hungry_cow wrote:13Fishing wrote:A lighter spool doesn't always cast further. In fact, the statement I will make is that typically a lighter spool will cast lighter baits better.
Agree, a lighter spool doesn't help with distance casting, but what it does help with is ease of startup which helps cast lighter baits easier and cast baits with softer more precise casts as they start up easier. But they don't help, and may hurt bombing a lure for pure distance. The problem with a spool that is both deep and heavier is you compound the weight of the spool with the weight of the extra line spooled on it, which again doesn't hurt all out distance but can make it harder to cast light baits or medium weight baits with shorter range precision roll casts and pitching.
Normally a lightweight spool with easy startup that is best for light baits and precision casting is not the best spool for flat out bombing heavier baits. And the spool that will give you the best distance bombing heavy baits is not the best spool for short range precision casting and lighter baits. This is why for example you would use a different reel for bombing deep diving crankbaits or big topwaters in open water than you would for closer quarters target casting.
I agree with your entire assessment, except this assessment only applies to ball bearings....not CZBs. The CZB is different, and has different attributes. Its "ease of start up" is different and this material works great through the entire weight range of lures. Expect better than average distance with all weights. Expect more consistent distance. Expect better control(this is hard to explain but refers to controlling backlash, skipping, pitching, technical casting, and effortless distance without having to try to throw your arm off).