Drop shotting

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Re: Drop shotting

Post by JerryC » Fri Apr 12, 2013 8:59 pm

Olly wrote:An Avon rod would be a bit on the 'strong' side I think. 7ft light spinner rod from a boat & an 8 or 9 ft, again light, rod from the bank.

I use one of those new fangled rods in ***** - casting weight 2.5gm - 5gm with a newer version of a Mitchell 314 from Shim---. The weight is the same as waggler float.

Thanks Bob but my problem is I don't want to lose the weight almost every time so SSG shot are ideal on a very short weak link..
That would be my preference Olly, a light 7' spinner from a boat and no more than an 8 from the bank - in my opinion you'd be struggling for the required action with anything heavier.
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Re: Drop shotting

Post by Bob Brookes » Fri Apr 12, 2013 9:10 pm

My rule of thumb would be a short rod that is 'tippy', but with plenty of backbone. If the action is too stiff you don't feel the light plucks you sometimes get before the take.
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Re: Drop shotting

Post by RightCharlie » Sat Apr 13, 2013 12:52 pm

Maybe a Wanless?

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Re: Drop shotting

Post by Bob Brookes » Sat Apr 13, 2013 1:20 pm

Agreed, as I suggested in my first post!
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Re: Drop shotting

Post by Snape » Sat Apr 13, 2013 1:33 pm

RightCharlie wrote:Maybe a Wanless?
Great. One of my favourite rods is the 6lb Wanless. Definitely giving it a go.
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Re: Drop shotting

Post by Julian » Sat Apr 13, 2013 3:59 pm

Snape wrote:
RightCharlie wrote:Maybe a Wanless?
Great. One of my favourite rods is the 6lb Wanless. Definitely giving it a go.
A 6 pound Wanless ? :Wink:
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Re: Drop shotting

Post by Olly » Sat Apr 13, 2013 7:14 pm

Perhaps even lighter to feel the humps & bumps on the bottom - hence my comment about the cost of a cane rod! A splice tip or a converted fly rod could be ideal - I think.

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