Baitcasting reel on spinning rod.

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  1. tomcat85

    tomcat85 New Member

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    i think it would work as long as you turned the bait caster upside down on the rod lol. i dont know. another weird idea of mine.
     
  2. Bubbafish

    Bubbafish New Member

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    it should work as long as on the spinning rod there isnt one of those trigger looking finger pieces on there.
     

  3. buddah

    buddah New Member

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    I dont think it would work out for ya' though.They are not specifically built for that and might not "load" correctally and cause stress on parts of the rod that arent supposed to usually, plus other problems. Not to mension it would be kinda clumsy to handle. in short they are not designed for those kind of reels. If ya like it then hey, why not? Right? I personally dont like baitcasters myself cause of how they tend to scrub my thumb webbing and they keep wanting to flip over on me. Just my opinion, though (it's not like anyone pays any attention to me anyway) LOL!
     
  4. tomcat85

    tomcat85 New Member

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    ive never even used one. i wish there was a spinning reel made with a baitclicker. maybe there is and i just dont know about it. so if there is let me know! lol
     
  5. Bubbafish

    Bubbafish New Member

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    i aint found one yet but a bell on the end sounds just as sweet and it will wake u up if you knod off.
     
  6. derbycitycatman

    derbycitycatman Well-Known Member

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    Ive done it before and it will work. Had a 6500c3 on a 10' 2 piece spinning rod. Worked alright for me.
     
  7. usmc0208

    usmc0208 New Member

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    I never tried it not sure how it would work
     
  8. gadzooks

    gadzooks New Member

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    The first guide on a spinning rod sits high off the rod, the spool on a bait caster is low in its position compared to that rod guide. Can you do it, yea, but its not as efficient as a rod built for baitcasters and looks like crap too. Billystix, a custom rodbuilder, uses a spiral guide layout on some of the rods he builds. The guides spiral around the rod rather than line up. You may want to google Billystiz and take a look.
     
  9. peewee williams

    peewee williams New Member

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    You just make the right comment young fellow.You will be surprised at how many are paying attention to you.peewee-williams
     
  10. catfishjohn

    catfishjohn New Member

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    Me too and still do it.I have a 6500cl3 on a 9' 2-piece Master spinning rod.Its always been a good setup and caught lots of fish!
     
  11. bro_catfish

    bro_catfish New Member

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    Ive used a baitcaster on a openface rod for years...its my penn on my sturdy stick..works ok for me

    And someone asked about a open face with a clicker..they make baitrunners that have a faint clicker on them ..I know Cornhusker had a few that he modified to make louder
     
  12. slimepig

    slimepig New Member

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    baitcasting rods have the triggers on em not spinning rods.

    i have used my ambassadeur on an eagle claw spinning rod for years n like it. now if i was bass fishing, n casting lures, then i'd probably switch to a more appropriate rod, but im a catfisherman, not a kerplunker. lol.