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Dropshot
« on: August 13, 2012, 08:01:21 PM »

Anybody dropshot with a casting rod. I always dropshot with spinning rod but thought about having 2 rods ready to go and thought about a casting one. I probably just need one rod but was thinking about it. Thanks for any comments.
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Re: Dropshot
« Reply #1 on: August 13, 2012, 08:29:18 PM »

My first drop shot rod was a casting one with a Calcutta 50 reel on it. I didn't care for it too much, but if you were dropping straight down then it was easier. Other than that I don't remember any advantages and it didn't "feel" right so I sold the reel. I prefer very small line and it doesn't seem to work as well on a casting reel.
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Re: Dropshot
« Reply #2 on: August 14, 2012, 01:47:57 AM »

There are some nice, smaller, light casting reels with very tight tolerances that can handle lighter line. I have tried it off and on. Sometimes, the reduced torque and twist of a casting reeling is nice for just about any technique.
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Re: Dropshot
« Reply #3 on: August 14, 2012, 05:28:49 AM »

A casting rod works. just comes down to what feels best for you

I tie 2 or 3 DS rods
Just so that I don't have to re tie when I find the pike



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Re: Dropshot
« Reply #4 on: August 14, 2012, 02:21:34 PM »

I have one for "power shotting."  Heavier weights and such.  But I run 15 lb Power Pro braid with a floro leader so casting it with even a 1/4 oz is no problem.  Used a Shimano Curado reel on a Shimano Crucial Rod.  But this rod serves several purposes... shakey head, smaller jigs, etc.  I much prefer my spinning set up.  I have 2 of them tied up in the boat.
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Re: Dropshot
« Reply #5 on: August 14, 2012, 03:06:15 PM »

Don't listen to Waterfoul, he know nothing about drop shotting! ;)
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Re: Dropshot
« Reply #6 on: August 14, 2012, 04:37:05 PM »

Oh come on... I'm the self-proclaimed "Best Drop Shotter in Michigan" and you know it!   ;D
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Re: Dropshot
« Reply #7 on: August 17, 2012, 04:08:21 PM »

Key word "self proclaimed" Jk!  I can say I was taught by the "best drop shotter in Michigan."  That's gotta be good for something! :-\'
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Re: Dropshot
« Reply #8 on: August 17, 2012, 04:56:50 PM »

I have to stop teaching people how to drop shot.  Don't want to get beat at my own game!  LOL!!
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