You didn't say what weight Power Pro you were going to put on your reel. PaulPro gave you some good "general" tips about putting braid on a reel, but I don't know that your spincast reel has enough capacity to worry about putting on backing too. I'll leave that decision up to you.
As for your rod issue... you say "wrong-hand" etc., but you don't say WHAT SIDE of the reel that your handle is on... Most
right-handed people, cast a SPINNING rod/reel with their right hand and crank the spinning reel with their left hand. Most
right-handed people cast a SPINCAST/baitcasing reel with their right hand, then switch hands (now holding the rod in the LEFT hand), and crank/retrieve the reel with their right hand.
Is this how yours is set up??
There are also some right-handed people though, that will cast baitcasters with their right hand and KEEP the rod in their right hand and crank/retrieve the reel with their left hands!
Keep your spincast reel on TOP (not hanging down like a spinning reel) and I would think that regardless of the side of the handle you could adjust to make it work.
The fact that you're using a spinning rod (vs. a "casting" rod) for the time being, shouldn't make much of a difference. The only REAL difference is that spinning rods USUALLY have a lighter action to them.
Let us all know how that braid on a spincast reel works for ya!!
I got it figured out, I'm actually just doing what you said, casting with my right hand, then switching and retrieving with my right hand, keeping the spool up.
I also did use some 10lb mono to use as a backing on the spool before tying on the power pro. I didnt keep track of heartlands or anything, but the PP diameter is exactly the same as the mono. I mainly put the mono backing on to protect the spool in case of ultra tight line. I didn't want it cutting into the spool. I'm pretty sure the pickup pin will cut the braid before the braid cuts it (the pin in titanium) but I set the drag kind of light anyway just in case.
Anyway, I haven't actually taken it to the lake yet to really try it yet, hopefully I will later today or tomorrow. However I took it out back and made a few casts just to get a feel for it, and it casts perfectly. No hang ups, no bird nests inside the cone, etc. looking forward to it! I'llpost when I actually fish with it. Hopefully I'll be able to get a couple bass. Water is just getting warm so they should be pretty active.
Out of curiosity, what kind of mono is good for bassing? Just in case I decide to go back to it.
When you see my lady The Tempest float by, you know you've lost. The fish are all gone. Stop fishing then and there and quit with dignity, brah.