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best type of rod for throwing senkos?
« on: February 07, 2011, 04:44:10 PM »

what size, what weight? ect
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Re: best type of rod for throwing senkos?
« Reply #1 on: February 07, 2011, 05:09:03 PM »

love my 6.5 foot medium action Shimano Crucial...
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Re: best type of rod for throwing senkos?
« Reply #2 on: February 07, 2011, 05:23:09 PM »

i was about to say 6.6 carrot stick mh very nice for throwing those senkos :D
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Re: best type of rod for throwing senkos?
« Reply #3 on: February 07, 2011, 05:32:11 PM »

For 4 inch senkos I use a spinning rod, medium light weight.

For 5 inch senkos I use a baitcasting rod, medium weight with a fast-ish tip.

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Re: best type of rod for throwing senkos?
« Reply #4 on: February 07, 2011, 06:53:02 PM »

I throw my Senco's on a St. Croix  Mojo Spinning rod.    It's a "Wacky Rig" rod.
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Re: best type of rod for throwing senkos?
« Reply #5 on: February 07, 2011, 08:36:25 PM »

I've gotten to where I only throw senkos on one rod.  It's a custom built 7 foot medium light spinning rod (St. Croix Legend Elite blank), the reel is a Shimano Stradic 2500 and the reel is spooled with 10 lb. PowerPro.  It's an amazingly sensitive rod with sufficient backbone.

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Re: best type of rod for throwing senkos?
« Reply #6 on: February 07, 2011, 10:13:33 PM »

For 5 inch I use a 6'7" MH Xfast Falcon Lowrider.  For smaller ones I use a 6'8" Med. Xfast BPS carbonlite spinning rod.
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Re: best type of rod for throwing senkos?
« Reply #7 on: February 07, 2011, 10:39:44 PM »

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Re: best type of rod for throwing senkos?
« Reply #8 on: February 07, 2011, 11:22:27 PM »

Falcon makes a rod called the "weightless worm rod" The sell it in the Low Rider and Cara absolutely perfect for Senkos both the small and 5"
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Re: best type of rod for throwing senkos?
« Reply #9 on: February 08, 2011, 07:35:46 AM »

My Senko rig is an old AllStar Magnum Spin (MS3TN), MH action, Abu spinning reel with 20lb PowerPro and a 12lb copoly leader.  Use it for both t-rigged (weightless) and wacky rigging.  Great outfit for skipping to those hard to get at places.
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Re: best type of rod for throwing senkos?
« Reply #10 on: February 08, 2011, 07:43:21 AM »

Falcon makes a rod called the "weightless worm rod" The sell it in the Low Rider and Cara absolutely perfect for Senkos both the small and 5"

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Re: best type of rod for throwing senkos?
« Reply #11 on: February 08, 2011, 09:02:53 AM »

I prefer the 'tighter' arc I get with the shorter (6.5 length) rod as opposed to a 7 footer...  just a personal preference...

I do fish senkos with a 'flick/shake' head wacky rigged...on a 7 foot spinnng rod...but the bulk of my shallow water applications (less than 10 feet) I stick with baitcasters...
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Re: best type of rod for throwing senkos?
« Reply #12 on: February 08, 2011, 04:33:27 PM »

Just a lil add on to the question, what size/type of hook do you use for wacky rigs?
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Re: best type of rod for throwing senkos?
« Reply #13 on: February 08, 2011, 05:25:28 PM »

Just a lil add on to the question, what size/type of hook do you use for wacky rigs?

With 'real' GY Senkos wacky rigged I use a #1 octopus hook, but for copy senkos I will use a weighted hook like a jighead in a simialr size. I use the weighted hook to get the 'copy' senko to fall at a similar rate as a 'real' Senko.

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Re: best type of rod for throwing senkos?
« Reply #14 on: February 08, 2011, 05:29:42 PM »

I hope to try some with a 6'8" M/XF St. Croix Avid once the weather warms up.
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Re: best type of rod for throwing senkos?
« Reply #15 on: February 09, 2011, 09:32:23 AM »

Just a lil add on to the question, what size/type of hook do you use for wacky rigs?

1/0 - 2/0 Gamakatsu Octopus...usually with an 'o-ring' on the bait.
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