Spool v. Baitcast

Discussion in 'Fishing Reel Review' started by Catmaster, Feb 19, 2006.

  1. Catmaster

    Catmaster New Member

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    I am kind of doing a survey because I am thinking about switching over soly to baitcast because it seems like when I am reeling in bigger fish the spool looks and sounds like it is about to break. So


    Spool or Baitcast?
     
  2. shania

    shania New Member

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    Hey Catmaster,

    I use a "Tidewater / Freeliner Spining Reel" by Shimano and I haven't had that problem yet. With the Tidewater / Freeliner I feel as if I have the best of both worlds (Spining Reel & Baitcaster). :)
    :0a26:

    Take it easy,
    Bert:cool:
    (Shaina)
     

  3. RIP

    RIP New Member

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    I like abu baitcast, spining reels to much trouble for me, line twist and I can't cast them as accurate. But that is just for me I'm not knocking them.
     
  4. Deltalover

    Deltalover New Member

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    For me, there is a time and place for each! I perfer the baitcaster most times, but an ultra-light spinning outfit can be a blast at times, too! Both types make excelent reels and it's a matter of individual choice! There is a learning curve with baitcasters though!
     
  5. Katmaster Jr.

    Katmaster Jr. New Member

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    Deltalover pretty much said it for me! Although when targeting big cats I almost always prefer Baitcasters with Clicker/fish alarm system. Abu's are great baitcasters! But I personnally prefer a Penn reel, whether it's baitcaster or spinning. To each his own.:)

    Zakk
     
  6. FlatGetter

    FlatGetter New Member

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    Spinning is alright, if you an let him run. If you have to power a big cat out of cover, casting will get the job done. I like the Abu 7000. And the Penn 320 GT2 and 209.
     
  7. RIP

    RIP New Member

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    I do have a mitchell 310 I use for ultra-lite fishing and enjoy it very much. I'm just not very accurate with it.