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#11345121 - 01/14/16 06:58 AM Spinning Rod Length?
Jigfish Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 02/28/03
Posts: 2905
Loc: Tx
What length spinning rod you use for skipping docks with shay heads? I've been using a 7' but wondering if I could get away with a 6'6". Something to use in tight quarters.

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#11345175 - 01/14/16 07:33 AM Re: Spinning Rod Length? [Re: Jigfish]
Ted Martin Offline
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Registered: 07/26/05
Posts: 2035
Loc: Dallas, TX
6'6" is a good length for skipping docks

#11345341 - 01/14/16 08:42 AM Re: Spinning Rod Length? [Re: Jigfish]
kscatman76 Offline
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Registered: 05/08/12
Posts: 2267
Loc: Kansas
I like 7 ft for most applications but for skipping docks I also like that 6'6.

#11345720 - 01/14/16 11:24 AM Re: Spinning Rod Length? [Re: Jigfish]
WmSmith Offline

Registered: 11/27/14
Posts: 125
Any type of skipping I use short rods in general. Spinning or casting. Also make sure you have a decent soft tip. It helps "whipping" the bait

#11345926 - 01/14/16 01:09 PM Re: Spinning Rod Length? [Re: Jigfish]
Jaguar6 Offline
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Registered: 04/16/14
Posts: 761
Loc: Mesquite, TX
6'6 St. Croix Legend Tournament Series Spinning rod is a great rod for skipping docks. Super light and super strong for pulling those fish out from underneath the docks
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#11351903 - 01/17/16 02:28 PM Re: Spinning Rod Length? [Re: Jigfish]
WmSmith Offline

Registered: 11/27/14
Posts: 125
I've always used 7'0 rods skipping docks. But after watching Linders Fishing Edge I'm going to try a 6'0 or shorter. What they said makes since. I keep beating my rod up against the trolling motor or side of the boat. Shorter rod made better control.

#11352687 - 01/17/16 09:43 PM Re: Spinning Rod Length? [Re: Jigfish]
Marooned Offline
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Registered: 08/16/05
Posts: 1483
Loc: Fort Worth, Texas
I use a 6' 8" Shimano Compre, works pretty well.
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#11352691 - 01/17/16 09:45 PM Re: Spinning Rod Length? [Re: Jigfish]
HawkeyeFisher Offline

Registered: 02/15/10
Posts: 224
you could easily use a 6 footer, if all all you were doing was skippin docks,

#11352837 - 01/18/16 12:33 AM Re: Spinning Rod Length? [Re: Jigfish]
SoCal Tom Offline
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Registered: 04/10/07
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Loc: Garland, TX
I went away from my 7 footer exactly for that. Went to a 6'8" and that works better for me.

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#11352852 - 01/18/16 02:47 AM Re: Spinning Rod Length? [Re: Jigfish]
Finesse Master/ Dropshot king Offline
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Registered: 12/18/15
Posts: 1370
Loc: Arlington
7' or a 7'1 Would be idea for that medium heavy fast tip!

#11352875 - 01/18/16 05:20 AM Re: Spinning Rod Length? [Re: Jigfish]
BrudBass Offline

Registered: 10/18/12
Posts: 125
Loc: Buda, Texas
I have three spinning rods for skipping docks, they are 6'0", 6'6" and 6'9". I've tried 7' + rods and they are too long for me.
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