Hi, I'm new to this forum and this is my first post. I've been out plugging a couple of times this week using a short single handed baitcasting rod and small multiplier instead of the usual spinning rod and fixed spool reel. Absolutely brilliant fun. I dont think i would go back to the old rod/reel. Just wondering why these set ups dont seem so popular here as they do abroad. Casting ability and lure control is equally good, if not better. Also, on the topic of plugs, what patterns do you find most effective? I personally favour the J11/13 in brown, Sliver and Crystal minnows.