Trolling can be as simple as just letting line off the reel with an attached lure known as flat lining or using rigging systems such as a downriggers, planer/trolling boards and dipsey divers.
( See our trolling section for more rigging information).
Baitcasting outfits are excellent for many kinds of fishing, and come in a wide variety of options and types: Round and Low Profile, High and Low Retrieve Speed along with anti-reverse handles and line drags designed to slow runs by large and powerful gamefish.
Baitcasting outfits are considered the standard when using heavier lures fishing bass, pike and muskie.
Bass fisherman carry pitchin’, flippin’, crank baiting, and soft plastics combo’s.
Trolling is a form of angling where lines with hook-rigged lures are dragged behind a boat to entice fish to bite.
Spincasting outfits are excellent in teaching the beginning angler and children the mechanics of casting.
The spin cast reel is mounted above the rod with the reel spool enclosed with a nose cone cover, this prevents line snarling and backlash’s that are associated with bait casting reels.
In short, fishing rods and reels have come a long way over time, with new space age materials having been developed for rod construction making them longer and much lighter as well as reels with multiple ball bearings and one piece alloy and graphite frames.
This is the preferred set-up for the inexperienced angler.