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A buddy asked me if you are able to put a baitcaster on a spinning pole. He has one that still has all the packing on it from the store. I told em I wasn't sure. Experts?
 

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The spinning rod has larger eyes just in front of the reel to allow the the line to flow from the spool of the reel and it lacks a trigger on the grip. You could get away it but you would get very much performance from it. Kinda like riding a mule in the Kentucky Derby.
 

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A buddy asked me if you are able to put a baitcaster on a spinning pole. He has one that still has all the packing on it from the store. I told em I wasn't sure. Experts?
Every rod (well modern ones anyway) have a spline that is formed when it was made. It is extremely important that the line follow the spline for strength and agility (action). By putting a baitcaster reel on a spinning rod, the line is now on the wrong side of the spline.

And like backlash mentioned without the trigger grip, casting the rod will be difficult.
 

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So could he get away with a spin casting rod? Like an ugly stick made for spin casting. He just bought a cheap baitcaster on ebay and wants to try it out before he goes and buys an expensive rod. Thanks.
 

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hey zook,

where's the best place to buy that rod from? I just got a bait caster myself on ebay. Feel like I stole it from the guy. Brand new 4 bearing one from shakespeare for $5 total. That's including shipping. It's prolly not one I stay with but wanted a cheap one to start out with and I think I got away with one.
 
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