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Hello Folks:

I have a question; I recently have been introduced to perch and other pan fish fishing. I also adore slip bobber fishing. I would like to get rod and the reel for this type of fishing. Why is everyone suggesting spinning rods and reels for pan fish and slip bobber fishing techniques? I have used baitcasters in the past and I am pretty confident using them, but I would like to know why everyone is recommending spinning reels. Whyare spinning reels superior when it comes to pan fish and slip bobber fishing? Please, explain.

Thanks Ahead.

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If you can cast extremely light lures on baitcaster,more power to you,because I can't. That's the only reason why I use spinning set ups.Might be why everybody else recommends spinning as well instead of baitcasters.

Many of times I'm using a 1/32 oz jig or a #16 size hook with an extremely small split shot for weight. I also go with the smallest bobber I can get away with.

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A nice spinning reel and appropriate rod will allow you to cast extremely light lures much more comfortably than a BC setup. Can someone cast 1/16oz with a BC, im sure they can, but I sure as hell cant and I dont know anyone that can.

I personally fish 10# braid with a leader, but I'm a big braid fan boy, so im sure plenty of people will disagree.

** If I know you and you can, I apologize for underrating your skills.

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quick follow up,

With the spinning set up how far (yardage wise) can you cast those 1/16,1/8,etc. lures? and what length rod do you use ?

Thank You.

A nice spinning reel and appropriate rod will allow you to cast extremely light lures much more comfortably than a BC setup. Can someone cast 1/16oz with a BC, im sure they can, but I sure as hell cant and I dont know anyone that can.

I personally fish 10# braid with a leader, but I'm a big braid fan boy, so im sure plenty of people will disagree.

** If I know you and you can, I apologize for underrating your skills.

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I'm not really too sure on the yardage, I'll have to go try it out here soon.

I have a really short pole, right under 5', that I use for really tight spaces, and then a 7' for general stuff. I am getting a 10' for float and fly here soon, that will double as a pan fish rod from time to time, looking forward to that.

Hope that helps, hopefully some more folks will chime in, I'm far from an expert.

NGaHB

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quick follow up,

With the spinning set up how far (yardage wise) can you cast those 1/16,1/8,etc. lures? and what length rod do you use ?

Thank You.

i think youre making things too difficult. its just a pan fish set up. for panfish i primarily use a little Pflueger Trion GX-7 spinning reel on a light 5'6" Ugly Stick Lite-Pro. throw some lite line on it and youre good to go...but really it doesnt matter so much, almost any rod and reel works for pan fish

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I use a walmart special for panfish a shakespear micro graphite 5'6 light action with an old shimano Sedona besides that one I use a 1'6 spongebob pole when my 2 yearold decides he'd rather use mine then his. Seriously though u dont need a special expensive set up for perch simply a UL or L rod wilbe more then enough.

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Using a 6'6" ultralite rod and an Okuma stx20 reel spooled with 4 lb test I can cast a 3 inch grub on a 1/16th oz jig head a good 20-30 yds (without a bobber)depending on the wind. The longer, lighter rod can really whip those smaller baits quite a distance.

On a side note, UL fishing isn't just for pan fish. A fishing buddy of mine recently caught the Colorado state record SMB (6lbs 11 oz) on a 4 1/2 foot long St. Croix UL rod using 4 lb test and a 3 inch jerkbait. The Ul is the only rod he uses and he regularly targets big fish with that set-up.

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