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Old April 11th, 2006, 04:16 PM posted to rec.outdoors.fishing.bass
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"Diamond Dave" wrote in message
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Why is it that most/all pro and semi-pro bass fishermen use bait casting

reels
when in tournaments, or filming their TV shows. Is there some advantage to
the way a bait casting reel casts or retrieves.
tnx.


I think it's all in what you're most comfortable with Dave. I tend to use a
baitcaster for everything I can that is heavy enough for me to accurately
cast it with, and will turn to a spinning rig when it is something I need to
cast some distance and is too light to worry with using a baitcaster with,
say like a wacky rigged worm, or ultra light finesse-type rig, like a drop
shot (we have so much pressure here, we have to down-size almost to pan fish
sized lures sometimes to get bit).

I will also use a spinning rig with lures/rigs that are longer or bulkier
than normal, if that sounds right. I am referring to a Carolina-rig
specifically. With a smallish weight, and then 18"-24" of leader, followed
by a nearly weightless soft plastic, they can be a chore to work accurately
with a baitcaster for me. So I use them on spinning reels, pretty much
exclusively. They're just easier to cast with spinning gear to me. The lone
exception to this is if I find a spot that calls for a c-rig lure with a
flipped or pitched presentation (brushy shorelines/laydowns).

But if the bait I am presenting is say Ľoz or more (and isn't dangly, like a
C-Rig), I usually go with a baitcaster. I can cast it farther with more
accuracy - due to 20+ years of practice, excellent reels and years of
tinkering with those reels to "tune" them to my style and ability. As a
result, when I go to the lake "fully loaded", that means 4 baitcasters and 2
spinning rigs. (No, I am not a tourney fisherman, as the low rod count
likely, accurately implies.) And 1 of those spinning rigs is usually setup
for crappie right out of the box (small reel, light rod, light line), for
those ultra slow days when the bass are lock jawwed.

The key, IMHO, is confidence. I suggest you use whatever you feel most
confident with. You won't catch many fish fishing with gear you have no
confidence in, in my experience anyway. And the fish don't know what kind of
gear you're using, so it's all up to you.


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Old April 11th, 2006, 04:41 PM posted to rec.outdoors.fishing.bass
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"SimRacer" wrote in message
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"Diamond Dave" wrote in message
...
Why is it that most/all pro and semi-pro bass fishermen use bait casting

reels
when in tournaments, or filming their TV shows. Is there some advantage

to
the way a bait casting reel casts or retrieves.
tnx.


I think it's all in what you're most comfortable with Dave. I tend to use

a
baitcaster for everything I can that is heavy enough for me to accurately
cast it with, and will turn to a spinning rig when it is something I need

to
cast some distance and is too light to worry with using a baitcaster with,
say like a wacky rigged worm, or ultra light finesse-type rig, like a drop
shot (we have so much pressure here, we have to down-size almost to pan

fish
sized lures sometimes to get bit).

I will also use a spinning rig with lures/rigs that are longer or bulkier
than normal, if that sounds right. I am referring to a Carolina-rig
specifically. With a smallish weight, and then 18"-24" of leader, followed
by a nearly weightless soft plastic, they can be a chore to work

accurately
with a baitcaster for me. So I use them on spinning reels, pretty much
exclusively. They're just easier to cast with spinning gear to me.


Around here we call those light weight c-rigs "splitshot rigs" and most of
the guys I know use spinning tackle for them.


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Old April 11th, 2006, 05:36 PM posted to rec.outdoors.fishing.bass
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Default I have a stupid question.


"Bob La Londe" wrote in message
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"SimRacer" wrote in message
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"Diamond Dave" wrote in message
...
Why is it that most/all pro and semi-pro bass fishermen use bait

casting
reels
when in tournaments, or filming their TV shows. Is there some

advantage
to
the way a bait casting reel casts or retrieves.
tnx.


I think it's all in what you're most comfortable with Dave. I tend to

use
a
baitcaster for everything I can that is heavy enough for me to

accurately
cast it with, and will turn to a spinning rig when it is something I

need
to
cast some distance and is too light to worry with using a baitcaster

with,
say like a wacky rigged worm, or ultra light finesse-type rig, like a

drop
shot (we have so much pressure here, we have to down-size almost to pan

fish
sized lures sometimes to get bit).

I will also use a spinning rig with lures/rigs that are longer or

bulkier
than normal, if that sounds right. I am referring to a Carolina-rig
specifically. With a smallish weight, and then 18"-24" of leader,

followed
by a nearly weightless soft plastic, they can be a chore to work

accurately
with a baitcaster for me. So I use them on spinning reels, pretty much
exclusively. They're just easier to cast with spinning gear to me.


Around here we call those light weight c-rigs "splitshot rigs" and most of
the guys I know use spinning tackle for them.


Exactly my point. A lot of personal preference, based on the lure and
presentation, drives what type of gear various people use. I just use
baitcasting gear for everything I can effectively use it with. If I can't
make it work on a baitcaster - for whatever reason: size, weight, etc - I
have spinning gear available to put it on. I am just more comfortable and
more accurate with a baitcaster. I even prefer them when I fish inshore and
offshore species down at the coast where I cast for fish - redfish, speckled
trout, striped bass, etc. They're a little heavier, and salt-water specific
models, but they're just bigger brothers to the ones I use back home here
for the freshwater fins I chase.



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Old April 11th, 2006, 10:10 PM posted to rec.outdoors.fishing.bass
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"SimRacer" wrote in message
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"Bob La Londe" wrote in message
om...

"SimRacer" wrote in message
om...

"Diamond Dave" wrote in message
...
Why is it that most/all pro and semi-pro bass fishermen use bait

casting
reels
when in tournaments, or filming their TV shows. Is there some

advantage
to
the way a bait casting reel casts or retrieves.
tnx.

I think it's all in what you're most comfortable with Dave. I tend to

use
a
baitcaster for everything I can that is heavy enough for me to

accurately
cast it with, and will turn to a spinning rig when it is something I

need
to
cast some distance and is too light to worry with using a baitcaster

with,
say like a wacky rigged worm, or ultra light finesse-type rig, like a

drop
shot (we have so much pressure here, we have to down-size almost to pan

fish
sized lures sometimes to get bit).

I will also use a spinning rig with lures/rigs that are longer or

bulkier
than normal, if that sounds right. I am referring to a Carolina-rig
specifically. With a smallish weight, and then 18"-24" of leader,

followed
by a nearly weightless soft plastic, they can be a chore to work

accurately
with a baitcaster for me. So I use them on spinning reels, pretty much
exclusively. They're just easier to cast with spinning gear to me.


Around here we call those light weight c-rigs "splitshot rigs" and most
of
the guys I know use spinning tackle for them.


Exactly my point. A lot of personal preference, based on the lure and
presentation, drives what type of gear various people use. I just use
baitcasting gear for everything I can effectively use it with. If I can't
make it work on a baitcaster - for whatever reason: size, weight, etc - I
have spinning gear available to put it on. I am just more comfortable and
more accurate with a baitcaster. I even prefer them when I fish inshore
and
offshore species down at the coast where I cast for fish - redfish,
speckled
trout, striped bass, etc. They're a little heavier, and salt-water
specific
models, but they're just bigger brothers to the ones I use back home here
for the freshwater fins I chase.



--
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www.YumaBassMan.com

Tornament Director
www.YumaProAm.com


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Lightweight presentation, spinner, all others casting reels. I use spinners
90% of the time for dropshot. Unless in deeper water with weeds then a
heavier weight and caster. I also ocean fish and with small pin-head
anchovies I fish with a large spinning reel, as can flip the bait out
furthur from the boat.


 




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