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How Do You Cast A Very Light Lure Far???


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#1 jmed999

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Posted November 23 2011 - 08:21 AM

I'm trying to use one of these...

Tiny Minnow

it's only like 3/32 oz.

My question is how do I cast it far out? I was using a 6'-6" MH rod with 10# test on a Curado 200E7. I can't get it to go out more than a few feet. What am I doing wrong???

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Posted November 23 2011 - 08:46 AM

You're using the wrong equipment for the job. Even the most talented, most experienced person with a baitcaster couldn't throw it much farther than that with that setup.

You need to use a spinning outfit with a 6'-8" to 7' M-L action rod. I'd probably wouldn't go more than 6# test as well.
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Posted November 23 2011 - 09:04 AM

Would a Ducket 7' med-lt spinning rod work?


Can you suggest a reel for less than $100? Thanks!!!

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Posted November 23 2011 - 09:29 AM

Any rod that the lure can "load up" will work. The lure weight rating on the rod should also provide some sort of idea.
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Posted November 23 2011 - 09:31 AM

I'm trying to use one of these...

Tiny Minnow

it's only like 3/32 oz.

My question is how do I cast it far out? I was using a 6'-6" MH rod with 10# test on a Curado 200E7. I can't get it to go out more than a few feet. What am I doing wrong???

Thanks!

I've thrown those and 1/16 jigs on my main setup, I'm lucky to hit 30' max sometimes, accuracy is out the window and have many backlashes

You need a ultralight reel (not cheap at all), 6lb line, and a Med-Lite rod for better results

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Posted November 23 2011 - 09:39 AM

I've thrown those and 1/16 jigs on my main setup, I'm lucky to hit 30' max sometimes, accuracy is out the window and have many backlashes

You need a ultralight reel (not cheap at all), 6lb line, and a Med-Lite rod for better results


Would a Shimano Sprirex FG 1000 work???

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Posted November 23 2011 - 09:46 AM

Would a Shimano Sprirex FG 1000 work???


I'm sure it would. All a spinning reel does- while casting- is let out line. I have a Sonora 2500 that has held up to two years of pretty extensive use.

You want to check the line capacity though. 1000 size is pretty much ultralight territory.
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Posted November 23 2011 - 11:40 AM

I'm sure it would. All a spinning reel does- while casting- is let out line. I have a Sonora 2500 that has held up to two years of pretty extensive use.

You want to check the line capacity though. 1000 size is pretty much ultralight territory.


Isn't that what I want...ultralight? I'm thinking about using 4-6 lb test.

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Posted November 23 2011 - 01:01 PM

Isn't that what I want...ultralight? I'm thinking about using 4-6 lb test.


That is typical finesse tackle. A 2500 series reel on a medium or medium light power rod.

Ultra light can mean a few things, though generally its ULTRA light, as in 1-3 lb. line.

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Posted November 23 2011 - 01:51 PM

I'm amazed you can even cast it on a MH rod...LOL

I use 1000-2000 type reels with a medium light rod.Spinning only.

I can't do baitcaster that light....I'll spend more time picking out backlashes than I would casting the thing.
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Posted November 23 2011 - 01:54 PM

I'm trying to use one of these...

Tiny Minnow

it's only like 3/32 oz.

My question is how do I cast it far out? I was using a 6'-6" MH rod with 10# test on a Curado 200E7. I can't get it to go out more than a few feet. What am I doing wrong???

Thanks!

Conventional thinking is to use spinning outfits with lures under 3/16 oz, however with todays close tolerance reels, like the reel you have, you can go down to 6 lb mono or FC without any casting problems.
Match you 200E7 with good premium 6 lb mono and a 3 power 7' medium fast action casting rod like Lamiglas* XL-703 ($110) and you can cast 60' OK with small crank baits. Spinning outfit requires both a rod and reel; 7' 2 power like a Lamiglas XL-702S ($110) and Shimano Sadona 2500FD reel ($50)and 6 lb Trilene XL mono ($7).
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Posted November 23 2011 - 02:17 PM

You need a ultralight reel (not cheap at all), 6lb line, and a Med-Lite rod for better results


I've been using a Diawa Crossfire from Cabela's for years now... Only cost me $40 for the combo. Probably one of the best combos I have ever used. I'd say that's pretty cheap :P

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Posted November 23 2011 - 03:14 PM

I've been using a Diawa Crossfire from Cabela's for years now... Only cost me $40 for the combo. Probably one of the best combos I have ever used. I'd say that's pretty cheap :P

Well as spinning goes, there many options B)

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Posted November 23 2011 - 05:24 PM

I fish baits down to 1/32oz on a 6'8" M/L shimano crucial DS rod with a 1000 Shimano Symetre and 6lb test. I can cast a bait the size you are describing way further than I can set a hook effectivly with it :lol:

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Posted November 23 2011 - 06:07 PM

3/32 oz is what? like a little lighter than 1/8 oz? I use a Cabela's house special ultralight rod and a cheapo walmart abu garcia reel. Works just fine for me, with a little maintenance.

Any rod that the lure can load will work. Any reel that lasts a while should work too. You're throwing a tiny crankbait, and don't need a very expensive setup (sensitivity). IMO.
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