The advantages of casting

Is it better to fish for zander in spinning or casting on linear action? Before answering this existential question, it is necessary to place the subject in its context. Zander is a fish that is often caught very close to the bottom, to be scraped, with minimalist animations. But some day, for no apparent reason, the zander will only respond to linear animations. One could think that it comes from the temperature, the color of the water but no, what comes out is that it depends on his mood... In fact, it's the zander! So to answer this famous question, spinning or casting, you will understand that each technique has necessarily its advantages and disadvantages. The advantages of casting are: casting precision, discretion when the lure arrives in the water, control of the lure from the first centimeters of descent, comfort of handling, better efficiency when casting, better comfort when sitting down and a more regular line. The two major drawbacks are the loss of casting distance and frozen fingers in winter. Indeed, in casting you work a lot with your thumb and having your hand around the reel, your fingers are really wetter than in spinning.

la peche du sandre en linéaire casting

Resonance despite a softer tip than scratch fishing

X-fast action rods are used for scratch fishing of zander. This allows a better animation accuracy and feedback. For linear fishing, we prefer to have a little more flexibility at the tip to facilitate the aspiration of the fish. In casting, we can afford to have a shorter rod than in spinning because the efficiency of the strike is very good. A length around 6.6 feet is ideal. Depending on whether you fish in river or lake, deep or not, calm or windy conditions, the weight of the lures are not the same but we regularly use rods between 7 and 35g. We fish mostly with soft lures that are at least 4 inches and regularly 6 inches.

  1. NFC MB 664-1HM 1.98m, 7-17g : A very versatile blank, very loud but not stiff. It is very well suited for fishing areas where there is no need for heavy sinkers.
  2. NFC MB 665-1 HM 1.98m, 10-30g: The big brother of the 664, it has the same qualities but is designed to fish heavier.
  3. Rainshadow IMMWS 68 MXF 2m03, 7-35g : A blank really typified scratch fishing but some practice the diagonal line, very close to the bottom, with animations on the reel that almost looks like scratch fishing so we are obliged to quote it. This blank is a legend for zander fishermen.

Mag Bass 664-1 HM Blank

1.98 m 7-17  grs ERN : 19.88 AA : 67.80

Lightness
Sensitivity
Lure animation precision
Versatility
Strenght
Réserve de puissance
199,00 € Including taxes
Mag Bass 665-1 HM Blank

1.98m 10-30  grs ERN : 23.38 AA : 72.80

Lightness
Sensitivity
Lure animation precision
Versatility
Strenght
Réserve de puissance
206,00 € Including taxes
IMMWS 68 MXF Blank

2.03m  7-35gr

Lightness
Sensitivity
Lure animation precision
Versatility
Strenght
Réserve de puissance
121,55 € Including taxes