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Weightless fluke rod #12572598
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I used to throw flukes on a Berkley lightning shock rod 6'6" M. Looking at Falcon rods, specifically the 6'7" MH weightless worm rod or should I just stick with a 6'6" M rod like the cranker? If you have any other suggestions I'm all ears. Don't want a rod over 6'8" due to fishing from a kayak. Thanks in advance

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Re: Weightless fluke rod [Re: Dosser] #12572603
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I’d go with the MH weightless worm rod
Grass and weightless fluke go together like PB&J. You want something stouter and less flexible than a medium cranker to get the bass out of the grass


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Re: Weightless fluke rod [Re: collincountytx] #12572620
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works well as a senko rod too...


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i use a abu garcia vendetta great rod loss rate is less than 1%

Re: Weightless fluke rod [Re: Dosser] #12573081
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Originally Posted By: Dosser
Looking at Falcon rods, specifically the 6'7" MH weightless worm rod Thanks in advance
Your search is over. Good choice! thumb


Re: Weightless fluke rod [Re: Dosser] #12573123
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If you can make it to the fun n sun show this weekend I can show you 3 rod models that you can check out. 6.7mh to 6.9mh. Thanks!


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Re: Weightless fluke rod [Re: Dosser] #12573253
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The Flacon weightless worm and finesse jig both really good fluke / senko rods. thumb

Re: Weightless fluke rod [Re: Dosser] #12573417
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I find myself using a dobyns 766 for a senko or fluke aroundgrass. I know it's overkill

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7’ MH Falcon BuCoo is what I use and works well

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Anything 7 ft. MH will work. I use 7'3" just for stronger hook ups since flukes are thicker baits.

Re: Weightless fluke rod [Re: Jtunnell] #12573632
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Originally Posted By: Jtunnell
7’ MH Falcon BuCoo is what I use and works well

Me too. The weightless worm is to flimsy for me but it makes a great top water rod or drop shot rod. The 7'mh is a great all around rod.

Re: Weightless fluke rod [Re: Andrew Y'Barbo] #12573638
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Originally Posted By: Andrew Y'Barbo
I find myself using a dobyns 766 for a senko or fluke aroundgrass. I know it's overkill

The guy I fish with uses nothing but 7'3" or 7'6" heavy throwing flukes or senkos and won't use anything else. It works too. He doesn't miss fish or limit casting distance or anything. I can't do it though. I think the difference is line size. He uses 17 and I use 20. With the 20 I just don't think the bait sinks right or works right

Re: Weightless fluke rod [Re: Barn] #12573675
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Originally Posted By: Barn
The Flacon weightless worm and finesse jig both really good fluke / senko rods. thumb



I do have an older Cara finesse jig rod, I'm just worried fishing out of a kayak about slapping the water with the tip of the rod.

Re: Weightless fluke rod [Re: Dosser] #12573749
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The 5-167 Weightless Worm is perfect for wacky worm, exposed hook. But a bit light for a good hook set on a long cast with a weightless t-rigged fluke.

The AOY Lowrider, LFC-5-168S is a good choice in the length you asked for. Although it only comes in the Lowrider Series, it's been a best seller for many years.

FYI..It also serves as a great small topwater, squarebill, chatterbait,rod.

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Originally Posted By: RBO
The 5-167 Weightless Worm is perfect for wacky worm, exposed hook. But a bit light for a good hook set on a long cast with a weightless t-rigged fluke.

The AOY Lowrider, LFC-5-168S is a good choice in the length you asked for. Although it only comes in the Lowrider Series, it's been a best seller for many years.

FYI..It also serves as a great small topwater, squarebill, chatterbait,rod.



I haven't had issues hooking up with the fluke when throwing it on a medium power rod, is there something I am missing about the weightless worm rod? I do tex-pose the hook when throwing a fluke, not sure if that needs to be factored into rod choice for me. I don't have any lowrider series yet, but I do have a Falcon Jason Christie 6'8 MH for throwing spinnerbaits, swim jigs and chatterbaits on.

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