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#12492960 - 11/05/17 11:03 AM Shakey Head Setup - Spinning or Casting?
Klinker Offline
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Registered: 08/21/08
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It seems the default is that the Shakey Head is fished on spinning rigs....does anyone out there fish (or prefer to fish) on casting?

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#12492968 - 11/05/17 11:11 AM Re: Shakey Head Setup - Spinning or Casting? [Re: Klinker]
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Spinning—much easier for me to skip
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#12492973 - 11/05/17 11:16 AM Re: Shakey Head Setup - Spinning or Casting? [Re: Klinker]
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Collincountytx.....when you say skip, I assume that means fishing docks? Just want to get the lingo/meaning correct - I have not been much of a dock fisherman.

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#12493017 - 11/05/17 12:00 PM Re: Shakey Head Setup - Spinning or Casting? [Re: Klinker]
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Yes sir. Much easier for me to skip a shaky head around and under docks/tree limbs/etc with spinning gear.
I’m just not good skipping light lures with a bait caster
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#12493025 - 11/05/17 12:08 PM Re: Shakey Head Setup - Spinning or Casting? [Re: Klinker]
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I fish shaky head on bait cast with 30# braid and 12lb.fluoro leader.

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#12493026 - 11/05/17 12:10 PM Re: Shakey Head Setup - Spinning or Casting? [Re: Klinker]
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I always use spinning gear because I'm typically throwing 1/8 - 3/16 oz. shakey heads. For me, these lighter sizes are easier and more accurate to throw on spinning gear. I like 30# braid with 12# mono leader.
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#12494029 - 11/06/17 09:43 AM Re: Shakey Head Setup - Spinning or Casting? [Re: Klinker]
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I prefer casting but I can use spinning gear with no problem.
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#12494136 - 11/06/17 11:14 AM Re: Shakey Head Setup - Spinning or Casting? [Re: Klinker]
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Baitcaster for me on a ML rod. I often do a double rig, shakey head and drop shot and it gives me a lot of power to set the hook properly. Can't fish a circle hook like that, but you can set teh hook right sharply on the baitcaster. Hope this helps. Tight lines, keep safe and good luck.

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#12494162 - 11/06/17 11:33 AM Re: Shakey Head Setup - Spinning or Casting? [Re: Klinker]
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I'm dead on with Thad. I run baitcast with a 7' ML rod. I can skip a shaky head under a rock farther than I can skip a jig by a long shot. 12lb seaguar red label flouro a 100 size reel no brakes and it flys.
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#12494169 - 11/06/17 11:36 AM Re: Shakey Head Setup - Spinning or Casting? [Re: Klinker]
Dabaker421 Offline
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Baitcast with 15lb line. No problems skipping. Don't like throwing it on spinning.
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#12494198 - 11/06/17 11:50 AM Re: Shakey Head Setup - Spinning or Casting? [Re: Klinker]
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I power-fish a shakey head. Screwball jighead 4/0 hook in 3/16 on 12-15 lb line, MH Fast rod. Same setup I use for flukes and senkos around thick grass, pads, trees, rocks, docks, etc.
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#12494636 - 11/06/17 07:12 PM Re: Shakey Head Setup - Spinning or Casting? [Re: Klinker]
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Registered: 10/15/17
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Loc: Moody, TEXAS

I use baitcast and a mh rod with bigger shakeyheads 1/4 and up, spinning mf rod with the light stuff.
My opinion, I couldn't get good hook sets with the medium spinning rod on bigger hooks used in heavier shakeyheads.

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#12494747 - 11/06/17 08:33 PM Re: Shakey Head Setup - Spinning or Casting? [Re: T Bird]
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Originally Posted By: T Bird
I fish shaky head on bait cast with 30# braid and 12lb.fluoro leader.


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#12494857 - 11/06/17 09:56 PM Re: Shakey Head Setup - Spinning or Casting? [Re: Klinker]
B.Byars Offline
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Registered: 04/27/12
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Loc: waco, texas
Bait caster 1/4-11/16oz 30# braid to 12-17# flouro MH rod
Spinning 1/8-1/4oz 15# braid to 8-12# flouro ML-M rod

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#12494924 - 11/07/17 12:21 AM Re: Shakey Head Setup - Spinning or Casting? [Re: Klinker]
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Spinning
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