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Author Topic: Baitcaster for Light Lures?  (Read 19870 times)


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Re: Baitcaster for Light Lures?
« Reply #25 on: March 06, 2012, 01:58:41 PM »

Carbon lite reels cast far. The tiny torpedo I have would fly.

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Re: Baitcaster for Light Lures?
« Reply #26 on: March 07, 2012, 11:50:54 PM »

the jighead Plus the Paddle-tail minnow is probability  close to a total weight of 3/8oz

Hate to keep beating a dead horse, but went out in the yard today and pulled the plastic off of the 1/16oz. jig-head I had tied on the rod with the Shimano Caenan. Still able to cast the bare jighead at least 80-90 feet. Personally, I think it has a LOT to do with the rod action and settings of the reel.
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Re: Baitcaster for Light Lures?
« Reply #27 on: March 16, 2012, 10:26:32 AM »

Definitely a combination of properly matched rod and reel are required to cast light lures.  More important than the m or mh rating of a rod is lure weight range.  That is the important thing.  The lure weight range identifies the weight of lure that will load the blank properly for casting.  If the blank won't load properly, then you will have issues casting that particular lure.  The spool + line weight of a reel will then impact the distance once the lure is cast is dictated by the energy lost in getting the spool spinning, and in the energy required to maintain the spin.  Because the energy required to start up the spool on a cast decreases as the spool and line weight decreases, then the lighter the spool and line, the better the casting distance.  This applies to all reels, but is more significant when dealing with lighter baits for which there is not a lot of potential energy built up during the backswing of a cast due to the small mass. 
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Re: Baitcaster for Light Lures?
« Reply #28 on: March 27, 2012, 12:15:52 AM »

I've got a Calcutta 200 had for some time and didn't think I'd find a reel I loved as much ever... However, the Revo Stx is something... I've had it over 2 years now and can't wait to cast it... it never gets old... here's what I like about it... first it looks great.. second- it casts smooth and far... third- the drag is awesome for handling big fish... and fourth-it's so compact, yet still holds plenty of line... you never tire casting this reel and it's super light...  I have it paired with a Team allstar med heavy rod...


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Re: Baitcaster for Light Lures?
« Reply #29 on: March 27, 2012, 09:33:31 PM »

Two reels that are capable of throwing lighter baits and are found for around 150, are the Shimano 50E and Daiwa Sol.   Both are somewhat capable out of the box, upgrading the spool bearings makes them very nice.


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Re: Baitcaster for Light Lures?
« Reply #30 on: March 31, 2012, 02:09:32 PM »

If I cast smaller finese stuff I'll change to spinning most of the time. I can and have used my Lew's tournament reel to toss 1/8 heads, but as another has said that adding plastics bumps the weight
so several of my BC reels will toss them with lighter pound line.
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