What kind of reel do u prefer for largemouth bass fishing?

Discussion in 'Fishing Reel Review' started by whiskerchaser, Jul 26, 2006.

  1. whiskerchaser

    whiskerchaser New Member

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    Hi guys i was wondering what kind of reel everyone prefers when fishing for largemouth bass spincasting, spinning, or baitcast reels. I personally like spinning reels cuz i can cast them a lot quicker when i need to get under trees and such. what does everyone else prefer.
     
  2. laidbck111

    laidbck111 New Member

    Abu 4500's and a calcutta for flipping
     

  3. fishinpals

    fishinpals New Member

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    Baitcasters and got a new Pflueger Supreme awhile back. Baitcasters hold up to the casting and reeling required for bass fishing better than spincasters. Spinning reels are great for light lures and do use then but not very often.
     
  4. channelcat_tracker

    channelcat_tracker New Member

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    i prefer spin casters. they cast the best and have the most sensitivity
     
  5. whiskerchaser

    whiskerchaser New Member

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    theres gotta be more people to share what reel they like to use. come one people and thanks guys for your input keep em coming.
     
  6. zmoon

    zmoon New Member

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    in my opinion if you truly spend any amount of time bass fishing you automatically got to get rid of the spincaster. yea, they can be reliable but they dont compare to the others. as far as baitcasters and spinning reels, they both have their place. i like to use bait casters for the majority of my fishing though. i will use spinning tackle for finess lures (dropshot rigs, wacky rigs, etc) and an occasional topwater. for the rest i use baitcasters, i like to have rods set up for the different styles of fishing. crankbait rods with a medium soft action tip, flipping rods 7ft+ with medium heavy to heavy action, spinner bait rods etc.......this all only applies if you are a diehard bass fisherman....
     
  7. texasdog

    texasdog New Member

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    Shimano Curado they are expensive but they are the best reel I have ever used
     
  8. FishMan

    FishMan New Member

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    Pflueger president, I use 4 of them and the pflueger trion round model 2 of them for my jigs and for flippin. I keep all 6 ready to go and switch many times per day.
     
  9. Matthew72

    Matthew72 New Member

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    I use a Zebco Classic One, Spincaster. 17lb line.
     
  10. Ahquabi_Master

    Ahquabi_Master New Member

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    I use both spinning and baitcasting reels. You can get a pretty decent abu garcia spinning at wal-mart for about 30 bucks. I started as a youngster with a baitcasting reel - if its you're first time using one it might take a bit to cast well without tangling up your spool.
     
  11. Pastor E

    Pastor E New Member

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    I started Bass fishing when I was 12 useing 2-3 inch blue gill on a cane pole still my favrite way nothing like seeing that bobber go down:smile2: :smile2: :smile2: :smile2: :smile2:
     
  12. countrycat15

    countrycat15 New Member

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    shakespeare sigma for casting jigs into lily pads and weed beds(and cat tales) and for fishing lizards under bushes,shimano b1000 for crankbaiting near strucher,and a microspin ultralite carolina rigged for shooting under and near docks.
    btw the first 2 reels are baitcasters and the last one is an spinning reel
     
  13. Taliesin

    Taliesin New Member

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    Hmm... Started bass fishing in 1971. Back then spincast reels were worth the money, but now..... 'nough said.

    I use spinning reels for spinners (immediate retrieve when the lure hits the water), but for everything else I just got a new combo:
    6' M Ugly Stik with Abu Garcia Amb 4500, 10# line.
     
  14. IL Hunter

    IL Hunter New Member

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    I don't bass fish much but when I do I have a small rhino baitcasting combo that I use.
     
  15. crricha13

    crricha13 New Member

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    any low profile baitcaster....and some worm hooks and gulp sinking minnows....catch bass all day
     
  16. Mutt

    Mutt Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Shimano Curado's and Shimano Calais 100A
    these are what I use.
     
  17. slipbobber

    slipbobber New Member

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    i like what ever reel will hold about 80 lb test that i can tie a 15/0 hook to and put it though the back of a 18 incher:big_smile:
     
  18. whiskerchaser

    whiskerchaser New Member

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    Ok thanks guys so theres about a tie between spinning and baitcast they both have there place. come on theres gotta be more people.
     
  19. whiskerchaser

    whiskerchaser New Member

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    Maybe someone could start a pole like this cuz i dont know how if someone could pm I would start the poll thanks.
     
  20. SilverCross

    SilverCross New Member

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    I also learned many years ago to use baitcasters and use them for everything. I have some other reels but very seldom use them.