- Sun Jan 14, 2018 11:59 pm
The best setups I've found with spinning gear have been 6 1/2 to 7 foot light action rods with a light reel (but make sure it has a large diameter spool -- those tiny spools on some UL reels just create extra line twist). Make sure the reel has a smooth drag. Load it with 6# or 8# braid or Fireline and use a 4# to 6# fluorocarbon leader. If you really want to have some fun get a good Shimano or Daiwa BFS levelwind, load it with 4# fluorocarbon, and get a matching 6 1/2 to 7 foot rod.
I use this type gear to cover water prospecting for white bass during the spawn, then switch to a UL fly rod when I find them. A slab crappie or a 15"-16" white bass will be a ball on these rigs.