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check out some casting competitions.... see what they are all using  :)

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this has more to do with the indian than the arrow.

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There are a lot of variables in the equation, but with 1/4 to 3/8 oz crankbaits I can't cast my baitcasting setups (including Chronarch 51MG) nearly as far as I can with my better spinning combos. When the weight approaches 1/2 oz, such as a Fat Ika, the difference is less significant.

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check out some casting competitions.... see what they are all using :)

Yes, this is a good reference point - if your average lure is in the 4-ounce range.  ::)

For most Bass fishing, um, not so much. With heavier weights, it isn't a big deal, but lighter weight lures are cast further, easier, on spinning tackle. Especially in wind, and especially if you spool thin diameter superlines as your main line.

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It depends on the reel, line, thrower, what your brakes are set at on the baitcaster,etc etc... In most cases you can probably cast a little lightweight soft plastic farther with a spinning reel. Now note that I said in MOST cases. Some guys may know their equipment well enough to fling that thing out farther with a baitcaster than a spinning reel.

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Physics is going to favor the spinning as the line is coiling off the reel by itself. With baitcasting, no matter how smooth the bearings are, there is still friction with the spinning spool on those bearings, and that creates drag.

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Physics is going to favor the spinning as the line is coiling off the reel by itself. With baitcasting, no matter how smooth the bearings are, there is still friction with the spinning spool on those bearings, and that creates drag.

With a spinning reel, the line simply uncoils off a stationary spool which produces negligible friction,

but the spool of a baitcasting reel must revolve in order to pay line.

The record cast-length was set with spinning tackle, but I don't know if that record is still pending.

Roger

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I'm gonna say that most people can cast most lures further with spinning gear, but more accurately with a baitcaster.

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you get more distance with a baitcaster , with a spinning reel you get line friction from the lip of the spool and line slap on the first guide as when the line is cast , the line comes off in big loops that cause alot more friction . as far as spinning reels being thought of casting farther , i think that stems from being able to cast as hard as you can without fear of backlashing where as with a baitcaster you have to have the reel dialed in precisely or you get over runs .

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this has more to do with the indian than the arrow.

^^ This.

Tom

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you get more distance with a baitcaster , with a spinning reel you get line friction from the lip of the spool and line slap on the first guide as when the line is cast , the line comes off in big loops that cause alot more friction . as far as spinning reels being thought of casting farther , i think that stems from being able to cast as hard as you can without fear of backlashing where as with a baitcaster you have to have the reel dialed in precisely or you get over runs .

Spinning reels rule competitive casting distance.

From a practical standpoint, in a fishing context,

both types of equipment are very comparable. I

like both, but have a strong preference for one over

the other for specific techniques. Generally speaking,

power = baitcasting; finesse = spinning.

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you get more distance with a baitcaster , with a spinning reel you get line friction from the lip of the spool and line slap on the first guide as when the line is cast , the line comes off in big loops that cause alot more friction.

You can't be serious.

When the weight of the spinning lure is matched to the diameter of the stripper guide,

line friction is virtually immeasurable. I've been approached by boats that seem to resent spinning gear.

It's kind of comical. while we're just flipping from the wrist, they appear to be chopping wood.

If I'm looking for extra casting distance, I'll use a catapult cast.

My right arm merely serves as the fulcrum and the fingers of my left hard jerk the rod-butt sharply backward.

Although this action is hard to discern by a bystander, the lure seems to enter the stratosphere.

Spinning gear is too often thought of in terms of 8-lb tackle,

but spinning rods are available in blank spines similar to baitcasting gear.

Most of my freshwater spinning gear is 15-lb-class tackle,

which allows me to finesse fish with same outfit that handles Florida's heavy cover.

Roger

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in your typical every day setups, baitcasters will cast further for anything over 3/8th oz from my experience.  I can cast most baits on casting gear significantly further than on spinning gear.  I do fine with anything as light as a weightless senko type bait wacky rigged, which we all know is not that aerodynamic.  When i'm on shore, and need distance, wouldn't even consider a spinning setup.

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in your typical every day setups, baitcasters will cast further for anything over 3/8th oz from my experience. I can cast most baits on casting gear significantly further than on spinning gear. I do fine with anything as light as a weightless senko type bait wacky rigged, which we all know is not that aerodynamic. When i'm on shore, and need distance, wouldn't even consider a spinning setup.

There are spinning outfits whose weight range "begins" at 3/8 oz,

and these outfits will throw 3/4 oz lures into the next county.

Surf-casting spinning rods are designed to throw 4 oz lures to the far side of the swash

and have the backbone to beach a 200-lb shark.

Roger

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in your typical every day setups, baitcasters will cast further for anything over 3/8th oz from my experience. I can cast most baits on casting gear significantly further than on spinning gear. I do fine with anything as light as a weightless senko type bait wacky rigged, which we all know is not that aerodynamic. When i'm on shore, and need distance, wouldn't even consider a spinning setup.

There are spinning outfits whose weight range "begins" at 3/8oz.

and these outfits will throw 5/8 oz lures into the next county.

Surf-casting spinning rods are designed to throw 4 oz lures to the far side of the swash.

Roger

I said your typical every day setups.  maybe I should have more specifically said your everyday bass setups.  In simple terms of distance, if you have 2 everyday rods (i'm not talking about rods specifically designed for distance.  i'm talking about rods you would find in most anglers garage) and can't throw a texas rigged plastic further on your baitcaster, you're doing something very wrong.  I've even tried the same rod, and the casting setup always wins in distance from my experience.

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Apparently a lot of you either failed or never took physics!

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