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Smallest bait caster #13626494 07/11/20 12:33 AM
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For years the wife and I have used those small underhung trigger type closed face reels for crappie fishing. We like them, but they leave a bit to be desired. Small reels of that type aren’t the good stuff, they aren’t smooth, and they eventually turn the line into tight ringlets. So, time to try something else, and I’m thinking about small (real small) baitcasting reels. I bought one to try it out, and the wife and I like it. It’s a subcompact Piscifun, so it’s small but smaller might be better.

So, after all that preface, what might be the smallest bait caster I can get. And inexpensive is good, since we won’t be casting with these. And for those of you that will push spinning reels, I have plenty already but don’t care for them for straight line fishing.

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I don't know how small or how cheap you're looking for but I bought two Kast King Legends or something like that off Amazon for about $33 and love them. They are not really that small, but are cheap and work great.

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The small Piscifun Spark was $39, I think. It works fine, but I just wondered what might be even smaller. I have a couple other bait casting reels I could put into crappie service, but they are larger.

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Shimano makes a "50 size" reel for finesse fishing. I forget the name of it, but it's NOT cheap.

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I would look for an old Abu Garcia Black Max or Pro Max in the 1600 size.

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The last few days I’ve been crappie fishing, and I used the Piscifun Spark the whole time. Not casting, but just jigging with an 8’ crappie rod. I was very happy with the way it worked. And the line never got twisted like in my other type reels. I need to use it a lot more before I decide whether or not to switch the other crappie reels to this type.

I wasn’t sure I could set the reel up for crappie fishing instead of bass fishing, but it worked out fine, though certainly different.

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