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What Is The Advantage Of A Spincast Reel Being Under The Rod???

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I don't use spincast reels but back when I did they were all mounted on top of the rod. Why do some pan fish combos locate the spincast reel on the bottom of the rod? What is the advantage of locating the spincast reel underneath the rod?

If figure there must be some advantage or they wouldn't do it.

Thanks for the help! :)

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The advantage is being able to use a spin cast reel with a spinning rod. I have an micro under spin from Zebco and a Daiwa ultra light rod. It's a great combo for kids to catch sunnies and creek chub with. Even small bass.

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I don't see any real advantage to the "under spin"/"trigger spin" design you mention. It's just an option for light tackle fishing without the bail on a traditional spinning reel.

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True super UL rods, for throwing 1/80 oz. jigs are always spinning. The underspin is WAYYY more user friendly to me than a super UL spinner. It's much better made as well.

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Yeah not sure what the advantages are to an under spin/trigger spin compared to a spin cast reel sitting on top of a rod with a push button.

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True super UL rods, for throwing 1/80 oz. jigs are always spinning. The underspin is WAYYY more user friendly to me than a super UL spinner. It's much better made as well.

Are you talking about a spin cast with a trigger under the rod when you say, "underspin" ans "super spinner"? Thanks!

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This is an underspin:

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This is an UL SPinning reel:

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The weight is better balanced with the reel under the rod. I have both in UL combos that are used for trout stream fishing and the spincast is balanced better. Another advantage in stream fishing is it is quicker to cast and reel with either compared to a traditional spinning reel (but I do manually close the bail).

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I think the OP wants to know why you would use one of those vs the pushbutton type on top of the rod. I actually LOVE the undercast when im fishing the river with livebait and don't want to ruin an expensive reel. The closed design helps keep sand out.

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I think the underspin is much easier for kids with limited hand/arm strength to cast and retrieve, especially with a fish on. As far as adults go, I thought underspins were bush league until I fished with a buddy who used an old Abu Gold Max 507 (long discontinued) to pitch dropshots to bedding bass. The 507 is almost unique. It has an oversize spool and when you tap the front of the spool with your forefinger, it releases the line which shoots around and catches on your finger, ready to cast. My buddy can wax anybody using a regular spinning reel, as far as speed of getting a lure to a fish with it, and the oversize spool handles line well. As far as push button spinning reels on top of the rod, I think they are OK if small and light but get unwieldy if they are large and heavy, like the Zebco Omega.

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I think the OP wants to know why you would use one of those vs the pushbutton type on top of the rod.

Exactly...why put it under the rod with a trigger vs keeping it on top of the rod.

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Like I said, so you can use a spinning rod. There aren't very many nice UL casting rods, mostly kiddie junk, but there is a bevy of nice UL spinning rods.

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