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Going to get a spinning reel for use from the yak. Anyone have any pros or cons on the Nautil. Waterproof seems to good to be true.
A bail system on a spinning reel snaps back into place after the cast and on the first crank, gathering the line placing it on the roller assembly,... it's covenient and that's about it. The bail can get dented and snap back on you while in the act of casting, breaking off your line. Penn offers manual conversion kits on the 7500-9500 SS Spinners, w/the kit you remove the bail system and store it for future use, and then install just the roller arm assembly, which holds and directs the line to the spool. This same thing can be acheived by cutting off the bail wire w/a dremel tool etc., as seems to be the case in this thread w/the Nautil that DW has done. When using this type of alteration, one manually gathers the line after the cast w/your hand and places it on the roller. I prefer this system to the bail, and it's been around for way many years back to the 40's (Crack-Luxor). The VanStall reels employ this same strategy,... ($$$$$$$$$$$$). It takes a little getting used to, but after you do you don't have to worry ever, about the bail getting bent or snapping back on you when you are in the act of casting to South America.Bigfish_04 said:How do you cast a spinning reel with out a bail? Isn't that the thing that puts the line on the reel? Dont have many spinning reels, use more baitcast.