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I am now looking to get a great rod and reel for jigging and dropshotting or just jigging.  I am wondering which would be better for the job, a spinning setup or a baitcaster setup.

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Baitcaster..although you can do both with a spinning set up. IMHO the baitcaster gives you a more controled feeling.

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now i have heard alot that finnese you need spinning, and atm i have a spinning for that.  but do you think i could move my finnese stuff to 1 setup that would do jigs, dropshot, and weightless worms, or is that to much to ask for one setup?

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Personally, I prefer spinning reels to baitcasters for most applications. The only exceptions are jigs, spinnerbaits, and cranks. Actually, I'd probably toss cranks on a spinning rig if I could find a decent crank spinning rod.

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A jigging rig is usually a heavier rod, and a baitcaster, most use a 7 to 8' rod and heavy line.

I have 2 set ups for worms, 1 baitcaster, and a spinning rig, I use mainly for light finesse, and flylining plastic's. I also use 4lb fluro on it.

So, no I wouldn't try and use 1 rig for both types of fishing.

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ok then i guess ill just get a baitcaster for jigging and dropshotting only, and use my spinning outfit for weightless senkos and other weightless stuff.  im also thinking about getting a setup for topwater but idk about that yet because i never fish topwater really.

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btw what g.loomis rod would yall recommend for jigging and dropshotting

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btw what g.loomis rod would yall recommend for jigging and dropshotting

GLX Top notch Rods . Spinning rod for Drop shot .

Meduim Heavy Bait caster for Jigging

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That's an easy one.

If it involves casting lures, go with Spinning.

If it involves casting bait, like live shiners and chubs, then go with Baitcasting ;D

Roger

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btw what g.loomis rod would yall recommend for jigging and dropshotting

GLX Top notch Rods . Spinning rod for Drop shot .

Meduim Heavy Bait caster for Jigging

x2.. i would even say that a Heavy action rod would be more suitable for jigs.. depending on how deep and how heavy of a jig you are using and if you are fishing cover...

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btw what g.loomis rod would yall recommend for jigging and dropshotting

Assuming most of your presentations are under 1/2 oz,

the MBR842C is one you might consider. For heavier

jigs in deeper water, the MBR844C or BCR854.

8-)

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thanks for the help guys, ill check those rods out later this week

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The advantage a spinning outfit has over casting, that can be very important for some presentations is a slack line fall.

Spinning takes more practice to get close to the accuracy possible with casting, but it's worth the work.

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your original question was a rod and reel for jis and d.s., or just jigs. for just jigs definately baitcaster. and for lighter jigs and nice versaltility the 842glx is my favorite. expensive though. and for dropshotting go with a spinning outfit. and for the reel you will have considerably less frustration casting lighter baits with a baitcaster if you get a reel that is made for throwing lighter baits. cheap, heavy baitcasters are not condusive for casting the lighter lures. do your homework before buying!

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thanks everyone for the help.  i think ill check out the 842 glx this week and then start saving up for it since it does have a steap price tag.  im also going to start researching some highspeed reels soon probable.

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For jigging, I'd go with baitcasting. For dropshotting, spinning.

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with the jigging setup could i also do shakeyhead fishing efficiently or would i have to get another setup for that also?

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nah... i throw shaky heads, drop shots and weightless plastics on a 7' mh medium tip spinning rod. 8-10lb. line.

rarely are you throwing these baits in the same outting.... so its easy to just switch out.

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with the jigging setup could i also do shakeyhead fishing efficiently or would i have to get another setup for that also?

I like a MH casting rod for jigging. I'm sure that's already been covered though.

If going with a MH casting rod, it'll be a little stiff for shakey heads.

I NEVER go over 1/8oz shakey heads, and the worms are pretty light too. That's really too light for casting equipment. A 1/8oz jig head, and worm could be thrown with casting equipment, but you better know the reel, and there can't be much wind.

I like the slack line fall you get with spinning gear, when fishing shakey heads too.

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For me its a baitcaster. I have the st croix mojo bass pitchin rod.

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Dropshots and jigs are not generally fished on the same rod. Like, never if you can help it. Jigs are generally fairly heavy so they are not a "finesse" application FOR THE MOST PART. That is a misconception.

I would get a jig rod (casting, MH or H 7'+ fast action) and a finesse rod (spinning M 7'+ fast action) for dropshot, weightless plastics, and shaky heads...

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