Re: Reels

#10420
Miliwolf
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I was thinking about buying a TLD25 for livebaiting but what are the advantages of baitcasters for surf fishing.

The following is what I beleive….

One of the main advantages I see is the strong design and large line capacity. This could be useful for fishing for large strong fighting fish like kingfish, but most of the sharks/fish caught while surfcasting are not in that category.

There is the potential for increase casting distance, but I believe the ‘longer spools’ and the new super braids have help to close the gap.

They might be more accurate at longer distances but I have let to find a surf beach which requires a large degree of accuracy.

Baitcasters are physically lighter, which could be helpful in a long drawn out fights.