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#11763950 - 08/07/16 07:25 PM Best ShakeyHead Baitcasting Rod?
Josh Fulton Offline
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Registered: 08/07/10
Posts: 1542
Loc: The Vine
Im not against the fairywand but I only use it for light shakeyheads(1/16, 1/8oz). I consider myself a power finesse guy and my favorite technique is a 1/4 or 5/16 oz shakeyhead. Last night the rod I had been using broke on a hookset. It was a rather cheapy rod but one I somewhat liked. Curious what are some of you power finesse guys favorite baitcasting shakeyhead rod? Thanks in advance
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#11763959 - 08/07/16 07:31 PM Re: Best ShakeyHead Baitcasting Rod? [Re: Josh Fulton]
Ken Starling Offline
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Registered: 02/24/08
Posts: 2812
Loc: lake tawakoni
I use a Falcon 7' 4 action. Like a FC-4-7 . It is like a medium action but enough backbone you can set the hook
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#11763963 - 08/07/16 07:36 PM Re: Best ShakeyHead Baitcasting Rod? [Re: Josh Fulton]
bigbass94 Offline
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Registered: 05/27/12
Posts: 3468
Loc: San Antonio, Texas
G. Loomis Shaky Head Rod

If you're really into shaky head fishing then check these out. I personally own one, as a shaky head is a big part of my arsenal, and I love these rods. They are a bit pricey but they're perfectly balanced and are considerably lightweight. Another good plus about this rod is that it would pull double duty for a good drop shot rod.

Dobyns Fury

If you're not into paying $255 then check out the Fury FR 702SF. These rods are decent rods for the price and will get the job done easily.
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#11763967 - 08/07/16 07:39 PM Re: Best ShakeyHead Baitcasting Rod? [Re: Josh Fulton]
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Registered: 02/09/14
Posts: 339
Loc: Oklahoma
I use a Falcon Bucoo 7' med / heavy baitcaster


Edited by hookinbass (08/07/16 07:41 PM)
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#11763990 - 08/07/16 07:52 PM Re: Best ShakeyHead Baitcasting Rod? [Re: Josh Fulton]
Cougar FTD Offline
Angler

Registered: 01/27/16
Posts: 397
Loc: Keller TX
I use a kistler Carbon steel 7' medium
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#11764069 - 08/07/16 08:34 PM Re: Best ShakeyHead Baitcasting Rod? [Re: Josh Fulton]
TOMCAT21 Offline
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Registered: 03/10/09
Posts: 630
Loc: Keller, TX
You might consider the Megabass Levante Diablo Spec-R. I throw weightless wacky rigs on mine so I'm sure it would work for the heavier Shaky Heads you are throwing.

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#11764089 - 08/07/16 08:45 PM Re: Best ShakeyHead Baitcasting Rod? [Re: Josh Fulton]
hoghead2007 Offline
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Registered: 05/14/13
Posts: 183
Loc: North TX
Falcon LowRider weightless worm rod

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#11764342 - 08/07/16 11:08 PM Re: Best ShakeyHead Baitcasting Rod? [Re: Josh Fulton]
Barn Online   content
Extreme Angler

Registered: 05/17/02
Posts: 2082
Loc: McKinney, TX
I like the Falcon Cara finesse jig. The weightless worm will work too.

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#11764402 - 08/08/16 12:04 AM Re: Best ShakeyHead Baitcasting Rod? [Re: Josh Fulton]
NickHasty Offline
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Registered: 12/11/11
Posts: 1301
Loc: Yankee Land U.S.A
Nothing touches a dobyns champion extreme 742...

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#11764429 - 08/08/16 01:34 AM Re: Best ShakeyHead Baitcasting Rod? [Re: Josh Fulton]
Bradshuflin aka hunter'sdad Offline
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Registered: 10/05/10
Posts: 9292
Loc: Sanger, Tx/ Chatham, La
I use a Diawa Jupiter 7m awesome rod for the money works great for finesse type stuff.
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#11764456 - 08/08/16 05:13 AM Re: Best ShakeyHead Baitcasting Rod? [Re: Josh Fulton]
triton37 Online   content
Angler

Registered: 09/10/08
Posts: 408
Loc: sherman, texas
I love my falcon cara finesse rod for shaky head applications. Haven't found one better.

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#11766152 - 08/08/16 07:56 PM Re: Best ShakeyHead Baitcasting Rod? [Re: Josh Fulton]
Josh Fulton Offline
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Registered: 08/07/10
Posts: 1542
Loc: The Vine
Thanks for everyone's input! After looking at a lot of rods from Envy to Dobyn's from power tackle to falcon I decided on the 733C Dobyn's Fury! It had the backbone I wanted with a fast enough tip! Most of the other rods had to much bend between the 1st and 3rd guide for the hooksets I "deliver" to these fish lol. I've been a duckett guy but tired of the weak guides... Believe I'm about to start making the switch to the fury line!
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#11766166 - 08/08/16 08:04 PM Re: Best ShakeyHead Baitcasting Rod? [Re: Josh Fulton]
SkeeterRonnie Offline
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Registered: 02/25/03
Posts: 52724
Loc: Forney TX
You'll like the Fury
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#11766330 - 08/08/16 09:08 PM Re: Best ShakeyHead Baitcasting Rod? [Re: Josh Fulton]
Jake Shannon(Skeet4Life) Online   content
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Registered: 10/31/10
Posts: 7551
Loc: Tyler, Tx/Arlington, Tx
Originally Posted By: Josh Fulton
Thanks for everyone's input! After looking at a lot of rods from Envy to Dobyn's from power tackle to falcon I decided on the 733C Dobyn's Fury! It had the backbone I wanted with a fast enough tip! Most of the other rods had to much bend between the 1st and 3rd guide for the hooksets I "deliver" to these fish lol. I've been a duckett guy but tired of the weak guides... Believe I'm about to start making the switch to the fury line!

Josh I really like the 733 rods for shakey head and regular texas rigs. You made a solid choice for sure

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#11766349 - 08/08/16 09:17 PM Re: Best ShakeyHead Baitcasting Rod? [Re: Josh Fulton]
flyguy12 Offline
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Registered: 03/19/09
Posts: 38
+ 1 on the Falcon Cara Finesse rod. I have a weightless worm rod and and much prefer the Finesse rod for the shakey head.

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