Register free!


Reply
 
Thread Tools   Display Modes
  #1  
Old 04-19-2011, 04:58 PM
TheChiefsLawnCare's Avatar
TheChiefsLawnCare TheChiefsLawnCare is offline
LawnSite Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Metairie, Louisiana
Posts: 957
Bait Casting Reel

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.
__________________
2007 GMC Sierra 1500 NBS
2012 7x16 Tandem Axel Enclosed Trailer
2006 Walker 36" GHS w/ 20HP Kohler
2012 Wright 32"
2011 Toro 32" wb Floating Deck w/ Kawi
2007 21" Snapper Hi-Vac w/ Kawi
2007 21" Heavy Duty Toro w/ Kawi
McLane Commerical Walk Behind Edger
Stihl FS 110R String Trimmer
Stihl FS110r String Trimmer
Stihl FC 110 Stick Edger
Stihl BR 600 Back Pack Blower
Stihl HL 100K (135º)Hedge Trimmer
Stihl HS81T Hedge Trimmer


Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 04-19-2011, 06:39 PM
GravelyGuy's Avatar
GravelyGuy GravelyGuy is online now
LawnSite Silver Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Indiana
Posts: 2,350
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.
__________________
-Ryan-
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 04-19-2011, 07:10 PM
Fvstringpicker's Avatar
Fvstringpicker Fvstringpicker is online now
LawnSite Fanatic
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: columbus, georgia
Posts: 6,992
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.
__________________
The two times you should never worry is when you can control the outcome and when you can't.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 04-19-2011, 11:06 PM
TheChiefsLawnCare's Avatar
TheChiefsLawnCare TheChiefsLawnCare is offline
LawnSite Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Metairie, Louisiana
Posts: 957
Quote:
Originally Posted by GravelyGuy View Post
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
__________________
2007 GMC Sierra 1500 NBS
2012 7x16 Tandem Axel Enclosed Trailer
2006 Walker 36" GHS w/ 20HP Kohler
2012 Wright 32"
2011 Toro 32" wb Floating Deck w/ Kawi
2007 21" Snapper Hi-Vac w/ Kawi
2007 21" Heavy Duty Toro w/ Kawi
McLane Commerical Walk Behind Edger
Stihl FS 110R String Trimmer
Stihl FS110r String Trimmer
Stihl FC 110 Stick Edger
Stihl BR 600 Back Pack Blower
Stihl HL 100K (135º)Hedge Trimmer
Stihl HS81T Hedge Trimmer


Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 04-19-2011, 11:22 PM
GunnPropertyServices GunnPropertyServices is offline
LawnSite Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Leesburg, FL
Posts: 375
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.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 04-20-2011, 06:33 PM
TheChiefsLawnCare's Avatar
TheChiefsLawnCare TheChiefsLawnCare is offline
LawnSite Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Metairie, Louisiana
Posts: 957
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.
__________________
2007 GMC Sierra 1500 NBS
2012 7x16 Tandem Axel Enclosed Trailer
2006 Walker 36" GHS w/ 20HP Kohler
2012 Wright 32"
2011 Toro 32" wb Floating Deck w/ Kawi
2007 21" Snapper Hi-Vac w/ Kawi
2007 21" Heavy Duty Toro w/ Kawi
McLane Commerical Walk Behind Edger
Stihl FS 110R String Trimmer
Stihl FS110r String Trimmer
Stihl FC 110 Stick Edger
Stihl BR 600 Back Pack Blower
Stihl HL 100K (135º)Hedge Trimmer
Stihl HS81T Hedge Trimmer


Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 04-20-2011, 09:46 PM
GunnPropertyServices GunnPropertyServices is offline
LawnSite Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Leesburg, FL
Posts: 375
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
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 04-21-2011, 12:46 AM
tacoma200's Avatar
tacoma200 tacoma200 is offline
LawnSite Fanatic
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Southern Kentucky
Posts: 5,427
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.
__________________
Exmark Lazer Z X series
Scag Turf Tigers W/Briggs Vanguards Velocity decks,
My friend Mark says: "The secret to a good cut is never looking back!" .
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 04-21-2011, 01:10 AM
stlouis grass cutter stlouis grass cutter is offline
LawnSite Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: St. Louis, MO
Posts: 35
Quote:
Originally Posted by tacoma200 View Post
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.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 04-21-2011, 03:21 AM
PLS-Tx's Avatar
PLS-Tx PLS-Tx is offline
LawnSite Silver Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Texas
Posts: 2,375
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?
__________________
over 40 years old
20 years in business
full time


Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump





Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ©1998 - 2012, LawnSite.com™ - Moose River Media
All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:19 PM.

Page generated in 0.10650 seconds with 7 queries