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Old 09-16-2017, 03:08 PM
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The Old Guard like Mister Smarty or Tin Boat are glued to their conventionals because they have been doing it so long. Even when spinning came out I steered my wife and kids to spinning because I knew it was easier to learn. Then they all took up fly fishing. (another story). I love conventional fishing but I don't believe it is for every one. Also, people use conventional in some cases for the wrong reasons. They often say it is the tackle of pros but you do not look much like a pro picking at snarly backlashes all night.
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Hard to find a spinning reel on a boat--all conventionals. They have found their nech.
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Old 09-30-2017, 04:51 PM
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Even in boats the ones I know are using spinning.
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Depends... I only use conventional on a boat, unless I plan on plugging the sods. Casting / retrieving 100 times with a popper or whatever, is just plain easier on a spinner.

There are now big spinners that are used by various boat anglers (I think popular on tuna jigging trips, for example), and surprisingly my brother in law switched to a spinner for flounder, even though in my mind a conventional is a thousand times easier for controlling jigs and rigs on or near the bottom.
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Face it, Rob, conventional is old time tackle. Its all spinning today. There is some shift to fly fishing but I doubt tht fly fishing will ever gain full acceptance, at least not in my time.
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I'll never give in, Frank!
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Neither will I, Rob. I am squidder/Ambassadeur to the core. Just acknowledging trends in our fishing.
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