I have always been a spinning reel kinda guy. I have no intention of a debate on this just wonder if anyone else fishing for cats feels better with a spinning rod in thier hands then a baitcasting reel? I cannot explain the reason it's just a feel, maybe the line under the rod seems better? Maybe the lack of attention to make long casts without the worry of a birds nest? I don't know what it is. With the advent of the live bait feature on some new models I cannot see ever needing a baitcaster now. I have two Shimano reels that have this "baitrunner" drag setting and they are just awsome for catfish. You can hear the clicks and see line spooling off the reel just like a baitcast reel. Anyhow this was not meant as a debate starting thread, just wonder if anyone else out there has the same character defect I do and prefers to use a spinning reel for their catfishing?