Musky Fishing

Spinning tackle for muskys?

3/20/23 @ 6:34 PM
big mac
User since 2/19/02

I've tried using bait casting gear, but deal with too much backlashes. 

Does anyone use spinning gear? If so, what do you use?

Big Mac 

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3/22/23 @ 3:12 PM
PRO MEMBER User since 9/11/02
Big Mac you have mail 
3/21/23 @ 9:56 PM
JDs Customs
User since 9/16/20
I believe tackle industries has med/ heavy spinning rods for sale. Or there are several rod builders that can build you one. You should be able to get away with a 40 lb braid, or a 20-25 lb mono.
Small size Mepps
bucktails with #5 or 6 French blades or willows, top water such as a bass size flaptail, or a topper stopper type prop bait, jig-n- creature for plastics, and a 7” slammer should get U in the Game. As far as reels, get some recommendations from some experienced bait shops like R&R. Probably a Penn R popular in Salt water applications. 
3/21/23 @ 3:27 PM
big mac
User since 2/19/02
Thanks for the advice!
Big Mac 
3/21/23 @ 12:06 PM
User since 12/19/01
I tried, but the pressure on your finger when casting 1oz+ baits is tremendous, I would not recommend, except maybe for smaller than 1oz or so.

You will rip your finger-tip off trying to cast a Suick.

In salt water, they are either jigging, or trolling, with spinning gear.
3/20/23 @ 11:06 PM
big mac
User since 2/19/02
I would like to get a Musky outfit + 6 lures.
Bucktails, surface blade, plastic,  suick, shallow runner. 
Big Mac 
3/20/23 @ 10:56 PM
big mac
User since 2/19/02
Thanks Bro!
 Bait casters have improved since my last one.
Big Mac 
3/20/23 @ 8:01 PM
PRO MEMBER User since 9/11/02
I’ve used heavy spinning tackle in Spring. There are people using spinning tackle in the ocean for much larger fish so it can definitely be done. 

You shouldn’t have such a big problem with backlashes Big Mac. Something in your cast control isn’t set right. I have no doubt you can get used to using a good bait caster. 

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