Budget minded wacky/finesse worm set up

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  1. nrek619

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    Can anyone suggest a decent budget starter set up to fish wacky or finesse. Pole, reel, line, plastic, etc..... thanks!!
     
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    Berkely 7" Lightning rod. Walmart, $41

    Any number of decent 2000 series spinning reels. $30

    Vanish 6lb line. $12-$15

    Removable split shot weights. $2

    Roboworms or Fluttercraft worms. $4 per pack

    Gammy #4 splitshot/dropshot hooks. $4 per pack

    Looks like a "C" note will do.
     
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    Everything sounds good besides the vanish 6lb is very brittle. Use trilene flouro especially if your not used to it. Vanish is great in 10lb and up but not for lighter line. I use #1 dropshot hooks for everything including wacky rigged.
     
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    ABU Garcia cardinal spinning combo from walmart. It will do the job, it's a cool little rod in the $50 range. My cousin who doesn't fish a lot bought one and left it with me, I use it once and awhile, and its not bad.
     
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    If you give us an idea of how much you want to spend and it may help us give you other ideas as well.
     
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    I like the Shakespeare micrographite rod from Walmart for 16.97. I have a 5.5 for creeks and a 7 footer.
     
  7. nrek619

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    $75 and under....I have plastics mostly 6" robos a few baitcasters, wanted to learn the wacky/finesse fishing so mostly a spinning reel and 6-8 lb. test line FC ?
     
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    I hate Berkely Vanish. It causes nothing but problems. Would you rather buy a spool then have it misbehave and then buy some real line or buy real line in the first place? I switched to Pline for fly leader but have not finesse fished with it. I don't know if anyone does but it is great line in terms of being worry free.
     
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    I've used Vanish for years. Its affordable and does the job. I use walleye hooks in size 2 gami's. They are thicker and don't bend. BassProShops have afford wacky rings. Some people prefer senko's to plastic worms cuz a faster fall.

    Rods, medium-light or medium action. 6'6 to 7'0 in length. Reels. Reels are your biggest expense. A 2000 or 20series reel is right on. Spinning reels under $75 aren't good. but then again I've had my Walmart Quantum's longer than my big time Shimano's.

    Don't be afraid to throw them everywhere. Its a hook/plastic. Very replaceable
     
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    vanish 8lb test is the way to go for dropshoting also i use 10lb big game on my curado and ive never had 1 single problem bringing in a big dropshot bass with it i recommend both those lines, trilene is not the way to go i only use trilene for trout never for bass
     
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