Been doing some research....The more you look at baitcasters, the more confusing it gets...There are hundreds of them. This is the one i am seriously considering for now. Its a BPS Johnny Morris, 10+1 bearings. Would this be considered a "good" one..? Its $199.00, is this the price range i should be looking in..?
Cast control is done either by the control adjustment (for magnetic brakes) or by changing the position or the centrifugal brake sleeves (usually accessed under the side plate)
Magnetic brake adjustment
Centrifical brake adjustment
One, Spinners retrieve faster, in general.
Two, and this is the most important for me, left hand retrieve. I'm right handed and use my right arm to work the rod. I have more finesse with the right hand and more strength in that arm to horse the big ones up. I can feel the fish much better with my right. All the left hand has to do is turn the crank. This is really important when I hang one of them big, full of fight, flatheads.
The biggest advantage that bait casters have over spinners is inline strength. They are more sturdy. But, unless you are chasing deep sea monsters, that's really not much of an issue.
The other advantage is, in general, bait casters hold more line than spinners. That's an advantage that will only matter in wide open waters. Most of us actually use less than 75 yards of line most of the time. It's only when a big fish runs that we may stretch out more than that and then you run the risk of him breaking off in the thick.
Cast farther? Some will say "yes" but I can make a much longer cast with my spinners than I can with bait casters. My spinner has no resistance other than the line itself dragging through the guides. The bait caster will bird nest without some resistance.
But... To each his own.