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Old 02-08-2019, 08:08 PM
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Default Looking for a good bottom bouncer rod and reel

Looking for a good rod and reel combo for bottom bouncing. I fish mainly smaler lakes and the Missouri River in south Dakota
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Old 02-08-2019, 08:30 PM
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Default Bottom bouncer rod

I tried lots of different rods, but my favorite is Abu Grarcia Vandetta , medium light, moderate action. They only come in two piece as far I can tell. But my first couple I bought were one piece I prefer them but the two piece work well.
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Old 02-08-2019, 09:05 PM
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Okuma dead eye bottom bouncing rod, and a quantum accurist reel with the flipping switch.
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Old 02-08-2019, 09:43 PM
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A lot of rods will suffice for BB, not sure about your budget. I run an ugly stick in the rod holder and it often out fishes the "good rod" I hold in my hand. BB is not finesse fishing, spend your money on a reel. IMHO a real with a flippin' switch is a must. I like the Accurists, or for half the price if you can find an older Silver Max with the switch they're pretty good. Makes following contours and depth changes a snap with one hand.
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Okuma dead eye bottom bouncing rod, and a quantum accurist reel with the flipping switch.
This is also what I use.
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Old 02-10-2019, 09:37 AM
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I use my CLoomis CBR 843. Crank bait rod but the moderate tip allows the fish to load. Enough back bone for big fish also. I agree on flipping switch. (Mine is a daiwa) comes in handy.
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I like my my Berkley Bionix 6'6" Medium Action rod, paired with a Quantum Accurist w/flipping switch, with braided line. Works perfect.
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I use the Quantum reel as suggested above with a St. Croix bounce & troll rod

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Quantum Accurist reel all the way. The flippin switch makes bottom bouncer fishing a lot more enjoyable.
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Old 02-11-2019, 03:57 PM
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They aren't cheap, but if you're looking for the best bottom bouncing rod available, check out the G Loomis GLX WBBR853C. I know lots of folks think you can bottom bounce and pull blades with a 2X4 and it doesn't matter, but in my opinion, sensitivity is really important. You need to be able to feel bottom, feel the blade vibrating, and sense the subtle strikes or misses that let you know it's time to drop it back. You also need a rod with a nice soft tip to let the fish load up when they hit, but that also has enough backbone to be able to effectively fish 2-3 oz bouncers and handle bigger fish, and that's not nearly as easy as it sounds.

The Loomis bottom bouncing rod does all that, it's a great rod.

The E6X in the same 853C MH power and action is also a good option if the GLX price range is too steep.

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