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.
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.
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!
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