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When To Use Spincast Over Baitcast?

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So I see bass fishers using baitcast mostly but I see them using spincast equipment at times. Is it for lighter lures or what?

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When I use bait casting equipment over spinning equipment it is for larger lures, or heavier cover. I have a couple reels on the want list that are designed to throw lighter lures 1/8 and less, that way I don't have to use spinning gear anymore. I am much better accuracy wise with casting gear.

 

Jeremy

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Easier to skip lures with spinning gear.

 

Easier to finesse fish with spinning gear.

 

Easier to throw into the wind with spinning gear.

 

Easier to pitch and flip with spinning gear.

 

Easier to throw lighter baits with spinning gear.

 

OK guys, add to the list.

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I use spinning gear when I need to use lighter lines or lighter lures. 

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I am not gonna argue semantics too much but there is a difference between spinning gear and spincast gear, not sure which the OP was specifying.

 

But if meaning spinning gear vs bait-casting, it is great to be fluent with both for many different methods and approaches.

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I sometimes fish with my uncle , who uses zebco spincasters. Hes a horrible fisherman and a horrid caster except  , He can pitch farther than me  using a baitcast reel .

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He said spincast, not spinning. Like a zebco 33. I mainly see those used by live bait fisherman, but some people do use them for lures. I don't prefer them.

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IMHO, spinners give a slightly more vertical drop to a t rig, jig, dropshot or ? which can be important.  They are easier to LEARN to skip docks on.  For me, that's about it.  The accuracy is just not there compared to a baitcaster, especially when pitching.  I've got some pretty high end spinners but they are still heavy and not as sensitive as the baitcasters.  For me the baitcaster becomes an extension of the arm and the cast or pitch just flows more naturally from the rod.  Baitcasters backlash at times, spinners twist line and get wind knots at times.           

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My wife wont use anything but her Omega PRO spincast, and she does quite well with it.

 

I use spinning reels just as much as bait casting reels.

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The only pro I actually saw using a spin cast was Woo Daves, he used it to worm fish because he could get the worm to fall straight down as it would let line out better than a casting reel but it didn't have all the problems with line twist like a spinning reel. That said, I believe from the way the question was asked is that the OP meant spinning reels, and that said, yes, lighter lures and finesse techniques with light line is where you will see spinning come into play.

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There are casting reels every bit as capable of finesse fishing, and spinning reels capable of doing all the heavier applications. It's all up to budget and preferences. Generally speaking, you get more performance for your dollar with a spinning reel, especially in the finesse market.

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Spinning reels are often called spincasters, just like baitcasters are sometimes called closed faced reels. Maybe the OP can shine some light on which type he actually meant? 

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Baitcaster: Power fishing

 

Spinning tackle: Finesse

 

Spincaster:  For people that don't fish regularly

 

 

 

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Personally, I trust the drag systems on a quality spinning reel over baitcasting when dealing with lighter lines. That's probably the biggest reason I haven't jumped on the finesse baitcaster wagon.  

 

One thing I've always been fuzzy on is the accuracy claims... I'm just as accurate with spinning tackle as I am with casting.  I think it's a practice issue and not an equipment issue... A lot of us bass guys just don't fish with spinning gear as much.

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Spinning reels are often called spincasters, just like baitcasters are sometimes called closed faced reels. Maybe the OP can shine some light on which type he actually meant? 

 

all sorts of different ways of saying them i suppose.  my dad calls his gold zebco spincast reel a closed face reel.  he calls a spinning reel an open faced reel. and a baitcaster, he says what is that??

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IMHO, spinners give a slightly more vertical drop to a t rig, jig, dropshot or ? which can be important. They are easier to LEARN to skip docks on. For me, that's about it. The accuracy is just not there compared to a baitcaster, especially when pitching. I've got some pretty high end spinners but they are still heavy and not as sensitive as the baitcasters. For me the baitcaster becomes an extension of the arm and the cast or pitch just flows more naturally from the rod. Baitcasters backlash at times, spinners twist line and get wind knots at times.

The Daiwa T-Wing System also offers more vertical, natural presentation of sinking baits.

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all sorts of different ways of saying them i suppose.  my dad calls his gold zebco spincast reel a closed face reel.  he calls a spinning reel an open faced reel. and a baitcaster, he says what is that??

Yup!

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The Daiwa T-Wing System also offers more vertical, natural presentation of sinking baits.

 

The T-wing system facilitates longer and smoother casts, at least it is suppose to but setting it up is the same. Unless the spool tension knob is loose and the brakes are off, a casting reel is going to need to have line stripped manually in order for a bait to fall straight and even then it will swing as the bait falls and catches up with the slack.

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Yes, I'm talking about the spinning reels. I've used some light ones for trout but never for bass. I've just noticed several guys using them in fishing shows now.

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Spin caster for the girlfriend ....... without it id be fixing her open face reel every other cast...no open face reels or baitcasting ones just spin caster's for the girlfriend.....

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I use a spincaster when i want to pi?? Off nimrods that think you need 10 1000$ combos sitting on a $80,000 boat to catch a fish with a brain as big as a pea..thats my story and im stickin to it

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I use a spincaster when i want to pi?? Off nimrods that think you need 10 1000$ combos sitting on a $80,000 boat to catch a fish with a brain as big as a pea..thats my story and im stickin to it

Nobody is going to care what you use to catch fish, as much as you want them to.

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Yes, I'm talking about the spinning reels. I've used some light ones for trout but never for bass. I've just noticed several guys using them in fishing shows now.

YouTube Aaron Martin and Mike Iaconelli, they use spinning gears alot. They basically made their name finesse fishing. Both spinning and casting has their place and time.

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