Why is the wide spool preferred for live bait application?

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  1. blackberryuser

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    I understand the rational behind taller, narrower spool preference for jigging but why is the wider spool preferred for live bait application? Does it has to do with line capacity and/or applying more consistent drag pressure?
     
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    Easier to cast lighter baits further with a smaller diameter spool, it spins quicker than a larger diameter. The narrower larger spool for throwing a heavy jigs needs no help getting started and has a faster retrieve.
     
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    Long soak!
     
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    Makes sense. So wider spool with lower gear ratio is ideal unless you plan on pulling double duty , correct?
     

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