Spinning reel or Baitcaster??

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Spinning Reel or Baitcaster? Which do you "prefer"

Spinning reel
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75%
Baitcaster
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25%
 
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Spinning reel or Baitcaster??

Post by Cr0ck1 » Sat Jul 18, 2009 10:50 am

What do you all prefer more in fishing freshwater?

I use a spinning reel all the time.. I also use a baitcaster. It took me about 6 months to get good at a baitcaster.. But i prefer a spinning reel. (Shimano all the way for any reel i own.)

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Re: Spinning reel or Baitcaster??

Post by Iluv2hunt » Sat Jul 18, 2009 11:51 am

For all day fishing, I prefer a bait caster
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Re: Spinning reel or Baitcaster??

Post by bodysnatcher » Sat Jul 18, 2009 12:34 pm

Iluv2hunt wrote:For all day fishing, I prefer a bait caster
Ya, but we see how you voted.
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Re: Spinning reel or Baitcaster??

Post by Iluv2hunt » Sat Jul 18, 2009 12:36 pm

I didn't vote :roll:
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Re: Spinning reel or Baitcaster??

Post by GoodOyster » Sat Jul 18, 2009 11:36 pm

Shoot, for freshwater a closed face spinner like a Zebco 33 will catch all you need! I've caught THOUSANDS of fish in all kinds of places using Zebco 33s - bass, brim, shellcrackers, specks, pickerel, catfish, gar, warmouth perch, rainbow trout, brown trout, brookies, blue kurper, buffalo carp, etc. For fishing a tight river, a little Zebco 33 on a little 3 foot rod is great for casting under limbs and bank edges! Man, I kinda miss my old Zebbies!

Nowadays the only reels I use are open spinners, but I can't remember the last time I went freshwater fishing. I used to use a Pflueger baitcaster and a Shimano baitcaster back when we fished the pits and lakes in Polk county for big bass. These were some of the earliest reels with the magnetic spool braking, but I would keep it set pretty loose so I could get further casts. I may still have those two baitcasters in a box out in the garage. I would probably spend more time untangling bird nests than fishing if I tried to use one these days!
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Re: Spinning reel or Baitcaster??

Post by hogman » Sun Jul 19, 2009 11:08 am

im good with both and have no favorite but i do more saltwater fishing then fresh so all my pole are spinning.

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Re: Spinning reel or Baitcaster??

Post by TimE1 » Mon Jul 20, 2009 8:28 pm

I use both but I like spinners but I do have a daiwa baitcaster that has a twitchin bar you press on it and it reels in a little bit at a time its awesome for worm fishing.

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Re: Spinning reel or Baitcaster??

Post by swampman88 » Tue Aug 25, 2009 9:40 pm

I love my stradic 4000 all the way! but theres times when i need my abu garcia 5000 for pitchin and flippin cover

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Re: Spinning reel or Baitcaster??

Post by camoman5392 » Fri May 28, 2010 2:24 pm

spinning reels for me. less things to go wrong it seems and its fairly hard to bird's nest one. and it seems like getting a decent saltwater baitcaster will cost an arm and a leg compared to a decent saltwater spinner

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Re: Spinning reel or Baitcaster??

Post by lamehawk » Fri May 28, 2010 3:58 pm

Bait caster by far is my fav but since nerve damage cannot use thumbs well so spinning is used but I always have 3 or 4 bait casters with me.
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Re: Spinning reel or Baitcaster??

Post by nachogrande » Fri May 28, 2010 4:22 pm

grew up using penn and pfluger open faced for trolling and bottom fishing salt water, and spinners for surface, switched to fresh water fly fishing in the early 80's when the salt water declined, plus we had such good spring fed streams and giant trout that few people new about or ever told anyone. then whirling disease hit the streams hard just before we moved to fl and haven't fished since 2003. with my vertigo I get sea sick on the dock,but have been tempted to try the fly rod in these little ponds and roadside ditches, I could get that floating line right up to the edge of the banks easy enough but my fly rod is only 5-6 wt and usualy only used 2-3lb tippets.biggest trout I ever netted were many in the 5-6lb class and hooked maybe 6-7 8-10 lb, but could never get them to the net.my older bro on the obx of N.C. still uses the old penn open faced ( like a baitcaster ) but can cast them as far as a spinner, all I get is a big birdsnest
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Re: Spinning reel or Baitcaster??

Post by vonnick52 » Sun May 30, 2010 10:47 am

I can zing a 4/0 open faced reel a long ways but I suck at the "baitcasters." I got used to throwing the Penn Senators, Daiwa's and other large, durable reels cause we used them for shark fishing. I never had any real experience with baitcasters though, as I've never been an avid bass fisherman. It's wayyyy too hard to drink beer while casting artificials. My freshwater fishing consists of me sitting on top of a full cooler looking at a bobber....as the day goes on, the beer starts to smell and taste fishy cause when I catch a fish...I stand up and toss it in the cooler. I have a little Zebco bullet reel combo that I paid $12.99 for at WalMart.....don't need anything more for panfish/catfish unless you're catching big blues or channel cats somewhere. I need to buy me a couple cane-poles as they suit my needs rather well in most situations.

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Re: Spinning reel or Baitcaster??

Post by houseofmicah » Mon May 31, 2010 8:38 am

i spent one day using a baitcaster, it was a shimano cardiff. i got it figured out after about a dozen casts, and could cast that thing just as well as i could anything else. unfortunately i never caught anything with it. use to be able to cast the senator 4/0 pretty good, but havent done that in a while. i prefer the spinning reels but could adjust to baitcasters if needed.

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Re: Spinning reel or Baitcaster??

Post by FCB » Mon Jun 28, 2010 1:02 pm

i'll use my bass pro over my spinning rod anyday. but i still always have both
bass pro extreme. 20lb powerpro braid with mono backing on a quantum IM6 7'rod. \
mitchell spinning reel on a 7.5' medium action graphite rod 10lb ande mono fast tip.
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