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so there is a chance I could be fishing for Bonefish this winter and Im really ecited (Im a 13 year old Minnesota trout and Pike

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  • so there is a chance I could be fishing for Bonefish this winter and Im really ecited (Im a 13 year old Minnesota trout and Pike

    so there is a chance I could be fishing for Bonefish this winter and Im really ecited (Im a 13 year old Minnesota trout and Pike angler). I have to buy all of my own equipment so before I strart flinging some hard earned money around would it be better to invest in a spinning rod or a baitcaster? I would primarily be fishing with live bait on the flats of key west with a guide.

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    The guide should provide any tackle you need. If you feel you should get your own, you need a spinning reel that will hold 250 yds. of 8# test on a 7 to 7.5 ft. medium action rod. Good luck and have fun.

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      AS Country says, a "GOOD" guide will provide you with the needed tackle. I am a hard-nose baitcaster myself, but in your case, I would recommend a spinning reel. I would also recommend that if you use mono line, you get at least 17 to 20# because where bone fish are, there are other fish that might need heavier line. If you use braid then I would go with at least a 40# line which would only have a diameter of about a 10# mono and would still let you get a lot of yardage on the spool. I like a light or soft action rod when fishing with live bait.

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        I also would recommend a spinning reel, especially for someone just starting out. It will be easier for you to succeed. I've typically used 17# Trilene XL (for the same reason as Santa); however I am starting to like the small diameter of the braided line more every day. Either will serve you well.

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