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I looked for this in the senko threads and couldnt find anything.  How many of you guys use a casting setup for senkos and who uses a spinning set up. I am debating whether to get a core or a stradic c14 for senkos and possibly some shaky head.  What are the advantages/disadvantages to each? Sorry if this has been covered before

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i think it would just be a matter of preference as far as choosing spinning or casting, alot of folks prefer fishing plastics on spinning gear because of the ability to let out line quickly without drag, but im not sure i would fish a senko shakey head, they're designed to be fished either weightless or wacky.  unless youre using the kutail senko.

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I was meaning to say I would use the setup up for both applications, fishing senkos, and fishing shakey head and other finesse styles not fishing the senko on a shakey head. Sorry about the wording on that one

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There wasn't a "Both" I use both depending..I'm more accurate with my spinning rig..( don't ask why) If i'm fishing open water, or heavier cover other than having to skip a bait under anything..I use my BC..

So...how should I vote.. :D

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I am 100% with Hammer4, I use both BC or Spinning depending on situation.

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I use spinning for both applications. If I used either in heavy cover, I would then use BC. Just my .02

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poll edited. added a "both option." For those of you that use both. Which do you use more often?

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Again, it depends on the lake, and cover/structure ect. If I had to make a guess, I'd say BC 75 % pf the time.   Now I'll vote.. :D

poll edited. added a "both option." For those of you that use both. Which do you use more often?

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I use spinning gear all the time for Senkos. MH rod, Symetre reel, 20# PowerPro, 3/0 EWG hook.

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I use both. Spinning for smaller senkos and baitcaster for 5 and 6 inch senkos. I will say tho if you use real yamasenkos you will tear them up faster with a baitcaster.

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Spinning tackle.

Regardless of how good you are at casting

a baitcaster, sooner or later a Senko goes

airborne creating a the birdnest from hell!

It's not worth it to me.

8-)

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I replied "Both" - just depends on the weight of the bait and the wind conditions.

I was going to get ONE more high-end rod to use as a dedicated Senko rod - a Loomis BCR893 ................. but now that I hear that RW ONLY uses spinning gear for those 6" Senkos, I'm having second thoughts! ;D

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Spinning tackle.

Regardless of how good you are at casting

a baitcaster, sooner or later a Senko goes

airborne creating a the birdnest from hell!

It's not worth it to me.

8-)

And i thought i was the only one.

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Spinning tackle.

Regardless of how good you are at casting

a baitcaster, sooner or later a Senko goes

airborne creating a the birdnest from hell!

It's not worth it to me.

8-)

And i thought i was the only one.

x3

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I looked for this in the senko threads and couldnt find anything. How many of you guys use a casting setup for senkos and who uses a spinning set up. I am debating whether to get a core or a stradic c14 for senkos and possibly some shaky head. What are the advantages/disadvantages to each? Sorry if this has been covered before

http://www.bassresource.com/bass_fishing_forums/YaBB.pl?num=1121527643

Couldn't find info on Senkos on the site?

Been covered.....a little.

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Spinning tackle.

Regardless of how good you are at casting

a baitcaster, sooner or later a Senko goes

airborne creating a the birdnest from hell!

It's not worth it to me.

8-)

I still fish T-rigged Senkos on a bc outfit, but I switched over to spinning for wacky-style for this reason...lord knows fluoro ain't cheap. 

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There wasn't a "Both" I use both depending..I'm more accurate with my spinning rig..( don't ask why) If i'm fishing open water, or heavier cover other than having to skip a bait under anything..I use my BC..

So...how should I vote.. :D

i can't skip a flip with my BC, but i can skip like a madman with spinning.

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Spinning tackle.

Regardless of how good you are at casting

a baitcaster, sooner or later a Senko goes

airborne creating a the birdnest from hell!

It's not worth it to me.

8-)

And i thought i was the only one.

x3

x4

I remember when that happened to me. I was like awwww... crap!!!! I was night fishing too and couldn't get my birds nest fixed. I don't feel like you need to fish a senko on baitcasting gear, but like others mention, it works.

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I prefer spinning for all soft plastics.

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4 inch Senko or Shorter, Skipping, or Wacky Rigged - Spinning

5 inch Senko or Longer, Heavier Cover, or Weighted Senko - Baitcasting

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Spinning tackle.

Regardless of how good you are at casting

a baitcaster, sooner or later a Senko goes

airborne creating a the birdnest from hell!

It's not worth it to me.

8-)

And i thought i was the only one.

x3

x4

I remember when that happened to me. I was like awwww... crap!!!! I was night fishing too and couldn't get my birds nest fixed. I don't feel like you need to fish a senko on baitcasting gear, but like others mention, it works.

x5

i used to use baitcast until my buddy turned me on to wacky rig spinning.

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To me part of a good Senko presentation includes skipping the bait to its destination.  While I can skip a Senko with a baitcaster, I'm much, much better at it with a spinning reel.

We watched Dean Rojas fishing a frog at SML last spring.  He skipped that frog with every cast.  We asked him why, and he said he felt fish were less weary of a skipped bait, and that it might even gain favorable attention.

Additionally, I find is easier to take up more slack with a spinner.  Whether that's actually true, I can't prove, but its a perceptual thing.

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