Yes, works great I use mine with lures al the time. Look up zoffinger on youtube.
I have slammed lots of fish with lures on this reel. You just use the front drag.
This reel is a little big and heavy for continous csating and retrieving. Weighs about a pound. Should be great for live bait.
I often use this reel for lure fishing for 20-25-inch trout, and it's as good as anything I have. Just because it's a baitfeeder doesn't mean it can't cast and retrieve a lure just fine. I've never had a bird nest with the ABF40 even after repeated casts at different distances. I would recommend a good 30-to-50 lb braid with Yozuki pink flouro leader, but if you want, just go with 12-lb mono and have some fun!
Works great for either
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
- Eastern panhandle of WV
Yes it will. I fish for catfish in tx and I have landed as large as 25lbs. with my 40 series reels. Using the bait feeder with live bait will allow you to give the fish time to adjust the bait in it's mouth before you set the hook. If your not interested in the bait feeder feature, there is also a model that does NOT have it.
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
- Lago Vista, Tx