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#11356766 - 01/19/16 05:28 PM who uses baitcasters for vertical jigging ?
Mo Online   content
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Registered: 10/08/01
Posts: 11697
Loc: Lake Palestine/Cherokee co
One of my jigging poles has an old abu 2500 on it. I really like the feel but can't
find any of those old reel with decent prices. Any other small . light , quality reels
out there ?
Would prefer with out thumbar.
I don't subscribe to the theory that for crappie you just need something to wind the line.
I want to land that hybrid or big cat that sometimes suck down a jig, so I needed a good
drag system.



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#11356807 - 01/19/16 05:51 PM Re: who uses baitcasters for vertical jigging ? [Re: Mo]
Slewfoot Online   content
Extreme Angler

Registered: 03/27/02
Posts: 2193
Loc: E Texas
All my vertical fishing is done with an 8' Pro Angler and a baitcaster. Each pull is about 2'. I can control my jig a lot better that guessing how much line in letting out with a spinning reel. But I have plenty of those too for other stuff!!

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#11356834 - 01/19/16 06:02 PM Re: who uses baitcasters for vertical jigging ? [Re: Mo]
fishin_farmer Offline
Angler

Registered: 01/12/10
Posts: 413
Loc: Prosper,Texas
I use bait casters easier for me to get the right depth everytime. I use the h2o mettle reels you can at h them on sale at academy from time to time for like $25. But it does have a thumb bar

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#11356867 - 01/19/16 06:18 PM Re: who uses baitcasters for vertical jigging ? [Re: Mo]
sapalmer Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 02/24/07
Posts: 564
Loc: Dallas
Its a different feel thats for sure.

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#11356876 - 01/19/16 06:21 PM Re: who uses baitcasters for vertical jigging ? [Re: Mo]
HooknSlabs35 Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 01/09/12
Posts: 128
Loc: Burleson, TX
I use them and love them for vertical jigging. Being able to hit the release button to let the jig fall slowly a couple of feet has produced bites for me on many occasions. I have 2 Abu silver maxx reels on a couple of rods., and some academy cheapos on others.

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#11356990 - 01/19/16 07:03 PM Re: who uses baitcasters for vertical jigging ? [Re: Mo]
Bud B Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 01/09/10
Posts: 960
Loc: Gun Barrel City, Tx
I was just making the switch from bass fishing to crappie fishing when I watched a video of someone using baitcast reels for vertical jigging for crappie. It occurred to me that I had a couple of left hand baitcast reels with thumbars and flipping switches. That setup works great for crappie. You either let the jig drop, or pull out the length of line you want, then just let go of the thumbar. With the flipping switch turned on, the instant you let go of the thumbar, the reel engages, and you're ready for a hookset. If a crappie hits during the drop (which happens often), all you have to do is make the hookset. The reel is already engaged and ready.

I've since upgraded to lighter, low profile reels, Abu Garcia Silver Maxes. They're the cat's meow for vertical crappie jigging, I think.
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#11357016 - 01/19/16 07:15 PM Re: who uses baitcasters for vertical jigging ? [Re: Mo]
Jig Man Offline
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Registered: 01/10/09
Posts: 3938
Loc: Over here...
I use an ABU Silver Max on my 10 footer....
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#11357115 - 01/19/16 07:51 PM Re: who uses baitcasters for vertical jigging ? [Re: Mo]
have_rod_reel_travel Offline
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Registered: 04/24/05
Posts: 9852
Loc: City of the Damned (Dallas TX)
For the price you can't beat these... They are China made like most reels sold today, I've had no problems with these reels and all but two of my bass baitcasters are this brand.... http://www.kastking.com/baitcast-reels/ PM me and I can get you a deal around 27 bucks...

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#11357237 - 01/19/16 08:28 PM Re: who uses baitcasters for vertical jigging ? [Re: Mo]
Duck_Jerky Online   content
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Registered: 02/21/02
Posts: 4868
Loc: Kaufman, TX
All of my vertical fishing rods have baitcasters on them. No line twist, and more compact than spinning reels. I normally just by a $30-$35 reel from Academy or Bass Pro and don't worry too much about brand. They all work well for the type of fishing we are doing.
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#11357453 - 01/19/16 09:59 PM Re: who uses baitcasters for vertical jigging ? [Re: Mo]
SlabHappy Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 02/16/13
Posts: 1198
I use Quantum Accurist on my 9'. Got them, with the flipping switches for $29 on sale at Academy. Bought all 6.

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#11357560 - 01/19/16 11:06 PM Re: who uses baitcasters for vertical jigging ? [Re: Mo]
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Ronnie Hurt'em Roberts

Registered: 05/20/10
Posts: 5902
Loc: mansfield,tx
I prefer the baitcasters....

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#11357765 - 01/20/16 07:33 AM Re: who uses baitcasters for vertical jigging ? [Re: Mo]
Jacob Offline
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Registered: 05/31/08
Posts: 15596
Loc: Deep East Tx
That's all I use for jigging.
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#11357826 - 01/20/16 08:08 AM Re: who uses baitcasters for vertical jigging ? [Re: Mo]
have_rod_reel_travel Offline
TFF Celebrity

Registered: 04/24/05
Posts: 9852
Loc: City of the Damned (Dallas TX)
I'm not a big fan of baitcasters when jigging but the gear ratio and power can't be duplicated by any other reel style... If I wasn't in love with fly rods I would be using one for sure....

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#11358340 - 01/20/16 11:13 AM Re: who uses baitcasters for vertical jigging ? [Re: Mo]
Bubbler99 Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 01/01/16
Posts: 129
Loc: Rowlett
Guess I have been using my spinning reel for everything. Thanks for this post. Makes very good logic. Guess I need to start packing a variety of reels in my backpack.

With or without bobber?

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#11358453 - 01/20/16 12:00 PM Re: who uses baitcasters for vertical jigging ? [Re: Mo]
Jig Man Offline
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 01/10/09
Posts: 3938
Loc: Over here...
Depends on how deep. If they are in the weeds shallow, I might use a float. But if the are deeper, say in timber, then no float. But this is straight up and down fishing, not casting... at least for me.
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