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Hi I am new to sea lure angling and was wondering which outfit you prefer for this type of fishing and why? Great forum by the way :-D
 

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Hey darren. Welcome to the site!

Spinning for me, just because they're so flexible with regards to what you can fish with them - you can go almost as light as you want. No problems with the breezy headland conditions as well.
 

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I've used and continue to use both.

with 14g all up weight plus, the baitcaster can be 'very' useful on long slow falling presentations and sliding lures in current.
However: spin outfit is more versatile overall.
 

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Thanks lads, I was wondering whether the wind had an influence. Keith do you use a saltwater baitcaster? What i suppose I am saying is do you think I should invest in some saltwater specific tackle or should I just use my freshwater gear and wash it after use ( 6'6" st crois avid 10 to 30g with an abu stx)
 

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I have been using baitcaster rods & reels for a few years.
I have quite a range of rods from 6'6" to a 10' ABU Suverain along with a selection of reels.
I find that fishing with baitcasting gear gives much more feel as you are directly holding the reel & normally feeling the exposed rod blank.
However the downside is that casting reels do not like light lures / baits. Below about 14g it is very difficult to get any distance & birdsnests become difficult to avoid.
The Yanks seem to be using very short distance casting on rivers or off boats so do not suffer this problem so much.
To exploit SP lures & lightweight plastics at distances required for sea fishing a F/S reel is required ( IMHO )
I rig my Suverain as a baitcaster for tobys & larger plastics & use a Teclon spin with F/S For mixed light - med lures.
I also have a 5-20g rod for very light SP work (£ 20 from the market but good tippy action!!)
Just take whichever the venue calls for.
 

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I'm looking at the Daiwa HRF specific baitcaster.
Most baitcaster HRF is short range and birdnests aren't an issue with correct tuning.
If you want distance, go fixed spool.
 
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