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Shimano Reels: Overhead Casting

Aug 14, 2008
What is overhead casting?

An overhead cast is the basic movement that is common to all fishing movements such as the side cast, backhand cast, and shooting and hauling of lines. In order to carry out a proper overhead cast, stand with the line straight and then start the cast smoothly in an upward direction. Make sure that the line projects backwards by stopping the tip of the rod sharply while it is still rising. Once the overhead cast has been perfected it can be very easily adapted to the backhand cast and side cast.

Which kinds of Shimano Reels are suitable for overhead casting?

Shimano manufactures a number of reels that lend themselves to overhead casting. Here are some of the popular ones that used for casting.

Shimano Charter Special

This Shimano reel is a level wind boat fishing reel. It comes with a lever drag and is characterized by its high durability. It is available with the following line capacities: 480 yards of 14lb line, 400 yards of 17lb line, or 300 yards of 20lb fishing line.

Shimano TSM 4 Speedmaster

The Shimano Speedmaster Fishing Reel is a high speed overhead fishing reel. It has a gear ratio of 6.0:1. That makes it extremely suited for a high speed casting reel. It can also be used for boat fishing.

Shimano Torium Series

This series of Shimano reels lends itself to overhead casting. It has a gear ration of 6.2:1. The Shimano Torium 20 also has four corrosion proof bearings and is available in line capacities of 420 yards of 20lb, or 300 yards of 30lb fishing line. The Shimano Torium 30 has almost the same characteristics, except that it is available in line capacities of 420 yards of 25lb or 350 yards of 30lb fishing line. The Shimano Torium 50 has a smaller gear ratio of 4.9:1. This Shimano reel is perfect for overhead fishing off the boat. It has a line capacity of 440 yards of 50lb fishing line.

Shimano Tekota Series

The Shimano Tekota series are level wind boat fishing reels with four corrosion proof bearings. This series of Shimano reels has three variants. The Shimona Tekota comes in line capacities of 440 yards of 12lb line, 340 yards of 14lb line, and 285 yards of 16lb fishing line. The Shimano Tekota 600 comes in line capacities of 390 yards of 16lb line, 300 yards of 20lb line, and 240 yards of 25lb fishing line. The Shimano Tekota 700 comes in line capacities of 410 yards of 25lb line, 350 yards of 30lb line, and 290 yards of 40lb fishing line.

Shimano TR200G

For those who want something a little easier on the pocket, the Shimano TR200G overhead fishing reel is perhaps the most suitable choice. Comprising of a single bearing, a gear ratio of 4.3:1 and a line capacity of 400 yards of 17lb fishing line, this Shimano reel is suited for light to medium fishing.

To learn more about the different kinds of Shimano reels that are available in the market and more on the availability of overhead casting reels, visit http://www.seaisletackle.com.
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