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NatalbanyTigerFan
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Lots of people dont know how to cast a baitcaster
Do you know any grown ups that still don't know how to use a bait casting reel?

I see way more people using spinning reels and even a few that still use spincast to fish.



Marlo Stanfield
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re: Lots of people dont know how to cast a baitcaster
What is the difference between a spinning reel and spin cast? They are one in the same to me.


jimbeam
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re: Lots of people dont know how to cast a baitcaster
What’s a greater travesty is the amount of people who don’t know how to drive, or even know of the existence of, manual automobile transmissions.


Drunken Crawfish
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re: Lots of people dont know how to cast a baitcaster
Weird flex. What does it matter what people use to fish? I am exclusively team Zebco.


NatalbanyTigerFan
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re: Lots of people dont know how to cast a baitcaster
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They are one in the same to me

Spinning reel
Spincast
big difference


Manchac Man
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re: Lots of people dont know how to cast a baitcaster
They all have their purpose.


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WPBTiger
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re: Lots of people dont know how to cast a baitcaster
Everyone can figure out how to cast one, not getting it to birds nest is the trick.


Saskwatch
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re: Lots of people dont know how to cast a baitcaster
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I see way more people using spinning reels


If you don't have a need for a spinning reel then you are the child


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redneck
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re: Lots of people dont know how to cast a baitcaster
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Weird flex. What does it matter what people use to fish?


apparently it's more manly to use a baitcaster


upgrayedd
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re: Lots of people dont know how to cast a baitcaster
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What’s a greater travesty is the amount of people who don’t know how to drive, or even know of the existence of, manual automobile transmissions.


I had to back up one of our subcontractors trailers a few months ago. Truck was a 2007 Dodge diesel with a manual. I did surprisingly well for not having driven a stick for years


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Saskwatch
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re: Lots of people dont know how to cast a baitcaster
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NatalbanyTigerFan


I bet you can't even cast a fly rod!


NatalbanyTigerFan
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re: Lots of people dont know how to cast a baitcaster
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Weird flex.

Not flexing at all.
I almost exclusively use a spinning reel

Just saw a video where a guy was being messed with by his buddies for not knowing how to use a baitcaster


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TheDrunkenTigah
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re: Lots of people dont know how to cast a baitcaster
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apparently it's more manly to use a baitcaster


You’re damn right


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notiger1997
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re: Lots of people dont know how to cast a baitcaster
My son was an avid fisherman by age 10 and convinced me that he needed a baitcaster because it was very important to make the kind of cast he needed to make. He had it all figured out within a week and has never had issues.

Now at age 14 he thinks he's a professional so he convinced me to get him one of the fancy new Shimano's with the "computer chip" controls inside of it. He freaking loves that damn real.


Gtmodawg
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re: Lots of people dont know how to cast a baitcaster
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What is the difference between a spinning reel and spin cast? They are one in the same to me.


technically a spinning reel is one with a bail and a spool that moves in and out to level line as it is re-spooled...also known as an open faced reel...hangs under the rod instead of sitting on top...the typical spinning reel that almost everyone is aware of.

A spincast reel is a closed face reel that sits on top of a rod...like a zebco 33.

There are closed faced spinning reels that some call an undercast...usually ultralight...I haven't seen one designed for more than 6 pound line in years.

A spinning reel should be on a spinning rod with a straight grip and at least one large stripping guide closest to the reel...the reel hangs under the rod. A spincast reel should be on a casting rod with normal guides, grip and sitting on top of the rod.


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Homey the Clown
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re: Lots of people dont know how to cast a baitcaster
I'm 35 years old, and before I started bass fishing three years ago, I didn't know how to use a baitcaster. Now, I almost exclusively use baitcasters. I do have a couple spinning reels, but I dont typically use them. My wife normally uses the spinning reels, but recently I got get using a baitcaster that I set the brakes on, and she did surprisingly well with it.

I just think, once you get the hang of a baitcaster, its easier to make more accurate cast. Usually.


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Gtmodawg
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re: Lots of people dont know how to cast a baitcaster
I don't use them as much as I once did....I use spinning reels almost exclusively since I left the SE. I know in Texas they use baitcasting reels almost exclusively...I have never liked using them for saltwater fishing because I don't think they are as durable as a spinning reel and the level wind mechanism on a bait casting reel is a disaster waiting to happen on sizeable fish who can smoke a spinning reel drag....add the friction of the level wind mechanism into the mix and there is just too much going on in my opinion. I have caught a lot of trout and redfish and some snook and tarpon on baitcasting reels but I prefer spinning reels for almost everything....


Marlo Stanfield
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re: Lots of people dont know how to cast a baitcaster
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Spinning reel
Spincast
big difference


I've fished my entire life and always called a spincast a push button. Whatever, a spinning reel will always be called a spinning reel or spincast to me. I rarely use a spinning reel unless I am throwing small jigs on an ultra light for perch or sacs.


Bayou_Tiger_225
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re: Lots of people dont know how to cast a baitcaster
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I've fished my entire life and always called a spincast a push button.
^This
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I rarely use a spinning reel unless I am throwing small jigs on an ultra light for perch or sacs.
^This


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bayoudude
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re: Lots of people dont know how to cast a baitcaster
Lots of adults can’t cast one.

Took years of bird nests growing up to learn.

Spinning reels (open face to this coon ass) have their place though. I prefer bait caster when fishing bottom and ope face when popping a cork


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