Went out on the Gentleman a couple weeks back and had a great time. Got to break in my new setup and get some fish on the boat. Most people were using conventional reels or rented reels, but a few guys were using larger sized spinning reels. Is this common? I have a Penn Battle 6000 I use for surf fishing, but never thought to bring it out with me on the party boats. Does anyone use a spinning reel and what are they good for? What would be a good rod to pair with this Battle 6000 I have that would compliment my other setup. I currently use an Avet MXJ MC single speed and Calstar 800M with 40# braid and 25# mono top shot. Thanks for the help guys! I hope the Yellows and WSB take off again like last year. Charters have been mostly seeing rockfish.