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Got a new spinning combo! =)

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Got a Pflueger Medalist Spinning Combo 6'0 for Christmas. I went to wally world and got some 20 lb braided Spider Wire and put it on the reel last night and tied my Rapala X-Rap on. Now I'm all set and ready to go! =)

I don't know much about Pflueger. Any experience, tips, or comments?

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Pflueger has been around for over 100 years. The company started out making lures and the expanded to making reels and fishing rods. Congrats on your new combo.

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I have 1 medalist and 2 supremes and buying a 3 rd.  My medalist is the smoothest real I own with a terrific drag (5000, for bonita).

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Pflueger makes some good spinning reels, especially at their price-point. I just got a President myself. Grab some clear flouro for leaders when the fish are skittish and go get'em!

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Ideally you dont want to use braid on spinning gear unless its going to be your all around rod, braid floats and isnt ideal for fishing cranks and jerkbaits but you can get by, 6-8# flouro or copoly is what I put on a spinning rig. Also like wayne said if you didnt put on a backing or tape the braid will slip on you esp when wet

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Ideally you dont want to use braid on spinning gear unless its going to be your all around rod, braid floats and isnt ideal for fishing cranks and jerkbaits but you can get by, 6-8# flouro or copoly is what I put on a spinning rig. Also like wayne said if you didnt put on a backing or tape the braid will slip on you esp when wet

You have interesting comments Thai. I think it just depends on the person. Different strokes for different folks. I've always used braid and I always catch fish. All I use are crank baits and top water crank baits. Never had an issue. I've caught anything from Bass and Panfish to Snook and Speckled Trout.

I hate using mono because it stretches, you can't set a hook properly, and it deteriorates every season. Flourocarbon is for leaders... at least they are down here. Braid is always the way to go. I've never met anyone here in SW Florida that thinks otherwise.

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I have 1 medalist and 2 supremes and buying a 3 rd. My medalist is the smoothest real I own with a terrific drag (5000, for bonita).

Awesome! I guess I made out for Christmas then. Thanks man.

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Ideally you dont want to use braid on spinning gear unless its going to be your all around rod, braid floats and isnt ideal for fishing cranks and jerkbaits but you can get by, 6-8# flouro or copoly is what I put on a spinning rig. Also like wayne said if you didnt put on a backing or tape the braid will slip on you esp when wet

Being a relatively new fisherman with only 60 years of freshwater and 30 years of inshore saltwater fishing with using nothing but spinning gear with braid for many years that probably means I have no clue how to catch fish.

I never use backing with braid, just tape and go, either tie over the tape or just place the line on the spool and tape over it, I use masking tape.

As far as lure selection, I use them all and catch fish on all of them. I have never had better production using florocarbon, I cut my leaders from Ande mono.

If the bass are on they will hit my mother's old garter belt.

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If the bass are on they will hit my mother's old garter belt.

But will they hit grandpa's old jock strap ?  ;D

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Ideally you dont want to use braid on spinning gear unless its going to be your all around rod, braid floats and isnt ideal for fishing cranks and jerkbaits but you can get by, 6-8# flouro or copoly is what I put on a spinning rig. Also like wayne said if you didnt put on a backing or tape the braid will slip on you esp when wet

You have interesting comments Thai. I think it just depends on the person. Different strokes for different folks. I've always used braid and I always catch fish. All I use are crank baits and top water crank baits. Never had an issue. I've caught anything from Bass and Panfish to Snook and Speckled Trout.

I hate using mono because it stretches, you can't set a hook properly, and it deteriorates every season. Flourocarbon is for leaders... at least they are down here. Braid is always the way to go. I've never met anyone here in SW Florida that thinks otherwise.

I like the way you think SW Florida Kid.

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