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#11825180 - 09/12/16 05:01 PM Best rod and reel setup for light baits
goodman1389 Offline
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Registered: 07/01/14
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What rods and reels do y'all use for lighter baits like wacky rigs and weightless flukes? Best rod length and action and best reel speed?

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#11825272 - 09/12/16 05:58 PM Re: Best rod and reel setup for light baits [Re: goodman1389]
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Easier for me to skip weightless flukes and senkos with spinning gear. Medium power 7ft rod with a fast action. Size 3000 reel.
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#11825368 - 09/12/16 07:03 PM Re: Best rod and reel setup for light baits [Re: goodman1389]
David Burton Offline
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MH fast 7'3" Veritas or Duckett w/ 7.1:1reel. I fish it in open water and moderate cover with the same setup. Decent reel will cast a Senko/Hook a mile! To skip a wacky, I use a 1/8 ounce jig head setup.
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#11825396 - 09/12/16 07:14 PM Re: Best rod and reel setup for light baits [Re: goodman1389]
Bobby Milam Offline
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I use the Veritas 6'9" med w/ 7.1:1 casts weightless flukes with ease.

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#11825494 - 09/12/16 07:56 PM Re: Best rod and reel setup for light baits [Re: goodman1389]
Mike_Soriano™ Offline
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I wouldn't consider senkos and flukes to be light weight baits..12-15 lb. With a 7mh should do fine. As far as reel speed, at least a 6. Weightless baits tend to get slacklined often.
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#11825537 - 09/12/16 08:19 PM Re: Best rod and reel setup for light baits [Re: goodman1389]
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I use a St Croix legend 7' with Abu mgx

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#11826696 - 09/13/16 12:43 PM Re: Best rod and reel setup for light baits [Re: goodman1389]
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I have used Dobyns and Powell rods for both techniques. 3 power for wacky rigging and 4 power for Tx.rigging weightless.

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#11826802 - 09/13/16 01:48 PM Re: Best rod and reel setup for light baits [Re: goodman1389]
Ryan Boykin Offline
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I throw weightless on a Falcon Cara T7 Weightless microguide with an Abu Revo STX. 12-15lb fluoro depending on the situation.
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#11826937 - 09/13/16 03:08 PM Re: Best rod and reel setup for light baits [Re: goodman1389]
Barn Offline
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Loc: McKinney, TX
Originally Posted By: goodman1389
What rods and reels do y'all use for lighter baits like wacky rigs and weightless flukes? Best rod length and action and best reel speed?


I like a Falcon Cara Weightless Worm or Finesse Jig rod pair with a 7:1 ratio reel. The reel speed isn't as important as the rod action for casting weightless plastics.

A spinning combo is a good alternative and much easier to skip if you think you will be fishing a lot of docks.

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#11826956 - 09/13/16 03:29 PM Re: Best rod and reel setup for light baits [Re: collincountytx]
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Originally Posted By: collincountytx
Easier for me to skip weightless flukes and senkos with spinning gear. Medium power 7ft rod with a fast action. Size 3000 reel.


10-20 braid with about 6' 8# trilene mono leader. 2500 reels,.. fish

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#11827642 - 09/13/16 09:32 PM Re: Best rod and reel setup for light baits [Re: goodman1389]
Kyhokie Offline
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Registered: 01/07/16
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Loc: McKinney
I like a Dobyns 3 power for weightless plastics.
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#11828690 - 09/14/16 01:27 PM Re: Best rod and reel setup for light baits [Re: goodman1389]
Battson34 Offline
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Loc: DFW
12lb test is the max for weightless for me. The lighter the line the more realistic the twitch is.
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#11828725 - 09/14/16 01:41 PM Re: Best rod and reel setup for light baits [Re: goodman1389]
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HALO Twilite Series 2 Casting Rod 7'2" Med fast action matched with Quantum Pt- Kvd100hpta.
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