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Advantages: Longcast vs Normal Spinning

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Just wondering what are the advantages of a longcast vs a normal spinning reel and vice versa. I've never owned a long cast and the Ultegra surf looked very interesting. 

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You may get a few more yards distance with longcast spools but not enough pros to justify the purchase of one IMO.

 

They're kind of awkward to plug with if that's your intention.

Edited by DEM Parking Lot

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The taller the spool the more acute the angle be when a fish is taking drag. The more acute the angle the more "range of drag" you will have on any setting as the resistance is greater as the angle is increased when drag is releasing line and resistance is lessened as angle is decreased. When the roller is centered height-wise on the spool the drag will be as equal as it can be on any spinning reel spool when drag is releasing line.

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The pounding surf!

 

You're not going to put that reel on a rod that doesn't cast far.

In an exaggerated explanation. You're not putting it on a boat rod.

Everything works together. The components on the rod. The

diameter of the line and the type of rig/lure you're going to be

using. It has to have aero dynamic properties.

I find it to be great sport when catching big fish on light line at the

end of an extreme cast. This is very challenging and there's a skill

level behind it all.

Edited by SandSpike1

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Some long cast reels will get you an extra 10 yards, which can make all the difference in getting hooked up. Problem is once you are hooked up, I feel like you can’t skull drag the fish in if it has weight, you just need to play it longer. More line is a plus in that situation, but more expensive in the long run

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On 10/10/2019 at 6:58 PM, SandSpike1 said:

The pounding surf!

 

You're not going to put that reel on a rod that doesn't cast far.

In an exaggerated explanation. You're not putting it on a boat rod.

Everything works together. The components on the rod. The

diameter of the line and the type of rig/lure you're going to be

using. It has to have aero dynamic properties.

I find it to be great sport when catching big fish on light line at the

end of an extreme cast. This is very challenging and there's a skill

level behind it all.

This.  Has to match or it will not help

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On 10/10/2019 at 7:03 PM, Sir Defyable said:

Some long cast reels will get you an extra 10 yards, which can make all the difference in getting hooked up. Problem is once you are hooked up, I feel like you can’t skull drag the fish in if it has weight, you just need to play it longer. More line is a plus in that situation, but more expensive in the long run

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Line fill on second reel appears to be a disaster waiting to happen...ouch! How did that work for ya?

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You were given good advice about matching reel to rod. If done right you would get noticeable difference. It has to do with how the line comes off the spool. Mine have drags that have landed six foot black tips. Look into them if they interest you.

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