LF Baitcaster

Discussion in 'Tackle Talk' started by Crazyheaven, Apr 24, 2008.

  1. I'm fairly new to fishing. I've been told that baitcasters are not the way to go starting off. For some reason though I just got to have one.

    Currently I've been looking at this guy right here. http://www.dickssportinggoods.com/product/index.jsp?productId=2194324&cp=2367824.2291514.2291516.2291577&parentPage=family&searchId=2291516"

    Edit: For anti spam reasons I couldn't post this as a url. Sorry for the inconvenience.

    I haven't ran out and jumped on it because of the price tag. I don't mind paying this much but I want to know that I'm getting my money's worth when I do. This thing is suppose to cast with no backlash. It has many different little features on it. Most of which I have no clue what they are. I've been told to go with the magnetic anti-backlash control. That is suppose to make it easier to start off with a baitcaster and even allows you to use them on windy days.

    However, I have no real experience. What do you guys recommend?

    Other info: I'll be fishing mainly on the shore. I just want to catch fish. I just enjoy fighting with them. I really don't care what type it is that I'm bringing in.
  2. soua0363

    soua0363 Master of Nothing

    Any baitcaster can be fished with pratically no backlash if you set it up right for the size and weight of the bait you are using. I like baitcasters that have a magnetic cast control compare to the ones that have centrifugal brakes mainly for the convienence of setting the reel when changing baits.

  3. How is the one I linked? If you can think of a better one in that price range or cheaper I'm all for it.
  4. soua0363

    soua0363 Master of Nothing

    I could not open the link. I copied and pasted the link onto my browser but it still did not work.
  5. It's the Daiwa Team Viento RH Baitcast Reel
    Item Number: 2194324 at Dicks.

    I went to Dicks yesterday and looked at it for about 10 minutes and then picked up a Quantum Escalade instead. Only cost about 69 I think. It didn't have all the nice little features on it that the other 200 dollar one had. But I think it's going to work seeing as to how it is my first real pole.
  6. The One

    The One Ret. 1SG U.S. Army

    I personally have never fished a diawa reel but own the shimmano curado D 200 which is listed for the same price plus a $50 discount if you purchase prior to 30 April 2008, and it was recommended to me by a friend who buys a lot of top end stuff. I have had it for over 6 years and it is my second favorite reel next to the calcutta I got as a gift. Two different sites to get them.