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Rod & Reel Combo for Dropshotting

Discussion in 'Tackle & Tips' started by {name}, Nov 26, 2017.

  1. Mullet (foul hooked)

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    Hi, I’m looking for a rod & reel for drop shotting, I shall be fishing for perch so would like a lightweight setup...maybe a 7ft rod & a small 1000/2500 size reel but would like something that can handle the odd pike, any recommendations would be most appreciated, don’t really want to spend more than £100 on the whole setup, thanks
     
  2. Pollock Supporting Member

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    look at izador's reply to Casey's "rod and reel suggestions" thread started on Monday. The rod sounds brilliant value.
     
  3. Mullet (foul hooked)

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    Thanks Michael, really like the sound of the Ultralight 7ft 3in, just what I’m looking for, now to find a reel to go with it!
     
  4. Pollock Supporting Member

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    Shimano Exage 1000/2500. best by far around £50...........
     
  5. Mullet (foul hooked)

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    I think you’re right mate, although trying to find one online is like looking for rocking horse poo!
     
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  7. Mullet (foul hooked)

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    What the hell is this?!?
     
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  9. Pollock Supporting Member

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    Still no clearer Terry! Is that the reel foot behind spokes? Whats that thing that looks like a carp anglers indicator arm? How does it work?
     
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  10. Mackerel

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    My understanding is that it on top of the rod facing the caster. left hand holds rod with thumb preventing the reel turning. right hand holding the lured in tension ie rod acting as a spring. Release lure and with same hand spin the reel to give more line. I am told it casts a light lure a good distance. Time will tell. The line runs through the eye on the long stork.
     
  11. Mullet (foul hooked)

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    Intriguing...good luck with it
     
  12. Wrasse

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    That sounds similar to a "Wallis cast" usually performed with a centre pin reel. Google it, it will most likely help you. I very much doubt that the reel you describe will be up to the task.

    Sent from my E6633 using Tapatalk
     
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  13. Mackerel

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    "Wallis cast" is correct. Should be ok with light lures. Chinese have fished like this for hundreds of years.
     
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  14. Perch

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    looks more like the big wheel at dreamland
     
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