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Best Dropshot Rods

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Best Overall Dropshot Rod

The G Loomis NRX+ 822 DSR is the best dropshot rod on the market. It is a 6’10” rod with a super crisp tip but soft enough to see what your bait is doing and when you get a bite. It is super light at only 3.6oz which makes it enjoyable to fish all day long.

The NRX+ is an expensive rod but it is the most sensitive rod on the market. When finesse fishing you need a super-sensitive rod and when sensitivity is key you want to go high-end. This rod is ideal when fishing a dropshot out in open water.

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G Loomis NRX+ 822 DSR Extra Fast6-12lb1/8-3/8oz3.6oz

Pair your NRX+ with a Shimano Exsence 3000 spinning reel for the perfect dropshot combo.

Best Value Dropshot Rod

The best bang for your buck dropshot rod is the Shimano Zodias 6’9″ Medium Light. It comes in at about half of the price as the NRX+ while still being a great rod. While it isn’t quite as sensitive as the NRX+ it is still very sensitive. The Zodias outperforms it’s price point and is the perfect rod for an angler serious about fishing a dropshot.

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Shimano Zodias Spinning Rod 6’9″ Med LtFast4-8lb1/8-7/16oz3.4oz

Pair your Zodias with a Shimano Vanford 2500 spinning reel for the great value dropshot combo.

Best Budget Dropshot Rod

The St. Croix Bass X 6’10 ML Xfast is the best budget dropshot rod. It has a strong backbone while still having enough sensitivity for a dropshot. At close to $100 you get an excellent rod for finesse techniques.

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St. Croix Bass X Spinning Rod 6’10” Med Lt XfastExtra Fast6-10lb1/8-1/2oz3.9oz

Pair your Bass X with a Shimano NASCI 2500 spinning reel for the good budget dropshot combo.