A Few Benefits of the Spinning Reel
In this bass fishing world we live in, the sport has many options. Analyses paralyses can sink in at times when it comes to choosing the proper rod/ reel set-ups. With that said, you may be curious as to why you need a spinning reel.
I was on the flip side of things. I started with a spinning reel then moved into a bait caster a couple years back. However, I’ve found myself leaning back toward the spinning reel lately. And here’s why.
First and foremost, I’m not real technical fishermen. I tell people all the time — At the end of the day all you need is a fishing rod and a lure to catch big bass.
On that note, most non-technical guys like myself (fisherman that simply enjoy fishing finesse style plastic baits), the spinning reel is a great set- up for our style of fishing.
The Spinning Reel is Ideal for Smaller Finesse Baits
The spinning reel is great for throwing smaller baits versus using a bait caster. One of my favorite rods is a micro spinning reel set-up. More specific, it’s a five-foot Abu Garcia Cherrywood rod combined with a small Pflueger spinning reel. This combination is an easy, inexpensive combo build and purchase at Dick’s Sporting Goods.
This little spinning reel combo is great because it helps you find fish. All you need to do is slide on a 1/8 ounce bullet weight, tie on a small plastic bait and chuck it weed lines. In cases of heavy structure, you can easily swim your lure over and around logs.
More often than not, when the small bass begin to strike your smaller baits, you know that your lunkers are lurking nearby.
Spinning Reel Advantages
- Great for pitching lighter weight baits
- More control and accuracy
- Excels at managing finesse-bait retrieves
- Ability to swap the reel handle to either right or left hand reeling (major plus)