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07-07-2006 02:32 PM
Mr. Ed
Re: baitcast advantages

A lot of folks have written about better accuracy - maybe you guys are holding your spinning reels wrong? I'm siding with Slayer on this one. I used to compete in accuracy - for 1/4 ounce and 3/8 ounce we used spinning reels. For 5/8 ounce we used bait casters. Don't get me wrong, I like my baitcasters but you can be just as accurate with a spinning reel.

Thread the foot of the reel between your second and third finger (two fingers above, two fingers below - ignore the thumb). Once you do this, a grown person should be able to touch the spool with their index finger. Accidentally let one rip (I don't mean the flatulance thing), just stick out your index finger and slow it down or stop it. Same as using your thumb on a baitcaster.

Here's a link to the ACA that says the same thing...some tips for you-
07-07-2006 02:07 PM
Re: baitcast advantages

I've had many cranks and spinnerbaits in the trees on baitcasters. Even more frustrating when you only have a 1/2 hour left to fish and only 4 keepers.
07-07-2006 01:55 PM
Re: baitcast advantages

I can get a crankbait caught up in the trees using any kind of reel
i got a good chuckle out of that. had my lines in the trees last week bass fishing with my fancy new casting outfit quite a bit.
07-07-2006 01:51 PM
Re: baitcast advantages

5oz of lead where ever i want
and what does it matter much where you want it when it sits on the bottom waiting for the fish. a few inches or a few feet dont make much difference. it makes a big differerence when you are trying to put a lure in the middle of a tangle of branches or between two rocks. when i am out on the boat i usually have at least 7 rods all rigged for different situations. i can troll with my ultra light spinning rod and have done so many times and caught countless fish doing so. i didnt really have to go out and get two nice trolling rods with line counters but i sure do like having them. i can do everything with my spinning rod that i can do with my baitcaster and have done so for years. there is a proper tool for every job and fishing is no different. if your doing a lot of "casting" it may make sense to use a "casting" reel. *

im just like wow * *dont let me be standing by any of them when they are out fishing
not quite sure why you would write something like that but to each his own. i will be sure to wave to you as i am cruising by in my boat and i'll give your lines plenty of room cause i am a nice guy. you dont have to worry much about standing next to me, as i reserve the space on my boat for beautiful women and open minded fishermen.
07-07-2006 01:50 PM
Re: baitcast advantages

hold your mouth open I bet I can hit it with that 5 oz. weight on a spinning reel. JK...
"We" don't need them for accuracy, it's just a preference.
I can get a crankbait caught up in the trees using any kind of reel. See you on the water.
07-07-2006 01:16 PM
Re: baitcast advantages

oh we know you can slayer

but its the same with me even with my big poles i can put 5oz of lead where
ever i want but i keep hearing how much they need the baitcasting reels to help them out im just like wow dont let me be standing by any of them when they are out fishing
07-07-2006 01:11 PM
Re: baitcast advantages

I can cast a lure with pin-point accuracy every time with a spinning reel.
07-07-2006 01:08 PM
Re: baitcast advantages

ok i keep hearing that it improves your accuracy
well how bad are you cast that you need to change reels to help you out

and i think if you cant cast with a spinning then a baitcaster isnt going to help you out that much is it
07-07-2006 12:15 PM
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.
07-07-2006 12:06 PM
Re: baitcast advantages

It all depends on what you throw and what at. I use 4-6 lb mono at most. I throw 1/16th oz jigs and I fish mostly in gin-clear water. Bait casters dont work very well for my finesse methods.
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