OK, I can understand why using a casting rod with a open face spinnin reel is not a good idea, the line off the spool is whirling round as it comes off the spool; BUT, why wouldn't a spinning rod work with a casting reel?:confused2: as a fish pulls the rod it will bend till the eye is contacting the line just like a casting rod, and when casting, the line will payout streight so that shouldn't be a problem. Has anyone tried it? and did it work? Till I get my gggrand chillin's money, (stimulous check) I'm tryin to make do with the 10-15 outfits I have! :smile2: other than IT AIN"T RITE AND IT WON"T WORK, what yall think?