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... is it with a spinning rod/reel or casting rod/reel?

 

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Used to use spinning, but it turns out my Fenwick casting 6'9"MXF is perfect.  I don't get the distance I used to, but I can drop them on a quarter.  If fan casting across points with, say, a 1/16 mojo weight, I will still, at times use a spinning rod.

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I used to use a spinning combo but now hardly at all for anything. 

I use a 7ft Fenwick Techna AV casting rod with a Curado 200E as my primary plastics combo, light artificial's like flukes included. Most will say they use a spinning outfit which will cast farther and probably be more fun. But I'm happy. ;)

 

Mike 

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23 minutes ago, Choporoz said:

Used to use spinning, but it turns out my Fenwick casting 6'9"MXF is perfect.  I don't get the distance I used to, but I can drop them on a quarter.  If fan casting across points with, say, a 1/16 mojo weight, I will still, at times use a spinning rod.

I'm with you. I like them on a 6'6" MH BC combo. I usually use them weightless and that's not a problem to cast on a good reel.

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Usually spinning but I can cast it farther on one of my casting set ups so I use that sometimes. 

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Casting. It's a good job for an Alphas. 

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I only use the standard 5.25 inch super fluke. It catches plenty of small and large fish alike. I see no reason to any smaller. I fish it on both casting or spinning gear.

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With whatever you like as long as you can cast the bait.

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I use casting gear for flukes.  I prefer casting gear for almost everything.

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If you'd rather be fishing your lighter baits with casting gear, you're missing out on a lot of fun if you don't have a L or ML casting rod and one of the finesse casting reels.  I have a Daiwa PX-R and Alphas SV105 and enjoy them a whole bunch and look forward to trying some of the other finesse baitcasting reels.

Tight lines,

Bob

 

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Super fluke Jr on spinning. 

Reg super fluke on casting 

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17 minutes ago, d-camarena said:

Sometimes I think people are scared to admit they use spinning gear on this forum lol

There's nothing wrong with spinning gear.  I just prefer the efficiency of casting gear and will try to use it whenever possible.   I use spinning gear for drop shots and live bait. 

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spinning for me.  I didn't like using casting gear for the technique, same for hard jerkbaits, feels more natural to use spinning.

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I work a fluke much as I do walking topwater baits... sharp snaps with the rod tip then allowing immediate slack in the line.  Loose coils will often develop on the spool.  Loose coils are more problematic with a spinning spool than a casting spool, thus my reason for preferring casting reels with flukes, hard jerkbaits and walking topwater baits.

 

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I use flukes on darter jig heads a lot and really prefer spinning 6'-8" MXF for pick ups on the down stroke.  Better sensitivity for bites when floating before ripping....IMO

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I use both and it depends on the situation. If I'm using a 5" on the river for smallmouth I'm almost always using a spinning rod as the water is clear and I'm using light line a Owner twist lock light hooks. When fishing lakes for smallmouth or largemouth I use heavier line and I'm often around cover so I'll use casting rods, either a 6'6" MH-F or a 6'6" M-F as I'm target casting, not distance casting.

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I fish super flukes primarily weightless with a 3/0 owner light ewg screw lock on a 7 ' MF Kistler helium LTA (the original ones with the blue guide inserts) with a Steez and an SV 105 spool with 20# 832 and a light fluoro leader. I don't suffer for distance and the combo is very light and I can place the bait extremely accurately, even for someone who doesn't fish very often. I haven't fished my small flukes yet, but when I duo it will be on a 6'6"MF spinning rod with 10# 832 and a 6# fluoro leader.

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If I'm making long casts, I use casting gear because I'll get wind knots every couple of cast on spinning because of how I work the fluke. If I'm skipping docks though, I will use spinning because it's just easier to do, plus I have less line out so I never get knots from the line twist.

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Another thing i really like when working flukes is using braid on my spinning set up.  When i switched to braid i found my hookup percentage was increased and line twist is a non-factor.  Given the nature of the working of the bait and the slack that is in the setup, the no stretch helps in hooksets.  I also am able to see the subtle takes easier as well. 

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12 hours ago, Yudo1 said:

I use casting gear for flukes.  I prefer casting gear for almost everything.

I'm with this gentleman.  I prefer casting whenever possible.  Last time I used a small fluke, it was with a Black Max 1600C and 6'9" MF V.I.P., but any decent LP should work.

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12 hours ago, d-camarena said:

Sometimes I think people are scared to admit they use spinning gear on this forum lol

I´m not, actually most of my fishing adventures take place fishing from the shore and in my neck of the woods you can´t beat spinning gear to perform the task.

 

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