Carp reels with free spool are another family of specialized high power reels. They have all the features of traditional carp reels - power, large spool capacity, but they are slightly smaller and have been equipped with a free runner, bait runner). This patent enables smooth return of the line practically without much resistance when the bow is closed, which allows the fish to move away in a controlled way after the bite. Particularly useful when using self-hooking sets, and recently also when fishing for zander or eels with dead fish or worms.
The free spool reel is equipped with an additional resistance adjustment knob and a lever for starting and stopping the free spool travel.