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Anonymous asked in SportsOutdoor RecreationFishing · 7 years ago

What's the difference between spinning rod and casting rod?

Also what is the difference between jigging and trolling?

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  • Mike
    Lv 6
    7 years ago
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    A casting rod is designed for use with a casting reel.

    A spinning rod is designed for use with a spinning reel.

    The reel sits on top of the casting rod, while it sits on the bottom of a spinning rod. Generally, a baitcasting rod has smaller guides and a "trigger" on the bottom side of the handle. A spinning rod has larger guides and no "trigger."

    Baitcasting reels have a rotating spool that lets line out during a cast. You can have full control of how much or how little line gets let out by adding pressure on the line with your thumb. That gives the user accuracy and consistency that is very difficult to obtain with a spinning reel.

    A spinning reel's spool does not rotate. Instead, it has a "bail" (metal bar) that rotates to pick up line. Hence the name "spinning reel." - Spinning reels are generally easier to cast light lures with, because the line flows freely off of the spool (as opposed to the baitcaster relying on the weight of a lure to rotate the spool and allow line out).

    Here is a picture of baitcasting setups (round and low-profile reels. Note the trigger below the reel): http://www.learninghowtofish.com/media/rodreel/bai...

    Here's a spinning setup (as you can see, the reel is on the bottom of the rod and has no trigger): http://lunar.thegamez.net/fishing/fishing-rod-and-...

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    As for the second part of your question:

    Jigging involves stationary positioning of your boat and dropping your jig, spoon, or other lure to or near the bottom. You "jig" by lifting your rod up in lowering it back down at various speeds to give the lure action.

    Trolling involves casting your favorite crankbait, swimbait, spinnerbait, or other lure behind the boat, placing your rod in a rod-holder, and turning on the trolling motor to move at slow speeds. Drive around the lake until you see your fishing rod bend to alert you of a fish on the end of your line.

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  • 4 years ago

    Casting Rod Vs Spinning Rod

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  • lepe
    Lv 4
    4 years ago

    Spinning Rod Vs Casting Rod

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  • 7 years ago

    In addition to what Mike said, what really determines the difference in spinning and casting rods is how the guide are set on the rod according to the following. A fishing rod blank has a " spline ". The spline happens by the way the fiberglass or graphite cloth is wrapped. The overlap causes the spline, which means a fishing rod blank is strongest in one direction, weak in the other. This is why it is not wise to use a spinning reel on a casting rod or visa versa. That is a good way to break a fishing rod.

    Custom saltwater fishing rods was my mainstay while I owned three tackle shops in South Florida. When building and selling fishing rods starting at $300.00 and up from there, you better understand completely a rod blank. Spline sir, that is the difference. And that spline determines where you lay out the rod guides placement. Allot more to it then just this, different guides are used and such but, without writing a book, there is your answer.

    Edit : you can see what I mean with any fishing rod. It will be stronger in one direction then the other. A spinning rod is stronger along the side the guides are on and a casting rod is stronger on the opposite side the guides are on. Careful not to break the rod you test this on. Easy to tell.

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    4 years ago

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    A spinning rod is made to bend with the eyes of the rod pointing to the ground, and the reel is supposed to be seated underneath the reel, that is why it looks like you are holding it upside down. The only other differences are the grips are on a different side than a casting rod, and spinning rods have larger eyes because of the spool "spinning". The baitcasting rod has smaller eyes, and is made to bend with the eyes pointing up. The greatness of answering questions on YA! ... I'm addicted.

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    5 years ago

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  • 7 years ago

    A spinning rod lets the line out as it spins. A casting rod does not have the spinner. You control the

    line.

    • Scott
      Lv 7
      6 years agoReport

      Shittiest answer of the year.

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  • Dan B
    Lv 7
    7 years ago

    A BIG "Thumbs Up" to Mike on this one. Complete, thorough, and very accurate answer to all the question asks. Well done, sir. WELL done! You said all that needs being said about it.

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