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01-30-2011, 10:29 PM
Anybody ever fish Darters with Coventional gear?

Can you also chime in about your favorite rod for reel setup for fishing Darters?

I used spinning gear (8.5') that did fine but I was curious as to what the pro's use.


02-24-2011, 06:59 AM
I've only used spinning setups for darters but i cant imagine that it would be too difficult using conventional gear. Problem i see is that after a while it might become tiresome constantly casting a conventional over and over where you might have more stamina with spinning gear.

02-25-2011, 08:39 PM
I have plugged with darters using conventional gear in the past. Nowadays I use a Lami1321M with a VS reel for darters. I still plug with the old Gibbs darters.

02-26-2011, 01:24 PM
I use a 8'6 Fenwick Salt Stick with a Cabo 60 with darters. Works great for me.,

03-08-2011, 05:26 PM
My new favorite for throwing darters is the Lami GSB1321L with VS250. Casts the Super Strike Darters a real long way and they fall right into the rods sweet spot.

I have thrown darters with a conventional set-up as well. I have a Lami TXC961M, no longer made, and an abu 6500 Blue Yonder. Casts the darters real nice, I just like the feel of the darter on a spinner better.

jimmy z
03-24-2011, 03:16 AM
Yes, I have. i fish all my plugs with conventional gear, except pencil poppers!

03-27-2011, 10:42 AM
Yes, I have. i fish all my plugs with conventional gear, except pencil poppers!

You are the man with conventional gear :)

08-16-2011, 11:03 PM
Thank you all for the great replies! I love Darters! I didnt get a chance to use one this year! But I am glad to hear of others that know how great this lure is.
I happen to have a lami 1321L and it will get some love this spring 2012! with a penn 706z
The conventional gear that I was speaking of is an abu 7000c3 and 9' casting rod ala Frank Daignault. What an outfit! I love to cast this thing! Even with 30# big game she sing 3 oz out there like an 11' spinning rod.

I hope you guys have a great season and thanks again for all the great response!


ed morini
02-01-2012, 09:24 AM
For me a 7000c3 and a ssb1322f