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Strange New Baitcasters At Dick's

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I was wandering around Dick's the other day and picked up a couple of baitcaster combos and a few of them had switches that made the thumb bar automatically re-engage. I am not looking to buy one, but was curious what the purpose of this function would be. Seems to me like one more thing to go wrong...

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Its made for flipping, also known as a flippin switch. Its so you dont have to engage the reel once the bait hits the water. It just saves a little time, but I wouldnt buy one, seems like just one more thing to go wrong, plus, I like to leave my reel disengaged for a bit so the bait can fall vertically.

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x2 on letting it free fall. I've never had one but it kinda sounds like a gimmick, no offense to anybody who likes them or uses them. I just don't think it would be something i'm interested in. Are you buying field & stream brand baitcasters? i have one any am very please with it.

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Not a big fan of flipping switches. I prefer a thumb bar that can be lifted up to re-engage the spool, which is pretty common on some baitcasters like Daiwas and at least some of the US Reel Supercasters.

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