How do you get rid of it? The measly 30 years I have been on this planet, I have been using a baitcaster for 25 of those years. I finally bought a 9500SS and a 12ft Tidewater spinning rod. Mainly used for surf casting as the sharks are getting bad around our beaches. And the fact that it can cast a MILE is a plus too. But when I have the rod in my hip, and am retrieving, it's like I don't have control of the rod and moves from side to side and in general is a pain, and tiring. It's hard to explain but you spinning reel people should know what I am talking about.