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So...who actually uses or knows how to use a baitcaster?
« on: May 22, 2017, 07:05:41 PM »
I'm wondering how many people on here actually use them, or do know how to use them? :wo:
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Re: So...who actually uses or knows how to use a baitcaster?
« Reply #1 on: May 22, 2017, 07:11:22 PM »
 I do but when I am not using my flyrod I use my ZEbco bullet reel and ugly stick combo. I don't have the patience to tune my pole/reel every time I have to put a different size lure on it with a baitcaster.  90% of the time when I am bass fishing I use a power bait worm and Gamakatsu hook with no weight on it either which doesn't cast very well on a baitcaster.

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Re: So...who actually uses or knows how to use a baitcaster?
« Reply #2 on: May 22, 2017, 07:28:17 PM »
I can't stand them unless I'm cat fishing with heavy lead sinkers.
I use a zebco 33 if I'm fishing artificial.

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Re: So...who actually uses or knows how to use a baitcaster?
« Reply #3 on: May 22, 2017, 07:33:17 PM »
I use a baitcaster for small and medium sized salmon in rivers, though once in awhile I hook a big Chinook salmon on that rig while fishing for sockeye. 

Otherwise I use spinning reels for almost everything other than flyfishing and fishing big stuff in deep saltwater.    I have used baitcasters when fishing as a guest with borrowed gear and like them.


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Re: So...who actually uses or knows how to use a baitcaster?
« Reply #4 on: May 22, 2017, 09:48:18 PM »
Yea, I have one and can't use it because it is too easy to use the other reels.

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Re: So...who actually uses or knows how to use a baitcaster?
« Reply #5 on: May 22, 2017, 10:06:19 PM »
I mostly use spinning gear. But I use a baitcaster whenever the lure I am using works better with it. But I also use the trusty Ole 33 or one a 202 might even use a 700 depending on what I am going after with it.
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Re: So...who actually uses or knows how to use a baitcaster?
« Reply #6 on: May 23, 2017, 03:39:27 AM »
Haven't owned one in years. But when I did fish all the time I sure did enjoy throwing spinners with it!!
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Re: So...who actually uses or knows how to use a baitcaster?
« Reply #8 on: May 23, 2017, 04:34:30 AM »
There is a time and place for all type of reels. I mostly use a bait caster, unless I am using a finesse type bait (drop shot, shaky head or really light weight plugs). Then I will use my open face reels. I have about 10 bait casters to every one open face.
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Re: So...who actually uses or knows how to use a baitcaster?
« Reply #9 on: May 23, 2017, 10:57:36 AM »
Nasty I like the looks of that reel.
I need one on a 7' rod med action.

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Re: So...who actually uses or knows how to use a baitcaster?
« Reply #10 on: May 23, 2017, 01:51:28 PM »
I'm using mine more often, but mainly due to some bad tendonitis going on in my right elbow.  I use my left arm with a baitcaster (holding/reeling in, but still cast mainly with my right) and all right arm with a spinning reel.  I'm liking it more and more, too.  Used to hate them, but it's probably because I've always bought low end garbage and finally broke down a few years back and bought a nice one.  This is for saltwater - freshwater I'm all spinning gear. 

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Re: So...who actually uses or knows how to use a baitcaster?
« Reply #11 on: May 23, 2017, 03:13:52 PM »
Got to agree with the "ya get what ya pay for" thinking. I hated baitcaster till I got one that cost more than 100 bucks. That one changed my mind.
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Re: So...who actually uses or knows how to use a baitcaster?
« Reply #12 on: May 23, 2017, 06:31:33 PM »
I have mine on a 6'6 ugly stik, really like it. Pretty rugged price I hope it holds up🐟💵🐟💵🐟💵🐟



Nasty I like the looks of that reel.
I need one on a 7' rod med action.

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Re: So...who actually uses or knows how to use a baitcaster?
« Reply #13 on: May 23, 2017, 07:31:28 PM »
By way of tangent, I saw a flyrod set up with a special spincast reel that was a slick casting and retrieving unit.  The reel was mounted underslung in the usual fly reel seat, and had a lever that extended forward along the rod handle that released it to cast, rather than the button on the back like a nomal spincast.  It had to be a special purpose-built reel but I've never seen another one like it. 

Edited to add:  FOUND IT!  I started Googling and found such a spincast reel, an Underspin made by Daiwa.  I'm gonna get one of those.

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Re: So...who actually uses or knows how to use a baitcaster?
« Reply #14 on: May 23, 2017, 09:33:17 PM »
Well, I've got one that I don't want. I was thinking about giving it away in a little contest if there was enough people interested.

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Re: So...who actually uses or knows how to use a baitcaster?
« Reply #15 on: May 24, 2017, 02:35:39 AM »
 I had one of those reels on an ultra light set up and it worked pretty slick.


By way of tangent, I saw a flyrod set up with a special spincast reel that was a slick casting and retrieving unit.  The reel was mounted underslung in the usual fly reel seat, and had a lever that extended forward along the rod handle that released it to cast, rather than the button on the back like a nomal spincast.  It had to be a special purpose-built reel but I've never seen another one like it. 

Edited to add:  FOUND IT!  I started Googling and found such a spincast reel, an Underspin made by Daiwa.  I'm gonna get one of those.

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Re: So...who actually uses or knows how to use a baitcaster?
« Reply #16 on: May 24, 2017, 06:25:00 AM »
I found with mine,, It was an Abu-Garcia,, that using heavier line like 20lb & twisting my wrist to the left 1/4 turn on the snap of the wrist the line would peel off like it was hooked to a drill. This was a right hand cast.
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Re: So...who actually uses or knows how to use a baitcaster?
« Reply #17 on: May 24, 2017, 08:32:31 AM »
Well, I've got one that I don't want. I was thinking about giving it away in a little contest if there was enough people interested.

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I'm interested, natch.  What's the contest?  Walk on coals in a campfire?  :biggrin:

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Re: So...who actually uses or knows how to use a baitcaster?
« Reply #18 on: May 24, 2017, 02:48:11 PM »
 I think you should video yourself getting a big birds nest with it and then shoot it multiple times beat it with a hammer set it on fire and run it over, I bet it would go viral!  :innocentwhistle: :highclap:

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Re: So...who actually uses or knows how to use a baitcaster?
« Reply #19 on: May 24, 2017, 04:15:13 PM »
Well, I've got one that I don't want. I was thinking about giving it away in a little contest if there was enough people interested.

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I'm interested, natch.  What's the contest?  Walk on coals in a campfire?  :biggrin:

I am interested. Always up for a contest.
Don't bring shame to our sport.

He died for dipshits too.