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    Casting Or Spinning...Which Do You Use More & What Baits/Lures
from trebor #12181 #12181  
6/23/2012 12:58:59 PM


 I do alot of smallmouth fishing so tend to use spinning gear more often (flukes, grubs, tubes, and other assorted plastics). I find I only use casting rod/reel when I am throwing spinnerbaits and crankbaits. How about you?

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   Probably depends on the cover or structure for me. from Funky  6/23/2012 2:53:11 PM
 Tube jig on Erie - spinning; jig & pig in the brush or mats - casting. I will throw a light buzzbait over sparse grass with a spinning rod, but a toad or rat will be on heavy casting.

   Reels. from Alex from GA #10518 #10518  6/23/2012 8:36:47 PM
 On my boat I use casting for everything except crappie with 2 and 4 lb line. On the small rivers I fish with my kayak I use a short spinning rod for throwing under overhanging trees.

   Spinining Gear from Bender, MS Gulf Coast  6/23/2012 9:56:44 PM
 For C Rigs, Flukes, Dropshot and Shakey head but But baitcasters for everything else except saltwater and that is mostly Spinning Rigs since distance is important and easier to control in windy conditions.

   spinning gear is for sissies from MikeF  6/25/2012 9:04:56 AM

   And for old geezers from Fisherboy #10852 #10852  6/25/2012 9:46:20 AM
It really cracks me up when somone holds a spinning rod upside down and fishes with it.

In all seriousness, each have their advantages and disadvantages just like golf clubs.

I'm about 50/50 these days on which I use although I do have more casting rods due more presentations associated with a casting rod in bass fishing.

Casting rod: Any heavy or fast moving bait - crankbaits, spinnerbaits, swimbaits, punching, heavy jigs etc.

Spinning rod: Weightless senkos, small t-rigs, shakey and drop shotting.

Either/or: DogX, jerkbaits, small PopRs, splitshot rig.

   Bait Casting from fishsmart #10374 #10374  6/25/2012 10:03:27 AM
 With the z-bone rods, Shimano Core50mg7, and the DC series of reels I can handle a variety on inshore saltwater fishing challenges with bait casting setups.


   Mike Do those High priced Stellas of yours from Bender, MS Gulf Coast  6/25/2012 12:03:48 PM
 Make you a high priced sissy???? LOL!

   Van Staal's are manly reels from Fisherboy #10852 #10852  6/25/2012 1:15:25 PM

   or it makes me less frustrated from MikeF  6/26/2012 9:49:24 AM
 With big fish you need dependable tackle. LOL BTW both Rex and Bass Stalker fought big tarpon on those CT700TE's you rebuilt for me; both were very impressed with the drags on those reels. You need to come here and give them a try.

If the wind ever stops we're planning on going back offshore, there are a ton of big AJ's out there and they are a blast to fight on topwater with Stella 5000's. This wind is killing me, there are a all kinds of fish here now with tarpon inshore and everything offshore but it's been too windy to get out. It's 5 to 7 in the bay and 13 to 19 near shore.

   The good thing I have found Mike from Bender, MS Gulf Coast  6/27/2012 9:10:53 AM
 Is after that water offshore gets stirred up all the fish go on a feeding frenzy. Same goes for near shore and inshore.

We had just enough here to stir up the tar balls again from the BP spill.

That Cal's works wonders on those drags don't they.

   the Cal's and some who knows what they're doing from MikeF  6/27/2012 9:23:25 AM
 Cal's doesn't work all by itself.

Not to bash anyone but it's like the posts here where people take their reels apart and then ask what they should do. If you don't know how or why the reel works don't take it apart. All of the little parts have a purpose.

   Fisherboy, What you tryin' to say from Bender, MS Gulf Coast  6/27/2012 11:03:06 AM
 Some folks or here are getting a little long in the tooth, eh?

   If the dentures fit ... from Fisherboy #10852 #10852  6/27/2012 1:54:31 PM

and don't forget to drink your Ensure today.

   I like spinning reels............... when I am in the mood to pick out tangles.... from Wackoman  6/28/2012 10:35:46 AM

   and I use casting gear when I'm fishing for little fish like you do from MikeF  6/29/2012 11:08:29 AM
 Real fishermen use real tackle. Normally our tackle test is 1/4 the size of our catch not the other way.

   Rod/Reel choice from Big Al #10768 #10768  7/10/2012 7:05:01 AM
 I use spinning gear for the light stuff, senkos, grubs, tubes, anything weightless. I throw S/B's, cranks, jerkbaits and jigs on baitcasters. As Wackoman mentions about picking out tangles, I prefer b/c's but since I've been using braid on my spinning reels,I don't have the tangled mess. In fact, now I have trouble with braid wrapping around my casting rod tip when I set the hook and nothing is there!



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