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Hey guys, since I am still new to bass fishing, I would like to know what type of set up you guys are using for finesse bass fishing.

Include:

  • Name of Rod
  • Name of Reel
  • What type of line you use including the pound test
  • Pictures

Thanks!

 

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This is what I use now, 7'3" medium fast(feels xtra fast), chronarch ci4 3000 size reel, 8lb p-line flouroclear. Gonna be used for shaky heads, weightless senkos, wacky rigs, and drop shots 

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St. Croix Avid X, 7' ML Fast, spinning rod. Quantum Smoke SL25XPTIA..BX2 reel. 10 pound Suffix 832 braid

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Rod: Cousins Tackle Raze 701S - 7' Light Power, Fast Action. 4-10lb

Reel: Shimano Sahara 1500

Line: 6lb Seaguar Invisx fluoro but thinking bout switching to 10lb or 15lb braid to FC.

Love the setup overall, kinda want a new reel but not a lot available in that size.

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Rod- G Loomis NRX 872s                Reel-  Shimano Stradic FJ 2500.     Line- Sunline SX1 16 pound braid with a Sunline Sniper 7 pound fluorocarbon 

21 minutes ago, Ktho said:

Rod: Cousins Tackle Raze 701S - 7' Light Power, Fast Action. 4-10lb

Reel: Shimano Sahara 1500

Line: 6lb Seaguar Invisx fluoro but thinking bout switching to 10lb or 15lb braid to FC.

Love the setup overall, kinda want a new reel but not a lot available in that size.

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Switch over to braid to fluoro leader it's amazing. I recommend either the 12 or 16 pound Sunline SX1 to which fluoro you want.

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8 minutes ago, Fishin' Fool said:

Rod- G Loomis NRX 872s                Reel-  Shimano Stradic FJ 2500.     Line- Sunline SX1 16 pound braid with a Sunline Sniper 7 pound fluorocarbon 

Switch over to braid to fluoro leader it's amazing. I recommend either the 12 or 16 pound Sunline SX1 to which fluoro you want.

I think I'll have to. It's getting super hot already and hate not being able to leave it in the car without the line going down the tubes. 

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17 minutes ago, Fishin' Fool said:

Rod- G Loomis NRX 872s                Reel-  Shimano Stradic FJ 2500.     Line- Sunline SX1 16 pound braid with a Sunline Sniper 7 pound fluorocarbon 

Switch over to braid to fluoro leader it's amazing. I recommend either the 12 or 16 pound Sunline SX1 to which fluoro you want.

 

I have an NRX and found SX1 to be EXTREMELY noisy with the recoil guides.  I settled on Smackdown and have never looked back.  It's thinner and quieter by a long shot.  Just my .02 though :) 

 

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DX701SF/Ci4 2500/6lb. fluoro

DX702SF/Ci4 2500/8lb. fluoro

I also will use 14lb. YGK braid to fluoro leader once the weeds get thicker.

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Two of my dropshot set-ups.

 

Rod: Custom St. Croix 5S610MLXF extended to 7'

Reel: Shimano TwinPower 2500HGS

Line: TufLine XP 15# with 6# fluoro leader

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Rod: Custom North Fork Composites DS610 IM

Reel: Shimano Stradic CI4

Line: PowerPro 8# with 6# fluoro leader

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No pics but I use a Shimano Stradic Ci4 2500 on a Shimano Cumara 6'8" MF spooled with 20# PP with a 10# fluoro leader.

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7' 2 piece ML/F Avid X

Stradic FK 1000 

10lb power pro

6lb floroclear leader (may switch back to 6lb cxx) 

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When I need to toss the really light baits (1/16 to 1/4 oz) I use a Saros 1000 with a Custom Phenix K2.

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Dobyns DX HP 742sf 

Shimano Stradic ci4 2500

Sufix 832 braid - 10lb test - neon lime

Yo Zuri Hybrid leader - 4 and 6lb test (which actually break at 7-10lbs.)

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Dobyns DX 742c

Shimano Chronarch 51E

10lb Invisx flourocarbon 

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Dobyns DX 703sf

Shimano Sustain 2500

Sufix 832 braid - 20lb test - green

Yo Zuri Hybrid leader - 6 and 8lb test

 

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I have several "finesse" combos, but my favorite would be;

6' 10" ML/XF St. Croix LTB

30 size Pfluegar Supreme XT

24lb Gliss to a 6-10 pound leader

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My last finesse setup, building a new one...

Megabass Super Criffhanger X7 6'3L

Megabass Zonda 68L

Floroclear 8lb

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I'll play!

6'8" mxf avid

saros 2500

10lb pp with a long leader of 6-10lb fluoro (trilene 100% or sniper)

 

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For me that's a 2 combo equation.

 

First up is my 7'1" MLXF spinning from THE COMPANY WHICH SHANT BE NAMED.  The reel is a Stella FW2500S and I use 8# Gliss on it.  I mostly use this for finesse jigging stuff, small tubes and small jerkbaits.  Ned rigging, drop shotting, trick darters, biffle-o's, that sort of thing.  Extremely versatile though, I am never without this combo!  It can just put a bait anywhere water can be.    

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The other is an NRX 852c with a Daiwa/Megabass Ito Ai and 15# Smackdown.  I use the extra backbone in this combo for hammering home t-rig hooks on weightless worms and craws around the edges of heavy cover mostly.  It is ultra lightweight and very accurate to cast weightless baits long distances but has the muscle I want for contact baits and single hooks too.  Kind of like a "best of both worlds" setup.  

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The NRX I consider a finesse combo only because of what it's primary function is and how I've got it set up.  I am primarily a finesse fisherman though, so these two are my most-used combos.  

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Loomis GLX 843C MBR casting rod, Chronarch 100SF reel spooled with 20# braid. Sorry no picture. 

 

Mike 

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No pic at the moment but my finesse rig is my spinning setup:

7'1" M/F rod from company not to be mentioned

Lews Tournament Pro Speed Spin 300h I think reel

15 pound test hi vis yellow power pro braid

Either 8 or 12 lb test seaguar red label leader

This setup covers my weightless t-rigs, wacky rigged plastics, drop shot, ned rig, mojo rig, and some very light minnow sized cranks from rapala that I can't seem to throw on a baitcaster without back lashing to the moon.

 

LC

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3 hours ago, thehooligan said:

My last finesse setup, building a new one...

Megabass Super Criffhanger X7 6'3L

Megabass Zonda 68L

Floroclear 8lb

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Now that´s what I call a real kickazz setup.

I can´t post pics of my setups, I don´t have any and I´m lazy about taking pics,

Rods I have several:

GraphiteLeader Bosco GLB602ML

GraphiteLeader Veloce GLV602ML

GLoomis SJR782 IMX

GLoomis CR721 IMX

GLoomis CR722 GL2

Reels 

Chronarch 50 Mg

2 Daiwa Liberto PIXY Airy Red

Daiwa Alphas R Edition

Megabass Zonda 68 ( yup that same reel Hooligan has ;) )

Daiwa Revros 2004

Shimano Biomaster 2500 HGS

So post your finesse setup -----> Whut ?!? you only got one ?  why so few fellas ? :devil3:

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Other than what was already shown(which is all really nice). Do you guys know any good casting finesse setup that is good for Texas rigging and worms?

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Abu Villian 6'9" ML with a Shimano Solstace 1000

St Croix Mojo 6'10" MLXF with a Shimano Stradic FJ 2500

Both spooled with 15lb Powerpro and 10lb PLINE flouroclear leader009.JPG

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I have 2 depending on how finesse I want to go. *both are for sale :)

Recon 682 light

Daiwa Tdz with finesse spool

#6 Sunline

Recon 713 medium light

Daiwa PX68

#10 power pro

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