Do You Drop Your Rod?

Discussion in 'Fishing General' started by oneshot 1, Nov 5, 2010.

  1. oneshot 1

    oneshot 1 Well-Known Member

    Jun 11, 2003
    When fighting Nice Fish if they want to run hard I will drop my Rod and let them pull Line.I was told I shouldn't do this that I should use the Rod.

    What do you do?

    :D The Big Grin just raises his Cane Pole.
  2. 90acres

    90acres The good ole days

    Mar 4, 2003
    tip up to keep tension

  3. Big John

    Big John Active Member

    Oct 24, 2003
    always keep the tip of your rod up, loosen the drag a bit more.....maybe...
  4. oneshot 1

    oneshot 1 Well-Known Member

    Jun 11, 2003
    Thanks thats what I was told.

    :D At least the Big Grin listens.
  5. Shrapnel

    Shrapnel Active Member

    Oct 22, 2008
    Imperial MO
    Leave it up, thats what the drag is for! Also NEVER switch sides when the fish is close you can pull the hook out, trust me it cost me a lot of money in the Bud Light Tournament a few years ago.
  6. fishshooter

    fishshooter Well-Known Member

    Mar 30, 2007
    Usally I just let em have a little slack until my AMS gets to the end of the line then they drag the boat :D

    Whats a rod :confused:
  7. Vector

    Vector VECtor Custom Calls

    Feb 11, 2003
    N/C MO
    Tip your rod to the fish, and you don't let the rod do the work and all the pressure goes on the line. Might as well horse it in if you're going to tip the rod. :peepwall:

    Use braided line like I do, and you can horse them all in. :D I don't give drag to very many fish. :D

  8. Cook

    Cook Well-Known Member

    May 28, 2003
    I only dip the rod when it appears that they are going to jump.