October 6, 2022


Definition of close-face

A close-face fishing reel has a hidden spool that is shielded behind bell-shaped housing. This helps keep the mechanisms clear of debris while the spool spins inside to wind the line back on the reel. Close-face reels are very popular with youth and anglers new to the sport as the line is released by use of a button or trigger. These reels can be designed to mount on either casting or spinning rods.

Variations of the term close-face

• spincaster
• push-button
• trigger reel
• under-spin

How to use close-face in a sentence

I haven’t used a close-face reel since I was a kid.

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