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RiverRat2
01-12-2006, 07:54 AM
What is the difference between the types of reals? I know apperance, but what works better for what type of fishing?

CrappiePappy
01-12-2006, 12:42 PM
the two main reels used by Crappie anglers would be the "spincast" reel and the "spinning" reel. Baitcasting reels are used, but mostly for trolling & tightlining. I'll leave them to anglers that use them, to further explain their workings & uses.

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Spincast reels ... push button to disengage line holding pin, hold button down to stop line from leaving the reel, release pressure on button to allow line to leave the reel, crank handle to engage reel & retrieve line.

http://www.cabelas.com/cabelas/en/content/Pod/02/98/40/p029840ii01.jpg
Underspin spincast reels ... curl finger around trigger to disengage line holding pin, upward pressure on trigger stops line from leaving the reel, release trigger to allow line to leave the reel, crank handle to engage reel & retrieve line.

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Spinning reels (with trigger) ... curl finger around LINE & TRIGGER, upward pressure on trigger will open bail / finger holds line, release trigger & line to allow line to leave the reel, close bail by hand and turn handle to start retrieving line.

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Spinning reels (with manual bail) ... curl finger around LINE, open bail manually with other hand, release line from finger to allow line to leave reel, close bail by hand & turn handle to start retrieving line.

OK ... so much for "mechanics".
These reels are good for most all purposes & methods. They all have their pros & cons. .......... cp :cool:

DENNIS BOWERS
01-12-2006, 04:29 PM
:) RiverRat,the easiest of these to use is the Spincast.Not alot of chance of much going wrong[backlash,birdsnest,ect.].Most beginners start with these then as their confort level grows ,advance to something else. With them you just push the button ,aim,cast,& release!Pretty simple once you get the hang of it. Heck-Alot of people never use anything else. crappiepappy,Super Job as usual!!

CoolCrappie
01-12-2006, 05:49 PM
the two main reels used by Crappie anglers would be the "spincast" reel and the "spinning" reel. Baitcasting reels are used, but mostly for trolling & tightlining. I'll leave them to anglers that use them, to further explain their workings & uses.

http://www.cabelas.com/cabelas/en/content/Pod/03/02/83/p030283ii01.jpg
Spincast reels ... push button to disengage line holding pin, hold button down to stop line from leaving the reel, release pressure on button to allow line to leave the reel, crank handle to engage reel & retrieve line.

http://www.cabelas.com/cabelas/en/content/Pod/02/98/40/p029840ii01.jpg
Underspin spincast reels ... curl finger around trigger to disengage line holding pin, upward pressure on trigger stops line from leaving the reel, release trigger to allow line to leave the reel, crank handle to engage reel & retrieve line.

http://www.cabelas.com/cabelas/en/content/Pod/00/29/22/p002922ii03.jpg
Spinning reels (with trigger) ... curl finger around LINE & TRIGGER, upward pressure on trigger will open bail / finger holds line, release trigger & line to allow line to leave the reel, close bail by hand and turn handle to start retrieving line.

http://www.cabelas.com/cabelas/en/content/Pod/02/31/18/p023118ii02.jpg
Spinning reels (with manual bail) ... curl finger around LINE, open bail manually with other hand, release line from finger to allow line to leave reel, close bail by hand & turn handle to start retrieving line.

OK ... so much for "mechanics".
These reels are good for most all purposes & methods. They all have their pros & cons. .......... cp :cool:


pappie,

Which reel do you find to be the best for using in a long pole drop situation?
By that I mean dropping jigs into brush and or minows on a slip float.

Please give me a brand name and model that you find the best.
I am going to Clarksville sunday to look at all kinds of goodies:cool:

Thanks,

CC

sac-a-lait
01-12-2006, 06:09 PM
The reels I use doesn't look anything like any of those.

Mine is the $4 BnM plastic model. Unless you're casting, to me, anything less than a $4 reel is a waste of $$$$$. And since I don't cast, I STRICTLY VERTICAL FISH and FLIP, once I have the depth, what do I need to "reel the line in for".

CrappiePappy
01-13-2006, 02:28 AM
pappie,

Which reel do you find to be the best for using in a long pole drop situation?
By that I mean dropping jigs into brush and or minows on a slip float.

Please give me a brand name and model that you find the best.
I am going to Clarksville sunday to look at all kinds of goodies:cool:

Thanks,

CC

CC ... I don't "long pole". Longest rod I use is 8ft. I'm mostly a "jig slinger" (casting/shooting) and use a variety of brands of spinning outfits. I've got Shimano's, Mitchell's, Zebco's, Shakespeare's, and even some old Diawa's. They're "matched" to rods of varying length/power/action ... for specific methods or presentations.
I would think that one would want a reel that would "match" the rod. Not that it would have to be the same "brand", but rather that it should "balance" the end weight of the long pole. A "balanced" outfit will put less stress & strain on your wrist & arm. If it's possible, I'd put a few outfits together (in the store) and see what felt the best. If the store doesn't carry the rods you use, you might want to take a couple of your own and "mix & match" them with various reels. A balanced outfit - to me - is one that will lay horizontal on your 1st finger. Grasp the rod/reel as you would when using it - then note where your 1st finger is on the handle - remove your other fingers & hand, leaving your 1st finger in place. If the rod balances on that finger, the rod/reel are "matched". If the rod tips towards the rod, it's "tip heavy" ... if it tips towards the handle, it's "butt heavy". If you hold your rod straight out, when fishing, a balanced or butt heavy outfit will put less stress on your wrist. If you're a caster, like me, any of the three will work ... as long as they aren't "overly" heavy, and the rod tip or handle slowly tips in either direction (and doesn't quickly "fall" in either direction). Now, that's just MHO, so take it at face value.
Not knowing what rods you have, what stores you shop, or what your budget is ... it would be hard to call. And not having any experience with "longpoles" - I wouldn't want to predjudice you on any particular type or brand of reel. What I like/use may not "fit" your equipment or style.
Sorry if that's not much help, but I'd rather not steer you at all - than to steer you in the wrong direction. ....... luck2ya .......cp :cool:

Wardy
01-13-2006, 08:03 AM
The easiest is no doubt the under spin reel. They will cast, drop a jig, and like previously mentioned..., no prblems. Don't overlook these reels cause you feel like someone may think you are a rookie. The proof is what will hang on the other end of the pole. Look for reels with a "double line " pick up. If you use light line, the singles will cause you to have to reach up and tighten the line. Cheap ain't bad in this department. If you are gonna cast alot. The spin cast is the way to go. Spend a little bit more on these. Cheap ones will cause additional line twist and the bails will break, springs pop out etcc..etc.. Bait casters seem to work the best for trolling. For a couple more bucks.... get ones with line counters.

My $.02.... Wardy

frank lawhead
01-13-2006, 08:17 PM
OFTEN THOUGHT ABOUT A UNDERSPIN,NEVER TRIED ONE---WHAT KIND AND MODEL DO YOU USE ? ---YOU,RE NOT RESPONSIBLE IF I DON,T LIKE IT [HAHAHA]
WOULD BE USING 6 OR 8 LB. LINE

Billbob
01-14-2006, 02:26 AM
liston to cp he knowes his stuf

crap-king
01-14-2006, 10:03 AM
the zebco T-11 is about as good as you can get in the under spin - you can get them at wally world for about $12

TwainGang
01-14-2006, 10:15 AM
I use a Zebco UL4 Classic and a Shakespeare Synergy Steel Titanium underspins on my long poles. I like the Zebco better of the two- it is smoother. I am also going to give fly-rods and reels a shot this year- but I'm going to use them to flip and dabble with mainly- probably not actually fly cast with them unless the need arises. I may even rig them with a strike indicator and roll cast if the crappie are up shallow. I put a 9' leader of mono on my fly line. My fly rods are a 5 and 7 wt. I don't know which weight will be the for crappie yet.