When is a spinning reel ideal?

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  1. Runway1

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    I've only used spinners on my trout setup but I see some high end spinning reels out there. When would you use these as opposed to just using your conventional? Thanks all!
     
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    Most guys I see using them are on poppers.
     
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    Great question. Not to jack the thread, but add to it,

    I haven't fished in the ocean in 20 years or so. I have a old Baitrunner that worked great for me when i couldn't cast a flylined sardine with my conventional.

    I'm considering replacing the Baitrunner with either a newer model or spending more money on the Twin Power.

    What do the more experienced guys say.?
    Planing on 3/4 or overnight boats hoping to get a small tuna
     
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    dctalk523 I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Personally I don’t use coffee grinders. Leave the grinder at home.
     
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    Spinners are ideal for taking the wife n kids fishing....
     
  6. Runway1

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    I thought the same but when I watch "Local Knowledge", the show by the founder of this site, they're often using the big Penn Torque, which is a $700/$800 reel!

    Kids aren't using that thing.
     
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    Watch Alaskan bush people on AnE they use em upside down Haaaa, Iguess they have their place but personally not for me. $800 would buy 2 or 3 badass conventionals.
     
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    Ideal for popping. I've started using them for surface iron. They cast well even into the wind, and they aren't a big problem for smaller size tuna and yellowtail.

    No reason for a high end spinner unless you're going after larger tuna.
     
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    Spinners are ideal for lures where you’re doing a lot of cast and retrieve. Conventional reels are better for fishing live bait!

    In spinners, I have the Stradic 4K, Saragosa 6k, Battle 6k, Saragosa 10k, TwinPower 14k and Makaira 20k. I mostly use them for poppers, stick baits, hard baits, etc. I bought the Battle 6k as my first spinner after they came out with the Battle II so they were cheap and caught 30# YT and YFT on bait. I’ve greatly expanded my collection as I’ve gotten into popping!

    However, baitcasters can handle these duties as well as spinners. I use a Curado 300, TranX 300, 2 x Lexa 400 and 2 x TranX 500. For poppers I still prefer the spinners that get 50”+ per crank.
     
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    I like to use them when surf fishing from the shore, and there is an onshore breeze. Casting light baits like minnow stick baits or flylining something weightless into a precise spot. That said, I don't own any big spinners that I would trust fishing more than 30 lb. test. I might shop around the Fred Hall for one of those Daiwa Saltist in the 6500 or 8000 size...they put out a lot of drag according to their specs, for fishing 40 lb and up.
     
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    When pigs fly..... :D
     
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    I was told about 50 years ago that they were made to accommodate anglers with limp wrists.
     
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    Poppers for some guys other than that the east coast.
     
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    Feels feminine/gay catching with a spinner. Looks that way as well.

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    When you can't get your hands on a conventional reel.
     
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    Last time I used one damn near got spooled..

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    Spinning reels are ideal when you need to be able to cast as far as possible (they don't have to spin up the mass of the spool to cast). Or if you need to give a reel to someone who doesn't know how to prevent backlashing on a conventional reel. I suppose a niche third case would be if you rapidly need to switch a reel back and forth between left and right handed.
     
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    Is the rest of the world wrong or is it just a bunch of SoCal dudes who don’t get it? Answer: it’s the SoCal old skool dudes who can’t get with it who don’t get it! Okay I still use conventional and baitcasters most of the time but certainly don’t limit myself to those.
     
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    It is a bunch of So Cal ass hats!Tom
     
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