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Re: Bait caster

Postby bighop » Sat Apr 05, 2014 7:58 pm

Papachessie wrote:
Indaswamp wrote:t_b, when shimano stopped making the original curado, everyone here switched to the Lew's. Very dependable reel.

Inda, now the Citica has the features of the old Curado. Just over 100.00.

http://www.amazon.com/Shimano-Citica-G- ... B0083GYHIY

I like lefty reels.

I have a few citicas, great reels. Only moved on because I've grown to prefer a 50 size reel. Curado 50e and chronarch 50e for me.

Hey, that rhymes.
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Re: Bait caster

Postby Papachessie » Sat Apr 05, 2014 8:14 pm

bighop wrote:
Papachessie wrote:
Indaswamp wrote:t_b, when shimano stopped making the original curado, everyone here switched to the Lew's. Very dependable reel.

Inda, now the Citica has the features of the old Curado. Just over 100.00.

http://www.amazon.com/Shimano-Citica-G- ... B0083GYHIY

I like lefty reels.

I have a few citicas, great reels. Only moved on because I've grown to prefer a 50 size reel. Curado 50e and chronarch 50e for me.

Hey, that rhymes.

Poet and din't noet. :biggrin:

Last baicaster I bought was an Abu Garcia Revo. Good reel, but casts a lot different than a Shimano.
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Re: Bait caster

Postby asmythe32 » Sat Apr 05, 2014 8:19 pm

Bass pro shops pro qualifier. I got it on sale for $60 when I bought it. It is a damn good reel for that price. Reg. price is $99
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Re: Bait caster

Postby bighop » Sat Apr 05, 2014 8:33 pm

Papachessie wrote:
bighop wrote:
Papachessie wrote:
Indaswamp wrote:t_b, when shimano stopped making the original curado, everyone here switched to the Lew's. Very dependable reel.

Inda, now the Citica has the features of the old Curado. Just over 100.00.

http://www.amazon.com/Shimano-Citica-G- ... B0083GYHIY

I like lefty reels.

I have a few citicas, great reels. Only moved on because I've grown to prefer a 50 size reel. Curado 50e and chronarch 50e for me.

Hey, that rhymes.

Poet and din't noet. :biggrin:

Last baicaster I bought was an Abu Garcia Revo. Good reel, but casts a lot different than a Shimano.

I have one of the first Revos. They don't last long in the salt, even rinsing afterwards.
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Re: Bait caster

Postby t_baker » Sat Apr 05, 2014 8:37 pm

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Feelin' Fowl wrote:I've never thrown a baitcaster. What makes then better than a spinning reel? Or what situations do you use them for?

When you stop using these, you get a baitcaster.
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I'm gonna use a couple slip corks tomorrow. Does that still count?
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Re: Bait caster

Postby bighop » Sat Apr 05, 2014 8:42 pm

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Feelin' Fowl wrote:I've never thrown a baitcaster. What makes then better than a spinning reel? Or what situations do you use them for?

When you stop using these, you get a baitcaster.
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I'm gonna use a couple slip corks tomorrow. Does that still count?

Nope, neither do popping corks, though most find popping corks and baitcasters incompatible. I can toss them ok, though.
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Re: Bait caster

Postby t_baker » Sat Apr 05, 2014 8:44 pm

What do you crappie fish with?
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Re: Bait caster

Postby bighop » Sat Apr 05, 2014 8:50 pm

t_baker wrote:What do you crappie fish with?
All my ultralight stuff is spinning. Crappie pole is a spin cast, but I don't care much for it.

Almost all of my salt inshore and surf is casting. I'm building a heavy jetty rig that will be spinning.
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Re: Bait caster

Postby t_baker » Sat Apr 05, 2014 9:01 pm

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t_baker wrote:What do you crappie fish with?
All my ultralight stuff is spinning. Crappie pole is a spin cast, but I don't care much for it.

Almost all of my salt inshore and surf is casting. I'm building a heavy jetty rig that will be spinning.


Building rods looks like it would be a good time. I have a friend that does it, amazing how nice they can come out.
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Re: Bait caster

Postby bighop » Sat Apr 05, 2014 9:24 pm

t_baker wrote:
bighop wrote:
t_baker wrote:What do you crappie fish with?
All my ultralight stuff is spinning. Crappie pole is a spin cast, but I don't care much for it.

Almost all of my salt inshore and surf is casting. I'm building a heavy jetty rig that will be spinning.


Building rods looks like it would be a good time. I have a friend that does it, amazing how nice they can come out.

My last one:
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Re: Bait caster

Postby NVDuckSlapper » Sat Apr 05, 2014 9:27 pm

Definitely get a lews for that price range. For 30 bucks more an Abu Garcia Revo S is a really nice reel and very easy to learn with if you understand the centrifugal brake system rather than magnetic

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Re: Bait caster

Postby t_baker » Sat Apr 05, 2014 9:29 pm

bighop wrote:
t_baker wrote:
bighop wrote:
t_baker wrote:What do you crappie fish with?
All my ultralight stuff is spinning. Crappie pole is a spin cast, but I don't care much for it.

Almost all of my salt inshore and surf is casting. I'm building a heavy jetty rig that will be spinning.


Building rods looks like it would be a good time. I have a friend that does it, amazing how nice they can come out.

My last one:
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Ha, that's awesome. I'm gonna show my wife when she gets outta the shower.

What would you charge to build a 6'6" medium similar to that ?
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Re: Bait caster

Postby Feelin' Fowl » Sat Apr 05, 2014 9:34 pm

bighop wrote:
Feelin' Fowl wrote:I've never thrown a baitcaster. What makes then better than a spinning reel? Or what situations do you use them for?

When you stop using these, you get a baitcaster.
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:lol: But why?
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Re: Bait caster

Postby quacknstack6 » Sun Apr 06, 2014 6:45 am

Buy a lews and be done with it. Or an Abu Garcia.
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Re: Bait caster

Postby quacknstack6 » Sun Apr 06, 2014 6:48 am

bighop wrote:
t_baker wrote:
bighop wrote:
t_baker wrote:What do you crappie fish with?
All my ultralight stuff is spinning. Crappie pole is a spin cast, but I don't care much for it.

Almost all of my salt inshore and surf is casting. I'm building a heavy jetty rig that will be spinning.


Building rods looks like it would be a good time. I have a friend that does it, amazing how nice they can come out.

My last one:
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I'm glad you show your feminine qualities while using a pink leopard print rod.
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Re: Bait caster

Postby bighop » Sun Apr 06, 2014 7:14 am

quacknstack6 wrote:
bighop wrote:
t_baker wrote:
bighop wrote:
t_baker wrote:What do you crappie fish with?
All my ultralight stuff is spinning. Crappie pole is a spin cast, but I don't care much for it.

Almost all of my salt inshore and surf is casting. I'm building a heavy jetty rig that will be spinning.


Building rods looks like it would be a good time. I have a friend that does it, amazing how nice they can come out.

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I'm glad you show your feminine qualities while using a pink leopard print rod.

I could be using that rod fishing in a miniskirt and still be more manly than you.
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Re: Bait caster

Postby bighop » Sun Apr 06, 2014 7:18 am

t_baker wrote:
bighop wrote:
t_baker wrote:
bighop wrote:
t_baker wrote:What do you crappie fish with?
All my ultralight stuff is spinning. Crappie pole is a spin cast, but I don't care much for it.

Almost all of my salt inshore and surf is casting. I'm building a heavy jetty rig that will be spinning.


Building rods looks like it would be a good time. I have a friend that does it, amazing how nice they can come out.

My last one:
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Ha, that's awesome. I'm gonna show my wife when she gets outta the shower.

What would you charge to build a 6'6" medium similar to that ?

Depends a lot on the components you want on it. All my builds would be stupidly expensive to buy, but they've got good parts on them. That's the first rod I've built with those new Microwave guides. People like them with braid on a spinner.

What would she be using it for? As in style of fishing. There's a dizzying number of blanks available.
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Re: Bait caster

Postby quacknstack6 » Sun Apr 06, 2014 7:43 am

bighop wrote:
quacknstack6 wrote:
bighop wrote:
t_baker wrote:
bighop wrote:
t_baker wrote:What do you crappie fish with?
All my ultralight stuff is spinning. Crappie pole is a spin cast, but I don't care much for it.

Almost all of my salt inshore and surf is casting. I'm building a heavy jetty rig that will be spinning.


Building rods looks like it would be a good time. I have a friend that does it, amazing how nice they can come out.

images removed for sanity

I'm glad you show your feminine qualities while using a pink leopard print rod.

I could be using that rod fishing in a miniskirt and still be more manly than you.

Still wouldn't look as good as me though...
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Re: Bait caster

Postby grizz18 » Sun Apr 06, 2014 8:28 am

bighop wrote:
t_baker wrote:
bighop wrote:
t_baker wrote:What do you crappie fish with?
All my ultralight stuff is spinning. Crappie pole is a spin cast, but I don't care much for it.

Almost all of my salt inshore and surf is casting. I'm building a heavy jetty rig that will be spinning.


Building rods looks like it would be a good time. I have a friend that does it, amazing how nice they can come out.

My last one:
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That's pretty sharp there... You like the Penn Battle?

I've got the 3000, just picked up the Sargus 2000 the other day for trout fishing
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Re: Bait caster

Postby grizz18 » Sun Apr 06, 2014 8:29 am

Indaswamp wrote:
grizz18 wrote:If it is the style your looking for I'll sell you a Shimano Corvalus (used last year 2x) for $50.

wide or narrow spool?


Narrow, its the 300. That's the reason I want to get rid of it. I need one for 400 for a set rods when flounder fishing.
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Re: Bait caster

Postby T Man » Sun Apr 06, 2014 8:31 am

bighop wrote:
t_baker wrote:
bighop wrote:
t_baker wrote:What do you crappie fish with?
All my ultralight stuff is spinning. Crappie pole is a spin cast, but I don't care much for it.

Almost all of my salt inshore and surf is casting. I'm building a heavy jetty rig that will be spinning.


Building rods looks like it would be a good time. I have a friend that does it, amazing how nice they can come out.

My last one:
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Ill bet that goes really well with your purse. Does Barbie have a travel case so it doesn't get damaged during transport?

Ha ha, in all seriousness that is very cool. I would love to build one myself if I even had half a clue where to start. I havent found a rod yet that suits how I catfish out of my boat.
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Re: Bait caster

Postby OGblackcloud » Sun Apr 06, 2014 8:35 am

Some nice work hop :thumbsup:
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Re: Bait caster

Postby bighop » Sun Apr 06, 2014 8:41 am

grizz18 wrote:That's pretty sharp there... You like the Penn Battle?

I've got the 3000, just picked up the Sargus 2000 the other day for trout fishing

I do, that's a 3000, I've got a 6000 and a 4000 too. That and the Spinfisher V (I only have an 8000) are both good.
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Re: Bait caster

Postby bighop » Sun Apr 06, 2014 8:50 am

T Man wrote:Ha ha, in all seriousness that is very cool. I would love to build one myself if I even had half a clue where to start. I havent found a rod yet that suits how I catfish out of my boat.

Anything like this? http://2coolfishing.com/ttmbforum/showthread.php?t=658313
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Re: Bait caster

Postby bighop » Sun Apr 06, 2014 8:57 am

Feelin' Fowl wrote::lol: But why?

I can't work a topwater right on a spinner, but some can. I end up with a lot less fatigue at the end of the day with a baitcaster, we only throw artificials, so there's a little work to it. Spinners can put more drag to a fish than a baitcaster in similar sizes, which is why they're more popular in FL, from what I hear. They have more chance of a tarpon or snook slurping down that trout lure than we do. I use braid and don't get wind knots in my baitcasters, which is more of a problem with braid on spinners. It's just personal preference. Unless you're cool, then you use a baitcaster.
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