I know about 0 in regards to Baitcasters. Is there an advantage using them for managing heavy lines on salmon? I see some use them and I’ve had some challenges casting heavy spinning rods without tangling.
So what is the difference between these 3? What do all those cool marketing words actually mean mean?
With spinning gear I always find a long rod to be a pain the ass. They always seem to be in the way, unusable around foliage, and difficult when seated in the yak. They also always seem to be the cause of or at least part of some kind of problem.
Are long casting rods different than long spinning rods? Why?
Does anyone make a decent quality casting rod in the 4'6" to 5'6" range that would pair well with one of the above reels?
A little preliminary research turns up Zebco, Shakespeare, and my beloved Daiwa Minicast as the < 6' options. Seems like a bad idea to put a $100+ reel on a potentially less than $15 rod. Even the $40-$50 Minicast seems like not the best option.
Lol, ice age. Yes on the long rods. When I got into kayak fishing, I immediately gravitated to saltwater fishing and 7’ rods became the new norm.TS, If I may ask, did you use long rods back in the last ice age when you Kayaked? I like the extra length but I could never keep things straight the few times I kayaked. If I'm not mistaking that is what TC may have been alluding to.
Bait, typically a side cast unless I am bombing something, then more of an overhead to the side cast. Spinning, always an underhand flip cast unless of course, I’m bombing something like a popper or striper or blues.By the way do you folks usually sidecast or overhead cast?