There are many factors to consider when choosing a fishing reel including price and performance. In addition, you must consider the equipment that the fishing reel will be attached to, which is the fishing rod. It is important to know the difference between spinning and casting rods so that you can have a proper match up of your reel and rod. There are distinct difference between casting and spinning rods. Being familiar with their advantages and drawbacks can help you determine the type of fishing rod that works best for you.