Spinning reels are designed with a fixed, open-faced spool positioned in line with the rod. The spool is stationary and a rotor/line guide revolves or spins around the fixed spool. Spinning reels are optimal for light line and live bait situations, where you need to cast a very light lure and don't want to harm live bait attempting to get more distance. Spinning reels are used for various types of fishing techniques by anglers that simply prefer this type of reel because of its easy casting ability and simplicity of operation. This type of reel is designed to mount below the rod, and held in the right hand while the reel's crank is turned by the left hand, although most models come with the ability to reverse the handle.