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Dock Skipper choices

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Im considering a new spinning rod for dock skipping because I cant pry my custom Lamiglas out of my 6 yr olds hands.

I love my new Loomis rods but noticed some real nice alternitives as in the Kistler "dock skipper", Powells 6ftr and others. Any thoughts from these users would be great.

Thanks.

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Artic Cat,

I use a medium heavy 6'6" spinning rod to get under docks, piers, trees, bushes, wood, anchored boats, etc.

I would think the length of the rod is more important than the name brand, but I would think the higher rated brands would produce a better product.

My Bass Pro Shop spinning rods and my St. Croix spinning rod work beautifully when skipping my plastics, jigs or crankbaits. I use the 2500 Shimano Stradic spinning reels and they work beautifully.

Let us know what you buy as I may want to upgrade my spinning rods this winter.  Thanks for your input.   :)

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I skip with a St Croix Avid 6' Med/Fast spinning rod, it's great and by far the best rod I have ever used for this technique. I like to skip with 20lb braid, tied directly to the hook in weedy and/or stained water. In clear water I will  use a 15lb flurocarbon leader.

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I use a 7' BPS extreme, and I can skip anything I can throw with it.  That being said, a shorter rod would work better especially in a boat.  You do not want to slap your partner with the lure as you side arm one towards a dock......(not that i did that or anything, nope, never happened, gotta prove it, no pictures were taken) ::) ::)

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i was thinking the same thing cause i am fishing the back of the boat(co-angler) and the motor kept getting in the way,so what i am going to do is get a Daiwa triforce shorty rod,it's only 3ft,so i should have no problem skipping now,their not much money at all 15.00 tops.

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