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Baitcaster vs Spinning

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#1
Bait caster versus spinning (coffee grinder reel)

Hi i trust that all my fellow bassers had a great weekend fishing, i bought myself a bait caster reel and rod over the weekend the saleman at mias angling in woodmead pursuaded me and twist my arm in getting a rod and reel, ok so i bought it medium range as i never fished with a bait caster before, first question: i am a shore angler and have i made the right choice and secondly i need to know how to use the damn thing as it is very different to my spinning reel, i heard about line being over spooled etc by friends i dont know if they just trying to scare me off :blue-exclaim:
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#2
Once you have mastered the bait caster I promise that you won't go back to a coffee grinder. It takes a bit of practice but is worth the effort. When filling the spool I'd recommend leaving around 2mm between the line and the top edge of the spool, an over full reel can contribute to overwinds. I'd also tighten up the magnetic drag to it's maximum until you get the hang of it then loosen it up to get more distance once you are used to the reel.

This YouTube video might help giving you some idea of how to get the best out of your bait caster: <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YJncaBKfE4w">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YJncaBKfE4w</a><!-- m -->

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#3
AADIL come see me in Midrand and I will teach you to cast,pitch,punch,skip and flip with a baitcaster. I see you are in Gauteng. Call me 0n 0822105419.
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#4
Aadil, that's an offer that I recommend you take up if you can, CBC has forgotten more than most of us know about bass fishing.
The gods do not deduct from a man's allotted span on this earth the hours spent in fishing ~Babylonian Proverb
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#5
Thanks CBC i will call you shortly, thanks for all your help once again :blue-biggrin:
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#6
Hi Bassassin being in contact with CBC all is set for Monday God willing once again thanks to all you guys out there for all your help :eusa_dance:
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#7
Here is a good tip for backlash or birdsnests.

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and sometime we don't even know the simple stuff.

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#9
It's very daunting changing to baitcasters... but persevere and you will never regret it...

An hour or so with CBC and you will be ready to face the new world!
Regards Rob
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#10
Oh ja,also start with heavier lure's.

a lekker 10''powerwurm texas rigged. a good start :blue-idea:
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#11
Best tip I can give is don't worry about distance initialy. Rather set the reel a little too tight initially and loosen things up as your confidence levels increase.
Regards Robert Jacobs
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