It was bound to happen sooner or later. Shimano has put a computer into a baitcaster. The Calcutta Conquest DC (Digital Control) has a computer circuit built inside the spool to control spool rotation instead of the traditional centrifugal or magnetic brakes. Said to "minimize backlash" a Shimano tester threw a 5/8 oz practice plug 99 yards on a 6 foot rod! Fisherman's Choice has one you can see and hold. $499.
Well damn..........Looks cool, but not for 499 dollars. I have no need to cast anything 99 yards. I think I can get a rio rico out about 70 and a 1/2 ounce rattletrap and little futher than that but not close to 99 yards........... :roll:
The big rico da, not the small one........I'll go to a football field today to confirm my assumption................From what I see on the water when I really lay into it it's gotta be close................I would say I can get it at least 200 feet......Franklin
Now try a rick clunn I bet you can get 10 more yards easy with both baits.
I used to like long cast, but when fishing tournys I want a short cast 20-30 yards absolute max. The few times I have hooked a fish at 40+ yards Ive lost most of them trying to get them to the boat. Anymore its short cast.
I never cast more than 30 yards either, sometimes I mess around and see how far I can throw a bait, but for most intensive purposes theres no reason to cast a bait that far................I still don't beleive Shimano with that 5/8 ounce 99 yard crap, that would be almost twice the distance of some other "high dollar" reels. :x