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Old 11-25-2009, 12:40 PM
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Default conventional vs. spinning

Whats the consensus on conventional vs. spinning reels? I've always used spinning but this year I bought a conventional set up. It went pretty well for the first couple of casts but I "bird's nested" it on the next couple of casts. Guess I need a lesson or something.
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Old 11-25-2009, 02:51 PM
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gotta get used to it thru practice
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Old 11-25-2009, 02:56 PM
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Both have a place here with me.
Like a framing hammer vs. a tack hammer.
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Old 11-26-2009, 05:59 PM
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Conventional reels need control. I use a conventional for the surf, 95% of the time. Learning your tool and how to control the spool is the key. And practice!

BTW, which reel is it? Some are more user friendly than others.
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Old 11-27-2009, 09:52 AM
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i use spinning reels for casting off the rocks & conventional reels on the boat
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Conventional reels need control. I use a conventional for the surf, 95% of the time. Learning your tool and how to control the spool is the key. And practice!

BTW, which reel is it? Some are more user friendly than others.
Yup, what he said.

Conventional gives you far more "feel" for your plug. Get even the tiniest bit of grass on a hook and you know it.
It especially shines for throwing larger plugs, metal, and snag n drop rigs.

Where it takes a back seat to spinning is when there's a good breeze into your face, when you need to throw very small, light plugs like Redfins, or when you're going to be dunking it heavily - no such thing as a sealed, waterproof conventional.
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Old 12-18-2009, 11:16 AM
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Default Re: conventional vs. spinning:"FEEL" is important.

Sudsy is correct. Conventional gives you a FEEL thet you don't get in spinning, both in plugs and in bait. The offset roller on the spinner lacks the direct line to angler connection you get in conventional. I always want my larger bass to be on a conventional reel, but you better advance beyond overruns and bird nests to become an accomplished conventional fisherman.
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Old 12-29-2009, 05:40 PM
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I like the conventional and can use it for bait and plugs during the day because I can see my cast and control the spool better in daylight. Spinning at night is easier for me because I don't have to worry about backlashes and thumb control.
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