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Old 10-07-2008, 01:20 AM   #1 (permalink)
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How many of you use them, for say lakers? Im not talking the $9.99 Baitcasters but a good one. I use midrange spinning reels on my laker poles and dont have any problems, wondering if switching to a baitcast might provide any advantages. Your thoughts?
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Andy...

You just have to be careful with the size of the hole on the reel...sometimes if you fish outside they can freeze up more easily...I have a couple I use for lakers through the ice...I really like left handed ones...that way I can use my dominate arm for setting the hook and reel with my left hand without switching hands which can lead to slack line and possible lost fish...I think it is a lot easier to deep water jig with them...especially if it has a thumbing option...
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I use the same baitcasters in the winter that I use in the summer.
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I use them. I have never had the hole icing up be a problem. Just flick it off every know and again. I use both extremes price wise as well. My 2 laker ice reels are a $20 shakespear walmart special and a $75 shimano. I haven't ever caught a big laker through the ice but neither have ever let me down.
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If you do use a baitcaster for ice fishing, I recommend one with a plastic body. The metal ones just get too cold and too uncomfortable if you fish outside and without gloves like I do most of the time.

As for advantages? I don't believe a baitcaster offers any inherent advantage over spinning gear for ice fishing. I use a baitcaster, but I have friends who use spinning gear and we all catch plenty of fish. Use whatever is more comfortable for you.



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jeez Don, I guess your do help people on this site

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I think the Barbie pole w/a callcutta real is great for ice fishing for lakers , you should go buy a couple, just trying to help!!!
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jeez Don, I guess your do help people on this site

Quote from: andyrm66 on October 02, 2008, 04:48:45 pm
Quote from: gofindyourowndamnfish on October 02, 2008, 04:23:31 pm
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I think the Barbie pole w/a callcutta real is great for ice fishing for lakers , you should go buy a couple, just trying to help!!!
Yeah, damn! Thanks for the info all, and DON. As for the drag systems on a baitcaster vs spining reel? Any diff if you were to hook into a BIG laker. I;ve never had a problem with drag systems on and midrange and better spinning reels, though I have had binding problems on cheap spinning reels before. Prob just stick with the setups that I have. Plastic body is a good point in terms of freezing hands off when not using a hut.
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jeez Don, I guess your do help people on this site

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Quote from: gofindyourowndamnfish on October 02, 2008, 04:23:31 pm
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I think the Barbie pole w/a callcutta real is great for ice fishing for lakers , you should go buy a couple, just trying to help!!!
Contrary to popular belief, I donít hate Don. I would gladly fish with him any day of the week, just be a no political talk rule LOL. But then again I rarely talk politics with friends, fishing or not.
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As for the drag systems on a baitcaster vs spining reel? Any diff if you were to hook into a BIG laker.
A smooth reliable drag is critical when fishing for big fish of any kind. I've picked the baitcasters I use for lakers largely because of their smooth drags (Curado through the ice and Calcutta for open water). I don't own any higher end spinning reels so I can't comment on their drags.



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As for the drag systems on a baitcaster vs spining reel? Any diff if you were to hook into a BIG laker.
A smooth reliable drag is critical when fishing for big fish of any kind. I've picked the baitcasters I use for lakers largely because of their smooth drags (Curado through the ice and Calcutta for open water). I don't own any higher end spinning reels so I can't comment on their drags.
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