Definition of open-face
An open-faced fishing reel mounted underneath a fishing rod with an exposed spool. Line is wound onto the reel by the bail wire and rotor which spins on a central shaft connected to the gears. These have many moving parts and may require regular cleaning and re-application of lubricants for proper, long-term function.
Variations of the term open-face
• spinning reels
• front drag
• rear drag
How to use open-face in a sentence
The Pro Shop has open-face reels for rent.