Basic Set Up For Light Spinning (Lure Fishing)

Today we find more and more specific equipment on the market that provide us with excellent benefits as long as we choose the material according to the type of fishing we intend to practice.

The rod

for light spinning we will opt for a relatively short rod, between 2.40 and 3.00 meters preferably with two sections since this type of models will provide extra casting precision that comes in handy to put the lure right where we want. Regarding the action, we will look for progressive parabolic models with powers between 30 and 60 grams.

The reel

the ideal would be a light and salt water resistant model with a good ratio (5.1 would be ideal). One aspect to take into account is that of the bearings. From 4 we are talking about reels of a certain quality, something that is necessary because in light spinning its use is intensive. The aluminum models are highly recommended for coast spinning as they provide extra resistance while maintaining a contained weight. A reel sized between 3000 to 4000 is fine to use for light spinning.

Fishing line

we are looking for a resistant line but not too big of a diameter. A smaller diameter will have less resistance and give you a few extra casting meters but will also have less resistance in the water. The usual thicknesses range from 0.18 to 0.28 depending on their strength and the type of target species. Many anglers go for multifilament lines (braided lines) that provide incredible strengths at very contained thicknesses. At the end of your main line we recommend to use a 2 meters fluorocarbon leader with a diameter of 0.40. This will give you enough protection from sharp rocks.

Summary

  • a rod between 2.40 and 3.00 meters with a casting weight between 30 and 60 grams;
  • a quality reel with size 3000 to 4000, make sure the reel is salt water resistant;
  • a braided line with a diameter between 0.18 and 0.28, combined with a fluorocarbon leader with a diameter of 0.40.
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