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  • #37672
    Brian Hansen
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    I am looking to purchase a new rod and reel (baitcaster) specifically designed to skip docks. I was hoping for some help from all you kind people on BB on which make/model/specs works the best?
    Thanks!

    #37673
    Dave Bueltmann
    Participant

    Hi Heather, I would suggest you call Wayne at Fitz Fishing Tackle and Supply in Osage Beach. His number is 573-693-9299. Wayne set up both Bob and my rod and reel combinations to fit our fishing styles and preferences. He is an excellent choice to put together a combination for skipping docks for you. Dave

    #37674
    Mike Koenig
    Participant

    If you’re new to skipping it is said an open bail reel is easier. Bait casters tend to backlash a lot until you get very proficient at it.

    #37675
    Derek Chance
    Participant

    it takes practice and more practice. You can even practice at home in the driveway. Here’s a tip for learning with a baitcast setup. cast out enough line for a long cast and put some electrical tape on the spool. Then reel up the casted line. Now, when you backlash, it will only backlash as far as the tape.

    #37677
    Mike Koenig
    Participant

    Awesome idea Derek!

    #37705
    Jon Hertzler
    Participant

    I have found that a 7 foot heavy works well for me. I use the Falcon 7 Foot Heavy Lizard dragger model. Getting good at skipping is tough I’ve been working on it awhile and I think it has given me some of my gray hair.

    #37709
    James Dill
    Participant

    Something I tell people learning to flip is only fill your reel spool about half way full until you start getting the hang of it , this helps to prevent backlashes.

    #37710
    James Dill
    Participant

    Something I tell people learning to flip is only fill your reel spool about half way full until you start getting the hang of it , this helps to prevent backlashes.

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