4 thoughts on “what is the difference between spinning and casting rods and reels?

  1. Spinners usually have the reels mounted on top of the reel, and the top of the reel points towards the top of the pole. The fishing line comes off around the reel. An intermediate type of reel.

    Casting: Usually have a reel on the bottom, casting reels have their reels pointing to the left and right of the pole, like a T shape. Advance fishing pole.

    If you are starting, get a spinner. If you know what you are doing, it’s up to what you are more comfortable with. Spinners are easier to handle and cast, but casters go farther, and cost more.

    It’s up to you.

  2. I. Reels
    Casting your bait:
    For spinning, the line is pulled off the stationary spool.
    For casting, the line comes off with the rotating spool.

    Reeling in your bait:
    For spinning the machine (reel) winds the line around the stationary spool.
    For a casting reel, the spool rotates to take up the line.

    II. Rods

    The spinning reel sits underneath the spinning rod in line with the line guides. The line guides are wider to accomodate the line whipping around as it is cast.

    The casting reel sits on top of the casting rod in line the line guides. These line guides are narrower because the line zips out laterally without flailing wildly.

    III. Usage

    For spinning combos, you control the cast with the rod and let the line fly out.

    For casting combos, you control the cast with the rod and the reel. The spool of the reel needs to be controlled because sometimes the momentum of the spool is faster than the line coming off the spool.

    Look at Shimano rods and reels in that price range up to $150 for a rod and $150 for a reel.

  3. I personally like spinning reels. I have a quantum energy spinning reel and a quantum octane rod. I love the action of the rod, and the smoothness of the reel. Ultralight. I use P-line xtra strong line (8# test), and swear by it. I fish crappie and bass up to about 3 pounds, and have caught a walleye, and the line never broke.

    My husband has 4 other reels and rods that he uses with medium to heavy action, but I personally don’t care for anything that big. (I am a female, obviously)

    If you think you will be fishing heavier fish, go with the same rod & reel, but with heavier action. Regardless, you will need a few different rods & reels. My husband uses my rod/reel all the time, depending on the situation.

  4. 1. Spinning reels are mounted at the bottom of the rod, and require opening a rotating device called a bail, that when open, allows line to come off the spool when casted. These are the cheapest type of reels to buy, and require only minimal maitnence, and are a great deal simpilar to opperate than baitcasting reels.

    2. Baitcasting reels are monted on the top, and require pushing down a bar, to open the spool. These kind if casted improperly will most likely “backlash,” or “birdsnest” because line can continue coming off the spool, but not exiting, thus causing a big mess. These are the most expensive, and i would not recomed one for a begginer, and catching bass and panfish in small ponds and lakes.

    Try looking at Berkley, rods in the 6′-6’6″range in medium-light- medium action. Team this up with a Daiwa, or Quantam spinning reel, 6 or 8lb test monfilament line, and your set to go!

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