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#11226978 - 11/16/15 11:11 AM Drop Shot Rod?
Bassbruiser12 Offline
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Registered: 02/16/13
Posts: 13
Loc: Forney, Tx
Hey guys, I'm looking at getting a rod to only fish drop shot with. The thing is I want to use a baitcasting rod and not a spinning rod. I just want to see what some of yall would recommend. I have a couple rods in mind but id like to see what everyone thinks. My budget on a rod is between $100-200. I appreciate the help!
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#11227006 - 11/16/15 11:31 AM Re: Drop Shot Rod? [Re: Bassbruiser12]
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Registered: 05/27/12
Posts: 3174
Loc: San Antonio, Texas
G. Loomis Dropshot rod

This rod is a little out of your price range but I'd save a little and grab one of these. They're specifically designed for dropshotting. The DSR820S is the best baitcasting rod for dropshotting that's available. These rods are incredibly light and super sensitive. The wider cork at the foregrip of the rod is very comfortable. It's a light tip but it has plenty of backbone for a hookset. I highly recommend you give this a rod a try. It's become one of my favorites.
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#11227072 - 11/16/15 12:05 PM Re: Drop Shot Rod? [Re: Bassbruiser12]
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Registered: 01/05/12
Posts: 6335
Loc: Fritch, Tx. - Alba, Tx.
I use a Dobyns DX 702, Tackle warehouse had a few on sale last time I looked. They are a little over your desired price range.

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#11227160 - 11/16/15 12:39 PM Re: Drop Shot Rod? [Re: Bassbruiser12]
JimmyP Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 11/26/12
Posts: 802
Loc: Waxahachie, Texas
Call Ron or Jay at Reel Time Rods. They have an awesome drop shot baitcaster. Lifetime warranty and in your price range. I love mine.

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#11227198 - 11/16/15 01:02 PM Re: Drop Shot Rod? [Re: Bassbruiser12]
Brandon Potter Offline
Angler

Registered: 04/16/12
Posts: 327
Loc: Justin, TX
I bought the Dobyns Fury 702SF and really like it so far. Angler's has them, check it out. $109

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#11227296 - 11/16/15 01:43 PM Re: Drop Shot Rod? [Re: Bassbruiser12]
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Registered: 11/02/14
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Loc: Red Oak, Galveston, and Pagosa...
I use a Cashion that is soft enough to drop shot with, yet still have a backbone to bring up a good fish. It is from their jerk bait series of bait casting rods. The trick is to have a light enough tip and rod to not over do the hook set. Nothing ever said it had to be a fixed spool type of reel setup. Bait casters can work great.
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#11227299 - 11/16/15 01:44 PM Re: Drop Shot Rod? [Re: Bassbruiser12]
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Registered: 11/02/14
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Loc: Red Oak, Galveston, and Pagosa...
Oh. The Cashion is $199.
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#11227633 - 11/16/15 04:36 PM Re: Drop Shot Rod? [Re: Bassbruiser12]
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Registered: 04/28/13
Posts: 138
Loc: Midland, Texas
Reel time rodes

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#11227806 - 11/16/15 06:16 PM Re: Drop Shot Rod? [Re: Bassbruiser12]
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Registered: 05/28/03
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Loc: Dallas, TX
I have a brand new GLoomis Dropshot casting rod that I will sell for $200.00. This is the deal for drop shot and retails for $270.00. Let me know!
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#11227813 - 11/16/15 06:20 PM Re: Drop Shot Rod? [Re: JimmyP]
ezbassin Offline
TFF Guru

Registered: 01/15/04
Posts: 12212
Loc: Mansfield, Tx.
Originally Posted By: JimmyP
Call Ron or Jay at Reel Time Rods. They have an awesome drop shot baitcaster. Lifetime warranty and in your price range. I love mine.


Do this ^^^^^^^^^^^for sure. It is ABSOLUTELY the best drop shot rod. Ron will custom make it for you. I have a Dobyns Extreme 702 and Rons drop shot rod is better. If you want the Dobyns 702, I will sell you mine. I have another one of Rons drop shot rods on order so I will have 2 on deck at all times. I also have the same rod in a spinning version to use in the summer fishing vertically in deep water.

Believe me, they are the best. The tip twitches at the slightest bite and it has plenty of backbone. You will feel every bite.




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#11227938 - 11/16/15 07:10 PM Re: Drop Shot Rod? [Re: Bassbruiser12]
Fishing on a string Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 03/04/05
Posts: 1875
Loc: Emory Tx
Thank's guy's, if the op or anyone is looking for a Drop Shot Rod or anything else, we welcome them to come take one of our rods and go use it. If it is not for them, then no pressure to buy. We back our product and our warranty will NOT be beat. For our current customers THANK YOU for your support.

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#11228836 - 11/17/15 08:25 AM Re: Drop Shot Rod? [Re: Bassbruiser12]
ezbassin Offline
TFF Guru

Registered: 01/15/04
Posts: 12212
Loc: Mansfield, Tx.
If you get a drop shot rod other than one from Ron, you will be doing yourself an injustice.

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#11229650 - 11/17/15 03:16 PM Re: Drop Shot Rod? [Re: Bassbruiser12]
Old Man Skeeter Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 12/23/10
Posts: 1333
Loc: Greenville,Texas
I have a baitcasting rod that Ron at Reel Time Rods built for me. He is located at Pope's Landing at Lake Fork. His # is 903-450-6400. Great drop shot rod and he stands behind all of his rods. You want be sorry if you buy one.

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#11229907 - 11/17/15 06:00 PM Re: Drop Shot Rod? [Re: Bassbruiser12]
Amberlamps Offline
Angler

Registered: 10/02/13
Posts: 271
Loc: Austin, TX
dobyns 702
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#11230007 - 11/17/15 06:47 PM Re: Drop Shot Rod? [Re: Bassbruiser12]
ezbassin Offline
TFF Guru

Registered: 01/15/04
Posts: 12212
Loc: Mansfield, Tx.
Im telling you, the drop shot rod that Ron builds is better than the Dobyns Extreme 702. I know because I have both of them and fished them side by side.


Edited by ezbassin (11/17/15 06:48 PM)

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