Fly and Spinning?

Discussion in 'Fly Fishing Forum' started by FlyNewbie, Jul 31, 2014.

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Do you just fly fish or do you use a spinner as well?

  1. Fly Fishing Only...

    41.2%
  2. I Use Both....

    54.9%
  3. I fish with my skinny jeans and cheeky reels.....

    3.9%
  1. FlyNewbie

    FlyNewbie Hooked...

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    I am sure this has been asked before, but I am curious on the percentages of people who just do one or both. I personally like fly fishing the best, but I love to use a spinner in the right situations.
     
  2. Old Man

    Old Man Just an Old Man

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    I used to fish with Spinners. But for the last 20 years or so it's all fly fishing. In fact I sold all my gear rods and reels or traded them off for fly gear.
     
  3. Joe Goodfellow

    Joe Goodfellow Active Member

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    I used to use spin gear but not anymore not when I got nice bamboo to fling around
     
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    triploidjunkie Active Member

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    I can't remember the last time I owned a spin outfit, or even when I last used one.
     
  5. jeff bandy

    jeff bandy Make my day

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    What about both at the same time?
    Gear reel on a fly rod.
    Gear on a fly line.
     
  6. Hillbilly Redneck

    Hillbilly Redneck wishin i was fishin

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    I prefer chucking spoons on bait casters over spinners on spinning rods.
     
  7. Tyler Axel

    Tyler Axel Buenos Hatches Ese

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    I have never owned a spinning rod, and have only used them on a few occasions with other people. My dad taught me how to fly fish when I was a wee lad, and I've never even thought of doing it a different way.
     
  8. Matt Baerwalde

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    I just try to be fashionable when I fish.
     
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    KerryS Ignored Member

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    I was given my first spinning rod when I was about 5. I was handed a fly rod for the first time when I was about 8. We had both growing up and really didn't think much about it. We fished both fly and spin/gear. There never was a question of which was better. It was a matter of what you felt like fishing that day or at that time. Usually both types of rods and equipment were brought along.

    Today I spend most of my time with a fly rod. When the silvers are running and I am looking for a fish to put on the table the bait caster comes out. Usually I am fishing for cutthroat with the fly rod and have a bait caster laying in the boat with a spoon on it. If I see the boats fishing for silvers starting to hook up, I grab the bait caster and join in the fun. Same for when the humps are running. The best of both worlds. The fly rod is used more often these days mainly because I enjoy fly fishing more.

    It doesn't matter what type of gear I am fishing. What ever I am fishing, it becomes fashionable.
     
  10. bennysbuddy

    bennysbuddy the sultan of swing

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    I enjoy all types of fishing for a varity of reasons,Heck I've been even spotted plunking on those rainy fall & winter days when hanging out at near a fire at a plunking shack with my buddys & thier familys , cooking in dutch ovens is more appealing that standing in the river in the rain..
     
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    I have heard you have set foot on a gill netter a time or two also. Nothing beats catchin' 'em hundreds at a time.

    Likely my favorite type of fishing is reef netting. You don't know buck fever until someone on the tower whispers down "They are in the leads, here they come. Get ready!"
     
  12. Teenage Entomologist

    Teenage Entomologist Gotta love the pteronarcys.

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    I do both, but I spin fish only with lures, preferably Panther Martins or Kastmasters:) 90% of the time I fly fish.
     
  13. splett

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    Back country trout and searun cutties fly.

    Salmon Steelhead shinythings.

    I have bad tendons in my right arm I have to save for my lively hood has a lot to do with that.

    I have not felt the need for bait in a lot of years.
     
  14. Alexander

    Alexander Fishon

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    Grew up fishing with a stick and line tied on the other end a hook and some shrimp, cheese, or chuck of fish (saltwater fishing from the rocks, docks etc). Then moved to hand lining with a wooden spool.

    Then spin fishing. I tried the bait cast gig but it just wasn't my thing

    Now I almost exclusively fly fish (for any species), but sometimes I break out the ultra light gear for a quickie. Or I'll hit a river with my spin rod to float some beads under a bobber through some steel runs. It really all depends on my mood.
     
  15. Bonsai

    Bonsai Jerry

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    What's a spinning rod? I don't use them any more. I keep a few around for other people, mostly kids.
     
  16. Jamie Wilson

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    good lures
     
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    Jamie Wilson Active Member

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    I'm not wanting to look like a prude but my issue with bait is that it stinks!!
    And it lingers. Ever had "Roe Hands".
     
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    bennysbuddy the sultan of swing

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    Theres a thing called soap, some people use it everyday to remove the dirt & grime of making a living, I find once a month is about all thats needed!
     
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    Best spinner and spoon for trout. 1/8 oz Kastmaster, pull the treble and replace w/ Gamakatsu straight siwash #8, pinch the barb. Perfect.

    Fly, spin, bait, soaking pots, digging, etc, etc, if a guy doesn't try a little of everything he's missing out. Have yet to find something that isn't fun.

    Folks not from here would kill for all the opportunities we have right in our backyard.
     
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    FlyNewbie Hooked...

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    Call me a fool but I still catch a shit load of fish on a rooster tail as well! By the way, I love this post!