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Posted by Cp78
3/27/2018 9:08 PM
I know a lot of people on this site use baitcasters. I have always used them I was tought to use them by my dad. But, does anyone catch the grief from people who don’t use them? This week I have caught nothing but grief from everyone cause I do use them. I have been away from bass fishing for about 10 years maybe things have changed I dont know. I enjoy using them though.
Posted by spuds704
3/27/2018 10:44 PM
Most people who trash talk baitcasters have never learned to set one up to cast it, too smart to read directions or listen to someone explain it for them. Look what the pros use, they may have a spinning rod or two, I have a couple that I keep in the boat but there is several baitcasters there for the heavy work. Those people are showing their ignorance.
Posted by Floatingphil
3/27/2018 10:48 PM
Do whatever you have to do to catch ‘em. Isn’t that what it’s all about?
Posted by Rob Lee
3/28/2018 6:04 AM
I agree, use whatever. I prefer dynamite. Seriously, used a variety of poles (cane) without reels as a young boy and did quite well.
Posted by fischnrod
3/28/2018 6:41 AM
I rarely use a spinning reel, I went straight from a closed face Zebco 202/404 to a baitcaster and never looked back. I do have a couple now that I use for crappie mostly but feel awkward casting one
Posted by rstewart
3/28/2018 7:14 AM
For bass fishing I rarely use anything other than a baitcast reel. Drop-shotting or fishing a weightless Texas-rig are about the only times I use a spinning reel. Prior to discovering braided line I would do anything to avoid using a spinning reel. I have more isues with getting birdsnest in spinning reels using mono than I ever have with a baitcast reel. PowerPro is good stuff!
Posted by gobigorange
3/28/2018 8:58 AM
I rarely carry a spinning rod in the boat and only do when its cold weather. Baitcaster is the way to go its more versatile
Posted by jpdavidm
3/28/2018 8:59 AM
Agree use whatever you are comfortable with I have 2 spinning reels don't worry about what other people think as long as you are out fishing I use P-Line Halo.
Posted by Cp78
3/28/2018 11:02 AM
I agree with you it’s about catching them. I have one spinner that I use the rest are BC. They have some nice ones out now compared to 10 years ago.
Posted by porthos33
3/28/2018 2:14 PM
I use bait asters for line size 12lb test to 100lb test and I use spinning rods for finesse presentation 10lb test and under. Seems the pros stick pretty close to this also. You can't beat a bait caster for power fishing.
Posted by Smalliefan2
3/28/2018 6:44 PM
I carry half and half, bc and spinning. Spinning is great for 10-12# or lighter, plus light weight lures. I use baitcasters for cranking and line weights 15# and above. Use what fits your individual preference, don't worry about the nay sayers.
Posted by Crankinken
3/28/2018 6:58 PM
Do what is most comfortable for you. The posts above are correct regarding line strength and bait weight. I use mostly bc as well but spinning reel for finesse. Of course this is for bass fishing. Some people prefer other setups for different species such as walleye or your panfish. Whatever makes it most enjoyable for you and you have confidence in. Use that. Good fishing!
Posted by jwkiker79
3/29/2018 6:37 AM
Don't worry about what people think, I've had the opposite and had people give me grief about using my spinning reels all the time. At Christmas and birthdays I've been given some really nice spinning reels and I use them and have fun. I'll eventually invest in a good BC but as long as I'm fishing for something I would use a cane pole if that was all I had lol.
Posted by flyman
3/29/2018 9:23 AM
it doesn't matter..use what you want and what you are comfortable with....years ago I used a Zebco 808 with 50lb mono on a flipping took me forever to learn to flip and skip with a BC. . I had friends that would laugh at me... until we got to the scales...
Posted by Liveliner
3/29/2018 8:33 PM
Laugh in their face as if they are Morons and keep on casting. My biggest concern is Why does this offend you?.
Posted by Johna
4/11/2018 7:45 PM
At almost 70 yrs old using a spinning reel for an hour and my wrist get extremely sore. It even effects me using a baitcaster after it starts hurting.
Posted by Pop-R
4/12/2018 8:58 AM
I remember a BFL several years ago I was fishing it was post spawn. Everyone was on the spinner bait bite or cranking. I lost my good spinner bait on the first cast and only had a chartreuse one. My boating was catching the on a white one and I wasn't getting bit. I had a spinning rod there and tied on a big pink floating worm to dance about the grass after seeing it on Worming with Woo video. 19+ pounds and a good check later my boater was laughing with his buddies saying I wore him out with a pink worm and sissy stick. He was joking but didn't hurt my feelings one bit.
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