We all know spinning combos are synonymous with light line and small lures, but with the advancements of larger and heavier spinning combos, as well as super lines, the choice between spinning and baitcasting is no longer so cut and dry. Spinning gear can now be used in situations were a flipping stick may have been the best option before. The fact that the line shoots off a spinning spool almost unrestricted gives an angler a huge advantage when skipping baits, casting into the wind, and free-falling baits to the bottom. If you have a need for repeatedly winching lures like cranks and spinnerbaits that have continuous resistance, or you want your lure to land softly and precisely next to targets both near and far, then the line thumbing ability and gear mechanisms of baitcasting equipment get it done best. Of course most presentations can be achieved with either setup, but proficiency and efficiency over time is where the barometer sways.