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Using spinning rods with baitcast reel

Postby T Man » Wed Apr 23, 2014 12:25 pm

Yea or ney? I can't find any medium baitcast rods locally that I like but can I use a Med spinning rod for 30lb - 50lb class stuff or will I break rods bending them the wrong way
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Re: Using spinning rods with baitcast reel

Postby bighop » Wed Apr 23, 2014 12:33 pm

T Man wrote:Yea or ney? I can't find any medium baitcast rods locally that I like but can I use a Med spinning rod for 30lb - 50lb class stuff or will I break rods bending them the wrong way

They won't break, they aren't built on spine anyway. They will try to flip over in your hand with guides that high when you put any pressure on a fish.
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Re: Using spinning rods with baitcast reel

Postby grizz18 » Wed Apr 23, 2014 3:32 pm

T-man, you still looking for a rod that's more "up and down" fishing? Like cats in deep water?

You ever try the spiral rods? My buddy loves his for deeper/vertical fishing and sheephead fishing.

https://www.google.com/search?q=spiral+ ... 0&bih=1019
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Re: Using spinning rods with baitcast reel

Postby grizz18 » Wed Apr 23, 2014 3:34 pm

And I've seen 1 person use a spinning rod with a bait caster...to this name he is dubbed "GOOGAN!!!"

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Re: Using spinning rods with baitcast reel

Postby beretta24 » Wed Apr 23, 2014 4:01 pm

T Man wrote:Yea or ney? I can't find any medium baitcast rods locally that I like but can I use a Med spinning rod for 30lb - 50lb class stuff or will I break rods bending them the wrong way

The guides and spacing also aren't made for that. The rod will want to twist and the line may drag bad across the rod blank. It can physically be done, but I'd considering ordering a rod from the interweb first if you're going to use it more than once.
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Re: Using spinning rods with baitcast reel

Postby T Man » Wed Apr 23, 2014 5:14 pm

grizz18 wrote:T-man, you still looking for a rod that's more "up and down" fishing? Like cats in deep water?

You ever try the spiral rods? My buddy loves his for deeper/vertical fishing and sheephead fishing.

https://www.google.com/search?q=spiral+ ... 0&bih=1019


Exactly what I'm looking for in a rod.

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Re: Using spinning rods with baitcast reel

Postby Papachessie » Wed Apr 23, 2014 5:27 pm

Best thing about those rods, is the hot chicks usin' 'em.
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Re: Using spinning rods with baitcast reel

Postby Indaswamp » Wed Apr 23, 2014 6:22 pm

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T Man wrote:Yea or ney? I can't find any medium baitcast rods locally that I like but can I use a Med spinning rod for 30lb - 50lb class stuff or will I break rods bending them the wrong way

They won't break, they aren't built on spine anyway. They will try to flip over in your hand with guides that high when you put any pressure on a fish.

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Re: Using spinning rods with baitcast reel

Postby rank duck » Wed Apr 23, 2014 7:59 pm

It's fine. Just be sure you hold it upside down like all the models in magazine ads and tv commercials.
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Re: Using spinning rods with baitcast reel

Postby rank duck » Wed Apr 23, 2014 8:03 pm

or do it like this :censored: and use a bobber on a fly rod..

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Re: Using spinning rods with baitcast reel

Postby bighop » Wed Apr 23, 2014 8:14 pm

There was a lady on the jetty Sunday holding a spinning rig upside down reeling backwards. Tell tale sign of a hardhead aficionado.
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Re: Using spinning rods with baitcast reel

Postby QH's Paw » Sat Apr 26, 2014 3:56 am

T Man wrote:Yea or ney? I can't find any medium baitcast rods locally that I like but can I use a Med spinning rod for 30lb - 50lb class stuff or will I break rods bending them the wrong way

Disclaimor: As long as you know how to set your drag you won't break it.
The baitcasters, if correctly built are on spine and the spinning rod is built 180 degrees off spine.
I would think that if you are planning on using 30-50# line, you plan on putting a lot of pressure on the fish. Like was mentioned above the high set eyes (or guides if you'd rather) are going to make the job tough with that kind of pressure.
Why don't you just buy a blank and assemble what you want the way you want? It's not that difficult.
Most rods rated out to 50# are not considered medium, they're heavy or ex heavy.
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