Ultimate Drop Shot set up

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Ultimate Drop Shot set up

Post by Blacktail 8541 » Thu Aug 16, 2018 3:39 pm

Looking at putting together the ultimate DS setup. Price is not an issue. Please give me your choices for rod and reel. Does not matter if spinning or Bait casting. Just looking for the best set up possible.

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Re: Ultimate Drop Shot set up

Post by Bass1980 » Thu Aug 16, 2018 3:54 pm

Best is subjective and not everyone has tried all brands and models. It has been nothing but pure pleasure to fish my two DS rods though. I wouldn't trade these two rods for any at the moment. Even if better ones came out I would keep these and just buy the better rod for my 3rd. :lol:

Megabass F2.5-611X7 Power House - For pure open water fishing. I have a MB RC Idaten on it but I'm sure an Exist would out perform it. I run 22lb YGK main line to 8lb sniper leader. These YGK lines are so damn smooth it makes the setup even better. Note the X8 braided lines are better. Their "sinking" line is rougher and makes some crazy weird noise on fish.

Megabass F3.5-610X7 Simoom - I use this for fishing weedlines or pockets. Has the power to pull them and yank off weeds but still has a tip to work that DS. This rod has some serious reserve power IMO. I pair this up with a Stella FI with YGK main line also but run 12lb sniper leader. This setup has caught me the most if of all my setups.

Now going to find me same pair for backups this winter. \:D/

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Re: Ultimate Drop Shot set up

Post by Winstondry » Thu Aug 16, 2018 4:47 pm

Here are my 2 favorites:

1. '15 Daiwa Exist 1025 on a 1st Generation Edge Black Widow 6100DS (HM blank)
2. '17 Shimano Conquest BFS HG on an Edge Black Widow BWC711-1DSR (HM blank)

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Re: Ultimate Drop Shot set up

Post by capesmallie » Sat Aug 18, 2018 6:32 pm

I am liking my Megabass Arms Super Leggera ASL703 XS with a Stella 2500S

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Re: Ultimate Drop Shot set up

Post by igl00jx » Tue Aug 21, 2018 7:37 am

Factory, I've been using my Evergreen TKDC-66ML-Spiral the past couple of years. Pair it with an SX Morrum and it's been money.
Same reel on a custom PB661L cut down to 6' has been fun as well.

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Re: Ultimate Drop Shot set up

Post by Teal101 » Tue Aug 21, 2018 9:52 am

My go to that I have two of is a Megabass X7 Super Eiger and a Zonda 68L paired with a Cosugi Spool.
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Re: Ultimate Drop Shot set up

Post by vncnt » Tue Aug 21, 2018 8:04 pm

Love my Megabass hedgehog evoluzion. I have a Daiwa theory mounted to it but I’ll be upgrading soon. Perhaps a new Exist

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Re: Ultimate Drop Shot set up

Post by JigginOG » Wed Aug 22, 2018 1:00 pm

My rigs have done me well.
Spinning: Steez AGS w/ 15 Exist 3012h
Baitcast: Steez Megatop w/ PX-R and finesse spool
Power shot: MB X7 Bearing down w/ Steez A and NRC PG

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Re: Ultimate Drop Shot set up

Post by zodiak311 » Wed Aug 22, 2018 7:13 pm

Rod: hands down, Megabass 2015 Hedgehog Evoluzion F4st-69RSDti
Reel: Stella
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Re: Ultimate Drop Shot set up

Post by Blacktail 8541 » Sat Aug 25, 2018 7:42 am

Lots of different choices. Just as I Expected. I do have a Stella FJ to pair it with when I finally choose a rod.

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Re: Ultimate Drop Shot set up

Post by cndbasshunter » Sat Aug 25, 2018 6:15 pm

NRX872S with Stella FI
Conquest 842S with Stella FG

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Re: Ultimate Drop Shot set up

Post by BRONZEBACK32 » Sat Aug 25, 2018 8:58 pm

Addermine/Shimano Excense.

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Re: Ultimate Drop Shot set up

Post by Cristo » Sun Aug 26, 2018 11:23 am

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My thoughts given on the subject matter :lol: :lol:
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Re: Ultimate Drop Shot set up

Post by Blacktail 8541 » Sun Aug 26, 2018 11:32 am

cristo has nothing useful to add to this discussion other than he is feeling a little ill at the moment. :sick:

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Re: Ultimate Drop Shot set up

Post by Blacktail 8541 » Sun Aug 26, 2018 11:33 am

I am leaning to the adermin or the conquest 842s.

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