Top Ad

Collapse

Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

What are some downsides of using a baitcaster, as opposed to spinning reels?

Collapse
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • What are some downsides of using a baitcaster, as opposed to spinning reels?

    What are some downsides of using a baitcaster, as opposed to spinning reels?

  • #2
    Spinning reels are much more "user-friendly"

    Comment


    • #3
      A spinning rod will allow you to use very light and very heavy baits/weights with less practice that baitcaster. The technique of skipping a bait under a dock is much more easily learned with a spinning reel. With a baitcaster though you don't have to worry about line twists that will eventually come with a spinning reel.

      Comment


      • #4
        birdsnest, backlashes, & ratsnest

        Comment


        • #5
          A lot more backlashes. Also, the lure doesn't travel as far because of the friction of the spool, where the line on the spinning reel comes off freely. But baitcasters usually are more accurate and popular.

          Comment


          • #6
            The lure control when fishing up by logs or anything else seems to have a little more control then trying to pitch a worm into some underbrush or a log on the side of the shore.

            Comment


            • #7
              spinning reels are much easier to use starting out

              Comment


              • #8
                Spin casting reels cast further than bait casters that is the only advantage that spin casters have over bait casters.

                Comment


                • #9
                  Baitcasters are a lot harder to handle... the spinning reels are a lot more user friendly.

                  Comment


                  • #10
                    Baitcasters do baklash easily if you are nor used to them but they can hold alot more line.

                    Comment


                    • #11
                      spinning reels-user friendly, you can cast under stuff[trees,peers etc]side casts.baitcast are fun to use once you get used to using them. baitcast are like winches once you catch a fish. no backlashes with spinning reels.

                      Comment


                      • #12
                        Spinning reels are very easy to use compared to the baitcasting reel. From what I've seen, spinning reels are less expensive the baitcaster reels.

                        Comment


                        • #13
                          Takes time to master the baitcaster, but once you do, it's the most versatile reel I own.

                          Comment


                          • #14
                            Baitcasters tend to tangle up and they do take time to get the hang off. Baitcasters are better for your heavier baits like spinners and big jigs but for the money a good spinning reel can do everything you need and it much easier

                            Comment


                            • #15
                              Spinning reels are very easy to use!

                              Comment

                              Welcome!

                              Collapse

                              Welcome to Field and Streams's Answers section. Here you will find hunting, fishing, and survival tips from the editors of Field and Stream, as well as recommendations from readers like yourself.

                              If this is your first visit, be sure to check out the FAQ for information on posting and navigating the forums.

                              And don't forget to check out the latest reviews on guns and outdoor gear on fieldandstream.com.

                              Right Rail 1

                              Collapse

                              Top Active Users

                              Collapse

                              There are no top active users.

                              Right Rail 2

                              Collapse

                              Latest Topics

                              Collapse

                              • Reply to Electric Pick-Up
                                PigHunter
                                ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
                                by PigHunter
                                If there's a will there's a way. Nuclear power is tried and true on our warships. Upscale and fast track. It could be done much faster than you probably...
                                Today, 01:23 PM
                              • Electric Pick-Up
                                jhjimbo
                                ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
                                by jhjimbo
                                Would an Electronic Pick-Up be in your future. A motor at every wheel and instant torque has to be an advantage for off-road. Rivn has sold 1050 of...
                                01-15-2022, 07:47 PM
                              • Reply to How To Do It Right
                                DakotaMan
                                ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
                                by DakotaMan
                                Yes, it is from chatter from the rifling button. If they lapped the barrel, that would be gone. If it isn't too bad, it will wear away from shooting....
                                Today, 01:00 PM
                              • How To Do It Right
                                jhjimbo
                                ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
                                by jhjimbo
                                Read the article by Joel Hutchcroft on how He and the other Editors use the proper Break-In procedure recommended by two of the top barrel manufacturers....
                                01-03-2022, 07:19 PM
                              • Reply to Ronald Reagan
                                MattM37
                                ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
                                by MattM37
                                Once it was known Reagan would live, and that the incident wasn't going to cause a nuclear war, I think its main effect (along with a lot of gun control...
                                Today, 01:00 PM

                              Right Rail 3

                              Collapse

                              Footer Ad

                              Collapse
                              Working...
                              X