Fixed spool reels, often referred to as spinning reels, match reels, or carp reels, are immensely popular among anglers. Spinning reels are versatile tools, primarily used for casting artificial lures but also suitable for various fishing styles, excluding fly fishing. Match reels find their niche in coarse fishing.
Baitcasting reels excel at casting artificial lures, particularly in pike fishing, though they can be applied to trout or perch fishing as well. For optimal performance, pair baitcasting reels with baitcasting rods, also known as trigger or casting rods.
Baitrunner reels are equipped with a free-spool lever, allowing hooked fish to take line freely. This feature enables anglers to engage the drag as needed promptly. Baitrunners are particularly popular among pike anglers who employ deadbait fishing techniques.