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#12288046 - 06/10/17 08:58 PM When to use Spinning reel instead of baitcast?
toofy Online   content
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Registered: 12/26/15
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Loc: Fort Worth
I've got mostly baitcasting reels but I use a spin cast to drop shot. What are the other rigs/scenarios when you guys feel a spincaster has advantages over a baitcaster? In general, I don't like spincasters so I'm looking for the setups that REALLY require them.


Edited by toofy (06/11/17 06:45 PM)

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#12288050 - 06/10/17 09:00 PM Re: When to use Spincast instead of baitcast? [Re: toofy]
Rayzor Offline
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When fishing for perch.
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#12288059 - 06/10/17 09:08 PM Re: When to use Spincast instead of baitcast? [Re: toofy]
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Registered: 11/02/14
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When vertical fishing. ...aka drop shot.
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#12288061 - 06/10/17 09:09 PM Re: When to use Spincast instead of baitcast? [Re: toofy]
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Registered: 07/04/13
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Loc: Eagle Mountain Lake
Drop shot or shaky head
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#12288088 - 06/10/17 09:31 PM Re: When to use Spincast instead of baitcast? [Re: toofy]
Im RICK JAMES Online   happy
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When you wanna have fun with light gear.
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#12288144 - 06/10/17 10:42 PM Re: When to use Spincast instead of baitcast? [Re: toofy]
lostinthewoods Offline
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Registered: 09/02/12
Posts: 42
Loc: Ft Worth, Texas
Drop shot, shaky head, any finese bait. Smaller buzz baits, spinners or top waters.

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#12288164 - 06/10/17 11:24 PM Re: When to use Spincast instead of baitcast? [Re: toofy]
doctorxring Online   content
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I don't always fish with spincast reels...

But when I do it's with a Zebco 191 with a weightless 6 inch Culprit when wading for tank bass

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#12288255 - 06/11/17 06:14 AM Re: When to use Spincast instead of baitcast? [Re: toofy]
big mike Offline
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Do you mean spinning reel? Or do you mean spincast, which would be a zebco 33 type reel?
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#12288276 - 06/11/17 06:58 AM Re: When to use Spincast instead of baitcast? [Re: toofy]
bush hog Offline
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I'll use a spinning real when casting into a wind....especially with a light bait. I'll break out a spincast reel when teaching someone how to fish.


Edited by bush hog (06/11/17 07:00 AM)

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#12288277 - 06/11/17 06:58 AM Re: When to use Spincast instead of baitcast? [Re: toofy]
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I only use mine when the stock trout in the local ponds and I put on 4 lb test line
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#12288290 - 06/11/17 07:20 AM Re: When to use Spincast instead of baitcast? [Re: toofy]
FlatBack4 Offline
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Registered: 10/29/16
Posts: 82
Loc: Fairview, TX
I do not now, nor never have liked to use a spinning reel. Their only good use is for throwing very light tackle. That's because there's very little resistance. Even then, maybe especially then, the throw is a bit of an art form. I would prefer a spincaster to a spinning reel.

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#12288315 - 06/11/17 08:04 AM Re: When to use Spincast instead of baitcast? [Re: toofy]
John175 ® Offline
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Registered: 10/21/05
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Light cranks in wind. Dropshot and shakeyheads. Dock skipping way back under docks.
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#12288325 - 06/11/17 08:15 AM Re: When to use Spincast instead of baitcast? [Re: toofy]
GROD Online   content
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Registered: 09/12/10
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Loc: Eagle Mountain
When the bite is tough and I feel I need to downsize my line.

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#12288327 - 06/11/17 08:22 AM Re: When to use Spincast instead of baitcast? [Re: toofy]
collincountytx Online   content
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Registered: 04/08/08
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Loc: Dallas, TX
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Very easy to cast light lures far in the wind.
Small topwaters, jerkbaits, and small crankbaits

Easy to skip weightless senkos and flukes.

Braid to fluoro/mono/copoly leader eliminates many of the negatives of spinning reels (line twist, memory, wind knots)
The large guides on spinning rods allow easy passage of the line to line knot.
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#12288354 - 06/11/17 09:02 AM Re: When to use Spincast instead of baitcast? [Re: toofy]
Billy Blazer 300 HPDI Offline
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Registered: 08/16/08
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My wife can backlash a spin cast!!!!!
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