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

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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!

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

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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).

Tom

* good quality USA made, life time warranty, any good rod brand with similar specs will work.

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

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

SKBM rating 3/32 = .09375

All 6 of the ones I have are lighter around .082-.086oz like 1/12oz.

On my bc and 7' MF Smoke rod I get 35-40' but lots of thumbing.

Spinning Ive use small Pflueger Presidents the 20 size on a 4'6" ul St croix Premier & 8'ML Mod Avid with Stradic 1000.

My co-worker has the Spirex 2500 dont know the rod and the Bitsy minnow works well with but always seems to have bail issues yet keeps buying another Spirex like 5 now.

So check the Pflueger Presidents they are around $50-$60 and very nice reels.

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I probably see guys tossing light lures like crappie jigs with mh or hvy rods couple of dozens times a day, if I'm at one of the jetties. Bear in mind these are people looking for a meal for their families but this is how they do it and they catch lots of fish.

1. Small egg weight 1/4 oz on top or the lure

2. Egg weight on main line, swivel, leader to a light jig.

3. Snap swivel on mainline, small bank sinker on the swivel and leader to bait.

If I were to do it for freshwater fishing at water level, lighter equipment would be my first choice, if not try a split shot or 2 and place them about 15" above the lure. Your lure may run a little bit deeper but I don't think all that much.

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I've been ridiculously satisfied with a 6ft St. Croix Triumph light action spinning rod, matched with a $29 Shimano Sienna reel spooled with 6lb Trilene XL. Whole set up for under $100. I bought it a few months ago for trout fishing. It would work perfectly to throw light baits like you mentioned.

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I did ultralight on the cheap because I wasn't sure if I was going to like it or not. I got one of the small Pflueger Presidents and one of the cheapo 6'6" BPS Micro Lite fiberglass rods at the local shop. The little President is awesome. I put it through its paces this summer on a decent smallmouth stream and it never gave me the least bit of trouble. The rod, while not exactly great, isn't bad. I actually kinda like it. It had problems coming apart (they only come in two pieces unless you get the 5' one) till I fixed it, literally, with some epoxy. Hard to beat for $20. I love ultralight fishing now, and although I haven't caught anything too big, I've caught a lot and I enjoy catching a lot of dinks compared to one big fish. Well, at least for a while. And that kinda comes with the ultralight territory.

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Ultra light gear makes small fish seem bigger, I think the small ones put up a better fight than the larger ones. I'm using the lightest equipment I can get away with, only time I go a heavier is hoisting them out of a high banked canal or pulling them out of heavy cover. If I'm fishing heavy lily pads I'm sure not going ultra light.

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I probably see guys tossing light lures like crappie jigs with mh or hvy rods couple of dozens times a day, if I'm at one of the jetties. Bear in mind these are people looking for a meal for their families but this is how they do it and they catch lots of fish.

1. Small egg weight 1/4 oz on top or the lure

2. Egg weight on main line, swivel, leader to a light jig.

3. Snap swivel on mainline, small bank sinker on the swivel and leader to bait.

If I were to do it for freshwater fishing at water level, lighter equipment would be my first choice, if not try a split shot or 2 and place them about 15" above the lure. Your lure may run a little bit deeper but I don't think all that much.

I see those guys too, though they use a rig like this

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I've been ridiculously satisfied with a 6ft St. Croix Triumph light action spinning rod, matched with a $29 Shimano Sienna reel spooled with 6lb Trilene XL. Whole set up for under $100. I bought it a few months ago for trout fishing. It would work perfectly to throw light baits like you mentioned.

I did something similar, 5' premier and a sienna, but the sienna didn't last a year. Bought a Sahara 1000 to fix that. The siennas are nice but they can't take too much abuse

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Tom,

That's a basic "chicken rig" used more for bottom fishing. For casting and retrieving I'm talking about having the weight high and the jig at the bottom of the leader. I still don't think anything is better than using the right equipment in the first place.

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Roland Martin uses this:

http://www.mrmoms.org/Fishing/Fishing.htm

Must work. :D

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