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#11202015 - 11/02/15 03:38 PM Best Shakey Head setup?
MagFluker Offline
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Registered: 07/29/12
Posts: 703
Loc: Austin, TX
I know it comes down to preference, so here is mine. I am looking for the right Rod/Reel combo for Shakey Head Flipping docks, rocks and shoreline (we don't have much timber so not looking for heavy cover flipping here in Centex) I like 15# flouro. I might have the combo already without knowing it. I am doing this now more than ever so trying to maximize this technique.

Rod Length:
Rod Action:
Reel gear ratio:
Left or right retrieve:

You can throw in Brand if you want, I know what I like cool

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#11202086 - 11/02/15 04:13 PM Re: Best Shakey Head setup? [Re: MagFluker]
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Registered: 05/27/12
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Loc: San Antonio, Texas
G. Loomis GLX

For the rod, I like the 802S JWR. It's a 6'8" rod that has a medium action but has a solid backbone. This length will help you be able to skip under docks as well. Not to mention, this rod is freakishly light!

Shimano Stradic CI4


I use the 2500 size in the 6.0:1 because you need the speed when a fish picks up your bait and starts swimming with it. This reel is light, powerful and has a smooth drag system which is gonna help with those bigger fish or when a fish gets you wrapped around a dock piling.

Left or right hand doesn't really matter. Just go with what you're comfortable with.
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#11202239 - 11/02/15 06:17 PM Re: Best Shakey Head setup? [Re: MagFluker]
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Registered: 01/15/04
Posts: 12199
Loc: Mansfield, Tx.
6-8 or 7 ft. M/H rod. Many rod brands would work well. I would choose from these: Reel Time Rods custom Bushido, Loomis KLX or IMX, Powell Max or Max 3D,Kistler H3 and Dobyns Champion or Extreme.
12-15# Invizx
Lews BB1 Pro, Curado 50E, Daiwa Steez Gear ratio--7-1 if the reel is made in that, if not then a 6-1 gear ratio.


I use baitcasters for this, not spinning tackle.


Edited by ezbassin (11/03/15 02:17 PM)

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#11202332 - 11/02/15 07:01 PM Re: Best Shakey Head setup? [Re: MagFluker]
MagFluker Offline
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Registered: 07/29/12
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Loc: Austin, TX
Thanks
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#11203421 - 11/03/15 12:12 PM Re: Best Shakey Head setup? [Re: MagFluker]
cbow44 Offline
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#11203500 - 11/03/15 12:54 PM Re: Best Shakey Head setup? [Re: MagFluker]
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I use a 7ft medium spinning rod with 12lb line for finesse stuff most often.
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#11203510 - 11/03/15 01:03 PM Re: Best Shakey Head setup? [Re: cbow44]
MagFluker Offline
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Registered: 07/29/12
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Loc: Austin, TX
Waiting on his power fishing article on the Shakey head, thanks
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