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Old 01-30-2012, 12:40 PM
ByronGrinder ByronGrinder is offline
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I use a mojo musky rod that can handle up to 3oz baits with a shimano baitcasting reel. I like the combo but love spinning rods. What types of baits/lures work best with spinning rod/reel combos. I just bought an AS3500 Avid Series® Spinning Reel and have an oldie but goldie browning spinning rod that I used for smaller species of fish. Can I put some 60lb braid on the reel and go fish? What would work best? Line and rod? Thanks all.
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Old 02-16-2012, 07:31 AM
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You might want to see what line weight your reel is designed for, 65# on that reel seems a bit much maybe?

I tried lighter spinning set ups years back and found by the time I got the musky boated it was almost dead, especially during the hot summer months.
Some of the salt (?) water reels with a heavier drag capability might work, but a bait caster just seems to work so much better..good luck though..

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Old 02-16-2012, 11:54 AM
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Got the "perfect" setup in mind for you if your wanting to throw/toss those bigger "ski" baits on spinning gear that won't break the bank and will serve you well! Two different choices in reels come to mind (I've got both and love them) that will handle any size "ski" you want to play with! First choice would be a Penn "Battle" reel! I recommend the Battle BTL4000 which will hold 200 plus yds of 65# Stealth braid, or next on the list would be a Penn Sargus, SG4000 with same line capacity! The Battle lists for $99.95 and has a max drag of 13#'s and weighs 12.6 oz's. The Sargus lists for $79.95, has a max drag of 13#'s and weighs oz's so other than price, it's pretty much a push!! Both have a 6.2:1 gear ratio, the Battle has 6+1 bearings, the Sargus 5+1!

Mount either of those reels on a Shakespeare Ugly Stik UCCA110170, 7' spinning rod (3/8-3 oz) at $50 and your good to go with a spinning rig you can horse'em in green & let'em go healthy!
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Old 02-16-2012, 01:59 PM
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Thanks for the input fellas
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