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EDIT: I almost forgot, I use a 1/4oz bait in the colder water or if I'm in water shallower than 8' and a 3/8oz version when the water is at the warmest end of the spectrum, 58 degrees or so and only if the fish are in deeper water 10'+. I throw them on a 6'9" medium power spinning rod with an extra fast action on 8lb copoly line, for me the shorter rod allows me to keep better contact with the bit, a 7' rod is ok to but I feel like I have more control with a 6'9" but that is personal preference, I get more than enough distance on the cast so it isn't a factor.
You are correct. I only use spinning for ds fishing when it is too windy for castingsmalljaw wrote:The MBR 843C, is that the rod? I prefer spinning for under spins but that rod would be about close to perfect for that technique.goldrod wrote:Do you think imx 843 is OK rod
If im in a jam, i grab the 1/4oz fish head spins from dicks sporting goods.
Thanks! I have been killing it with these baits. I threw a regular paddle tail swimbait, when I ran out of underspin jig heads, but the fish weren't having it. Stocking up!Polkfish1 wrote:Underspins are and have been for years my go to confidence bait. I fish them year round in central fl. Most FL lakes are shallow and even on them I tend to fish the shallows. I use owner flashy swimmers 3/16 oz primarily and zappu pile driver in 4/0 hook size. Any plastic really will work, but my favourite is Reaction innovations skinny dipper. I'll retrieve slowly when water temp is below 60 and fast when above. Super slow along bottom at night and when water is really cold. It even works for me to drag through beds during spawn. I even pitch them into cover and fish then like a jig. Deadly along docks. If I absolutely need a bite and I've tried everything with no luck, it's my go to. Always have at least one dedicated rod. Only jerk baits at certain time of year will make me put then away for a bit. Any rod and reel set up for moving baits will work for me. Right now during spawn in fl I've got a super destroyer with a deps dr100 rigged and a g-ax with a zillion sv tv rigged up for under spin use. It's the main way I've caught bass since November. Usually I'm throwing more jerks and lipless cranks at this time of year, but the underspin bite is just too consistent to put them down. All sizes bite. My biggest on this rig was 9 and the smallest was not too much bigger than the skinny dipper trailer.
I know I will want a good swiel, but does the blade need to be anything special? I am not looking for thump (although I do wanna try a Colorado blade version at some point), just flash, so will any old cheap willow blade work?