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TheChiefsLawnCare
04-19-2011, 04:58 PM
Just excited that I finally get to use my new rod and reel combo that I bought last year. I finally sat down and looked up videos and took the time to practice using a bait caster. I went and bought a abu garcia and a rod sponsored by skeet reese (dont know the name of the rod). Now I have to wait to go fish, supposd to go this weekend but plans might have changed cause my dads uncle passed and dont know when the funeral is going to be. Sry just was excited lol.

GravelyGuy
04-19-2011, 06:39 PM
Baitcasters are all I use now. I probably have 15. Abu Garcia's last forever. My favorite is my old Quantum Accurist. Best braking system that I have used.

Fvstringpicker
04-19-2011, 07:10 PM
I guess my favorite is an old Lew's speed reel I've had for 20+ years. I tend to hold on to things I love. But there ain't no flies on the Abu Garcias. I have a handfull of those to.

TheChiefsLawnCare
04-19-2011, 11:06 PM
Baitcasters are all I use now. I probably have 15. Abu Garcia's last forever. My favorite is my old Quantum Accurist. Best braking system that I have used.

yeah well i wanted to get the skeet reese reel and rod but they wanted 300 freaking dollars for the reel and i wasnt dropping that kind of money. so i got the exact same reel without the skeet reese colors and name for half the price. i know one thing that **** can cast a mile. im going to get my hands on the skeet reese reel one of these days and have a matching combo. my fav color is yellow and having a yellow rod and yellow reel, man thats a preeeeeeety pic

GunnPropertyServices
04-19-2011, 11:22 PM
i have one Garcia bait caster, they are great reels but they can be a real mess if you dont know how to use them, it took me quite a while of picking out rat nests before i got use to them.

TheChiefsLawnCare
04-20-2011, 06:33 PM
ooo that sux. i had the same proab still i started watching videos and my dad mentioned to me that he read about them some. told me that i needed to use a hevier line and more weight. u should be using no less then 12 lb test line and then a heavier lure. but i dont really think the lure weight can completely determine how good the reek is and if your gonna have proabs with it. u should need to get a lighter reel and rod for lighter lures. and you have to member that you need to have the brakes set and the lil knob on the side that controls how fast how fast the line comes off the spool. good luck if you still have issues.

GunnPropertyServices
04-20-2011, 09:46 PM
yeah ive got it figured out pretty well now Thanks for the tips that was when i first started using them when i was like 14, im 33 now so i have had a few yrs of experience with them.

i use spiderwire on most my reels lasts for ever and unbreakable

tacoma200
04-21-2011, 12:46 AM
Well this is a bit off topic but I started out with spinning reels. You cast with your right hand and take up line with your left (back in my day the handles weren't interchangeable) so when I made the transition to bait casters it felt really uncomfortable to switch hands after the cast. So I use a left handed bait casting reel. I cast with my right and reel with my left. It seems very natural to me. You never switch hands and you are ready as soon as the lure hits the water. Since then I have noticed that some pros had taught themselves to use a left handed reel so they can set the hook with the strong hand and be ready for a quick strike.

stlouis grass cutter
04-21-2011, 01:10 AM
Well this is a bit off topic but I started out with spinning reels. You cast with your right hand and take up line with your left (back in my day the handles weren't interchangeable) so when I made the transition to bait casters it felt really uncomfortable to switch hands after the cast. So I use a left handed bait casting reel. I cast with my right and reel with my left. It seems very natural to me. You never switch hands and you are ready as soon as the lure hits the water. Since then I have noticed that some pros had taught themselves to use a left handed reel so they can set the hook with the strong hand and be ready for a quick strike.

I use spinning and bait casters, spinning left handed and bait casters right handed. I have tried and wish I could get use to the left handed bait casters. You are right about the quick hook set and ready to reel in right away. Also, you are getting alot more casts in per day if you are fishing all day. The more the lure is in the water the more we are apt to catch fish.

Catch a big one.

PLS-Tx
04-21-2011, 03:21 AM
I take my bait cast with me on most every trip but for some reason it sees very little use. Now my two spin cast reels on the other hand get plenty of use.

Congrats on the real!!!

What kinda fishing do you do?

GravelyGuy
04-22-2011, 04:19 PM
Well this is a bit off topic but I started out with spinning reels. You cast with your right hand and take up line with your left (back in my day the handles weren't interchangeable) so when I made the transition to bait casters it felt really uncomfortable to switch hands after the cast. So I use a left handed bait casting reel. I cast with my right and reel with my left. It seems very natural to me. You never switch hands and you are ready as soon as the lure hits the water. Since then I have noticed that some pros had taught themselves to use a left handed reel so they can set the hook with the strong hand and be ready for a quick strike.

I am right handed, but use lefty reels also. It just makes more sense. They never seem to have the left handed models in stock!

Fvstringpicker
04-22-2011, 07:23 PM
I'm left handed and use righty reels, so you ain't got nuttin on me. :)

Trevor8
04-28-2011, 06:50 PM
Abu Garcia Revo series are some great reels.