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Can spincast reels go on casting rods?
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Jan 12, 2021 09:52:11   #
FS Digest
 
Can spincast reels go on casting rods?

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Jan 12, 2021 11:34:07   #
Robert J Samples Loc: Houston TX
 
Red-Dead-Memes: Well, what else would a fisherman use? Yes, unless you are referring to spinning reels. Spincast reels were intended to go on the same rod as bait casting reels. Just Sayin...RJS

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Jan 12, 2021 11:35:57   #
Catfish hunter Loc: Riggins idaho
 
FS Digest wrote:
Can spincast reels go on casting rods?

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I wouldn't recommend that. Too much line drag on the first eye.

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Jan 12, 2021 12:25:51   #
Whitey Loc: Southeast ohio
 
FS Digest wrote:
Can spincast reels go on casting rods?

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Yes they can

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Jan 12, 2021 12:34:42   #
Spiritof27 Loc: Lincoln, CA
 
Robert J Samples wrote:
Red-Dead-Memes: Well, what else would a fisherman use? Yes, unless you are referring to spinning reels. Spincast reels were intended to go on the same rod as bait casting reels. Just Sayin...RJS

Well that's funny, I agree with both those comments. You need to clarify what a "spincast" reel is. Do you mean a closed face reel like the one in the first photo, or an open faced reel like the second? The first? Yes, like RJS said - that's what it meant to go on. Second? Not advised, but yes you "can". Several reasons not to. Like catfish hunter said - that first eye on a casting rod is way too small and you're not going to like the problems that that will cause you. Also, when a rod is built, the eyes are placed on it to match up with the natural arc of the blank - casting rods on the top of that arc and spinning rods on the bottom.
So my answer is - yes you can if you have to. But you really shouldn't, they're not made the same way. It will work, but not very well.
BTW - that first photo is of a spincast reel. The second is a spinning reel.





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Jan 12, 2021 15:16:19   #
bknecht Loc: Northeast pa
 
Spiritof27 wrote:
Well that's funny, I agree with both those comments. You need to clarify what a "spincast" reel is. Do you mean a closed face reel like the one in the first photo, or an open faced reel like the second? The first? Yes, like RJS said - that's what it meant to go on. Second? Not advised, but yes you "can". Several reasons not to. Like catfish hunter said - that first eye on a casting rod is way too small and you're not going to like the problems that that will cause you. Also, when a rod is built, the eyes are placed on it to match up with the natural arc of the blank - casting rods on the top of that arc and spinning rods on the bottom.
So my answer is - yes you can if you have to. But you really shouldn't, they're not made the same way. It will work, but not very well.
BTW - that first photo is of a spincast reel. The second is a spinning reel.
Well that's funny, I agree with both those comment... (show quote)

I’ve seen people use spinning reels on spinning rods and holding the rod with guides facing up and reeling clockwise, what’s up with that?

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Jan 12, 2021 16:11:19   #
Spiritof27 Loc: Lincoln, CA
 
They either don't know how rediculous they look or just don't care. Apparently they never had a dad or a friend to show them the proper way. Poor guys.

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Jan 12, 2021 16:52:13   #
FixorFish Loc: SW Oregon
 
I saw a guy who was using his spinning combo "upside down" and asked him "why?" He said he couldn't reel with his left hand....so I showed him how to switch the handle to the other side. He had no idea that was possible and was so grateful, he later came over and handed me a cold beer saying...."you made my day by showing me that, thanks. Can't believe how nice the balance is now, even in my casting". (I am still trying to figure how one would cast AT ALL... use your thumb ??)
Just goes to show that sometimes it's worth "buttin' in" and offering a small hint to help newbies, not always, but occasionally.

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Jan 12, 2021 17:12:07   #
Spiritof27 Loc: Lincoln, CA
 
"Not always" is correct. I've been told to mind my own business on a couple different occasions, so I don't go there anymore. But that's me and my tactful approach to such conversations. "Hey numb nuts!" may not be the best way to initiate contact. Worked real well when I was wearing a khaki pisscutter.

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Jan 12, 2021 17:33:48   #
bknecht Loc: Northeast pa
 
FixorFish wrote:
I saw a guy who was using his spinning combo "upside down" and asked him "why?" He said he couldn't reel with his left hand....so I showed him how to switch the handle to the other side. He had no idea that was possible and was so grateful, he later came over and handed me a cold beer saying...."you made my day by showing me that, thanks. Can't believe how nice the balance is now, even in my casting". (I am still trying to figure how one would cast AT ALL... use your thumb ??)
Just goes to show that sometimes it's worth "buttin' in" and offering a small hint to help newbies, not always, but occasionally.
I saw a guy who was using his spinning combo "... (show quote)


Worked out well for you, a cold beer on a hot day. Doesn’t get much better, good intervention.

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Jan 13, 2021 01:55:49   #
Robert J Samples Loc: Houston TX
 
Well, I have batted 50/50% in trying to convert those using a spinning reel on top of their rods. One refuse to change, the other was grateful for the advice and help.
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However, years later, the first one, whom I was fishing with again had made the change. I did not bother to ask why he had decided to change, whether it was my suggestion, or someone one else laughed at him.

But I still dont see where the spincast reel requires a larger first eye. There may be a little lmore line slap coming out of the orfice of this reel, but not anything like a true spinnig reel, not by several inches. I have never owned a spincast reel, and also, I changed my line on all reels every year at the end of summer anyway, so it would not make much difference to me. Just Sayin...RJS

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Jan 13, 2021 15:08:20   #
Tocino Loc: Folsom, Ca.
 
Well I’ll tell y’all right now I appreciate all of your advice. Be advised that I will, like many, ask what may be considered stupid questions. This is one of the best forums I’ve ever been on for answering questions and speaks volumes to the integrity of the people who are active on it.
Now I expect du du to be tossed. It wouldn’t be a tight community without 💩💩💩.

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Jan 13, 2021 16:25:40   #
Peach8 Loc: Lexington, KY
 
Wife uses 2 spin cast reels on 2 casting rods. Didn’t realize would fit spinning rods.

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Jan 13, 2021 17:41:54   #
bozokarl Loc: south central Pa
 
I have 6 spincast reels, Zebco 33 platinum, 1 classic, and Big Cat, 2 Diawa Goldcasts (like the one pictured) and a Johnson Crappie Buster. They're all on casting rods. If you buy a spincast combo it comes on a casting rod.

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Jan 13, 2021 18:12:09   #
FixorFish Loc: SW Oregon
 
The only "spincast reel" that should be on a "spinning rod", is called an "underspincast", I have a Daiwa version..p.o.s., imo....lousy inconsistent line pick-up.
Trigger grip(baitcaster) rod for the "202", "33", "66", etc. by Zebco, & other models, otherwise you'd lose your grip on the whole affair, when your thumb quits gripping and moves to push the button for release.
No need for a larger "first line eye", since it's coming out of a 1/2" hole, rather than a spool end that varies from ~1 3/4" (size "25" or smaller) to as much as 2 1/2"-3" on a surf reel in a size 6500 or such. My larger spinning reels on my surf rods definitely need that 2"+ first eye, just to accommodate the line's ability to "clear the spool lip" when casting.

While we are on sort of the same subject... anybody have any experience with the rods with "spiral" line guide placement ?
As in, starts on one side (top or bottom) and ends up 180° from start, by the time it gets to the tip. Have seen a couple advertised, but not in person and curious about advantages, if any.

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