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#10978536 - 07/15/15 12:28 PM Spinning Set Up
BGreen71 Offline

Registered: 08/06/12
Posts: 82
Loc: Euless, Tx
i am looking to buy a spinning set up but I don't know much about them I usually use baitcast reels
so for someone who is basically new to them what would a recommended set up?

#10978581 - 07/15/15 12:55 PM Re: Spinning Set Up [Re: BGreen71]
GoArmy Offline
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Registered: 09/11/02
Posts: 5471
Loc: Dallas, TX.
Med or med lite. Your rod choice. I use a Bass Pro Carbon Lite and a Wright Mcgill Skeet rod. Daiwa Exceler EX2000SH. Has a 6.0:1 ratio. Most spinning are slow geared.
Proud Father, Sons Served their country RHBC

#10978665 - 07/15/15 01:40 PM Re: Spinning Set Up [Re: BGreen71]
Scott in Flower Mound Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 05/24/14
Posts: 559
Loc: Flower Mound, TX
Since you posted in the 'Bass' section, I'll assume you're targeting bass with this set up.

An inexpensive set up would be an UglyStik GX2 spinning rod, with a Pflueger President 6935 reel. Put 10lb. Braid on it, and you should be able to do most anything with it. I can vouch for this set-up.

Bass Pro also has a pretty good combo (Tourney Special).

Diawa also makes some good reels, as does Shimano.

Edited by Scott in Flower Mound (07/15/15 01:41 PM)

#10979118 - 07/15/15 04:47 PM Re: Spinning Set Up [Re: BGreen71]
BGreen71 Offline

Registered: 08/06/12
Posts: 82
Loc: Euless, Tx
I was planning on going by bass pro after work today to get some ideas but I would rather have the forums opinions

#10979195 - 07/15/15 05:18 PM Re: Spinning Set Up [Re: BGreen71]
Fish Art Texas Offline

Registered: 07/25/11
Posts: 161
Loc: Dallas,Texas
get a mid range shimano reel, and i have mid or upper range all star reality a hundred dollar rod from bass pro would do you better with a 29 dollar shimano in 2500 size light strong and will handle any fish you can catch in open water.we have caught many huge red fish and trout on this setup.
Joe Spurgin

#10979205 - 07/15/15 05:21 PM Re: Spinning Set Up [Re: BGreen71]
Ban-D Offline
TFF Celebrity

Registered: 02/08/10
Posts: 6728
Loc: Tx
Lews Speed spin sgh 200 6:4.1 with a 6'10"med lowrider

#10979212 - 07/15/15 05:23 PM Re: Spinning Set Up [Re: BGreen71]
Fishinkev Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 10/28/05
Posts: 2131
Loc: Benbrook,Tx
I used the fairy wand alot when i had a broken bone in my hand. I would recommend a 7ft med or med light. I like a phlueger president reel but brand are a matter of feel. My biggest tip would be to make sure the combo is well balance. U don't want a 6 ft rod with a huge reel. I opt for a 7ft rod and a size 25 or 30 reel.
I dont fish for a living but i LIVE TO FISH!


PB Largemouth Bass 12lb 2oz
PB Crappie. 3.01lb
PB Striper 23lb
PB Hybrid 7.02lb
Pb buffalo 49.4lb
Pb carp 26.14
Pb flathead 57lb

#10979311 - 07/15/15 06:16 PM Re: Spinning Set Up [Re: Fishinkev]
senko9S Offline
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Registered: 10/15/03
Posts: 22877
Loc: Bedford, TX
I use shimano stradic 1000's as much as my curados with 8# line. keep gear ratio in mind, most spinning reels are slow. a 6'6"mh rod works for what I use it for.
David Short

#10979473 - 07/15/15 07:43 PM Re: Spinning Set Up [Re: BGreen71]
SpiderJig Offline
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Registered: 11/22/14
Posts: 1955
Loc: Wylie
Buy a BPS Carbonlite combo. Can't beat it for the money
PB- 10lb 5oz Purtis Creek 7-25-15


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