I have an idea to attach a small spinning reel abu silver max 5, to an ugly stik 7'6" medium light casting reel (which I already own), to fish sub 10 gram lures and live bait. Anyone see a major problem with this? (I am trying to save the expense of buying a dedicated spinning rod, since I already own the baitcasting rod.

  • A lighter rod would probably throw the lure a bit further, but it won't hurt to give it a go. You may want to go for heavier than you would with a light rod. Give it a go - a lure in the water will catch many more fish than one in its case.
    – user5330
    Commented Jul 23, 2017 at 9:35

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Typically as far as spinning/casting goes, not very good to mix the two. I would go to Walmart and buy a $20 spinning rod. The eyelits are extremely different and trying to use the wrong style reel usually doesn't pan out very well.

  • Also, the spines of the two rod types are in different positions.
    – B540Glenn
    Commented Nov 16, 2017 at 21:12

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