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Dropshot on Baitcaster #3181782 03/02/09 10:07 PM
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I saw Aaron Martens fishing a dropshot on the Redriver using a baitcaster setup instead of a spinning setup, I broke my dropshot rod and being in college I don't have the funds to replace it with another quality brand rod, I was wondering how many of ya use a non spinning reel setup

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Re: Dropshot on Baitcaster [Re: BassAg] #3181801 03/02/09 10:11 PM
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that would be me


Fishing for Carter Mayes 6/15/04 - 12/04/10

Re: Dropshot on Baitcaster [Re: aggie96] #3181823 03/02/09 10:17 PM
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I do as well

Re: Dropshot on Baitcaster [Re: Pkguy] #3181831 03/02/09 10:19 PM
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Baitcasting. I use my 50mg's to handle the application


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Re: Dropshot on Baitcaster [Re: TDR2] #3181834 03/02/09 10:20 PM
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i use a Penn 114hlw smile

Re: Dropshot on Baitcaster [Re: SkeeterRonnie] #3181845 03/02/09 10:21 PM
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what action rod should I use, i have a large assortment to choose from, and what lb test do ya use



Re: Dropshot on Baitcaster [Re: BassAg] #3181882 03/02/09 10:30 PM
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I use a medium light rod, rated for 6 to 14 lb line, and spool 8 lb line on it. To eliminate twist on my line I also tie a tiny swivel above the hook.

Re: Dropshot on Baitcaster [Re: SkeeterRonnie] #3181943 03/02/09 10:49 PM
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Originally Posted By: SkeeterRonnie
i use a Penn 114hlw smile


I have a 130STW that I use on a 180lb class rod that I use. nuts

Re: Dropshot on Baitcaster [Re: Swamp Donkey] #3182172 03/02/09 11:47 PM
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I use both but I like using the baitcaster most of the time. I use the spinning set up when im fishing vertically over the fish and fishing deep. It is just easier to get it down to the bottom with the spinning gear when fishing vertical in 25-30ft of water.

Re: Dropshot on Baitcaster [Re: ezbassin] #3182196 03/02/09 11:53 PM
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I use a 7'4" Med action BPS Extreme rod with a BPS Extreme baitcaster and Love it

Re: Dropshot on Baitcaster [Re: Joe B] #3182256 03/03/09 12:09 AM
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You can use a baitcaster as long as you go with the right action and line! Maybee he was using the baitcaster bcause of the size of fish and the cover they were fishing. I have used baitcasters for dropshotting in Choke Canyon for this same reason, however, I would usually use a spinning set up anywhere else. By using the baitcaster, you get a little extra power though the line is still lighter. Thats all I can think of!

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I like using a baitcaster in water less than 15 ft.i think the spinning rod gives you sensitivity in deep water that you just dont get with a baitcaster.

Re: Dropshot on Baitcaster [Re: Mike_Soriano™] #3182375 03/03/09 12:36 AM
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I was talking to Aaron at the Champions Toast that evening after the final weigh-in and he said really the only reason he was throwing his drop-shot on a casting setup was because he was using 20# Fluoro, a significantly heavier weight and working around heavy cover. He was just pitching it in his areas, shaking it 3 or 4 times and making another presentation. I know he traditionally uses spinning gear for his drop shotting.

I personally believe that drop-shotting with a casting outfit is really kind of a specialty thing; something done when heavy line or heavy cover is involved. 90% of the drop shotting you will do will involve line between 6-10 pound FC and a weight around 1/8th oz.

...just my .02

Re: Dropshot on Baitcaster [Re: StephenPineau] #3182395 03/03/09 12:42 AM
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thanks to all, I am no rookie at dropshoting I just have to make due with a baitcaster for now, you never know I may like it better then using spinning gear



Re: Dropshot on Baitcaster [Re: Joe B] #3182708 03/03/09 02:00 AM
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Curado 100D or 50MG and a Med light rod for me.

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