Imagine the following situations.
You head down to one of your favorite fishing tackle shops and you notice they are running a great deal on a brand new spinning reel that you have been eyeing for some time.
Without giving it much thought you throw it in the cart and are excited at the thought of getting home and hitting the lake with your new gear.
However, on the way home, you realize you don’t have a spinning rod to accompany this reel, you only have baitcasting rods. What should you do?
Or perhaps you have found yourself in the following situation.
You have own several baitcasting reels, but only have a few spinning setups. One day you realize you accidentally step on your last spinning rod. However, the conditions on the lake are perfect for doing some finesse fishing.
What should you do now?
No matter which situation you will find yourself in, you will no doubt be asking the question: Can I use a spinning reel on a casting rod? Or vice versa, can a casting reel be put on a spinning rod?
Let’s answer that question and also take a look at some key differences between these two rods.