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Hey how is everyone?

Just wondering if you have a baitcaster and a spinning reel. Both on the same rod, and same line, same lure.   Which one would you be able to cast further with?

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Thanks for the reply. Im now learning how to use a baitcaster, I thought it would be a spinning reel, just due to how the line comes off with nothing holding it back.

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Not really an answer to your question but accuracy is a lot more important than distance and WELCOME to the forums!!!

                               As Ever,

                                skillet

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Yeah i agree with the post above me, when you know where they are, accuracy is much more important than distance. 8-)

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I agree, im not even trying to cast far at the moment, just trying to get nice and accurate casts.  Im just asking because I fish from shore 99.9% of the time and somtimes I need a long cast to get into the deep waters

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I think I'd go far enough to say it depends on what baitcaster it is.  A cheapo one with poor build quality won't let the spool free spin as fast as might be necessary to cast great distances.  I have an old Quantum EX250 with 2 bearings only that won't cast as far as other reels with more bearings.  I think it's because it doesn't have any ball bearings on the spool shaft, just brass bushings only.  It'll cast a reasonable distance but it has to be a 1/4 oz. lure or heavier.  I can out throw it with my BPS Extreme, hands down, and it does have bearings on the spool shaft.

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Comparable rods will cast exactly the same distance,

baitcasting or spinning. Accuracy is exactly the same

when either style set-up has been mastered. I fish both styles

and like them equally, but I have a strong preference for one

over the other for certain techniques.

p.s.

The World Record casting distance is held by a spinning rod.

8-)

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I've got one of the new quantum Touring baitcasters. Its pretty good, nice and smooth.. 11 bearings.   But my spinning is an Abu garcia, I forgot the model but I cast pretty darn far with it! I mastered that already, now I'm onto baitcasters. =)

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With baitcasters it's not really about distance. In my own amateur/humble opinion it's about " accuracy,lure placement, and line control" when using a baitcaster.

As a lifelong spinning reel fisherman who made himself learn to use a baitcaster this summer. It might seem easier to cast farther on a spinning reel of comparative cost than a baitcaster. That's only because you can get a quality spinning reel for $59 dollars while you don't seem to seem to scratch the surface of quality baitcaster until you start to reach the $100 pricepoint.

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