Originally Posted by Joe
Conventional for my bait rod, one for my lighter plugs and everything else spinning with the white med tape wrapped around my finger. Braid cuts HURT.
I see no good reason to use a spinning reel on 8 and bait situations.
Clearly spinning is superior for plugging, but if you're throwing more than 3 or 4 oz, fogedaboudit, just get a convent. reel and be done with it.
AT any rate, lots of good suggestions here for finger protection.