The only thing about using a spinning reel on a conventional rod is that you will get more “line drag” on the eyelets, and therefore not as much distance on the cast because of the way the line spools off the reel, but if you are only throwing a little way, and not trying to get past the “far sand bar” it won’t matter.
Can you cast a conventional reel?
Conventional reels are probably one of the easiest reels to learn to use as long as you’re not attempting to cast with them. They work on the same principal as baitcasting reels, using a rotating spool to feed line out and crank it back in.
Can I put spinning reel on spincast rod?
First, the answer is yes you can use spincast reel on the spinning rod if you have traditional or old-style spincast reel. Because spincast reel always sits on the top of the spinning reel and spinning reels works always down the face while casting.
What is a conventional reel used for?
Conventional reels are for really big fish and are usually used offshore. As a tool for Deep-sea fishing, they are mostly designed for trolling but can also be used for drift fishing, butterfly jigging and “deep drop” fishing. They are usually mounted on short, often very stiff rods called “boat” rods.
Can you attach any reel to any rod?
No, they aren’t universal. You wouldn’t put a heavy saltwater reel on a 5-weight bamboo fly rod, for pete’s sake. The reel must match the rod. Spinning reel to spinning rod, baitcasting reel to baitcasting rod, fly reel to fly rod, etc.
How much line should I put on my conventional reel?
Casting reels should be between an eighth of an inch from the top and all the way to the top. If you get too much line on them, you’ll get a weird sound when you cast. Spinning reels should be all the way full, right to the top. If you get too much line on them, the line will jump off the spool in coils.
Are telescopic rods good?
Not only are telescopic fishing rods performing better than traditional rods, but they’re also more affordable. Like all rods they range in price, and the cheapest rods won’t perform nearly as well as others. However, mid-range telescopic rods are terrific value.
How long should my fishing rod be?
A short (6 feet or less) rod is ideal if you want to make short, accurate casts. When pinpoint accuracy is less critical, a long rod (over 7 feet) is the way to go. Dingy or dirty water and heavy cover are two situations where short-range accuracy is part of the recipe for success, and a shorter rod can really shine.
What is the difference between a casting rod and a trolling rod?
A casting rod uses a baitcaster reel and can withstand different combinations of power and action. On the other hand, a trolling rod uses a trolling reel and is usually medium-heavy or heavy power with different types of action depending on the type of fish one wants to catch.
Why does my reel keep Backlashing?
Backlashes occur when your lure slows down during or after a cast, but the spool keeps spinning, which results in a tangled mess of line. Today’s baitcasters feature sophisticated braking systems and anti-backlash mechanisms that make it easier for anyone to cast without experiencing line overruns.
Why do I keep getting backlash?
Backlash happens when the lure slows down after casting, but the spool does not—resulting in a tangled mess of line, also known as a “bird’s nest.” This is what usually discourages people from using a baitcasting reel.
Why do I keep Birdnesting my baitcaster?
If the spool continues to spin once the line hits the water, there will be too much excess line without tension; this often causes a terrible knot called a “bird’s nest” or backlash commonly.