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
• spin
• front drag
• rear drag

How to use open-face in a sentence

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