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I've used baitcasters for the last 20 years and I see alot of guys using spinning reels bass fishing..  I've only used spinning reels for crappie..   Why use one bass fishing??  Finesse??

Thanks for the help!!

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Because some people can't cast 1/4 oz or under on baitcasters.Like me...

So yes...it's a Finesse thing.

I'm more comfortable with a spinning reel than i am with a baitcaster. I've got 20 years of spinning reel experience under my belt...only have like 4 with baitcaster.

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Why not ? There's quite a few members here (myself included) who only use spinning.

Speaking for myself, I'm a light tackle guy. I don't feel I'm missing out on anything by not using baitcasters, including accuracy. I own one, even got decent with it at one point, but it just never "did it" for me.

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i only fish spinning gear.....

ive had my hand at BC's, but their not worth my time..... i fish the lightest tackle possible at all times, and with spinning gear... i dont worry about light lures, or the wind.... and im sure i can accomplish any feat you can on your BC with my spinner...

its all a matter of simplicity for me.....

if it wasnt for the d@mn line twist, they'd be perfect ;)

although, better models solve this.... to an extent.

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if it wasnt for the d@mn line twist, they'd be perfect ;)

and with the right braid line... they are very close to perfect.

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Posted by: Dave T.

mrlitetackle wrote on Today at 8:13pm:

if it wasnt for the d@mn line twist, they'd be perfect Wink

and with the right braid line... they are very close to perfect.

how right you are.......

the braid has exponentially cut down my line twist probs!!!!!!!...............but they still lurk from time to time.

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I have been fishing for about 6 years now.  Started with spinning and have about 4 years using baitcasting.  I feel alot more comfortable fishing a shakey head worm on spinning.  I just feel like i have more control.  Also I like the spinning cause it can hold smaller line for the more finesse presentations like fishing a senko.  If I can, Id rather go baitcaster.  Im thinking its all personal preference

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I ask the same question. I see absolutley no reason to use one. When i was young I used one for ultralight. But other than that I can't see a reason to have one. what can it do that you can't do with a baitcaster and 10lb line?

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I ask the same question. I see absolutley no reason to use one. When i was young I used one for ultralight. But other than that I can't see a reason to have one. what can it do that you can't do with a baitcaster and 10lb line?

right there...cant do ul with a baitcaster,atleast not without backlash city and day full of swearing haha.i like them both sometimes its nice to switch it up and have a different feeling.and you also dont see to many baitcaster ice fishing setups  ;D

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x2 on dock skippin and drop shots.thats bout it.or if its balls out windy that day.

It is very simple to skip craws and tubes under docks with a baitcaster if you practice. drop shot with them too. watch the Jackall Cover Craw demo on youtube and you will see some great baitcaster skipping

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i just think its easier done with spinning imo,i get to many birdnests tryn to skip on my bc's.sometimes its all about finesse and bc's arnt the greatest in the finesse area my sol is ok at it but id still rather a openface for that.and when the winds are blowing in hardcore a openface will out perform a bc anyday imo.but to each his own they both have places in my fishing.

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I'll tell you why I fish with spinning gear 95+% of the time......

Because I absolutely SUCK with a baitcaster  !:-) No really !

True story > I was born left handed, and forced to be right handed by old school parents who believed life would be easier for a right hander..... not understanding that a person is born, with their brain wired to their body in a particular way, and that their are major consequences for forcing somebody to do otherwise.....

Like I could never throw a ball worth a crap.... hit a ball with a bat.... or (pertaining to fishing) cast with a baitcaster.

I guess I could be bitter that my Mom caused me to end up with completely whacked out hand / eye coordination......

But then, had she let me be left handed, I'd have probably ended up being a hard core ball player..... and probably a pretty hard core artist, who had no time for fishing.

And besides all that, I rather enjoy being an oddball whacko, who does everything differently :-)

And I still love Mom :-)

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So anyway, that's why I use spinning gear. But I always tell other guys, the best reels to use, are the ones that you feel most comfortable with, and which work best for you.

Peace,

Fish

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I only use a conventional reel for pelagic species and lately I've been using spinning instead, I have caught many over 100# and my back gives out long before a spinning reel.

Overall I can play fish much better with spinning, have no problem pulling fish out of the heaviest cover.

The only disadvantage I see to spinning is the weight of the reels, but for freshwater 2500 reels weigh next to nothing.

In saltwater it's not unusually to use an 8000 or 12000 series reel and they get heavy, but as rule aren't used for repeated casting.

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I mostly throw my spinning gear, if I need pure winching power to haul somthing out of deep cover, which is not to often, then Im on my Curado.

I had 3 Curados and sold of 2, (needed some money) but held onto my spinning. I'd hate to say it but I think some guys feel its an ego thing, and think they need to throw BC's to be a cool fishermen...but Matt 5.0 can tell you, you can haul heavy strippers and bashing blues on spinning gear. I did it for years.

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I have a couple bc'rs, one for swimbaits, the other for jigs, but can be used for worming..Like others, I find that I can use my spinning rigs with more acuracy, guess I'm just wierd...lol

IMHO, there isn't any fish you can't haul in with a spinning rig vs a bc, although I do prefer the feel of a bc.

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95 percent of my gear is baitcasting but spinning stuff definitely has its place. i have 2 shimano crucial casting dropshot/ shakeyhead rods that i love but i have found that working that shaking action is easier on my wrist with spinning gear because of reel hanging down from the bottom of the rod provides more balance.

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There are things that spinning reels will handle better, generally light line or finesse techniques such as dropshotting, shaky head, small plastics, etc.

There are also things that a baitcaster will do better such as flipping, pitching, swimbaits, heavier soft-plastic presentations, crankbaits, frogs, spinnerbaits, etc.

Notice, I did not say "as well," I said better. Because, while you can flip and pitch with a spinning reel, you have a lot more power with a baitcaster, and that power comes in handy when you need to pull big bass out of heavy cover. I will concede that there is nothing that you can do with a baitcaster that you can't do with a spinning reel, but that doesn't mean that a baitcaster won't do some things better. If you think that your spinning reel is the best choice for every situation, you're incorrect IMO. We all know the kind of bass that Fish Chris hulls in on spinning gear so yes, it can be done, but most power fishing techniques are still accomplished better on a baitcaster. Do you ever wonder why you never see proffessional bass fishermen using spinning reels or baitcasters exclusively? It's because they know that both have their place and excel in different situations.

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Because here on Table Rock people who refuse to pick up spinning gear get waxed to a high sheen by those who do.

Shaky heads, long cast w/thin deep running superline for deep crankin' and even the new flutter spoons are all better down with spinning gear.

Smaller swimbaits. Oh, yeah, suspending jerks work better on Spinning tackle, too.

How far can you throw an 1/8-ounce jig w/5-inch grub on a baitcaster, against the wind? Not far enough.

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Because here on Table Rock people who refuse to pick up spinning gear get waxed to a high sheen by those who do.

So using a spinning reel instantly makes you a better fisherman?  :-?

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I have just started using baitcasters this year. From what I know and feel I think that I have better control over the presentation however sometimes in hairy situations I like the spinning gear with a shorter rod 5'6" - 6' medium action to get into tight spots where its tougher to cast with a bc (ex. when you are fishing from shore with a lot of obstacles and trees around ).

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what can it do that you can't do with a baitcaster and 10lb line?

Catch smallmouth in gin clear water.

8-)

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