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#12293343 - 06/14/17 09:00 AM Recommend a rod for fishing Senkos / Flukes
danceswithbass Offline
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Registered: 06/29/05
Posts: 722
Loc: Flower Mound
I bought a Falcon weightless worm rod, and missed a lot more fish on it than normal last weekend. Its super sensitive, accurate and casts with nice distance, but I feel like it doesnt have the backbone to drive the hook through on larger fish. Thinking of sending it back and doing an exchange. I mostly throw a split shot rig, but with a probably a 1/16 split shot.

Looking at the G Loomis E6X in a 7MH or Dobyns DC 704SF, thinking they may have a fast enough tip but enough sensitivity. Any thoughts on those two or others?

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#12293386 - 06/14/17 09:23 AM Re: Recommend a rod for fishing Senkos / Flukes [Re: danceswithbass]
collincountytx Online   content
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Braid to leader and thinner wire hooks solve a lot of issues with weightless senkos and flukes.
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#12293704 - 06/14/17 11:29 AM Re: Recommend a rod for fishing Senkos / Flukes [Re: danceswithbass]
NTX RAIDER Online   content
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Loc: Frisco, TX
I've had good luck with 703, but I'm also looking to upgrade for handling larger fish. I'm looking at the 734 so that I can maintain the same kind of tip but with a stronger backbone. I fish weightless 90% of the time with this setup and usually with a fluke. I haven't tried braid to leader with this setup yet, but I can see the benefits to doing so.


Edited by NTX RAIDER (06/14/17 11:30 AM)

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#12293742 - 06/14/17 11:46 AM Re: Recommend a rod for fishing Senkos / Flukes [Re: danceswithbass]
danceswithbass Offline
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I like thinner wire hook idea as well.

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#12293759 - 06/14/17 11:56 AM Re: Recommend a rod for fishing Senkos / Flukes [Re: danceswithbass]
EDzx225 Offline
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Registered: 05/23/04
Posts: 175
Loc: Sherman Texas
Falcon 1610 mh

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#12293792 - 06/14/17 12:09 PM Re: Recommend a rod for fishing Senkos / Flukes [Re: danceswithbass]
SoCal Tom Online   content
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The Champion 734 is perfect for it
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#12293834 - 06/14/17 12:23 PM Re: Recommend a rod for fishing Senkos / Flukes [Re: danceswithbass]
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If the thinner wire hooks don't work out for you, the G. Loomis E6XT 853C JWR is a fine rod for what you're needing it for.
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#12293952 - 06/14/17 01:29 PM Re: Recommend a rod for fishing Senkos / Flukes [Re: collincountytx]
Ted Martin Offline
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Registered: 07/26/05
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Originally Posted By: collincountytx
Braid to leader and thinner wire hooks solve a lot of issues with weightless senkos and flukes.


^^^^^^^
yep. shouldn't have any trouble sticking a big fish with that setup.

think about it this way, its no problem to hook a big fish using a fairy wand on a drop shot without a hook-set.

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#12293956 - 06/14/17 01:32 PM Re: Recommend a rod for fishing Senkos / Flukes [Re: danceswithbass]
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G Loomis GLX 893C
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#12293959 - 06/14/17 01:33 PM Re: Recommend a rod for fishing Senkos / Flukes [Re: danceswithbass]
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Use thin Trokar hooks.....they will require a minimum of power to set.
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#12294057 - 06/14/17 02:15 PM Re: Recommend a rod for fishing Senkos / Flukes [Re: danceswithbass]
the skipper Online   content
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Registered: 07/04/11
Posts: 2979
Loc: nederland, TX
The weightless worm is way to light for those baits. I use it for topwater baits and it's good for that. I use a 7' medium heavy trap caster for senkos and flukes unless I'm fishing the big flukes, then I use a heavy.

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#12294155 - 06/14/17 02:53 PM Re: Recommend a rod for fishing Senkos / Flukes [Re: danceswithbass]
Thad Rains Offline
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My vote would be for the Dobyns Champion rod. GREAT rod for those applications and still a good amount of backbone in it. Of course, I LIKE the MH rods with a fast tip for a LOT of applications. But, this rod is VERY good for the application you want it for. Hope this helps. Tight lines, keep safe and good luck.

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#12294240 - 06/14/17 03:43 PM Re: Recommend a rod for fishing Senkos / Flukes [Re: danceswithbass]
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Registered: 07/14/11
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Loc: McKinney, TX
Duckett Ghost or Veritas 2.0 MH 7'3".

I use 20 lb Flouro.

Gamakatsu 3/0 EWG.

I fish them quite a bit around a variety of cover. If I get a hookset, I seldom lose a fish!
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#12294320 - 06/14/17 04:18 PM Re: Recommend a rod for fishing Senkos / Flukes [Re: danceswithbass]
Barn Offline
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Registered: 05/17/02
Posts: 2159
Loc: McKinney, TX
I've caught a lot of big fish on the Cara Weightless Worm rod. What type line & hook were you using? I primary using for wacky rig. 40# braid with 15# Fluoro leader with Gamakatsu wide gap finesse hook.

However, the Finesse Jig Rod is great for weightless Senkos/Fluke too and has more backbone. It use it for weightless texposed with a Gamakatsu superline hook.

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#12294369 - 06/14/17 04:42 PM Re: Recommend a rod for fishing Senkos / Flukes [Re: danceswithbass]
danceswithbass Offline
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Registered: 06/29/05
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Loc: Flower Mound
Thanks, I have an email into Dobyns to see if someone can give me a call back to firm up my choice. I have a couple of 7'3" TFO bass rods that work fairly well and older Falcon rod. Dobyns is about only rod manufacturer I dont have in the arsenal, so interested to try one

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