Why Spinning for Drop Shot?

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  1. VinnyBass

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    I cast cast light baits pretty darn far with my Daiwa Tatula reels. Many times even just throwing a light bait or light drop shot rig, can be cast pretty far. Anyone who has fished with or near me can testify to it and I even am amazed on the distance sometimes. That is why I use my bait caster reels almost always when I drop shot.
    These models are the ones I use.
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  2. fisheromen

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    You can't catch a PB on a Drop Shot!!! (I did too)
     
  3. fisheromen

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    In the Bay I use a Bait Caster. When my weight hits bottom the spool stops, perfect!
     
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    IMO this is a true statement but no matter what rod and line you're using if you don't have your drag set correctly....
    When I started fishing oh maybe a year or so (ok 40ish) ago my go to rod was my ugly stick . What can I say it was my only rod but I had three(all bait casters). Fished every type of bait I had with those and caught fish. I now have some 30 plus rods for all types of fishing (hell I need more arms). I recently spent some money on a spinning reel which I've never done before because of my experiences with line twist. Not sure if the reel has anything to do with it but this is now my drop shot set up and I have had no issues with the twist. I do have it spooled with braid and fish with a mono leader. I did have line twist issues with my bait casting drop shot set too.
     
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    That solves the mystery of where the line twist went. It is still there but Braid is extremely forgiving!
     
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  6. oh da shiz

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    What's drop shot???







    I've got jokes for days......
     
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    I don't get it
     
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    If you are drop shoting on a baitcaster, you are more likely to get a backlash because of the weight of the drop shot, that’s why I use spinning reels for lighter lures.
     
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    I was being sarcastic. The people that know me, know I'm a power fisherman and would never even think to tie up, let alone throw a drop shot when fishing. Now fast forward, I've got no shame in grabbing a drop shot set up as I've realized over the years I've been passing up a lot of bass.
     
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    I use spinning because KVD told me to...

    I’m much more efficient flipping light tackle and light line on spinning setup than I would with a bait caster...
     
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  11. fisheromen

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    WWKVDD!
     
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    Yeah - I figured you were making a joke/sarcasm. But, like you said, probably need to know you to really get it.
    My response reminds me of how my older brother's woman friends would embarrass me when I was a kid after I tell them a dirty joke and they said "I don't get it" which means I need to explain it to them.
     
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    Ide never want that #8+ on an spinner, thats why I only use a bc....
    Not saying theyre not capable but ive hooked lots of big mean fish & thats just what I prefer....
    When it comes to the big ones that will do anything they can to get off & give you nightmares afterwards I prefer the bc, more cranking power, more control, more lift, etc...
    Not saying I never throw a spinning combo as I do but consistently I dont, ill use them occasionally texas rigged weightless small senko or wacky rigged senko fishing but thats about it.
    I use light braid on my spinners for the smoothness of casting them, strong yes, but do you trust it everyday when you know Nadines mom is lurking....
    My lake fishes differently than yours & my ds method isnt a finesse variation at all...
    Do I miss some opportunities due to my preferred rigging, possibly, but I do alright...
     
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    gotta post my 2 cents, it's worth at least one cent- I was the BC dropshot dude, had to beat the guys with fairy wands at their own game- Little 50 sized curados and MG Chronarchs all dialed, Daiwa Pixy (epic reel), 4-6 lb., but a spinning reel is the way to go (not for the bubbashot), at least for me- no friction on that line coming off that spool (unless it gets twisted and stuff like it always does)- same old story, just fish what you like! :emoji_metal:
     
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    I know a few guys like that. They refuse to fish spinning reels. Maybe they think using a baitcaster makes them look more skilled. They don't catch more fish but the look cool doing it. The same mentality fly only guys have. You see guys like this all the time, arrogantly using the wrong tool for the job.
     
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    Still beats the guys who fish spinning reels upside down. Seen guys doing that on half day boats. Stay clear of them, will definitely be the ones to get in tangles assuming they ever get a fish.

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    Because I can cast a 3/16 or 1/4 oz weight a lot father than with a bait caster. 6# braid and 10-12# mono
     
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    I just happen to have the perfect casting rod for sale! St croix Avid 6’9” ml. Great for spoons, ice jigs, tiny crankbaits, etc.
     
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