Using a closed-faced spinning reel

Diagram of a closed-face spincast reelA closed-face spinning rod and reel combination is a popular choice for those new to fishing because these combinations are inexpensive, rugged and easy to use for kids and new-to-fishing adults.

Unlike open-face spinning reels, spin-casting reels come with the line enclosed in a plastic or metal case designed to minimize line tangles.

This type of reel can cast both light and heavy lures without breaking your fishing line. Typically the reel is attached to a rod about 7 feet long and it is loaded with 6- to 10-pound test line for casting 1/16- to 3/4-ounce lures.

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