Bait casting reel – a type of reel that uses a level wind type of retrieve. This type of reel is used to cast out heavier lures or when the fish you are catching are larger, stronger or are in an area with a lot of weeds, wood or other under water obsticles. They are a little harder to use than the spin casting type of reel but are easily mastered. Video instruction on how to use a bait caster for the first time will be on this site in the near future.
Level wind reel – A type of reel that uses a level wind retrieve for your fishing line. They are used almost exclusively for trolling and where line counters are required. Because of the way that the line is retrieved these types of reels are very powerful, having great torque to help you bring in those extra large fish