To become a complete well-rounded angler takes years of dedication and countless hours of learning much like any other sport. As a guide and tournament Angler, one of the most frequently asked questions I get when traveling around the country would be, “Do you prefer Spinning Gear or Baitcasting?”. This is an area we could discuss for hours, but one that is imperative to understand if you are looking to stay efficient on the water and maximize your success when fishing.
Each set up has a place and time, and a good angler will be able to recognize when the Spinning application is necessary. Although I prefer a baitcasting set up most of the time when chasing bass, I certainly recognize conditions and understand when the Spinning rod needs to be in my hand. Some of the techniques when grabbing a Spinning rod are a must for me would be: Drop Shot, Shakey Head, Ned Rigging, Small spoons or Blade Baits, and even small Cranks or Jerkbait style lures.
Here are a few things to keep in mind when deciding if you should be fishing with Spinning instead of heavier tackle or baitcasting.
My preferred all-around Spinning Gear set up: 7”0 Medium Fast Duckett Fishing Micro Magic Spinning Rod, 2500 Sri Series Duckett Spinning Reel, 20lb Seaguar Smackdown Braid with a Seaguar Invizx 8-10 lb test Florocarbon leader. My leader material is usually 10-15 feet long before tied directly to the lure.
This set up has been the perfect set up for most finesse techniques and has been my go-to for years. Although I primarily use this set up for bass fishing, it really doubles as a great Walleye rod too for any of you who like to tangle with them as well. Now it’s up to you to master the different techniques and know when it’s time to pull out your Spinning rod.
You can findDuckett Fishing products and all the finesse style lures you need at Shoppers Supply Arizona.