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badgerboyng    31

I'm thinking about getting the LTB drop shot rod (6'10 ML XF). I want to use it for drop shots of course, but I also want a rod that will be great for tubes used for smallmouth (1/8-3/8oz tube jigs). Has anyone had experience with this rod? If so, would you recommend it for tubes or is the tip too soft? 

 

As a bonus I'm interested to hear if this rod would work well for finesse jig worms, such as shakey head finesse worms and Ned rigs. 

 

Finally, I'd like to hear people's opinions on whether or not the sensitivity of this rod is overkill for these techniques. 

 

Thanks

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Loomis13    66

I have the Legend Elite 6'10" MLXF and I think the action would be awesome for what you want to use it for. IMO its not at all too soft for tubes and that weight range should work well. I don't think you can have too sensitive of a rod, especially for techniques like that. I have braid and mine and WOW

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Bluebasser86    15,886

I have the dropshot LTB that I use almost exclusively for Ned rigs. It will fish a light tube or shakyhead but you'll be pushing it with a 3/8oz head and a tube. 

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badgerboyng    31
3 minutes ago, Bluebasser86 said:

I have the dropshot LTB that I use almost exclusively for Ned rigs. It will fish a light tube or shakyhead but you'll be pushing it with a 3/8oz head and a tube. 

It's okay if a 3/8oz tube is too heavy for it, because I have the Avid X wacky rod that can handle heavier plastics. I like to always have a senko tied on to that rod but I can always use it for a heavy tube or shaky head if needed. 

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Bluebasser86    15,886

Yeah, that Wacky Style is what I use for tubes and it works perfectly.

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padon    28

I have two of the exact same rod. for me it does a lot of things real well. light tubes drop shot wacky rigs grubs. I even use it for light jerkbaits and topwaters. very useful rod for me. now for a heavier tube like over a 1/4 I use my 7ft medium ltb.

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