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Casting Combo for Striper (InShore)

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A lot of my work buddies fish salt water. Looking at a setup for striper.

 

Shimano Curado K

G. Loomis 7’4” Heavy Mod-Fast

 

I'm thinking I should upgrade the drag on the Curado, should I do anything else to it?  Gonna run 40lb Braid on it.    

 

This setup should be more more than enough for striper ya?

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1 hour ago, mrcimon said:

A lot of my work buddies fish salt water. Looking at a setup for striper.

 

Shimano Curado K

G. Loomis 7’4” Heavy Mod-Fast

 

I'm thinking I should upgrade the drag on the Curado, should I do anything else to it?  Gonna run 40lb Braid on it.    

 

This setup should be more more than enough for striper ya?

Depends. As far as fighting the fish, yes. But depending on where and how you are fishing for striped bass, it may not be long enough or beefy enough to cast the distances and weight of lures used for striped bass. If you are casting lures less than 2 oz, and you aren't trying to make really long casts (or are vertical jigging) you'll be fine. I wouldn't bother with upgrading the drag, that reel will be fine. I'd go with 30 braid, as it's plenty strong enough, and you'll have more capacity.

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Shimano Calcutta 300D and Dobyns 795 swimbait rod.

Tom

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10 minutes ago, Chris at Tech said:

If it’s me, I’m looking for something with more line capacity.

Ideally, for a dedicated outfit,  yeah, but the 200 yds or so of 30 lb braid that reel will hold will be more than enough. 

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In the fall I take my boat out on the Chesapeake Bay and some of its tributaries and chase stripers that have left deep summer haunts and are chasing schools of Menhaden in the warmer shallower rivers. My standard Daiwa Tatulas, Tatula CTs etc work great, BUT I am not fishing 500 yards behind a big boat trolling, I am casting normal distances that I would for bass. I am throwing 5/8, 3/4 and 1 oz. Rattle Trap type baits or typical 5 to 7 inch swimbaits like Reaction Innovation Skinny Dippers and Big Dippers. These are fished on 1/2 ounce fish head style jigheads (like the Picasso ones).  I also throw lots of topwaters like spooks and sometimes smaller wakebaits.  If that is what you intend to do your suggested combo should be fine.  I run two different lines primarily. I like P Line CXX in 10 pound test and I like 40 pound braid, like the Power Pro spectra or Suffix 832.

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5 hours ago, fishnkamp said:

In the fall I take my boat out on the Chesapeake Bay and some of its tributaries and chase stripers that have left deep summer haunts and are chasing schools of Menhaden in the warmer shallower rivers. My standard Daiwa Tatulas, Tatula CTs etc work great, BUT I am not fishing 500 yards behind a big boat trolling, I am casting normal distances that I would for bass. I am throwing 5/8, 3/4 and 1 oz. Rattle Trap type baits or typical 5 to 7 inch swimbaits like Reaction Innovation Skinny Dippers and Big Dippers. These are fished on 1/2 ounce fish head style jigheads (like the Picasso ones).  I also throw lots of topwaters like spooks and sometimes smaller wakebaits.  If that is what you intend to do your suggested combo should be fine.  I run two different lines primarily. I like P Line CXX in 10 pound test and I like 40 pound braid, like the Power Pro spectra or Suffix 832.

Right, I'd be actively fishing using the exact lures you've described.  I would never troll, I'd fall asleep.  I'll be hitting the water from docks and walls mostly, not the beach.  I don't think an 8ft rod will be necessary.  

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I fish inshore in the Hampton roads area and use my bass stuff. Curado K, tat. Sv etc and my rods go from 6'6 to 7'4 and they work just fine. Again I'm not trolling though. So you should be fine. 

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14 hours ago, fishnkamp said:

 BUT I am not fishing 500 yards behind a big boat trolling, 

350 feet is considered WWWTFB in "rockfish" trolling, most lines are 200 feet or less. Now if you want to collect all the planer boards and have us a bon fire, I'm in. MD has different ideas about striper fishing than the rest of the world...

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On October 23, 2018 at 5:44 PM, Chris at Tech said:

If it’s me, I’m looking for something with more line capacity.

OK use a 400D!

Tom

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13 hours ago, WRB said:

OK use a 400D!

Tom

Comment was directed at the OP’s Curado :)

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