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I am just wondering what is the best rod that g.loomis makes for fishing shakey heads and sekos.

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The absolute king of all shaky head rods is the GLX SHR822S. But thats just my opinion. You could fish senko's with it if you wanted to but throwing senkos around heavy brush texas-rigged, I'd much rather have something with a little more backbone than the SHR. 

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well what would you recommend for a gloomis that i can use for senkos in cover and also for shakeyheads, but that does both of those jobs very well since the rod will probably be expensive.

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For a budget

GLoomis MBR782C IMX for light cover

"   "   "    MBR783C IMX for heavier cover

Got the extra dough ?

either in GLX

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if i got the 783 model in glx would i lose any sensitivity over the 782 glx?

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if i got the 783 model in glx would i lose any sensitivity over the 782 glx?

No, sensitivity has nothing to do with power.

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so then why wouldnt i go with the more powerful rod if the price is the same and the sensitivity is the same?

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so then why wouldnt i go with the more powerful rod if the price is the same and the sensitivity is the same?

A heavier powered rod isn't always better. Lighter powered rods handle light lures better.

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with the lighter rod though, could i pull a big bass out of brush or wood cover without losing the fish or snapping the pole?

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Well you can't go over your line strength recommendation for your rod or you risk breaking it. Some go over the rod strength recommendation but they set there drag loose so the rod doesn't brake. The bigger the bass the bigger the rod you would need to "pull" a fish out of heavy cover.

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ya, im just stuck on which i should get.  like should i get bigger just incase i do hook a bigger one, or go smaller.  ill probable be throwing 3/16 oz shakeyheads and weightless senkos so idk which to choose. 

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BSR852 GLX will do both just fine. I haven't used mine on the water yet, but looked into the rod for a couple months before buying it. A 5" weightless senko would probably be the max I'd throw on it. It is the only spinning rod I own and I plan to use if for shakeyhead, drop shot, and smaller weightless senkos. :)

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ive always wondered this, but how much does a 5 in weightless senko actually weigh?

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ive always wondered this, but how much does a 5 in weightless senko actually weigh?

Yamamoto 5 inch senkos vary in weight depending on what color they are. The clearer stuff is about a gram lighter and the solid colors are a lil heavier. Usually around 9-10 grams each. Some of the knock off senkos weigh a lil more and some a lil less. Usually no 5 inch senko style worm weighs more then 11-12 grams and no less then maybe 8 or so.

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Oh and I just got the BCR893 GLX which is the king of all senko rods. It is amazing altho I havent really had a chance to use it much. I took it out and shore fished with it one day for about 2 hours. Im goin out on the river tommorow but I wont be bringin it since Im gonna be skippin senkos, Im gonna use a spinning setup for that. So I wont have a real report on it for probably another few weeks.

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do you think that rod would be suitable for shakeyheads also?

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This question is a no brainer.  The GLX SHR822S is the best shakyhead rod around and the GLX BSR852 is the best Senko Rod around (along with the BCR893).  But if you are looking one rod to do both, I would definitely get the GLX BSR852.  If I can only take one spinning rod with me, it is this one.  I can fish Senkos, Shakeyheads, Drop Shots, and other finesse techniques with this rod.  That would be my suggestion.

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Casting rod or spinning rod? 

The best shakey head rod isn't going to be the best senko rod - especially if you're talking about heavier cover. 

I use a SHR 822 GLX when I shakeyhead with spinning gear - it's phenomonal.  I've tossed the occasional 4" senko around lighter cover, and it's done fine.

I use a MBR 783SGLX for larger senkos around docks and heavier cover.  It's ideal for this IMHO.  It doesn't have a soft enough tip for lighter shakey heads though.

The BSR 852GLX is also an ultra-sweet rod.  Out of all the spinning rods, I think this one would be the best of both worlds.  I use mine as a 1/4oz hair jig rod most often, but have tossed 5" senkos with no problem.

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Thanks to guys like 5Basslimit & LuckyCraftman I put $200 down on a SHR822S GLX rod and a Shimano Stradic 3000 FI to pair it up with, my local tackle shop didn't have the rod in stock. They matched the Cabela's offer that would give you a $75 discount for an order over $500 and the good thing for me is I don't have to pay shipping or take a long drive to Cabela's. I can't wait for spring to get a chance to use this combo after all the positive reviews that I've seen on this rod. Just don't tell my wife :)

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The absolute king of all shaky head rods is the GLX SHR822S. But thats just my opinion. You could fish senko's with it if you wanted to but throwing senkos around heavy brush texas-rigged, I'd much rather have something with a little more backbone than the SHR.

This would be a pretty good rod for that use I would think. I love the action of the SHR's and the 822 would be perfect for up here.

Only reason I can't justify the GLX is I don't have anything I would call my 'go to' technique. When and if I ever do, I wanna get one....

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