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#10906663 - 06/09/15 07:22 PM Drop shot/shaky head rod??
milkfisher Offline

Registered: 05/07/05
Posts: 434
Loc: DFW
While I'm waiting on my pro advisor to call me back (😃)......

I'm looking to pick up a spinning rod for drop shot/shaky head fishin'. What rod do YALL prefer? I'll prob keep the purchase sub $100 so I know that eliminates some of the higher end rods.

#10906684 - 06/09/15 07:29 PM Re: Drop shot/shaky head rod?? [Re: milkfisher]
T54 Offline
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Registered: 12/05/07
Posts: 3273
For me that is two different rods but pick a brand that you like and buy their 7'M Spinning rod.

You will get 50 different suggestions here. The performance differences in this price point are negligible.

Edited by T54 (06/09/15 07:29 PM)

#10906828 - 06/09/15 08:14 PM Re: Drop shot/shaky head rod?? [Re: milkfisher]
bigbass94 Online   content
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Registered: 05/27/12
Posts: 3145
Loc: San Antonio, Texas
Dobyns Fury

These rods were just released in May. For the price, they are fantastic rods. Try the 702SF

Edited by bigbass94 (06/09/15 08:15 PM)
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#10907105 - 06/09/15 09:49 PM Re: Drop shot/shaky head rod?? [Re: milkfisher]
Alex Finch Online   content
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Registered: 01/22/13
Posts: 1014
Loc: Fate, Texas
I can't comment on the rod, because I've used an NRX for most of the time I've been drop shotting. But I can recommend a great sub-$100 reel and that is the Shimano Sahara.

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#10907156 - 06/09/15 10:05 PM Re: Drop shot/shaky head rod?? [Re: milkfisher]
SRitchey Offline
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Registered: 10/31/13
Posts: 716
Loc: McKinney, TX
Denali makes a J2 Jadewood series spinning rod. 7' MH moderate fast #J2843SH. Can be used for shakey head and drop shot. Some guys prefer medium/moderate for drop shot but this will work for both. $99

#10907158 - 06/09/15 10:06 PM Re: Drop shot/shaky head rod?? [Re: milkfisher]
SteezMacQueen Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 11/02/14
Posts: 2857
Loc: Red Oak, Galveston, and Pagosa...
Use a GLX rod here, got s great deal on it. That said, drop shot doesn't require a great rod. If done right, the bass hook themselves. And mostly they do it before you can as well. Doesn't need to be super sensative. Just capable of sending a tiny hook, tiny weight, and roboworm a little distance.

Sometimes I use my Falcon Light rod and a 1500 size reel. Just for fun. Catches them just as well.

#10907497 - 06/10/15 01:54 AM Re: Drop shot/shaky head rod?? [Re: milkfisher]
Samuel Ragle Offline
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Registered: 02/17/13
Posts: 1442
Loc: Lake Tawakoni/ wills point
I use TFO rods, 7ft M with a plfueger president reel. Great combo for me, I've caught many fish with it
LMB. 8.5 Fork PB
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#10908009 - 06/10/15 09:00 AM Re: Drop shot/shaky head rod?? [Re: milkfisher]
ko bass attack 27 Online   content
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Registered: 01/05/12
Posts: 6076
Loc: Fritch, Tx. - Alba, Tx.
I like a Dobyns 702.

#10908346 - 06/10/15 10:50 AM Re: Drop shot/shaky head rod?? [Re: milkfisher]
Bill Durham Offline

Registered: 11/10/12
Posts: 301
Loc: Crowley
I agree on the 2 seperate rod premise for drop shot and shakey head. Skeet's drop shot rod works really well for me in that purpose. I think you need more backbone for shakey head fishing because you don't have to do such a massive hook set for drop shot fishing. I have a ST. Croix Premier medium heavy I use for shakey head fishing. my 2 cents

#10908514 - 06/10/15 11:50 AM Re: Drop shot/shaky head rod?? [Re: milkfisher]
reed35 Online   content

Registered: 06/07/07
Posts: 211
Loc: Point
Custom Angle Rods builds and has great rods.

#10908532 - 06/10/15 11:55 AM Re: Drop shot/shaky head rod?? [Re: milkfisher]
H B Offline

Registered: 09/15/14
Posts: 138
Dobyns 702

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