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PostPosted: Tue Jan 01, 2013 10:53 am
johng


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I do and I'm looking for a rod recommendation.
Something for drop shotting with 1 to 2 outs weights and the bigger baits.
Everything I've looked at so far seems to be real tip heavy.
Thanks
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 02, 2013 8:19 am
fourstringangler


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Location: Humboldt Bay

I recently acquired a 7 foot shimano terez for this job. Works great, super light and casts a mile.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 02, 2013 12:20 pm
tunafshr93


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The new Shimano teremars are really nice, give them a shot
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 02, 2013 3:16 pm
johng


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fourstringangler wrote:
I recently acquired a 7 foot shimano terez for this job. Works great, super light and casts a mile.


Which Terez did you pick out? I'm thinking about an honest 15lb rig, are we on the same page here?
Super light is good, drop shotting a bigger rod can really wear a guy out.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 03, 2013 10:20 am
fourstringangler


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Location: Humboldt Bay

The Terez I'm using is actually a boat spinning rod rated for 40 to 80 lb braid. Sounds ridiculous but it's actually very light. I use it with 50 lb braid. Drop-shotting with with 2 oz plus weights is gonna wear you out anyway though. I'm not sure exactly what you're doing; I'm fishing a jetty in big water for lings and rockcod. If you're fishing fresh water or something then we're probably on opposite pages. For drop-shot in general, I like heavy action, light weight rods.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 03, 2013 12:59 pm
johng


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Same page. I'm scouring the ocean bottom for Halibut and the incidental catch. I have a lighter drop shot setup that I love however it just doesn't cut it when the water gets deep, or the current/wind come up. A one ounce weight is the max.

Last night I taped an ounce and a half to the butt end of my 7'6" 15-25lb rod and it balanced out really well.
I think I may be on to something. Sounds and feels heavy, but it fishes very light. Great for palming the round reel, it almost auto-fishes.

Heavy action, light weight rod, sounds about right, with the action not too fast. I think the super fast action is for the mono guy's. The drop shot with braid is awesome.

Happy fishing.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 06, 2013 11:57 am
tackleholic


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Good question. My dropshot for up to an ounce is on a cabelas 8-20 lb, 10 ft rod and with braid and that length, it sends it flying and has good sensitivity. I think 10-25 sounds good. I would think something like a calstar grafighter 800xl might be a good choice. I have this older ( but not vintage ) lamiglass 9 ft blank that i will one day build...its a moderate-fast action rated 10-30. I bet it would be perfect for that 1-2 ounce range. I agree, if your fishing braid, a more moderate action and even an old vintage glass rod like a roddy, lamiglass, or whatever would be fine if the tip portion could handle the weight. It might even help to prevent rippin lips on the soft mouthed species like halibut, especially with braid.
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