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.
"Mrs. Kittyfish, we'll just drive up to one more point, it's just a couple miles further, and look at the rocks. No more, I promise"