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I really get irritated when I read spinning tackle is better suited for light lines and light lures than bait casting; that my friends is total BS.

It's like when I hear you can not flip-n-pitch matted vegetation or land big bass with spinning tackle.

With today's technology both types of equipment is well suited for any technique you would choose to use them for. Some of us prefer spinning reels while some of us prefer bait casting reels and the only disadvantage is between your ears.

Ok that's my rant for today  :P

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Can't beat spinning tackle for light lures, especially weightless soft plastics!

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I guess those surf casting spinning rigs are considered light tackle?

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i think we're on the same page, i never understand these same things, I have heavy braid on a 7ft heavy spinning rod and have no problem getting big bass out of grass mats, i dont even set the drag, its tightened all the way down :)

i really get mad when the owner of the private pond I'm not supposed to be fishing at gets smart with me like"you cant fish here to many turtles"or "you cant fish here but you can try that puddle across the road i hear theres good fishing"

oh wait that has nothing to do with what you are talking about :P :-X

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Some lures I cant cast or fish on a type of reel.  I know I cant work topwater or cranks with a spinning reel.  Fishing a grub or shakiey I dont like doing on bc.  People can do it but I cant.  It actually kinda funny watching me try though. ;D

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I really get irritated when I read spinning tackle is better suited for light lines and light lures than bait casting; that my friends is total BS.

It's like when I hear you can not flip-n-pitch matted vegetation or land big bass with spinning tackle.

With today's technology both types of equipment is well suited for any technique you would choose to use them for. Some of us prefer spinning reels while some of us prefer bait casting reels and the only disadvantage is between your ears.

Ok that's my rant for today :P

95% of my fishing is with spinning rigs. No real need to go to $300.+ baitcasting reels. Not if the objective is to just catch fish - IMO! :)

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I really get irritated when I read spinning tackle is better suited for light lines and light lures than bait casting; that my friends is total BS.

It's like when I hear you can not flip-n-pitch matted vegetation or land big bass with spinning tackle.

With today's technology both types of equipment is well suited for any technique you would choose to use them for. Some of us prefer spinning reels while some of us prefer bait casting reels and the only disadvantage is between your ears.

Ok that's my rant for today :P

95% of my fishing is with spinning rigs. No real need to go to $300.+ baitcasting reels. Not if the objective is to just catch fish - IMO! :)

X2 ;D

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95% of my fishing is with spinning rigs. No real need to go to $300.+ baitcasting reels. Not if the objective is to just catch fish - IMO! :P

If "just catching fish" then why do you need a rod and reel for ? a coke can, 30 or 40 yards of line wrapped around the can, some hooks and some crawlers, that 's about all you need "just to catch fish".

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i have come to prefer BC gear for everything recently.  i bought a nice shimano sahara and a american rodsmiths rod a few weeks back because of all the hype about spinning gear for light tackle.  i returned them both and got another revo after a week.  i can cast anything in my box just fine with the revo.  including 1/8 shakey heads.  i dont normally go any lighter than that.  

it seems, like everything else, it is a preference issue...IMO

Cliff

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95% of my fishing is with spinning rigs. No real need to go to $300.+ baitcasting reels. Not if the objective is to just catch fish - IMO! :P

If "just catching fish" then why do you need a rod and reel for ? a coke can, 30 or 40 yards of line wrapped around the can, some hooks and some crawlers, that 's about all you need "just to catch fish".

I prefer a cast net!

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I simply like spinning gear for lighter stuff.   I can use bc reels and do for spinnerbaits, cranks, topwaters, and even Trigs and Crigs.  I just dont like spending my time picking professional type backlashes  ::P out of them when I try to cast weightless or very light weight stuff.

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I really get irritated when I read spinning tackle is better suited for light lines and light lures than bait casting; that my friends is total BS.

It's like when I hear you can not flip-n-pitch matted vegetation or land big bass with spinning tackle.

With today's technology both types of equipment is well suited for any technique you would choose to use them for. Some of us prefer spinning reels while some of us prefer bait casting reels and the only disadvantage is between your ears.

Ok that's my rant for today :P

On the whole I'd have to disagree.

Yes today's bc reels will allow one to present small offerings (the Pixy, 50mg, Sol, Alphas, etc.). But not eveyone has the budget to get one of these beauties.

So no, spinning tackle and spinning tackle only is not exclusively better suited for light stuff. I agree with you there very much so. But unless a person has the loot to purchase a finesse casting reel, I'll usually recommend a spinning outfit; especially if the person is more of a novice to fishing tackle.   JMHO. :)

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I know that with the proper setup (rod and reel) and the proper technique you can cast just about anything out there with a baticaster. But why fight it when you can use a spinning gear setup if the conditions call for it.

IMHO, baitcasters and spinning gear both have their place.  They're just two seperate tools for the job.

For instance, I like to use a St. Croix Avid ML 6' rod and Shimano Stradic 2500 for Rooster tails and 3in and 4in Senkos.  I don't think I would cast the same thing on a Loomis MBR844 and a Daiwa Zillion.  I would also not use a baitcaster when I am casting into a gusty wind.

I just try to keep it easy as possible when I'm out fishing.  I'd rather be fighting fish than my gear.

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I prefer a cast net!

Cast nets ain 't sporty. :P

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95% of my fishing is with spinning rigs. No real need to go to $300.+ baitcasting reels. Not if the objective is to just catch fish - IMO! :P

If "just catching fish" then why do you need a rod and reel for ? a coke can, 30 or 40 yards of line wrapped around the can, some hooks and some crawlers, that 's about all you need "just to catch fish".

Amen Raul.  

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I guess I'm the "Pro" then.  I am very proficient with both and can cast/use the BC with anything I use my spinner for, except a beetlespin. I prefer B/C over spinner at all times but I can do the same techniques with both.  Remember, Practice, Practice Practice and "Can't never could"

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I can actually cast weightless senkos further with my STX then with my spinning outfit.  I prefer BC over spinning but always have both.  Unless the lure is super light or theres a strong wind i use a bc.  I think the biggest difference in the reels is when your fishing topwater.  I dont know what it is but i cant stand fishing topwater with a spinning outfit.  especially buzzbaits  

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I can actually cast weightless senkos further with my STX then with my spinning outfit. I prefer BC over spinning but always have both. Unless the lure is super light or theres a strong wind i use a bc. I think the biggest difference in the reels is when your fishing topwater. I dont know what it is but i cant stand fishing topwater with a spinning outfit. especially buzzbaits

Dude, a "weightless" senko weights in the vecinity of 3/8 oz, any baitcaster can cast it without any problem.

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