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does a g loomis dropshot rod have to be used for just dropshotting?

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probly a stupid question, but im looking into buyin a g loomis drop shot rod to match my new quantum energy pti a spinning reel (which everyone should probly check out on ebay considering i got it for $80 and its sweet) but i dont want to commit to $250 worth of JUST drop shotting....do you think this rod would do well with other finesse techniques as well? texas rig? weightless plastics?

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I had this same rod and used it for all my finesse techniques. It is a great sensitive rod with a really soft tip but tons of backbone. I landed lots of 4lb smallies last summer with it.

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Sounds like an open-hook rod, not for t-rigs or weedless baits. Probabally great for jigheadding grubs,worms,& tubes.

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Yes it HAS to be used for dropshotting otherwise it will explode.  :D You can throw anything it will handle and get good hooksets obviously. UL crankbaits to other finesse rigs.

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probly a stupid question, but im looking into buyin a g loomis drop shot rod to match my new quantum energy pti a spinning reel (which everyone should probly check out on ebay considering i got it for $80 and its sweet) but i dont want to commit to $250 worth of JUST drop shotting....do you think this rod would do well with other finesse techniques as well? texas rig? weightless plastics?

I use mine for all 'finesse' type fishing. Never for T-rigs or jigs. When you ask about "weightless" plastics, if you mean 3" or 4" grubs with no extra weights attached you are fine, but if you mean "senko" type salted worms they are not weightless. A 5" Senko, Trick stick, etc. can weigh almost 1/2 oz, which exceeds the rating of the rod. Stick to dropshotting and light shakeyhead presentations, Zoom Finesse worms, etc.. I use mine for UL floating Rapalas and the like. It works great. I hope this helps.

Ronnie

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If you would specify the model, that would help greatly.  The DSR 820 is much less versatile than the DSR 822 IMHO.  I think the DSR 820 makes a better true dropshot rod than the 822, but the 822 will dropshot fine and expand your options.

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I actually love to fish shakey heads on my 820C.  It's a little whippy for a dropshot unless using a 1/4oz weight or smaller.  I'm using Falcon 6'10" ML Cara for the dropshots right now.

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thanks for all the replies. btw it's a DSR 822 because i plan on fishing up to 50 or 60 feet and the DSR 820 is rated for up to 25.

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I am considering the DSRS820GLX for the Drop Shot and the SHR821S for the Shaky Head.

Comments and thoughts on these two rods???

Thanks for the help.  :D

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I have a DSR822C that I use for finesse fishing. I have also used it to T-Rig 1/8 0z. - 3/8 oz. baby brush hogs, light shallow cranks, spinnerbaits, shakey head, and topwater poppers and propbaits. It's also pretty good for drop shotting lol.

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I am considering the DSRS820GLX for the Drop Shot and the SHR821S for the Shaky Head.

Comments and thoughts on these two rods???

A good friend of mine who is a drop shot fanatic absolutely LOVES the DSR820GLX as a dedicated drop shot rod.  I've used it several times and have to agree that short of a few exotic rods, it's the best out there.  I have the SHR822GLX and love it for shakey heads - I had the standard 822 which was great as well.  I wasn't crazy about the 821 because I fish the SH in deep water frequently and wanted the additional power of the "2" models.

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I am considering the DSRS820GLX for the Drop Shot and the SHR821S for the Shaky Head.

Comments and thoughts on these two rods???

Thanks for the help. :D

Sam,

I have the DSR820S GLX. If you can afford this rod, just get it. You will not be disappointed. As a rod builder I was a little skeptical of the recoil guides, but after about 2 years, they have performed well. JMHO

Ronnie

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Besides drop-shotting I use mine for small tubes on heads up to 1/4oz that have light wire hooks.

And as for depth I pulled plenty of smallies out of 80'+ this year. On Lake George I acctually got one about 5-10' off the bottom in 117'.

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Besides drop-shotting I use mine for small tubes on heads up to 1/4oz that have light wire hooks.

And as for depth I pulled plenty of smallies out of 80'+ this year. On Lake George I acctually got one about 5-10' off the bottom in 117'.

I bet his swim bladder was the size of a grapefruit when you got him up.

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