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#1 alwayscatching

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Posted 23 September 2013 - 10:08 AM

I thought I would just toss out what basic bass setups I have and maybe you guys can reference some of my specs to yours or maybe for future you may want to try out some of what I have to offer in terms of specs. Keep in mind guys, I typically use 40-65 lbs braided line with 25 lbs fluorocarbon leaders UNLESS I am using a crankbait stick in which case you may want to have a full line of 10-12 lbs Seaguar Fluorocarbon. Also for spinnerbaits I use straight braid and do not use a swivel! It can actually take away from the action. I use an open loop and tie my knot directly to them.

 

Soft Plastics
7 Ft MH Fast action
Baitcaster 7+ Ratio
 
Senkos(Wacky Only) as well as Drop Shot Rod
6'8-7ft Extra Fast action
Spin Reel
 
Jigs
7'6-11 MH-H Fast
Baitcaster 7+ Ratio
 
Cranks
7 Ft M Moderate Action
Baitcaster 4.7-5.5 Ratio
 
Spinnerbait/Jerk Baits
6'6 MH Fast for 1/4-3/8 ounce
Baitcaster 6.3:1 Ratio for tight spaces such as boats/docks/thick bushes/laydowns
 
ALSO
 
7'2 MH Fast for 3/4 ounce
Baitcaster 7.1:1 Ratio
Can use this for dragging football jigs as well as a carolina rig. Can also work small-mid sized swim baits.
 

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#2 FishingNoob

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Posted 23 September 2013 - 01:18 PM

This is what I needed! Thanks! Now all I have to do is save up enough to by them all!!!

 

I'm guessing you would throw weightless plastics on your dropshot combo??


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#3 alwayscatching

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Posted 23 September 2013 - 05:21 PM

Its more just tubes/wacky senko/drop shot. I would throw a texas senko on my 7ft MH rod.


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#4 FishingNoob

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Posted 23 September 2013 - 06:31 PM

Its more just tubes/wacky senko/drop shot. I would throw a texas senko on my 7ft MH rod.

Thanks. I'll have to visit you at BPS one of these days... :)


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#5 alwayscatching

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Posted 23 September 2013 - 08:37 PM

Or you can always just ask me if I am free and I would meet anyone there. I usually do my stocking up around this time of year.


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#6 CJR

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Posted 23 September 2013 - 09:12 PM

These are the 3 setups I've been running so far.

Flipping Jigs/Texas Rigs/Frogging
7'5 ft. Heavy/Fast 1/4-1oz 
Bait Caster 6.4:1 Ratio 
Spooled with 65lb Powerpro - No leader.

Poppers, Jerk Baits,  Small Cranks/Spinners
6'6 ft. Medium/Fast 1/4-5/8 oz
Bait Caster 7.1:1 Ratio

Spooled with 20lb Powerpro - Occasionally use 15lb maxima ultragreen leader.

 

Drop Shot
6'9 Medium-Light/X-Fast  1/8-1/2 oz
Spinning Reel spooled with 8lb Yozuri Hybrid.

Will definitely be adding more in the future.  Bass fishing is my second favourite next to Steelhead and trout fishing. Never knew of the swivel messing up the spinnerbait action, will definitely keep that in mind from now on.

Caught this guy back in July while drop shotting a black slammer in 30 fow.

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#7 nestlewater

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Posted 23 September 2013 - 09:16 PM

^nice fish


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#8 alwayscatching

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Posted 23 September 2013 - 09:22 PM

CJR that is a  beautiful looking smallie. For anyone who has wondered if using a 6.5:1 ratio as opposed to the recommended 7.1:1 or higher ratio reel makes a difference for flipping or pitching, all I can say is I have noticed that when using a jig it doesn't to ME make the biggest difference but I do it anyway because I have the reel for it and it is a really nice one. The swivel does kill action so be aware.


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#9 Kleiner

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Posted 23 September 2013 - 09:29 PM

Thanks. I'll have to visit you at BPS one of these days... :)


always u work at bps?
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#10 alwayscatching

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Posted 23 September 2013 - 09:33 PM

yessir! over in the fishing department. Im in on saturday 1-10 this weekend.


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#11 Kleiner

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Posted 23 September 2013 - 09:38 PM

Nice! I'll have to look for you next time I'm there.
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#12 alwayscatching

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Posted 23 September 2013 - 09:40 PM

Yea please do, I have helped a good few of the OFF members so far. I usually get asked when I am working to spend some time with them.


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