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#1 chilibill

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Posted July 04 2007 - 8:25 PM

Hi Folks,
I am a newbie learning how to cast with my entry level 13' spin outfit. If and when I improve my distances, should I upgrade to conventional or stick with spin tackle? What is the distance advantage with conventional ?
Bill ( learning how to cast OTG and catch some fish in Florida)


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#2 RCrowley

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Posted July 05 2007 - 10:13 AM

Welcome chilibill,

I'm quite new at this myself and have found the folks here are generous with their good advice. Regarding the spin and conventional decision I think you have to experience casting with a conventional reel. I'm not saying one is better than another for great distances have been achieved with both. Conventionals offered me a new challenge. I have found them to be personally very rewarding in many ways such as selecting a model (there are so many abus let alone other brands) , making modifications, and attempt to master when casting or fishing.

Rich


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#3 The Rustyhook

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Posted July 06 2007 - 11:18 AM

On the tournament circut you can figure on a 10% advantage in distance with conventional. Keep in mind that braid is not permitted.
Fishing opens up a whole new world if you go to braid. I have cast many years in tournaments using both conventional and spinner. I have thrown over 700' with both.
My fishing is with braid with spinners, I normally spool with 20# PP with a 50# shocker. You want to use a good distance type reel, being Daiwa, or Tica as an example.
My best cast spinning was during a seminar a few years back with a 30mph tail wind in very dry conditions and laid out a 906' cast. The reel was extremely overloaded and was set up just for the seminar but like I said braid opens up a whole new world.
Each is fun and it boils down to which one you enjoy most. And you can aways fish with two rods and enjoy and learn with each.


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#4 S. Raddish

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Posted July 06 2007 - 11:59 AM

And you can aways fish with two rods and enjoy and learn with each.


or 1 rod and 2 reels, if you'l get th daiwa saltiga ballistic


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#5 RCrowley

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Posted July 06 2007 - 2:14 PM

or 1 rod and 2 reels, if you'l get th daiwa saltiga ballistic


Equally AFAW offers their 13' 3-5 oz rod dual rung so it can accept spin or conv. Pretty sure they are doing ok in the distance realm as well


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#6 tin squid

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Posted July 06 2007 - 3:40 PM

do you have a price on factory rods? all i can get is quotes on blanks and coustom wraps. ive heard great reports with the 13 ftr and was looking for a $$$


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#7 chilibill

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Posted July 07 2007 - 10:42 AM

RustyHook,
That is outstanding! If I want to try braid on my spinning rod , should I replace the guides with Fuji LowRiders as some have done?
Bill


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#8 Chuck D

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Posted July 07 2007 - 11:57 AM

do you have a price on factory rods? all i can get is quotes on blanks and coustom wraps. ive heard great reports with the 13 ftr and was looking for a $$$


tin squid, Google Carolina Cast Pro


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#9 The Rustyhook

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Posted July 07 2007 - 2:15 PM

Chillbill, I did not have the low rider Fugi system, 1509 All Star blank my wrap set up spinner.


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Posted July 07 2007 - 9:08 PM

I may be wrong but I believe it is Mark Edwards, 758 feet..... that'll reach em.....LOL... salt shaker


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#11 junkmansj

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Posted July 10 2007 - 10:19 AM

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#12 Cluck

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Posted July 11 2007 - 8:29 PM

906 feet with 30mph tailwind,hell Gary I could'nt get 906 feet with a crackoff with 50mph tailwnd.LOL.Good to see you back in competition again and with such great achievments this year.If the invite is still open,Peel or no Peel I'd like to do some fall striper fishing with you this year in the Gracious state of Jersey.Keep up the good work.


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#13 The Rustyhook

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Posted July 12 2007 - 1:37 PM

Cluck, any time, fact is Bass fishing is pretty good now in the back. Been plugging few evenings a week and haven't been skunked yet. No keepers but plenty of shorts on ultra-lite gear.


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#14 hallofame

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Posted July 16 2007 - 8:43 AM

You can prepare distance casting strategies but it does relative little when it comes to actual fishing. The techniques benefit but the distance caster never is challenged with aerodynamics of the bait or lure which is what you will actually be throwingwhen fishing. Let's say the world distance winner is fishing next to me and he needs to heave his large clam bait and a rather larger sinker into the suds. He casts and the whole thing flails and he is fishing probably without bait as his techniques are for "artificial distance" not real distance. I am using a break away (english bait rig) and wow- I'm out there only 500 feet but I'm catching fish. Same holds true for plugs. Aerodynamics is the key for real fishing- Distance techniques for Scientists!


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#15 ooeric

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Posted July 16 2007 - 11:29 AM

even if i can throw ,, likes say.. 150 yards with a sinker
id be lucky to throw like 80 withs a chunk of bait. damn physics. damn aerodynamics.
not to mention. on spinning gear. a heavy sinker and bait... hurts like a ***** to cast. even with tape.


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