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>> Conventional Reel on a Spinning Rod? [topic: previous/next]
PostPosted: Fri Jul 31, 2015 1:25 pm
Bat Ray Master


Posts: 41
Location: SLO County

I was wondering if you could be able to put a conv. reel on a spinning rod. I know that the spinning rod guides are smaller than the casting rod guides but does that affect anything?
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 01, 2015 2:15 pm
frozendog


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Location: SLO County

Yes, it will work. I have had several outfits with a conventional reel and a spinning rod. I had a friend in SoCal who used the spinning rod because it was easier to get the line through the larger guides - easier for old eyes. Plus if you are fishing at night, it is also to get your line through the larger guides. The most important thing is to just keep fishing and get comfortable with the set-up.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 01, 2015 2:37 pm
Mahigeer


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It is a one way deal if you are looking at performance.


Conventional reel on spinning rod = ok

Spinning reel on conventional rod = not so ok


The rods are designed to bend according to its proper reel. Smaller first guide on the conventional rod, prevents proper casting.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 17, 2015 2:29 pm
sulsj


Posts: 6
Location: Walnut Creek CA

The below would help.

Question:

Dear Falcon
I've recently purchase a Falcon rod. Can I use a low-profile baitcast reel with this spinning rod? Some guys say I can't b/c the bending direction is different.


Answer:

I wouldn’t recommend this at all as the rods are built on a spine and made to bend one direction.
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