This kind of goes along with Rivrunnr1's first baitcasting posting.
Anyway, spent a few hours out at St. Vrain playing with a old Corsair CS 300 baitcaster that my dad gave to me years ago. I was casting Crankbaits from 1/4 oz to 1/2 oz. Wasn't getting any distance and had the brakes turned all the way off (at least the only brake I could find). The real also made a ratching (sp) sound when I casted it. I'm tired of lures breaking off when the bail closes unexpectently on my spinning reels, so the big question is,,,,,what are you guy's suggestions for a good baitcasting rod and reel combo for casting 1/4 to 1 oz lures in the say,,,$150.00 range, that will give me the same distance that I get with my spin cast set ups
? I already got pretty good control of the baitcasting techniques. Also, will my 14 lb. Fireline be a problem (just love my 14 lb. Fireline). I know this is a lot of questions, but I always trust my CF brothers responses.