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I want to up my fluke game as I've never really fished them.

 

I'm guessing a medium/fast rod and a shallow spool reel would be optimal?

 

I was thinking a curado 70 would work well for this, am I wrong?

 

Also open to suggestions on rods under $150 or so.  Anyone tried a 7' M/F Savage Browser?

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my fluke setup is is a Dobyns fury 733c with a daiwa tatula sv reel.

I can pitch and skip a weightless fluke with this setup.

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Man, when I think fluke, I grab my spinning reels.

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I ried a fluke on a baitcaster more than once and casting isn't an issue, they are heavier than you think but I just didn't like it.  I use a 6'10"MXF rod paired with a 2500 sized reel with 30lb braid tied direct.  This set up has caught me countless Virginia length citations and I don't hesitate to throw it any type of cover.  Flukes isn't about the gear as much as it is learning to work them and detect a strike as it can be difficult at times.  it is a more slack line presentation so you won't always feel the hit but you can usually see it or sense it lol  

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The curado 70 will be perfect for the fluke. I like using a med/heavy rod vs a medium. I also use 4/0-5/0 gamakatsu skip gap hooks for them. 15lb quality fluoro line also. They catch many fish, good luck. 

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1 hour ago, MBB Nate said:

I'm guessing a medium/fast rod and a shallow spool reel would be optimal?

 

I was thinking a curado 70 would work well for this, am I wrong?

  You're right about the M/F rod. That's where to start. I tried my M/MF and it didn't work well; too much tip give. I use 12 lb. InvizX on a Casitas reel, and 20 lb. Fireline Ultra 8 on a Curado 70. I use the braid in brush, otherwise I use the fluoro. Both reels work great. I have a MH/F rod that I want to try with flukes, but just haven't gotten around to trying it out quite yet. I will, though. Experimentation is half the fun!    jj

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My main fluke setup is a 7'3" MHF with a 7:1 casting reel and 15lb fluoro. It's basically the same setup I use with weightless Senkos.

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Scorpion 70 BFS XG on a 6'10" ML Zodias

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Your setup sounds appropriate.  Light duty reel and a shorter, M-F will work fine.

 

I threw half the day yesterday on a 6'8 M-XF (Mojo Bass) with a random reel (Lews hypermag), and had no issues with the gear.  I couldn't bomb cast it, but it was accurate and well within the distance I needed.  You can add a light nail weight if needed.

 

It's basically topwater, and you can double that rod up for a lot of topwater duty too IMO.

 

I recall reading about so tournament winner who put a swivel on the line a few feet down from the fluke to add some weight without interrupting the action...another option.  (I don't like extra hardware personally).  Just throwing that out there because he seemed to do quite well with it.

 

 

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Fluke or Super Fluke?

 

For Super Flukes I use a MH/F 6'6" or 7'. Any baitcaster is fine, but I never go below 17 lb line if I'm using mono (which I do until the pads and grass really fill in-then I use braid). Light mono can make a curl right in front of the bait which will result in lost fish. 17 and up stays straight.

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Haven't thrown a fluke lately.  When I did it was the smaller fluke on a MF with a 1600C Black Max.  I've only used my Scorpion 70 one time so I need some time to get used to it.  Right now I'd have to say I would be more comfortable with small flukes using a 1600C, Alphas, TDZ 105H, Pixy or Curado 51E rather than the Scorpion at this time.  Hopefully more experience with it will let me be comfortable with a small fluke on the Scorpion 70.

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I throw em on 6'10" SLX M-XF, SLX 7.2:1 reel.  Same as I would for jerkbaits.  Casts well.

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Depending on what the conditions call for either a Champion 703 with a Chronarch 200e7 or a Tatula 7'3 and Daiwa BG2000 spinning reel.

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If I was putting together a setup for weightless flukes.......  St. Croix Avid 7' M Fast and a maybe a Curado 70 but the new SLX DC would be great. 

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I currently throw weightless flukes on either a medium Expride spinning rod or a 7'2 medium light Expride casting rod. Reels are a 2500 ci4 or a Curado K. The K is a little unpredictable at times. I feel that fine tuning it to not backlash is a little hard when casting light lures. Other than that, as long as you're not looking to bomb the fluke, the K does just fine. 

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I love fishing a fluke and when I’m fluke fishing I usually have two tied on one weightless and one weighted in case I get on the edge of some grass or something. More effective to me that way. On my weightless setup I have a falcon Lowrider weightless worm rod 6’7”mhxf to me your not gonna find a better rod for flukes than that paired with a lews tournament mb I can straight up bomb a fluke way out there. For my weighted setup I just use a 7’3” mhf. Have fun

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A weightless Super Fluke (as well as weightless senko) I believe are best used on a spinning set up : 7' M/XF rod , 2500 reel , #15 lb. braid + FC or mono leader #8 lb. ~ #10 lb. , 3/0 ~ 4/0 EWG hook .

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I started throwing a super fluke on an nrx 853 with an Aldebaran and it’s awesome. That’s usually my smaller jig set up but it’s so light, accurate and responsive with a weightless fluke that I can’t put a jig back on it for now 

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On 7/11/2019 at 10:22 AM, PourMyOwn said:

Fluke or Super Fluke?

 

I didn't even know they made Flukes until last year, I grabbed a pack on TW because I was curious.  I've been throwing the superflukes with both spinning and baitcaster setups for years.  First time I tried a regular fluke on a baitcasting setup...well let's say god bless anyone who can do that effectively.  They are about half the weight of the superfluke and double the trouble with a casting reel in my hands.

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