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I am getting to the point where I don't even use a spinning setup. Is there a legit use for spinning gear that you wouldn't feel comfortable doing on a baitcaster? How many of you stick to using only baitcasters?

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I'm getting to the same point. I think I'm just going to leave a dropshot tied on. I really even pick it up for anything else.

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I use spinning outfits for lures less than 1/8 ounce, skipping and drop shots everything else is bait casting.

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    I only use spinning rods for dropshotting, shakey heads, and Senkos.

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I don't think there is a need for them unless you skip docks all day.

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The only time I use spinning gear, is when I go fishing :(

Most of my spinning tackle is 15-lb class (30-lb braid), which is great in heavy cover and ample for trophy pike.

I also own about 25 casting outfits, but they usually watch the house while I'm fishing. :D

Roger

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RoLo said:
The only time I use spinning gear, is when I go fishing

x2. Two BC's for topwaters only. Everything else: Spinning.

:(

x3

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I only use spinning rods for dropshotting, shakey heads, and Senkos.

I'm exactly the same way.  Except most of the time I throw Senko's on BC.  I have one spinning setup that usually stays home.

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I carry two spinning setups, one for shakey head and wacky rigging and the other for skipping tubes.

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Posted by: RobbyZ5001      Posted on: Today at 5:34pm

I am getting to the point where I don't even use a spinning B/C setup. Is there a legit use for spinning B/C gear that you wouldn't feel comfortable doing on a baitcaster spinner? How many of you stick to using only baitcasters spinners?

fixed.....

to each his own my man!!!

i love my spinning gear,

and i can understand how others love their B/C's as well.

its all in what you want to use,

and how you feel using it......

they both catch fish equally as well in the right hands.

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I've been favoring my spinning gear this year.

Sure beats trying to pick out those occasional backlashes those baitcasters are famous for.My baitcasters are 2nd option right now. ;D

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I'm swimming against the current here, I use nothing but spinning in freshwater and have given my b/c equipment away.  Only exception is ocean offshore and I use 2 conventionals, no doubt larger than a bass or redfish outfit but used for trolling or drifting.  Depending on the hot bite, offshore spinning gets my first look.

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Well I just got a finesse BC setup so hopefully I will get to use it this weekend and see if it will replace my spinning setup.

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Spinning rigs are da bomb yo... ;D

I can do anything with a spinning rig, you can do with a BC..I own both types and use them regularly.. :(

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Is there a legit use for spinning gear that you wouldn't feel comfortable doing on a baitcaster?

Yup. Lightweight Sliders.  I fish them a LOT.  1/4oz I can do on baitcast but under that (1/8 or 1/16) I'm way more comfy with spinning gear.  Most all of my finesse fishing I much prefer spinning gear.  

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Hey Rob; when we fished together the other night, you saw my four BC outfits. I have decided to add one spinning back into the line up for

Smaller Rapalas

Smaller plastics

Shore fishing some of the Ponds and Rivers; makes things easier for me

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I only use spinning rods for dropshotting, shakey heads, and Senkos.

As do I

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I use my spinning setup for all of my soft plastics fishing.  Tubes, lizards, creature style baits, wacky rigging, shakey head etc...  Everything else is on BCs.

Later, :(

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Which do you think is more conducive to back issues & elbow problems,

50 years of spinning or 50 years of casting?

(food for thought) :(

Roger

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Which angler do you think is more likely to end up with back issues & elbow problems,

the spinning enthusiast or the casting enthusiast?

(food for thought) :(

Roger

The idiot that doesn't know how to cast.

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I use spinning gear and 6-pound test mono when targeting Smallmouth with soft plastics, and also for drop shotting for Large/Smallmouth.

Other than that, baitcasters all the way.

For me nothing beats pitching lures into cover and around docks like a baitcaster. I know some ppl are probably great at pitching with spinning gear, but it's not the same feeling for me when I pitch w/spinning gear. I don't have as much control over the lure as I do when pitching with a baitcasting outfit.

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Which angler do you think is more likely to end up with back issues & elbow problems,

the spinning enthusiast or the casting enthusiast?

(food for thought) :(

Roger

The idiot that doesn't know how to cast.

Geez Burley, you're just a rude sumbit sometimes.  Not that there is anything wrong with it, I guess.  I'm probably not the only one thats enjoyed it at times.

Roger,  what are you thinking here?  I can't derive a solid answer to that from my own thoughts.  Back and elbow, I'm unsure about.  Wrist might be easier to figure out??  I know my back gets tired and cramped by days end but I will lay that on my beer gut more than anything else at this time :D

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