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Spook rod #13696615 09/10/20 04:58 PM
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What rod y’all using for spooks?

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Re: Spook rod [Re: wh2004] #13696643 09/10/20 05:18 PM
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I generally throw mine on a Falcon Bucoo Finesse Jig rod. 6'10 MH-M

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Same rod you use for a jerkbait, kinda vague but that’s my best answer


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I've been using the Ike Delay series rods from Abu for topwater and like them. Not usually a fan of Abu rods, but I've been pleased with these (6'4" & 6'6")

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Originally Posted by mwbasser
Same rod you use for a jerkbait, kinda vague but that’s my best answer


I don’t have a jerk bait rod. So what do you use for jerk bait/spook?

Re: Spook rod [Re: wh2004] #13696714 09/10/20 06:38 PM
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I throw it on a 7' mh Duckett Ghost but just about any rod with decent backbone and a med soft tip would work. The same rod you use for square bills would work too.

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Re: Spook rod [Re: wh2004] #13696812 09/10/20 08:32 PM
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I like a bigger rod 7'-6" MH impulse rod is what i usually use always with braid, the big spooks have big hooks and you need to drive the hooks home. Plus you can bomb the spook and still get a hook in them far away.

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Originally Posted by Jake Shannon(Skeet4Life)
I like a bigger rod 7'-6" MH impulse rod is what i usually use always with braid, the big spooks have big hooks and you need to drive the hooks home. Plus you can bomb the spook and still get a hook in them far away.


True, I just like a little shorter rod. I'm only 5'11 and those long rods are harder for me to control. I keep my hooks razor sharp and that med heavy is fine for me. I bet you taller guys would like the longer rods for sure.


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Re: Spook rod [Re: wh2004] #13696883 09/10/20 09:19 PM
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I’m 5’6”

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Originally Posted by fivebites
Originally Posted by Jake Shannon(Skeet4Life)
I like a bigger rod 7'-6" MH impulse rod is what i usually use always with braid, the big spooks have big hooks and you need to drive the hooks home. Plus you can bomb the spook and still get a hook in them far away.


True, I just like a little shorter rod. I'm only 5'11 and those long rods are harder for me to control. I keep my hooks razor sharp and that med heavy is fine for me. I bet you taller guys would like the longer rods for sure.

Yup MH is a good action for them I am not a fan of a Medium action unless your using really small spooks with lighter wire hooks.

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I like a 7’ medium action rod. 6.3 reel and 15lb big game.

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Like any technique, depends on what you are fishing around. Open water or thick cover/grass. Lately I’ve been fishing around thick hydrilla with a spook and braid and a stiffer heavier rod is necessary, otherwise, they get you bogged down in the grass. Same set up is not necessary in more open water. I’m using a Power Tackle pg 104 or FB4 around the grass.

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