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Need a dropshot rod that won't break the bank

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I use my G-loomis shakey head rod and love it for dropshotting but my dad needs one too.  I don't wont to spend $200 on a rod so any advice.

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You need a specialized rod for DS & SH ? nope

Can you practice both techniques with any rod ? yup, I do fish with non specialized rods both technques.

Any rod will do the job, not as great as a rod specifically designed for the lure/technique but it will get the job done.

So for those techniques any UL,L,ML,M with a F/XF action rod will do the trick and you don 't have to cash out a couple of hundreds, it 's only a matter of knowing where to look. There are many good quality budget rods that will serve you well and won 't cost you an arm and a leg. Check for example the Shimano Clarus/Compre line of rods, lots of lengths, power and actions from where to choose.

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Perfect timing! I just picked these guys brains last week on this exact thing last week. I went with:

Shimano Sahara FD Reel 2500/Bass Pro Shops Extreme XPS Woo Daves Rod Spinning ML 6-8" cut-away handle.

I got them together for like 149.99 I think. The rod alone would of been 99.99.

I got to use them this weekend and I am highly impressed and completely happy with my purchase.

Good Luck!

http://www.bassresource.com/bass_fishing_forums/YaBB.pl?num=1247752536/0

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    A 7' M Shimano Compre.  This is easily the best rod on the market for $100.00.

    This is a spinning rod by the way.

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Raul is right on with that info. But i do have a suggestion for a good quality dropshot rod, check out the BPS Extreme 6'8" ML spinning rod. I have this rod and it is awesome for dropshotting.

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Dmac, that is the rod I am talking about. I just the the one with the cut-away handle and I guess they call it the Woo Dave series. But it is an Extreme. Great rod.

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Dmac, that is the rod I am talking about. I just the the one with the cut-away handle and I guess they call it the Woo Dave series. But it is an Extreme. Great rod.

Yup I got mine on sale for $65, put a symetre 1000 on it. Sweet combo

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I love my 6'8" crucial. I would highly recommend a Crucial, light and very sensitive IMO. And the 6'8" is the perfect size for me, handles shallow DSing and Some deeper stuff as well.

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I love my 6'8" crucial. I would highly recommend a Crucial, light and very sensitive IMO. And the 6'8" is the perfect size for me, handles shallow DSing and Some deeper stuff as well.

+1.  I own the 7'2" M crucial DS rod.  The split grip and drop shot weight keeper  are pretty cool features.  You won't be dissapointed with this rod.

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I love my 6'8" crucial. I would highly recommend a Crucial, light and very sensitive IMO. And the 6'8" is the perfect size for me, handles shallow DSing and Some deeper stuff as well.

+1. I own the 7'2" M crucial DS rod. The split grip and drop shot weight keeper are pretty cool features. You won't be dissapointed with this rod.

I also have the 6'8" MH Crucial DS and highly HIGHLY recommend it for casting a drop shot or vertical down to 30'.

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Just to drop two other suggestions out there.. Kistler drop shot special and Tica drop shot rod.

I haven't fished either of these rods but have heard good things.

The Kistler looks great imho and supposedly rocks out but its like 130. Tica has a drop shot rod that's a quarter oz. lighter than the Loomis and it can be had for 59.99.

I'm interested to know what you decide and how you end up liking it!

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Another vote for the Crucial.  I've got two a 6'6 and a 7'0.  Both are great senko rods and they double great with spinnerbaits with the fast action tips.  If I'm taking one rod to a lake for a few hours of shore fishing this is my all round choice.

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