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#11202635 - 11/02/15 09:54 PM Favorite Senko/Wacky Rod
8upwithfishin' Online   content
Pro Angler

Registered: 02/22/09
Posts: 789
Loc: McKinney, Tx.
Ok, thought I had made up my mind to get a Kistler Mag Senko rod, but not 100% sue. What are other bait cast options around the $125-$160 range? Thanks.

#11202674 - 11/02/15 10:33 PM Re: Favorite Senko/Wacky Rod [Re: 8upwithfishin']
Brian McCarty Offline
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Registered: 05/28/03
Posts: 5604
Loc: Dallas, TX
Falcon weightless worm special.

#11202700 - 11/02/15 10:58 PM Re: Favorite Senko/Wacky Rod [Re: 8upwithfishin']
SRitchey Offline
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Registered: 10/31/13
Posts: 724
Loc: McKinney, TX
I had a Daiwa Tatula 7'2" MH Regular action (TAT721MHRB) sent to me by mistake. I kept it but wasn't sure what I was going to use it for. First time I used it was with a 5" senko t-rigged weightless and I caught a 7.5 pounder. The softer action lets the rod load up nice for casting lighter weights and it has plenty of backbone for driving the hook home. Lots of good choices and you might find one of these new on ebay or BBC for around $100.

#11202762 - 11/03/15 05:11 AM Re: Favorite Senko/Wacky Rod [Re: 8upwithfishin']
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Registered: 03/05/08
Posts: 1756
Loc: MS
St croix legend bass "teaser"

#11202825 - 11/03/15 06:57 AM Re: Favorite Senko/Wacky Rod [Re: 8upwithfishin']
James Biggs Online   content
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Registered: 07/11/06
Posts: 2887
Loc: DFW area
Megabass orichi spinning rod "drop shot" rod.

#11202916 - 11/03/15 07:48 AM Re: Favorite Senko/Wacky Rod [Re: 8upwithfishin']
bigbass94 Offline
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Registered: 05/27/12
Posts: 4222
Loc: San Antonio, Texas
G. Loomis E6X Jig & Worm

I highly suggest you save a few extra bucks and go for this rod. It retails for $180 but with the features it has, it could easily pass for $225. The 803C JWR is a perfect rod for senkos and wacky rigs. It's 6'8" in length and that's gonna help with skipping under docks and such. It has the perfect tip and a solid backbone for when you hook into a hawg! This rod is one of the lightest rods that G. Loomis makes. The sensitivity and balance of this rod blows away every other rod in the same price range.
"If people concentrated on the really important things in life, there'd be a shortage of fishing poles." - Doug Larson

#11202940 - 11/03/15 07:57 AM Re: Favorite Senko/Wacky Rod [Re: 8upwithfishin']
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Registered: 11/02/14
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Loc: Red Oak, Galveston, and Pagosa...
My favorite senko rod is in the bottom of a lake. With my favorite reel. Lol. It's a Falcon Cara Micro 7' medium heavy with a fast tip. The reel is a Lews Team Lews Pro. Lol. I have a grappling hook and a way point. Gonna go fish it out Thursday. Lol.
Eat. Sleep. Fish.

#11203007 - 11/03/15 08:25 AM Re: Favorite Senko/Wacky Rod [Re: Brian McCarty]
361V Online   content
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Registered: 11/21/08
Posts: 4793
Loc: somervell county
Originally Posted By: Brian McCarty
Falcon weightless worm special.
This works for me too.

#11203016 - 11/03/15 08:28 AM Re: Favorite Senko/Wacky Rod [Re: 361V]
bassfishinglawyer Offline
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Registered: 04/08/04
Posts: 2913
Loc: Fairview, TX
Originally Posted By: 361V
Originally Posted By: Brian McCarty
Falcon weightless worm special.
This works for me too.


#11203037 - 11/03/15 08:37 AM Re: Favorite Senko/Wacky Rod [Re: 8upwithfishin']
RCarter Offline
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Registered: 07/09/13
Posts: 1118
Loc: Universal City, Texas
Waterloo Wacky Stick.......No Comparison

#11203152 - 11/03/15 09:47 AM Re: Favorite Senko/Wacky Rod [Re: 8upwithfishin']
spy231 Offline

Registered: 07/03/05
Posts: 85
Loc: Granbury
I just got a chance to fish my 13 fishing omen black 2 in a tournament this weekend and I really like it. I think I am going to buy a few more omens for my next rods. (I dont have any other high dollar rods to compare though).

6 of my 7 bass were caught on a wacky rigged Senko.

Edited by spy231 (11/03/15 11:01 AM)

#11203178 - 11/03/15 09:56 AM Re: Favorite Senko/Wacky Rod [Re: 8upwithfishin']
ezbassin Offline
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Registered: 01/15/04
Posts: 13063
Loc: Mansfield, Tx.
I use a Powell Max 683 or a 703.

Edited by ezbassin (11/03/15 11:12 AM)

#11203247 - 11/03/15 10:28 AM Re: Favorite Senko/Wacky Rod [Re: 8upwithfishin']
basseditor Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 06/26/06
Posts: 570
Loc: Austin
I have IMO the perfect Senko set up. Actually, I have 3 of these.

Kistler Z-bone 7 foot 6 inch 3 power. It's not a regular production rod, so you'll need to do the custom Z-bone to get it.

One of the above is spiral wrapped. I have caught so many fish with these.

Kistler Rods

#11203336 - 11/03/15 11:25 AM Re: Favorite Senko/Wacky Rod [Re: 8upwithfishin']
90 5.0 Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 05/13/10
Posts: 2020
Loc: Atascocita,Tx
I bought a kistler carbon steel for a spinnerbait rod a while back and was catching good fish on senko's. Rigged up the weightless senko on it for partner also and it did very well for it.

Another good option that won't break the bank.

I throw mine on a helium 3 but the carbon steel felt great also and put a bunch of fish in the boat too!!!

My magnesium is my "least favorite" kistler But I've got a frog rod. Just seems a bit heavy compared to all the rest of my kistlers.

#11203382 - 11/03/15 11:50 AM Re: Favorite Senko/Wacky Rod [Re: 8upwithfishin']
Ryan Somerville Offline

Registered: 02/18/09
Posts: 305
Loc: Belleville Ontario Canada
I like Power Tackles PG-144 7'0 its in between a medium heavy/ heavy works awesome from 3/8oz down to weightless
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