I don't use spinning gear at all. Do you?

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Are you still using Spinning Gear?

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I don't use spinning gear at all. Do you?

Post by SSS » Mon Jun 22, 2020 11:45 pm

Got rid of all my spinning setups years ago, and they haven't been missed a single bit. Do you still use em?

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Post by jvelth74 » Tue Jun 23, 2020 3:21 am

Currently I have no reason to use spinning gear because I would miss baitcasting fishing then.
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Post by Dalleinf » Tue Jun 23, 2020 3:26 am

I prefer baitcasting tackle and use it most of the time. Once in a while when fishing from the coast, wind and waves and need for long casts can make me favor spinning gear. Moreover, I love my baitcasters and feel less affection for my spinning reels....I dislike salt in my baitcasters :-)

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Post by nctrucker » Tue Jun 23, 2020 3:28 am

i use whatever seems appropo: casting, spinning, fly. i'm willing to throw an old black Zebco 33 i grabbed a while back or even my abu matic 170. i've even trolled. quality is my deciding factor. i don't like cheap or poorly designed gear.

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Post by MountainMan 83 » Tue Jun 23, 2020 4:14 am

I spent the first 25 years of my fishing career using a 5' UL spinning outfit because that's what the ol' man used and brought me up on. Once I got my hands on a baitcaster, I completely lost interest in using spinning setups. He's still using those types of setups and will out catch me just about any time we're out. Bass too!

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Post by Slazmo » Tue Jun 23, 2020 4:45 am

So perplexed...

Spin for saltwater primarily, some spin reels for fresh also, but not as common.

But I do love to use baitcasters solely for freshwater situations, technically superior to spin for that accuracy and fish-ability. Spin has its place especially if its windy.

But nope both get a good rocking out when I can.

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Post by hoohoorjoo » Tue Jun 23, 2020 4:57 am

I own 3 spinning reels. Last time I used one of them was at the beach last summer. My brother, on the other hand, uses spinning gear exclusively.
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Post by doomtrprz71 » Tue Jun 23, 2020 5:52 am

I only use spinning gear for fishing weightless senkos and trickworms.

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Post by fishonsc » Tue Jun 23, 2020 6:01 am

I use spinning gear for bush fishing. Been doing more and more of it. There are some nice hidden spots if you are willing to machete your way to them.

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Post by njbasscat » Tue Jun 23, 2020 6:04 am

Sure do. I have 2 spinning setups. I use them mostly for drop shot and small keitechs. Although I have BFS setups that can handle these weights, I like spinning rods for these. Also, small tubes work better on a spinning rod because I can get the lure to drop straight down.

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Post by LowRange » Tue Jun 23, 2020 6:31 am

Not enough to justify a high end setup. I do like holding the rod in a overhanded grip with the reel suspended below for hopping and shaking. Spinning rods work well for me with drop shots and shaky heads. I would like to put together a budget nice drop shot rig out of a Revros and maybing a Kuying stick.

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Post by Cal » Tue Jun 23, 2020 7:35 am

I use my Stella and Exist reels paired with rebuilt my DSR820S GLX sticks far more than any of my BFS setups. ;)
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Post by JBcrankaddict » Tue Jun 23, 2020 7:43 am

I don’t even own a spinning combo. Mainly fish inshore in Florida on the Gulf Coast, so I’m definitely different.

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Post by Johnny A » Tue Jun 23, 2020 7:46 am

I tried doing the “Spin Free Zone” for a couple of years a lo-o-o-ong time ago. It was actually not too bad but eventually I needed it for some places I was fishing. Fast forward 25 years, I could probably go to no spinning gear with even less of a probably but I keep a Certate 2500/MB Brigand for certain occasions.

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Post by Hobie-Wan Kenobi » Tue Jun 23, 2020 8:06 am

fishonsc wrote:
Tue Jun 23, 2020 6:01 am
I use spinning gear for bush fishing. Been doing more and more of it. There are some nice hidden spots if you are willing to machete your way to them.
I prefer short BFS gear for bush fishing. The one handed casting is really nice in that thick brush.
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