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spinning reel

a fishing reel mounted on a spinning rod, having a stationary spool on the side of which is a revolving metal arm that catches the line and winds it onto the spool as a handle is turned, the metal arm being disengaged during casting so the line spirals freely off the spool, carried by the cast lure.
Origin of spinning reel
1945-50 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Most anglers prefer a quality level wind reel, but in a pinch you can get by with a heavy spinning reel.
  • Four-pound test was used with an ultralight rod and spinning reel.
  • Match the rod with a small-to medium-sized spinning reel spooled with four to eight pound monofilament line.
  • About any type of spinning reel will work as long as it is balanced with the rod.
  • The close-faced spinning reel works fine, but you have a restriction on the line weight.
  • For novices this is the basics of two common reels: the spinning reel and the bait caster.
  • The video screen also displays a spinning reel graphic of icons.
  • The screen can also display spinning reel graphic icons, at the player's discretion.
  • The game results may be shown on a video screen using a game theme display such as spinning reel icons.

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