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Anyone still use spincast?

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Just wondering if any of our members are using spincasting reels. I saw a pro using one which really suprised me. He was using the ol' zebco 33.... 8-)

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The other half and I use Zebco 11's for pan fishing, and the other half uses a 33 for Bass and 'eye fishing. I am slowly trying to ween her off of them for larger fish, but I do like the compact size of the 11's for light fishing. Her kids use Rhino's for general fishing.

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i still use a zebco 33 for fishing when it is dark. i am not good enough with a baitcaster to cast when i can't see my lure.

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I use an Abumatic when me and the kid go bluegill fishing with crickets.

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yep, i sure do use a spincast reel from time to time. why? well, on occasion, i might be fishing some docks or canals with boats and docks on your left and right. or, i might be fishing a bank area that has overhanging tree limbs. the spincast is an invaluable tool to have because you can skip the lure under the docks or tree limbs. some people use spinning gear for this. some use the baitcaster to skip, too. but it has been my experience that there are very few fishermen who can use a baitcaster to skip and do it well. also, it is great for tight quarters and the fall with a worm is more vertical than with a baitcaster. that might be the difference in the day of fishing as to whether the bass hits your presentations. woo daves years ago won a big bass tournament using a zebco 808. i'd say he's a pretty good fisherman. i use the johnson century spincaster. it's a great little reel. don't use the spincast a lot but there are times when it's the only thing in my boat that will get the job done. don't ever feel embarrassed using a spincast. the bass don't know what you are using. good fishing.

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I use spincast when fishing for panfish with my wife.  Easy, no hassle bobber fishing.  I have a Zebco 33 and a couple of old 909's.  Also a few under the rod (spinning rod) trigger models can't recall the models now.

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What's a spincast? ::)

AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAAAA!!!!!!!! ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

thats what i say. sure theyre easy to use and all, but i'd never CONSIDER using them for bass. sure if your just goin panfishing w/ the kids or whatever then yeah theyre a good choice, but WAYYYY too unreliable for bass.

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What's a spincast? ::)

It's a reel you should have for kids, girls that dot't fish and anybody, for that matter, that only fishes "occasionally." There is no learning curve so anyone can fish from the get-go. As others have said, "any rod and reel can be used to catch a fish."  If you have decided to become a "bass fisherman" on a regular basis, there are much better options.

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I have got a Daiwa, a Zebco Bullet, and a couple of kids setups for my little ones.  I use them anytime I want to take the kids out to catch bluegill and such.  I bought the Daiwa for my wife last year and this the first good spincast I have bought in years and sure have come long way.

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I have got a Daiwa, a Zebco Bullet, and a couple of kids setups for my little ones. I use them anytime I want to take the kids out to catch bluegill and such. I bought the Daiwa for my wife last year and this the first good spincast I have bought in years and sure have come long way.

I don't carry that rig, but I am surprised. I didn't think ANY spincaster had "come a long way." This is a technology that has reached a dead-end. As far as I know, in terms of advancement, it has been abandoned.

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I like a spincaster on days when I don't feel like putting much thought into fishing. Like when I stop at the bait shop, buy 100 crickets, and head to the park to catch some bluegill. Other than that, I don't see much use for them. They're real value is nostalgia.

But I do have a preference. I like the Abumatic 576. The little line pin things ride in a groove on the inside of the front cover. There is no way for the line to slip over the top of the pins. It will pick up line even when there is slack in it.

The Zebcos I've tried, and especially the little Diawa my kid has, won't pick up line if its too slack.

My kid's Diawa Colbalt must have somthing like a 2:1 retrieve.  If he casts far, it takes all day to reel his line in.  He's graduated to a spinning rig now.  When he does fall back on his spincaster, I get a good laugh listening to him hurumph as he cranks and cranks and the line just inches in.   He knows the spincaster has limited use, now.  Hopefully, when's he's my age he'll feel a bit nostalgic and give a spincaster a try again.

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I like a spincaster on days when I don't feel like putting much thought into fishing. Like when I stop at the bait shop, buy 100 crickets, and head to the park to catch some bluegill. Other than that, I don't see much use for them. They're real value is nostalgia.

But I do have a preference. I like the Abumatic 576. The little line pin things ride in a groove on the inside of the front cover. There is no way for the line to slip over the top of the pins. It will pick up line even when there is slack in it.

The Zebcos I've tried, and especially the little Diawa my kid has, won't pick up line if its too slack.

My kid's Diawa Colbalt must have somthing like a 2:1 retrieve. If he casts far, it takes all day to reel his line in. He's graduated to a spinning rig now. When he does fall back on his spincaster, I get a good laugh listening to him hurumph as he cranks and cranks and the line just inches in. He knows the spincaster has limited use, now. Hopefully, when's he's my age he'll feel a bit nostalgic and give a spincaster a try again.

You shouldn't try to pick up slack line with ANY reel.

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I have got a Daiwa, a Zebco Bullet, and a couple of kids setups for my little ones. I use them anytime I want to take the kids out to catch bluegill and such. I bought the Daiwa for my wife last year and this the first good spincast I have bought in years and sure have come long way.

I don't carry that rig, but I am surprised. I didn't think ANY spincaster had "come a long way." This is a technology that has reached a dead-end. As far as I know, in terms of advancement, it has been abandoned.

Not too much time/money has been invested into improving the designs of spincast reels over the years, but better materials and added bearings have made some reels better functioning reels than they were years ago. The lower cost labor over seas balances out the better materials and bearings, so the cost remains low. There seems to be a renewed interest in spincasts...to a point.

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You shouldn't try to pick up slack line with ANY reel.

Thank you.

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