Re: baitcast advantages
Cranks, Spinnerbaits, Flipping I prefer baitcaster for casting accuracy. Anymore I'm on the lightweight spinning reel with 4 lb test fishing tube jigs or minnow jerkbaits. It's amazing how light you can go and catch big fish if you have a good drag and good line.
I use a Shimano Stradic and Eagle Claw Lazer Ice line
and I can't recall a fish breaking me off. I'm usually fishing for trout, bass, walleye, or pike.