Worms work great! Baitcasters are much easier to master than Centerpins. The benefits outweigh the negatives. They are more efficient for casting, retrieving, fishing in the wind, rain and they are less likely to act up than a Float Reel in the cold weather we experience around the Great Lakes..... I've got plenty of Float Reels and I reach for one of my Baitcaster rigs more often than not...... !