Definition of fishing reel in US English:

fishing reel


  • A device for winding and unwinding fishing line, designed to be attached to a fishing rod.

    • ‘It's of British manufacture and a very well made saltwater fly fishing reel.’
    • ‘When it rains, I like thinking about fishing while I clean my fishing reels.’
    • ‘Its done everything I require from a fly fishing reel and has never let me down.’
    • ‘Many items - fishing reels, for example - look remarkably similar to the outsider facing the glittering array for the first time.’
    • ‘We see lots of fishing reels that come in to us badly corroded and with bearings and other parts seized, simply because they were not rinsed under a freshwater tap after each saltwater use.’