Analysis of Bait Cast Vs Spinning

The two types of fishing put face to face, to consider its advantages and disadvantages in different areas. Types of releases, a good team and tips. Image gallery.

Frequent doubt arises in wheel of fishermen, stove and up to coffee talks: would bait cast or spininng? What is best? And there begins the controversy. Lovers and detractors is embanderan in one or the other option. And start the discussion. With the vocation that we argue throughout, we tend to sacrifice us in defense of one and descalificamos to each other. However, the bait cast and the spinning should be two styles of fishing closer and related.

In both, the idea is to make more or less distant, accurate casts with an artificial lure, and then pick it up with crank of the reel turns to make it operate and move in water simulating different types of prey. The purpose: fool a predator and trigger a response from attack. Basically, change the team, and with this, some strategies. Moreover, the toe of the cane forward are almost the same.

Initial considerations

They are used in the spinning front reels and rods of lower number of sleeve, with a detail: the closest to the handle are larger and are decreasing towards the tip. On the other hand, in bait cast the reels are Rotary, preferably low profile or eggs, and the rod – usually more tapered and more short – has numerous small grommets.

The spinning is easier to learn. The reels are simpler when it comes to launching and regular features that make them much less galleteros. These features, coupled with the old Rotary benefits were not those of today, have made that the spinning is perhaps more known and disseminated. The possibility of using the same reels (or smaller) in other mass catches, and equipment prices, have also helped to tip this balance.


Launch is to transform potential energy into kinetic. To do so, should load well cane and get to lure dismiss as best as possible. With both styles wanted the same thing, only that by the position of the coil, in the case of spinning (delivery line without having to turn the reel) is easier to throw artificial low weight, as a senuelitos of less than six grams and small spinners and soft very lightweight plastics.

Regarding the bait cast – where you must turn the coil-control over the artificial during launch is much greater and, therefore, also top precision casting. Ideal in order to accurately that huequito after branch, right in the line of junks, back of the stone or beside the stick. Thumb on the coil acts of control delivery and brake if necessary.

In the spinning, if we go with the lance, braking should be sharp and ends with the ubiquitous and inelegant “rebound effect”, which usually involved patejas, lure imbalance and ruin the entire strategy.

In areas clear and large, where distance can make difference, as in southern lakes with remote acting veriles, from the coast, or in marine breakwaters team spinning with a longer rod (7 to 9 feet) and a front may be best. In areas where the distance is not as important as accuracy and versatility of the lances, such as streams, places with vegetation or coasts uneven acting from the boat, both species lurking in more or less fixed or predictable points (gold, while and trout), the bait is very suitable.

5.5-6 feet of bait cast rods allow a wide range of forms of release: two hands for more powerful shots, a hand looking for precision, on its side when the vegetation or obstacles prevent another lance in front with the toe down when branches above head, spiral side to increase the inertia by centrifugal force in very light senuelitos in bow and arrow taken lure with one hand and loading the rod when there are places very dirty, and above the head or overhead, which will always be the most used. Longer spinning rods do not allow as much versatility.

Advantages of each

Bait cast: best for great efforts since the drum is crossed and works as a minimalacate (on the front, the force transmission is less efficient). Very good for transfer vivacity and attractiveness to the artificial surface, acting without own action and this print them with the toe of the rod. With the same team fishing with natural baits can be addressed also where have to go run or deliver nylon. The same team is very suitable for the kayak-fishing in freshwater or saltwater, both with natural baits and jigs. Takes up much less space: the reel in the bag and the rod in the tube (by the small grommets).

Spinning: they are easier for beginners and children. They are ideal for long casts and pull very livianitos lure (ultralight). Also, much less likely to produce biscuits and tangles, and much easier to regulate. Having additional reels (spools), you can change or replace fast freight line, by modifying the section or from, for example, a monofilament to a Multifiber. In terms of prices, the mid-range to low are cheaper than bait cast. If you want to change by hand, many are the spinning reels that unscrewing and taking turn the crank, and there are for left hand or right (the bait cast is unchangeable in this sense).

Final considerations

The spinning is the gateway for many fishermen and is easy from the technical aspect. The bait cast is more versatile in terms of fishing opportunities and more precise in certain ambientes.4 from more economical and halfway road, spinning is more accessible. Then, in mid-to-high range equipment, costs are matched.

To regulate well a rotary there tenercierta experience, which in a front is not necessary.

The bait cast is very effective on certain catches of surface lure without own action, as it is the case of the sticks (artificial have no palette).

In short, are not exactly the same but if quite similar. Finally, issues of personal taste of each fisherman, and dexterity in handling of the technique and mastery of computers will make you opt for one or the other. Today, the variety of products offered by the market, are only tastes and preferences that tilt the balance toward one or another style, more than any other reason tactical or technical.

Raised the advantages and peculiarities of each modality, to expand our horizons it is best not to pigeonhole us. On the contrary, it is added. I.e., the alternative should not be cast or spinning, bait but rather bait cast and spinning. And to launch and embark with enthusiasm to fish with the style that is the University of water it will do the rest.