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Discussion in 'All Catfishing' started by douglas_413, May 14, 2006.
What do you guys prefer for a reel. Can you also tell me why you like one or the other?
Bait caster for me. Ive never been a fan of spinning reels. One downfall though is the occasional backlash from baitcasters.
I feel like I have more control with a baitcaster.
Opinion & from what I've seen fishing the Flatheads for 3 years and heard here:
To me the question is to tight-line or to free-line. I now River fish 95% of my time for Flatheads with cut bait. 80% of my the Flatheads I now get is on what I call the "Lite-Bite" or when they are in the pecking mode if you will. When they are in this mode they WILL NOT RUN WITH IT!! Yes approx. 20% of the time they will slam the bait. With a tight-line I can see what is going on and with a slack line I would miss seeing what is happening alot.
If tighting you must have sturdy rod holders when bank fishing and I believe alot here will not take the time to make or buy them so they are stuck with free-lining. If a Cat wants to run with the bait while tight-lining 90% of the time I got them even without touching the rods.
Spin or baitcasting don't matter!!!!!!!!!!
Please Read the below from start to finish for I know it to be TRUE!!!!!
I really like my new PENN GTO 220 BAITCASTER,
GREAT for drift fishing. I've got an old GARCIA salt
water spinning reel on a 10' surf rod I like for bank fishing.
I can cast it a mile to get in the channel.
I use both but I prefer bait casters, although I have never had a spinning reel backlash.
I prefer spinning. To me they are much easer to use,fewer back lashes,easer to repair, easy to adjust the drag on the fly.
Several people have try-ed to teach me how use a bait caster and have given up.
I prefer baitcaster reels but I use spinning reels to. I just like the baitcaster reels better, they are not as bulky as spinning reels.
I use a spinning reel on my big catfishing rods when I'm going for the flatheads and use my baitcaster reels when I'm fishing for the channels and blues.
i prefer both i have 6 baitcasters on surf rods and 4 spinning on surf rods. depending on what mood im in. and where im going dictates which rods i will use that night. cant go wrong with either one
I am not a fan of spinning reels. IMHO Baitcasting reels and we are talking the good one here like Penn ABU Shamino as such have a far better and much smoother drag and hold more line.
Bait Cast.... They give less fight.
i use a abu garcia 1 is a ambasseder(sp) 6000 and another is a 5600 i like the 6000 better but.....
well also it was on sale and once i started using a baitcaster i love it but i have always liked abu garcia cause i had a spinning reel by them
I use both. I prefer baitcasters a little bit more, but they both have their place with my tackle. Using a spinning reel is definitely a much more simple task. For pulling in big hogs though a baitcaster is usually a little bit easier to use.
I prefer the bait cast reels, i feel i have better control plus I like the clicker. I use mostly 6500-c3's and qauntum irons's 430, both have never let me down
I prefer the Casting reel for catfishing, not that they work any better but because I have them on the heavier rods and I have hopes some day of catching a big one. I use spinning reels when I am bank fishing or stopping and fishing on the spur of moment. (Thats what I got in the car and truck) When I am fishing from the boat I am using bait casters.
Baitcast for cats. Johnny Morris JMX10SB XPS Baitcast if my favorite. Spinners are good for trout and some others.
I like spinning because I can cast them farther. I've also not had a lot of opportunity to use a bait caster. I'm thinkin' about bying one though.
Baitcaster hands down....I use spinning reels to catch bait!:big_smile: ....LOL
I use both like em both. I use a accudepth 27lc for trolling for trout and kokes works perfect everytime. for my bass fishing i use shimano curados and a couple of others from them for cats I have a couple of abu bait casters I use and a spinning reel I use. When I troll for stripers and go for sturgeon I use a spinning reel and sometimes a bait caster. All have thier good and bad points as far as I am concerned.
I am partial to baitcasters.
The main reason is I feel I can apply pressure to the fish and control the fish better with a baitcaster. I can also cast some weight on a baitcaster a lot further than on a spinning rod.
im with itch2scratch baitcasters all the way. i feel they cast better and it seems like the fight lasts longer.