I know on small fishing rods the bait casting rods have some grips and things on those rods but when you get into the big rods like for catfishing and saltwater what is the difference between a spincast rod and a baitcasting rod. Are the blanks built different for bending or what? You can put a bait casting reel on a spin casting rod and it works fine. I could not tell the difference if they didnt say spincast or baitcast on the rod. I hope this is not a dumb question but I do not see a differnce? Someone I hope has a logical answer. Thank you!