i use spinning gear for all the fishing i do, mostly cats. i dont see a problem with it but then again i havnt hook into anything bigger than about 20 pounds. ive seen pros on tv using spinning gear for big flatheads when fishing more open water and then go too baitcasting gear for heavier cover water. anyone use spinning reels on big flatheads/blues? i saw an article in in-fisherman about spinning gear for cats and it exposed the goods and bads. but ive done my homework on it the past few days and i dont see any extreme "No-No's" for spinning gear and cats except for the cranking power of a buffer baitcaster compaired to that of a spinning reel. any opinions?