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

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


For me it’s working the lure with the left hand. I’m a spaz. I bought a left hand retrieve baitcaster just so I could feel competent with one.


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TigrrrDad
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re: Lots of people dont know how to cast a baitcaster
I’m very accurate with a baitcaster and would rather toss a gold spoon for reds than any other kind of fishing, but when fishing trout under a cork I’m using a spinning reel every time. Can’t throw a baitcaster with a cork and don’t know why anyone would want to.
But years ago I went on a 3 day Chandeleur Islands trip with a bunch of north La. guys, and they all threw a cork with a baitcaster for trout. No spinning reels at all for them. I found that odd.


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SelaTiger
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re: Lots of people dont know how to cast a baitcaster
To be honest..... I’ve never used a baitcaster. But most of the guys I see using them look extremely beta. I’ll keep using my spinning reels. I know baitcasters supposed to be much more accurate. So maybe the guys who are just not good casting a spinning reel just find the easier option and that’s fine.


johnnyrocket
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re: Lots of people dont know how to cast a baitcaster
To the guy above spinning reels are the easiest to learn also some people call spinning reels tourist reels. I actually pull my bails off for surf fishing. Do not do this unless you have a kit some reel mfg offer this Shimano, Diawa or it is an older mfg reel. New ones you need a counter balance. They still have a place in fishing.

There is a time in place for all reels.

Conventional Baitcaster- accuracy and torque when you need to pull the bass out of grass, weeds, etc. The drag not used as much compared to offshore reels. Graphite frame lighter & cheaper but the frame flexes on larger bass. They wear out quickly. Aluminum and magnesium frames are stronger last longer. Magnesium is a strong and lighter frame not for saltwater use.

Key is you use your braking system and thumb well.

Spincast both overhead and underhand-
Made for light tackle applications such a crappie, bream, panfish.

Spinning- usually less structure to pull fish out of,long distances, and Fighting fish open water. Some are usually slower gear ratios while now they are making higher gear ratios in some models.

Key is finger to stop the line where you want it and manually close the bail to reduce bird nest.

What considered jigging rod
- use to be huge on the West Coast and people took Tuna charters in groups.
- typically jigging and trying to pull a fish up.
- old penn reels, Okuma, Avet, shimano speedmasters, even small off the wall brands make some nice CNC mfg reels, abu Garcia, fin-nor. Looking for good strong gears and good smooth drag as fish will run and you are wearing them out. Do not want a drag that sticks.
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Triggerr
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re: Lots of people dont know how to cast a baitcaster
Same grown men that don’t know how to drive a manuel transmission vehicle of any type. They are what you would call a soy boy


geauxbrown
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re: Lots of people dont know how to cast a baitcaster
I’m so old that I don’t consider knowing how to throw a present day bait caster anything special. LOL

On a serious note, I remember taking the brakes out of my AG’s because I had learned to cast on reels without any.


DTRooster
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re: Lots of people dont know how to cast a baitcaster
I'm the same. Brakes on all my reels are all in or the mag settings at 0. I've got so many different kinds of reels I ain't got time for that mess


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dat yat
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re: Lots of people dont know how to cast a baitcaster
I learned with a cane pole,
When I was 5 I got a spin cast Zebco,
When I was bout 8 I got a spinning reel,
When I was 49 I bought my first baitcaster,
When I was 51ish I finally learnt how to use it.

The baitcaster is my favorite rod now when trollin for Reds or bass, and I even bought another.





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slacker130
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re: Lots of people dont know how to cast a baitcaster
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drive a manuel transmission vehicle


Who is Manuel and why are you driving his vehicle?


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