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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Top 5 Rods for Kayaks and Other Small Crafts

Kayaks, float tubes, and other small boats present a unique set of challenges for bass fisherman. Unlike the larger bass boats, small crafts require unique gear to fish effectively. From length restrictions to dialing in the actions to account for instability, there are a lot of aspects to consider when purchasing equipment.

Below we break down the top 5 rods that we recommend for an angler that is seriously considering fishing from a tube, kayak, jon boat, etc. These are rods that work for a variety of techniques and won't break the bank. 

With these 5 rods you should be able to throw a dropshot, a frog, and everything in between. 

Rod/Reel Combos...

Spinning Rod - Zodias 7' Medium Light:

Spinning Reel – Shimano Nasci :


Spinning Rod- Dobyns 7' Medium Fury:

Spinning Reel- Shimano Nasci:


Casting Rod- Zodias 7' 2” Medium:

Casting Reel- Shimano Casitas 150:


Casting Rod- Dobyns 7' Medium Heavy Fury:

Casting Reel- Shimano Citica:


Casting Rod- G Loomis E6X 7'1” Heavy:

Casting Reel- Shimano Curado 70:

Tim's 2017 Rod and Reel Arsenal

In today's video Tim shows his 2017 rod and reel combos. From affordable to outrageous, he's got an assortment of gear that puts most tackle shops to shame! Our viewers asked for a tour of our gear so here it is...

We both LOVE high end bass fishing gear but we know that not everyone can afford to use the best gear on the market. We spent years and years using low end bass fishing rods and have slowly worked our way up. Don't feel pressured to spend outside of your budget but when the time is right, be sure to check out the equipment we use as a point of reference for your own fishing. 

Links to our favorite combos...

Rod- GLX Spinning DSR820:
Reel- Sustain 1000:

Rod- NRX Spinning 852:
Reel- Daiwa Luvias Air:

Rod- Dobyns 792 Spinning: Discountinued
Reel- Daiwa Luvias Air:

Rod- Dobyns 743 Spinning:
Reel- Daiwa Luvias Air:

Rod- GLX 895:
Reel- Chronarch 150 CI4+:

Rod- GLX 894:
Reel- Curado 70:

Rod- Loomis GLX 853C JWR Casting:
Reel- Shimano Aldebaran 50 HG:

Rod- Shimano Zodias 7'2" Medium:
Reel- Shimano Curado 200I:

Rod- Shimano Zodias 7'2" Medium heavy:
Reel- Shimano Curado 200I:

Rod- G Loomis 845 CBR:
Reel- Shimano Curado 70:

Rod- Dobyns Champion Extreme 784:
Reel- Revo MGX:

Rod- Zodias Glass Cranking:
Reel- Shimano Antares 7:1:

Rod- Dobyns 795 Flip:
Reel- Curado 200I:

Rod-Dobyns 766 Flip:
Reel- Shimano Curado 200I:

Rod- Dobyns 736C:
Reel- Revo Orra Inshore:

Rod- Daiwa Tatula 7'4":
Reel- Curado 200I:

Rod- Dobyns 734:
Reel- Revo SX:

Rod- Dobyns 704CB:
Reel- Shimano Curado 70:

Rod- Dobyns Champion 805CB:
Reel- Abu Garcia Orra Winch:

Rod- Dobyns 807 Mag:
Reel- Revo Toro Beast:

Rod- Dobyns 807 Mag:
Reel- Shimano Cardiff:

Rod- Dobyns 867:
Reel- Revo Toro Beast:

Rod- Dobyns Swimbait 806H:
Reel- Shimano Curado 300:

Rod- Dobyns Swimbait 908:
Reel- Revo Toro Beast:

You do not need the top of the line rods and reels to catch more bass but it definitely makes the experience more fun! 

We hope you enjoyed this in depth look at our rod and reel arsenal for 2017!