Which rod would you choose for skipping?

A specialized forum to discuss anything and everything about your favorite or not so favorite fishing rods.
Post Reply
freelancer27
Elite Angler
Elite Angler
Posts: 632
Joined: Sun Nov 13, 2016 8:08 am

Which rod would you choose for skipping?

Post by freelancer27 » Wed Sep 25, 2019 12:32 pm

HI there,

my Megabass Spinnerbait Special broke and I am getting it replaced by Megabass. I used this rod for mainly target casting in short distances and also for skipping jigs and plastics.

I am wondering against which latest Orochi Model I should exchange it for (Jerkbait, Tour Versatile) or if I should sell it and go with a different brand.

I am looking here especially at:

* Shimano Expride A Casting Rod 6'6" Medium
* Shimano Expride A Casting Rod 6'8" Med Hvy


What are your thoughts?

Thanks,
Seb.

User avatar
cndbasshunter
Pro Angler
Pro Angler
Posts: 4142
Joined: Thu Jan 31, 2013 12:32 pm
Location: CANADA

Re: Which rod would you choose for skipping?

Post by cndbasshunter » Wed Sep 25, 2019 1:04 pm

What cover ?

I like at least a mh or h for skipping docks and stuff. I use a 843 or 844 mostly.

freelancer27
Elite Angler
Elite Angler
Posts: 632
Joined: Sun Nov 13, 2016 8:08 am

Re: Which rod would you choose for skipping?

Post by freelancer27 » Wed Sep 25, 2019 1:26 pm

cndbasshunter wrote:
Wed Sep 25, 2019 1:04 pm
What cover ?

I like at least a mh or h for skipping docks and stuff. I use a 843 or 844 mostly.
Would be from sparse to some medium to heavier cover. Was planning to use braid to 15-17# Sunline Armilo leader for it on a Steez A with Steez SV TW spool.

poisonokie
Pro Angler
Pro Angler
Posts: 1906
Joined: Sat Aug 29, 2015 1:34 pm
Location: NW OKC OK USA

Re: Which rod would you choose for skipping?

Post by poisonokie » Wed Sep 25, 2019 2:40 pm

Something under 7 feet with a nice, flexible tip, crisp action, and a lot of backbone. I think guys, and I'm guilty of this too, tend to get 6'6" pool cues for skipping and that makes it tougher. It needs a soft tip.
Still waters run deep.

Post Reply