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Drop Shot Rod for Small Topwater/Jerkbaits?

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I have a Loomis DS spinning rod and was thinking this might work for small topwaters and jerkbaits. Anybody have any feedback?

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Why would it not work?  Go ahead and use it, it should work just fine for those and many other lures as well. 

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I do it all the time. Drop shot rods normally have a soft tip and that would be good for treble hook lures and assuming it has a fast action it will be easier for work in the baits. The type of line will also be a factor.

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Technique specific Rod labels are just suggestions. Don't be afraid to experiment. 

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8 hours ago, joe chum said:

I have a Loomis DS spinning rod and was thinking this might work for small topwaters and jerkbaits. Anybody have any feedback?

OK, I see some problems.  I would say no if you are using braid.  Walking a bait or jerking a bait can leave loose loops of line on a spinning reel.  If you are using mono or FC, then go for it, but small would be the operative word.

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I would be using mono. I'd be throwing small poppers and jerkbaits, shad raps, etc. Basically a 1/4oz. and less.

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17 hours ago, joe chum said:

I have a Loomis DS spinning rod and was thinking this might work for small topwaters and jerkbaits. Anybody have any feedback?

I had this exact same questions in the late winter. I've been using 6'9" avid X MLXF and it does very well with husky jerk HJ06 -HJ10 and I would say 10's are the absolute limit. 

I would recommend running small # test flouro, I think it would be more versatile IMO.

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10 hours ago, stk44 said:

I had this exact same questions in the late winter. I've been using 6'9" avid X MLXF and it does very well with husky jerk HJ06 -HJ10 and I would say 10's are the absolute limit. 

I would recommend running small # test flouro, I think it would be more versatile IMO.

I also have a St. Croix DS rod. I think it'll be the rod I'll use instead of my Loomis. Thanks.

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1 hour ago, joe chum said:

I also have a St. Croix DS rod. I think it'll be the rod I'll use instead of my Loomis. Thanks.

Sounds good to me. 

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I have a sc369mlxf. It sees a lot more use as my small popper rod then drop shot. Give it a shot you will probably like it. 

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34 minutes ago, EvanT123 said:

I have a sc369mlxf. It sees a lot more use as my small popper rod then drop shot. Give it a shot you will probably like it. 

I have an Avid X built on that same blank, and I use it for both.  Super versatile rod. 

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