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I have this rod from buying a baitrunner combo. I see on Cabelas a Saragosa with conventional. Can I use the same rod for both spinning and conventional? I would like to try out a conventional reel.

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you can but it may not perform the way you want it to. you will be putting stress abnormally on the spline of the rod. The spline is like a humans spine. going against the grain so to speak is never good.

i would get a rod designed to handle a conventional reel
 

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Tourist do it all the time on the jetties in the summer
Sorry couldn't resist.

Conventional and spinning rods use way different guides. The first few spinning guides are much bigger because the reel spool sits much farther from the rod. If you try to use it for a conventional the line will now be going up to the first guide then down to the tip, not in a straight line. The Spline could also be an issue but very, very few manufactors bother with it, definitely not on a low end rod, they'll build to the curve of the blank.
 

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they are nice rods, got two last year, one spinning/ one conventional...

trying a conventional reel or the rod?

if you plan on casting a conventinal and never have, you won't like it...practice makes perfect with a conventional...and I still birds nest :D
 
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