spinning reel


Definition of spinning reel

: a fishing reel with a nonmoving spool on which the line is wound by means of a revolving arm which can be disengaged to allow the line to spiral freely off the spool during casting

Examples of spinning reel in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Here’s a great video that outlines the basic parts of a spinning reel. Amanda Monthei, Outside Online, 24 Apr. 2019 When fishermen are casting for walleye, though, a basic spinning reel and rod and a small box of weight-forward spinners or small spinners teamed with barrel sinkers will do the job. cleveland, 22 July 2021 This is my favorite spinning reel, and for a good reason. Outdoor Life, 22 Mar. 2021 The line comes straight off of the spool, but then twists as it is being wound onto the spinning reel. The Editors, Field & Stream, 1 June 2020 This Abu Garcia spinning reel gives you a lot for the price, including 6 stainless-steel ball bearings and a 200-foot, 20-pound line capacity. Outdoor Life, 14 May 2020 Both of those factors make an ultralight spinning reel the right choice for trout. The Editors, Field & Stream, 6 Mar. 2020 Typical 500- to 1000-series spinning reels with a smooth drag will cover many panfish and walleye applications. Outdoor Life, 20 Dec. 2019 The set up that most pro anglers now use is a spinning reel with the spool filled with 10-pound-test braid, running to at least a rod’s length of 6- to 8-pound-test clear mono. Frank Sargeant, al, 1 Sep. 2019 See More

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First Known Use of spinning reel

1950, in the meaning defined above

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Last Updated

28 May 2022

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“Spinning reel.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/spinning%20reel. Accessed 2 Jul. 2022.

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