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I do not use or own a spinning combo but was thinking about getting one but how important is it the only things that I can think of that my bait casters don't fish well would be my KVD 1.0's and zoom trick worms and u tails. So basically I'm wondering what do you guys use your spinning reels for and how important is it to have? I live in Florida and fish shorelines deep structure and heavy cover never thought I would need spinning gear but I want to hear your views on it

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I hardly ever use my spinning reels. A good finesse casting reel will do a spinning reels job, but more ergonomic and comfortable for me. I use a Curado 50 and Daiwa SOL.

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They are nice for 1/4oz drop shotting, 4" weightless Senkos and small jitterbugs.

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I don't own a b/c, I use spinning for everything in fresh and saltwater. Use what you are comfortable with.

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When the bite is slow, and you want to go small and light, spinning gear is the way to go. A good spinning set-up with 6-8# test line is going to cast those super light baits and (light) weightless worms a lot further than a baitcast rig, and especially into the wind. I use mostly baitcast gear, but I also have plenty of spinning gear as well, but I'm a gear and tackle junkie :grin:

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I always have a couple of spinning rigs in the boat, and they are used often in clear water where light line/baits are needed. As BASSclary said, you can do this with a BC if you have the right set-up and skills. SirSnook is also right that you can do anything you want with the proper spinning gear. Most of us use both BC and spinning, but it really does come down to preference.

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I'm using my spinning stuff right now for drop-shotting. Catching a lot of 12-15" Kentuckies, they're fun on light spinning gear.

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I use all spinning rods. never liked the feel of a baitcaster. i have rods from 5' ultralites for trout upto to 10' surf rods for striped bass. casting a light 1/16 or 1/8oz jig is definitely a lot easier to do on a light 6'6"-7' spinning rod with 6-8lb test then it is on a baitcaster.

even when i frog fish i use a 7'2" heavy spinning rod with 30lb braid and catch just as many if not more fish then my friend does with his fancy technique specific baitcast rod designed for frog fishing with 65lb braid.

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even when i frog fish i use a 7'2" heavy spinning rod with 30lb braid and catch just as many if not more fish then my friend does with his fancy technique specific baitcast rod designed for frog fishing with 65lb braid.

Perhaps you're just a more exprienced fisherman? Throwing in the better spots, targeting the better pieces of cover, fishing the frogs more methodically? I don't think it has anything to do with the gear you are using to be honest.

As for the subject of the post, I use spinning for finesse fishing only. Casting for everything else. I don't believe in the finest finesse situations you can beat a really good finesse spinning rod. I use a 6'8 St Croix Avid, XF medium action. It's a dynamite rod for finesse fishing, but that is all I use it for. I power fish more often than finesse, so I tend to throw my BC's more often. I say stick to what you're comfortable using. If you catch fish, no reason to change.

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If I lived and fished in Florida I probably wouldn't use a spinning set up much but here in the north it used to a must until finesse casting reels came on the market but for finesse I prefer spinning. I use my spinning set ups for shaky heads, drop shots, and 1/8oz jigs and tubes. When you fish clear water situation when the fish are in a negative or neutrl mood you almost always need a small subtle presentation to get them to bite and the spinning rod and reel is the perfect tool to deliever such an offering. I can cast a 1/8oz bait with my medium casting set up but I'm much more accurate and comfortable using my spinning set ups.

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A good spinning outfit would be great addition to your arsenal of rods. Especially for finesse fishing. Sometimes bass are going for small forage and I have to throw a F7 Rapala. If some of u guys can throw that size of Rapala on a baitcaster with accuracy and distance with some wind in the mix, my hat is off to all of you.

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My Stradic FJ 1000 on a 6'3" St Croix MXF for shallow finesse rigging or my 2500 FJon a 6'8" MXF for deeper water. The only thing I use for tubes and grubs for Smallmouth in the river or on the flats is the 6'3" MXF and I think I have better feel with the spinning rod. I do use my right hand to hold my spinning gear and reel with my left, I am right handed, but when I through my baitcasting outfits I cast right handed but change hands after the cast and reel with my right hand, cant hold a baitcast in my right hand, maybe that's why the Spinning gear is so much more sensitive for me, I use it in my right hand??

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Spinning tackle is a more efficient way to fish light line and finesse baits. Spinning is easier when fishing vertical like dropshotting and I like spinning for skipping under docks etc. Of course skipping with a baitcaster can be learned but spinning makes it a no brainer and hassle free. You can get away with only spinning or baitcasting but mastering both gives you more options and enhances the overall fishing experience IMO.

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Spinning tackle is a more efficient way to fish light line and finesse baits. Spinning is easier when fishing vertical like dropshotting and I like spinning for skipping under docks etc. Of course skipping with a baitcaster can be learned but spinning makes it a no brainer and hassle free. You can get away with only spinning or baitcasting but mastering both gives you more options and enhances the overall fishing experience IMO.

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