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can most techniques be done on casting rods?. im throwing weightless flukes,senkos plenty far with a medium rod and a 50 size shimano.  are there other techniques besides dropshotting that i might be missing out on or a spinning setup would handle better?

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Its personal preference, some do perfectly fine on all BC or all spinning. But for me I want to keep with the "best tool for the job", each type of setups have their strengths. Lighter weight baits and dropshot are things that tend to work better on spinning.

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Dropshot and maybe 1/8 oz -ish bottom contact like a shakeyhead or neko. Maybe balsa cranks as well. Everything else is (within normal realm of bass fishing) is casting gear for me.

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It really depends on your skill level and equipment. There are people that can throw everything on casting gear. Others prefer spinning for their own reasons. I use a mix of both so I can throw small light baits effectively even in windy conditions. 

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Spinning gear isn't absolutely necessary but it can make things a lot easier.  It just depends on how you like to fish and what techniques you mostly use.  

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Anything under 1/4 of an ounce calls for spinning gear IMO, though I can pitch a 3/16 ounce weight just fine on a typical jig/pitchin' stick. Even some 1/4 ounce baits, such as balsas, cast poorly on casting gear. If you need 8 pound test or less, use spinning gear. I also throw lighter suspending jerkbaits on spinning gear with 15 pound braid and a fluoro leader. I would say you should own four or five spinning setups and probably a dozen casting setups and you'll be covered. Can never have too many really.

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Not for me. I haven't used spinning in years.

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Personally I use casting for most everything, spinning is usually reserved for finesse techniques, I use it for dropshotting, shakey heads, and the neko rig. Casting for everything else, except I do use spinning for smaller 1/4 or 1/8 oz spinnerbaits or chatterbaits from time to time.

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Spinning can be used for everything, casting for 
most everything. Depends on whether you want
to do it or not.

I tried to do casting for everything. Got pretty darn
good with it, too. And for "everything", that means
different things to different people.

Do you use every technique? Or just a few? For me
I use a few techniques. I have actually reduced my
casting gear to just two units. The Lexa is now one
of my boys', and I kept one Chronarch 50e setup
for myself (with a ML and a MH rod). Sold my other
50e.

I have simply found spinning gear to be more useful
to me in enjoying the sport. I can skip under low lying
bushes/trees, docks, etc. much better. I don't have
to deal with professional overruns, and so on.

I also don't fish tourneys, and I don't fish heavy lures
and such. For me, I've evolved from complicated to
K.I.S.S.

At least that's where I am at today :) 

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Spinning rod is not necessary any more you can use a baitcaster for even the lightest of lures I like using a spinning rod however with my lighter or weightless lures because its more of a comfort zone thing.

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Why don't we make this thread: Casting set-up. Necessary ?

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i can't skip very well at all with a casting reel so that's my primary use for the spinning rig.  otherwise, i think mostly everything can be done or one or the other.

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7 minutes ago, Raul said:

Why don't we make this thread: Casting set-up. Necessary ?

My thoughts exactly.

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4 minutes ago, buzzed bait said:

i can't skip very well at all with a casting reel so that's my primary use for the spinning rig.  otherwise, i think mostly everything can be done or one or the other.

You can´t skip with BC cuz ur chicken; what, afraid of having to re spool your entire reel due to one hell of a backlash cuz you were trying to skip a lure with BC ?

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2 minutes ago, Raul said:

You can´t skip with BC cuz ur chicken; what, afraid of having to re spool your entire reel due to one hell of a backlash cuz you were trying to skip a lure with BC ?

well i'd admit i am chicken!!  but seated in the kayak it is a little bit difficult for me as i too often hit the water right at my side which causes some muy malo backlashes!!  standing on the bank, not nearly as big of a problem.  and trust me amigo, i've re-spooled plenty of my BC reels from my terrible efforts!  in fact, cutting out nasty backlashes and re-spooling line is something i have on my resume for prospective employers!!

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Senkos and flukes are far from "weightless " even eithout lead. They are well within bait casting parameters but IMO small hair jigs , trick worms, skipping and drop shot are all more easily fished on spinning tackle. 

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I take three and three...

Drop shot, shakey head, weightless fluke/senco on spinning tackle.

Cranks, spinner baits, topwater on bait caster.

 

I think the whole idea of doing everything on one rod and reel is great and all, but I think its really overlooking one of the most important part of it.

Collecting more fishing rods!

I do the same thing with guns and tools....

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21 hours ago, buzzed bait said:

well i'd admit i am chicken!!  but seated in the kayak it is a little bit difficult for me as i too often hit the water right at my side which causes some muy malo backlashes!!  standing on the bank, not nearly as big of a problem.  and trust me amigo, i've re-spooled plenty of my BC reels from my terrible efforts!  in fact, cutting out nasty backlashes and re-spooling line is something i have on my resume for prospective employers!!

It takes a REAL MACHO to confess he´s chicken. :respect-040:

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I always have one with me and I have 8 spinning rigs for bass. For me, I enjoy finesse fishing so they are worth it.

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Regarding bass tackle I own 1 spinning combo and its sole purpose is for the drop shot. I rarely use that technique so it never gets used unless we float the river for smallmouth. I can cast 1/8oz baits accurately and with enough distance to not need a spinning rod for how I fish.  Some of my favorite little hard baits to throw are a yozuri pin minnow and the rebel super teeny wee R. 

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I was throwing 1/8oz and under trigs in 20+ mph gusts the other day and slayed the dinks. That would of been a headache even with the budget bfs rig I had. It's possible but not without heavy braking. 

 

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Even my jdm bfs baitcasting setup sucks casting 1/32 oz jig with 1.5" trailer.

And if you're vertical jigging it's so much easier to open a spinning bail and let line flow freely down to target depths. With a baitcasting reel it's annoying af stripping line by hand.

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On April 28, 2016 at 1:43 PM, Cgrinder said:

Dropshot and maybe 1/8 oz -ish bottom contact like a shakeyhead or neko. Maybe balsa cranks as well. Everything else is (within normal realm of bass fishing) is casting gear for me.

X2

i have 3 spinning rigs.

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