Top Rod & Reel Combos For Dock Fishing!

Skipping docks and overhanging cover is easy with the right equipment! Tim shows the 4 combos and the baits he uses for dock fishing. From Senkos to swimbaits to jigs, this is the information you need to improve your dock fishing this year. 

Tim covers the spectrum with 4 rods and can adapt to changing conditions on the fly. From giant bass suspended in the water column to small bucks at the base of pilings, Tim has a method for effectively targeting those fish. 

Combo #1: Weightless Worm...
Rod- G Loomis NRX 852:
Rod #2- Loomis GLX 852:
Modern Reel- Daiwa Exist 2500:
Line- 10 lb Power Pro Braid:
Leader- 6 lb Sniper Fluorocarbon:
Strike King Shim -E- Stick:
Yamamoto 5" Senko:
Wacky Saddle:
Mosquito Hook (Size 1):

Combo #2: Weighted Worm...
Rod- 6'10" Expride Medium Light:
Reel- Daiwa Tatula LT:
Line- 10 lb Power Pro:
Leader- 8 lb Sunline Assassin:
6" Robo Straight Tail Worm:
Owner Block Head Jig:

Combo #3: Glide Bait...
Rod- IMX Pro 904:
Reel- Curado 200K 7:1 Ratio:
Line- 65 lb Power Pro MaxCuatro:
Leader- 18 lb Maxima Ultragreen:
S-Waver 168 (Bluegill or Light Trout):
Gan Craft 178:

Combo #4: Soft Swimbait...
Rod- Dobyns Fury 795:
Reel- Shimano Cardiff 300:
Line- 65 lb Power Pro:
Osprey 6" Tournament Talon:
(TW Shad, Reverse Hitch, Bluegill)

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Buyer's Guide: Best Rod/Reel Combos Under $300

Looking for a new Rod and Reel combo? Here are our top picks for great combos that won't break the bank as we continue the 2017 Holiday Buyer's Guide.

There are so many awesome combos in this price range that it was hard to narrow down but we did it, you'll find the list below...

Baitcasting Rods...
Megabass Levante ($199):
Dobyns Fury ($109):
Shimano Zodias ($199):   
Shimano Curado ($159):

Baitcasting Reels...
Casitas 150 ($99):
Curado 70 ($199):
Citica I ($149):
Curado 200K ($179):
Orra Winch ($70):

Spinning Rods...
Megabass Levante ($199):
Dobyns Fury ($109):
Shimano Curado ($159):
Shimano Zodias ($199):

Spinning Reels...
Shimano Nasci 2500 ($100):
Shimano Ultegra 2500 ($150):
Daiwa Fuego LT 2500 ($100):
Daiwa Tatula LT 2500 ($190):

Rod Recommendations by Technique...

Frog/Flip: Dobyns 7'3" Mag Heavy, Shimano 7'5" Heavy, Megabass 7'9" Flipping Special
All-Around Rod: Megabass Extreme Mission Type F, Shimano 7'2" Medium heavy, Dobyns 7'3" Med/Hvy
Crankbait Rod: Shimano 7'6" Moderate, Dobyns 7' Med/Hvy Crank, Megabass Flat Side Special
Dropshot/Ned/Tube Rod: Shimano 7' Med/Light, Megabass Stinger Shot, Dobyns 7' Medium

Preferred Line Choices...
Braided- MaxCuatro:
Braided- Sufix 832:
Fluoro- Sunline Asassin:
Fluro- Seguar AbrazX:
Mono- Maxima Ultragreen:

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Upcoming Buyer's Guides...

Nov 24 (Black Friday)- High End Combos
Nov 27 (Cyber Monday)- Topwater Fishing

Much more to come! Let us know what you want to see and we'll do our best to adapt this Holiday Buyer's Guide Series to your needs.

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