If you could only pick one, which would you pick? Should I get a spinning reel or a bait casting reel?
Well you should obviously get both because you can never have too much fishing gear! Just don't tell my wife I said that. If you had to choose one, I would definitely pick a spinning reel over a bait caster because of the versatility in bait or lure presentation. A spinning reel can handle pretty much any bait or style of fishing as long as you have the right size reel. A baitcaster doesnt work the best for all styles of fishing. You can really target a lot more species easily with a spinning reel than you can with a bait caster. You really only target aggressive or reactionary fish with a bait cast reel.
Spinning reel is your friend in almost every single application. I can't think of a time where I wish I had my bait casting reel instead of my spinning reel. but there have been many times when I wished I had my spinning reel.
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