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.
Multiplier reels are primarily favored in sea fishing, especially from boats. Their remarkable power to retrieve large fish from deep waters makes them the top choice for sea anglers.
Fly reels are essential for fly fishing, and they come in various grades tailored to specific fly line ratings. For instance, a reel rated 6/7 is ideally paired with W6 or W7 fly line.