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#11639660 - 06/01/16 08:57 AM drop shot rods
stratosman78 Offline
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Registered: 03/25/13
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Was looking for what you guys use for drop shot rods. I am wanting to invest in one but not wanting to spend a arm and leg.

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#11639702 - 06/01/16 09:08 AM Re: drop shot rods [Re: stratosman78]
David Burton Offline
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Reel Time Rods at Fork has a good selection at multiple price points!
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#11639755 - 06/01/16 09:28 AM Re: drop shot rods [Re: stratosman78]
Mike_Soriano™ Offline
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What's your budget
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#11639761 - 06/01/16 09:30 AM Re: drop shot rods [Re: David Burton]
Danny L. Weems Offline
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Registered: 03/19/14
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Loc: Como, Texas
Originally Posted By: David Burton
Reel Time Rods at Fork has a good selection at multiple price points!

+1

I had Ron build me a baitcast model one with Carbon Fiber handles and the high end guides.
I put a Lew's Pro Magnesium and spooled up with 10# Invizx, talk about a light and sensitive setup.
I don't know what an arm and a leg to you is but the rods are around $200 and well worth it.
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#11639768 - 06/01/16 09:36 AM Re: drop shot rods [Re: stratosman78]
Mike Andrews Offline
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Registered: 04/12/05
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Loc: Red Oak
Dobyns Extreme 742SF
Dobyns Champion 703SF

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#11639777 - 06/01/16 09:41 AM Re: drop shot rods [Re: stratosman78]
Ban-D Offline
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I use a custom rod built by someone who works at reel time. If I didn't have it I would get a g loomis Dsr822s

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#11639816 - 06/01/16 10:06 AM Re: drop shot rods [Re: stratosman78]
Bruce Allen Offline
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Reel Times does sell a pretty darn good drop shot conventional rod for $129
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#11639823 - 06/01/16 10:10 AM Re: drop shot rods [Re: stratosman78]
Doug R. Offline
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I use a G Loomis DSR 822 and a custom rod built by Reel Time Rods
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#11639848 - 06/01/16 10:21 AM Re: drop shot rods [Re: stratosman78]
Sinkey Offline
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Loc: Frisco, TX. and Lake Fork
Duckett Ghost 7' Medium crankbait rod. Less than $100.
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#11640042 - 06/01/16 11:40 AM Re: drop shot rods [Re: stratosman78]
bigbass94 Offline
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Registered: 05/27/12
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Loc: San Antonio, Texas
iRod Genesis II

One of the most underrated rods on the market right here. I don't know why iRod doesn't get a lot of press, because they build a stellar rod! I recommend you try the Genesis II IRG712S. This rod is a superb drop shot rod and it'll get the job done easily. It has plenty of backbone to drive the hook home but enough tip to allow you to work the bait correctly; it's the perfect mix. This rod is also super light and very sensitive. For less than $150, you can't go wrong with this rod.
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#11640258 - 06/01/16 01:12 PM Re: drop shot rods [Re: stratosman78]
stratosman78 Offline
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Registered: 03/25/13
Posts: 57
I don't mind spending 150 or so on a rod, but I do know some people that have 600 dollars tied up in just there drop shot rigs

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#11640447 - 06/01/16 02:20 PM Re: drop shot rods [Re: stratosman78]
ezbassin Offline
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Registered: 01/15/04
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Loc: Mansfield, Tx.
Originally Posted By: stratosman78
I don't mind spending 150 or so on a rod, but I do know some people that have 600 dollars tied up in just there drop shot rigs



Go see Ron @ Reel Time Rods in Popes Landing at lake Fork. He makes both spinning and a baitcaster that are awesome drop shot rods. I prefer the baitcaster. I have tried several other rods for drop shotting including the Dobyns 702 and the tip action on the Reel Time Rod is better. It moves with the slightest nibble and the rod has plenty backbone.

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#11640645 - 06/01/16 03:19 PM Re: drop shot rods [Re: stratosman78]
stratosman78 Offline
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Registered: 03/25/13
Posts: 57
I appreciate the help and advice

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#11641027 - 06/01/16 06:11 PM Re: drop shot rods [Re: stratosman78]
bbassfishes Offline
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Registered: 09/30/12
Posts: 595
Loc: Granbury, TX
I may get laughed out of here, but hands down the best rod I have ever used for drop shot.

Quantum Smoke 7' Medium Spinning Rod
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#11641332 - 06/01/16 08:13 PM Re: drop shot rods [Re: stratosman78]
Bill Durham Offline
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Registered: 11/10/12
Posts: 473
Loc: Crowley
Most people poopoo them but I have been using one of Skeet Reese's drop shot rods for 10 years now and I've caught a lot fish up to 6.5lbs using it. Plenty of backbone, plenty of tip.. $90 I think. It is a spinning rod.

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