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#10933835 - 06/22/15 07:51 PM Baitcasting drop shot rod suggestions...
Von Offline
Angler

Registered: 09/09/03
Posts: 292
Loc: Claremore,OK
Looking for suggestions for a baitcasting rod for using a drop shot, with 14-15 lb flouro, 3/8 to 1/2 oz weight. I have an older Cara that is a 6 and 1/2 foot 5 power rod. It worked OK, but I felt like I might need more tip. Only rod I had with more tip is a 7 foot MH crankin stick. Not enough feel for my taste with that rod.

I have a 6 10 bucco finesse jig rod. Anybody used it for this application? I would try it, but it is in plastic wrap and if I put a reel on it, Im stuck with it.

I use a spinning rod for light line drop shotting, but wanting a baitcasting setup for heavy line situations.

Any sugguestions appreciated!

Thanks

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#10933854 - 06/22/15 07:58 PM Re: Baitcasting drop shot rod suggestions... [Re: Von]
Pearlandtexan Offline
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Registered: 07/06/09
Posts: 428
Loc: Pearland/ Broaddus
I would use a medium heavy with a fast tip.....but that what I would prefer. You should get what every you like, and work the bait best with.
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#10933956 - 06/22/15 08:51 PM Re: Baitcasting drop shot rod suggestions... [Re: Von]
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Extreme Angler

Registered: 10/09/01
Posts: 2611
Loc: Lubbock, Texas.
I use an 8' custom M to ML rod for my drop shot and shaky head applications. It is like a 2.3 power rod and I love it because it has the fast tip and enough backbone to bring them up and set the hook, but my rod was built for it. Hope this helps.

Tight lines, keep safe and good luck.

Thad Rains
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#10934007 - 06/22/15 09:17 PM Re: Baitcasting drop shot rod suggestions... [Re: Von]
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Registered: 01/05/12
Posts: 7175
Loc: Fritch, Tx. - Alba, Tx.
I use use a a Dobyns DX 702.

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#10934045 - 06/22/15 09:35 PM Re: Baitcasting drop shot rod suggestions... [Re: Von]
LoneStarHusker Offline
Angler

Registered: 04/20/10
Posts: 400
Loc: Dallas
Custom is going to be the best. I also have one of these dropshot tactical rods that I like from TFO.

http://www.tforods.com/conventional-rods...ml#.VYjFUvlViE0

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#10934082 - 06/22/15 09:53 PM Re: Baitcasting drop shot rod suggestions... [Re: Von]
timwins31 Offline
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Registered: 02/04/11
Posts: 5545
Loc: DFW
Yea with that much weight I'd be using a MH rod with a fast or even an extra fast tip.

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#10934097 - 06/22/15 10:03 PM Re: Baitcasting drop shot rod suggestions... [Re: Von]
FMJshooter Offline
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Registered: 06/24/08
Posts: 1390
Loc: Belton, TX
I use a M extra fast Cumara for weights in that range and Cara weightless worm for the lighter weight stuff.


Edited by FMJshooter (06/22/15 10:41 PM)

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#10934099 - 06/22/15 10:04 PM Re: Baitcasting drop shot rod suggestions... [Re: Von]
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Registered: 11/10/12
Posts: 4797
Loc: Emory
I use a MH TFO Tactical for that application...... Though I've never felt the need for 1/2 ounce weights.....1/4 to 3/8 skinny tungsten on 14 lb sunline sniper.....owner offset 1/0 or 2/0
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#10934245 - 06/22/15 11:58 PM Re: Baitcasting drop shot rod suggestions... [Re: Von]
D Thomas Offline
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Registered: 12/20/10
Posts: 860
I currently use an Omen Black 7" Medium Fast. However, I stopped by Reel Time Rods at Pope's Landing this weekend, and he'll make you a killer dropshot bait caster!
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