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Re: So...who actually uses or knows how to use a baitcaster?
« Reply #20 on: May 24, 2017, 09:46:21 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:

I WIShhhhhhh you knew how close that was to actually happening. :alscalls: I swear!
But I thought I might as well let someone else try to get some good out of it instead. :laf:
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Re: So...who actually uses or knows how to use a baitcaster?
« Reply #21 on: May 24, 2017, 09:48:48 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.

LOL Slag I gotta think that if I hated them I sure as L wouldnt turn around and spend a 100 bucks on another one. What was the one that changed your mind? Lets see a pic of this gem. :biggrin:
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Re: So...who actually uses or knows how to use a baitcaster?
« Reply #22 on: May 25, 2017, 05:48:06 AM »
$63.16 OUT THE DOOR yesterday!!  :yoyo: :yoyo:

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee217/BrightwoodTurnings/20170524_174632_zpspyjvmj1e.jpg

After having not used a baitcaster for nearly 30yrs this one peeled line off like a pro was using it!!

Haven't put the spinner on the other rod yet. Too busy trying to catch grass bass with a 2" red & white topwater bobber lure.  :laf: :laf:
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Re: So...who actually uses or knows how to use a baitcaster?
« Reply #23 on: May 25, 2017, 10:38:15 AM »
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.

LOL Slag I gotta think that if I hated them I sure as L wouldnt turn around and spend a 100 bucks on another one. What was the one that changed your mind? Lets see a pic of this gem. :biggrin:

I didn't pay 100 bucks for it. I got it on clearance and used a gift card.

It was a pfleuger patriarch. I will see if I can get a pic of it on here.
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Re: So...who actually uses or knows how to use a baitcaster?
« Reply #24 on: May 25, 2017, 12:15:02 PM »
 Jimbo you might want to give that reel aNother shot after you watch this video!


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Re: So...who actually uses or knows how to use a baitcaster?
« Reply #25 on: May 25, 2017, 03:11:08 PM »
Todays reels are hard to backlash if you use the backlash drag. I set mine right about 50%. I can go as low as 25% on the backlash drag before I have any problems.  I must need more practice.
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Re: So...who actually uses or knows how to use a baitcaster?
« Reply #26 on: May 25, 2017, 03:24:45 PM »
I had a friend suggest the tape idea. Tried it and it really helped me get the hang of baitcasters. Still back lashed a little but not nearly as bad and way easier to clear. If I hooked into a line eater the tape came right out as the line was pulled out.
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Re: So...who actually uses or knows how to use a baitcaster?
« Reply #27 on: May 25, 2017, 10:34:32 PM »
Never tried that trick. I still like the wrist roll the best but I dont even do that any more.
HaMeR's right, it's tough to backlash with todays baitcasters. They have come a long ways and have some nice adjustments you can make on them with the magnetic backlash drag.
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Re: So...who actually uses or knows how to use a baitcaster?
« Reply #28 on: May 26, 2017, 04:25:03 AM »
There's a lot to consider with baitcasters. The tip whip, wind, lure weight, rod stiffness. But the magnetic spool drag really slows the spool down with more control.

Who all remembers the older Penn reels that used to burn your thumb after 3 or 4 hours of casting?  :laf: :laf:
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Re: So...who actually uses or knows how to use a baitcaster?
« Reply #29 on: May 28, 2017, 11:20:52 PM »
 :confused:  I dont recall those HaMeR but that might have been back when I was afraid them.
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Re: So...who actually uses or knows how to use a baitcaster?
« Reply #30 on: May 29, 2017, 07:55:48 AM »
 :laf: :laf:  That could be Jim!! They were a real PITA to learn.


Well,,, for me anyway!!  :laf: :laf:
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