Flipping switch vs standard baitcaster
Posted February 18 2008 - 03:33 PM
Posted February 18 2008 - 05:20 PM
Posted February 18 2008 - 05:56 PM
Never, never, never.
In fact, I plan to replace the ones I have this year or next year.
Can't stand them.
Posted February 18 2008 - 06:57 PM
Posted February 18 2008 - 09:12 PM
Posted February 18 2008 - 09:16 PM
But I guess if the structure I was pitching in was only a foot or so deep like most of the country, I wouldn't need it.
Posted February 18 2008 - 09:25 PM
I have some older reels with the flippin switch and I've never used them. Don't know anyone else who has either.
If any of you guys have a mint Castaic you don't want, PM me.
Posted February 19 2008 - 06:58 AM
I've only occasionally, accidently turned the flippin switch on and had a problem cutting a cast short. The feature really works best with Pitchin more than anything, depress thumbar, make pitch, release thumbar and you've got instant reel engagement.
I've used the Castaic before, the Instagage is just a different twist on the same theory. You either love the flippin feature or hate it.
Posted February 19 2008 - 08:21 AM
To be honest I'm not a big fan of the flipping switch. Have had a few, the last one was a Diawa Pro caster. Experimented for a very short time and sold it after 4 months due to the F-switch getting in the way and accidentely engaging becuase of they way I palm the reel. I can pretty much do the same with all the reels I have now by making small ajustments.There are many more experienced and skilled fisherman here then I, that should be able to provide more indepth info and choices. Good luck in your search.
Posted February 19 2008 - 09:23 AM
I'm with you guys. I had an accurist PT with the switch. It was neat in theory, that's about it.
Posted February 19 2008 - 01:07 PM
Posted February 19 2008 - 03:33 PM
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Posted February 20 2008 - 11:34 AM
Posted February 20 2008 - 03:12 PM
Also, when you tear the reel down for cleaaning, it's one, or two, more springs you have to go look for when they go flying off into the ether.
None of the reels I've bought in the last several years has one, and I intend to keep it that way.