the eyebrows of purist angles but they bring some extra power that you need when catching big fish. Check out our catalog at J&H Tackle today!