Are Baitcasters good for redfish?
Redfish can appear out of nowhere and swim away from the boat before you have time to open the bail on a spinning reel. With a baitcaster you can make a quick, reflex-like cast to present the lure and get him to bite.
What size reel do I need for redfish?
Conclusion. If you’re fishing for inshore fish on the flats, you don’t need to go super heavy (even if there are big snook or bull redfish around). A 3000 series reel on a 7′ 6″ medium to medium-heavy rod with a fast action tip and 10 lb braid with a 20 lb leader can handle everything from a 15″ trout to a 45″ redfish.
Are Baitcaster good for saltwater?
Saltwater baitcasters are larger and beefier than their freshwater cousins. They will have saltwater resistant components and heavier drags. Some of them are capable of handling 30-pound test monofilament line. But realize that the larger the rod and reel combination, the more difficult it is to cast.
What type of rod is best for redfish?
In short, the best fishing rod for redfish or speckled trout is a:
- Medium or Medium Heavy fishing rod.
- Fast action.
- 7-8 feet long.
- 3,000-4,000 series reel.
Why do pro fishermen use Baitcasters?
For using “power techniques”, working with heavier lures like crankbaits and ½ oz. spinnerbaits, or fishing in heavy weeds where you need strong line, Nels recommends baitcasters because they have more torque and handle heavy line better.
Should I use a baitcaster for topwater?
A baitcaster works well with all three line types: monofilament, fluorocarbon and braid. I use a baitcaster with monofilament for topwater baits such as Zara Spooks, twitching suspended stickbaits and cranking in the shallows or at mid-depths.
How much drag do I need for redfish?
You need a reel with at least 15 pounds of drag when you target larger redfish around structure like docks and bridges. You only need 5 to 10 pounds of drag when you are targeting redfish on open grass flats or off of the beach.
Why are Baitcasters better than spinning reels?
Someone proficient in casting a baitcaster will have mastery over accuracy and distance in the long run after plenty of practice and are preferred when fishing locations that demand such, while a spinning reel can be used in virtually every situation possible.
Are Baitcasters worth it?
All in all, baitcasters offer several key advantages over spinning reels, including longer and more accurate casting ability. On the downside, however, they are more expensive and harder to master. See also: Best baitcaster for beginners.
Why does my baitcaster not cast far?
DON’T FILL THE SPOOL If a spinning reel spool is half full, it will not cast as well because there is increased friction as the line uncoils off the spool. With a baitcaster, you can cast to the very bottom of the spool with the same lack of friction as you would if the spool was full.