I have a 7.5 ft 3 wt flyrod with a 20 year old martin reel that I'd rather catch bream with than anything using small poppers balck with yellow, yellow with black, mixed colors. I also like to catch bream and crappie on a 13 ft Lew's Bream Buster with crickets for bream or minnows for crappie.
I don't own any spinning rods anymore since I took up the fly pole.
"I am by practice and predilection a top-water man. How I love to hear a rampaging bass wallop a capering surface plug!" Havilah Babcock from Monafilment Hates People