Re: Time To 'Fess Up...
My first reel was a Johnson City spinning from the local Western Auto store. It didn't have a bail, just a line bearing guide. I have never owned a bait caster. I started fly fishing in 1999 and loved it. Rods from 4wt to 9wt and fished for bream to strippers. Hit some hard times in 2002 and sold all of my fly equipment. Only kept a few U/L spinning set ups and one 7wt fly outfit.
Just started fishing again this year. Relined the 7wt for me and the UL spinning for my wife. (She has always been my best fishing buddy.) I still fly fish about 80% of the time but have no problems using a spinning outfit when conditions warrant.