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#11581923 - 05/03/16 10:36 PM Do you use a spinning reel for Dropshot?
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I'm considering trying a spinning reel rig for Dropshot. Thus far I've only used bait casters. What do you Dropshot experts use?
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#11581936 - 05/03/16 10:46 PM Re: Do you use a spinning reel for Dropshot? [Re: Xpo102]
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Is the baitcaster not working? It works for me(seriously).
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#11581946 - 05/03/16 10:56 PM Re: Do you use a spinning reel for Dropshot? [Re: Xpo102]
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I use both.....depends on if I am needing a vertical fall or not
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#11581956 - 05/03/16 11:01 PM Re: Do you use a spinning reel for Dropshot? [Re: Xpo102]
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Baitcaster works. And I prefer a baitcaster. Just wondering if there is a benefit to using a spinning rig.
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#11581969 - 05/03/16 11:15 PM Re: Do you use a spinning reel for Dropshot? [Re: Xpo102]
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Spinning real you can working floating docks and left it dead fall again fast working it up and down on suspended fish. Also feel like I can reel in on a bite without needing much hookset. But I still use both setups.
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#11582090 - 05/04/16 06:08 AM Re: Do you use a spinning reel for Dropshot? [Re: Xpo102]
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The only time i don't fish it on a spinning reel is when I m fishing heavier cover, and theres a need to step up my line size
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#11582101 - 05/04/16 06:18 AM Re: Do you use a spinning reel for Dropshot? [Re: ChrisPowellFishing]
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Originally Posted By: ChrisPowellFishing
The only time i don't fish it on a spinning reel is when I m fishing heavier cover, and theres a need to step up my line size


^^^^^This........And I like a more "free spooling" of the line when using lighter presentations that a spinning rig offers. But I use much heavier variations of a drop shot that I absolutely use a bait caster on.
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#11582105 - 05/04/16 06:23 AM Re: Do you use a spinning reel for Dropshot? [Re: ChrisPowellFishing]
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Originally Posted By: ChrisPowellFishing
The only time i don't fish it on a spinning reel is when I m fishing heavier cover, and theres a need to step up my line size
same here.
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#11582192 - 05/04/16 07:41 AM Re: Do you use a spinning reel for Dropshot? [Re: Shawn Mead]
timwins31 Offline
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Originally Posted By: Shawn Mead
I use both.....depends on if I am needing a vertical fall or not


Very true. If I want a more vertical presentation, I go with the fairy wand. Or if it's a smaller bait type of day, fairy wand. All other drop shotting I do with a baitcaster.

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#11582220 - 05/04/16 07:54 AM Re: Do you use a spinning reel for Dropshot? [Re: Xpo102]
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I use both, spinning reel is great in big wind, no back lash worries.
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#11582258 - 05/04/16 08:12 AM Re: Do you use a spinning reel for Dropshot? [Re: Xpo102]
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I don't even own a spinning reel, just haven't felt the need. Only use bait caster for drop shot, shaky head etc.
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#11582653 - 05/04/16 11:11 AM Re: Do you use a spinning reel for Dropshot? [Re: Xpo102]
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I've never used anything BUT spinning gear to dropshot.
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#11582671 - 05/04/16 11:23 AM Re: Do you use a spinning reel for Dropshot? [Re: Xpo102]
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The only thing i use a spinning rod on, i just personally have better sensitivity in that technique when using a spinning set up. not sure why, but ive tried both and perfer the fairy wand for drop shot
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#11582698 - 05/04/16 11:38 AM Re: Do you use a spinning reel for Dropshot? [Re: Xpo102]
ezbassin Offline
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Originally Posted By: Xpo102
Baitcaster works. And I prefer a baitcaster. Just wondering if there is a benefit to using a spinning rig.


I use a baitcaster most of the time with a custom drop shot rod from Reel Time rods, Shimano Curado 50E and 8 pound line. I like using the baitcaster way better than the spinning rig. The only time I use spinning gear is when I am fishing in deep water 24+ and I see the fish on the screen right under the boat.


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#11582737 - 05/04/16 12:00 PM Re: Do you use a spinning reel for Dropshot? [Re: Xpo102]
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I use bait caster for all presentation, including drop shot and shaky head. Works for me, but maybe not for all fishermen. Tight lines, keep safe and good luck.

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