A Simple and Cheap Design Of Large Reel For Commercial Bottom Fishing In Deep Water

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1962
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Morgans J.F.C
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Native fishermen of the coast do not use reels because most line fishing is done in a few fathoms of water with thick cotton lines. Now that monofilament plastic is becoming more favoured this, too, is handled in the traditional manner. However, difficulties arise when powerful fishes are hooked for the thin plastic cuts hands severely and becomes uncontrollable, running out so fast that its coils usually snarl. A reel keeps the coils of line under control and obviates wear and tear on the hands. For both these reasons a reel is especially necessary when fishing deep.
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East African Agricultural And Forestry Journal, XXVII (3), p. 150-153