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    Local Academy Sports has Lew's Wally Marshall 7' Speed Shooter. Do you guys recommend this rod?

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    I have that rod and it’s a decent rod. I use it for multiple things and yes it works for dock shooting but my favorite dock shooter is the BnM Sharpshooter 6. Any good rod with backbone will work and help you learn. Overtime you will find what works best for you and your style. Or you will just learn to use what you have.....lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SuperDave336 View Post
    I have that rod and it’s a decent rod. I use it for multiple things and yes it works for dock shooting but my favorite dock shooter is the BnM Sharpshooter 6. Any good rod with backbone will work and help you learn. Overtime you will find what works best for you and your style. Or you will just learn to use what you have.....lol.
    Do you recommend BnM Sharpshooter 6 over Wally Marshall Speed Shooter?
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    They are both good rods and both work fine. I think either will work for you. My opinion for dock shooting I prefer the sharpshooter. But if I have the speed shooter I could use it just as well. Don’t over think it to much.

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    Bought two 7' Wall'y Marshall Speed Shooter today from Academy this morning. I was using medium power and medium action fiberglass bass rods. I can feel the difference, those are very easy on hand.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GA ANGLER View Post
    Also need advice about rod, I have been practicing with the 6.6, medium power graphite rod and 6.6 medium power carbon fiber rod. Graphite rod is lot easy to work with, so will buy another graphite rod. What power and action graphite rod should I get?

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    I have a BnM Sharpshooter 6 rod that I absolutely love for dock shooting. So much I have bought a second one. It is designed for exactly this kind of technique.

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    My opinion, itís all about the fall rate and location. I prefer a 1/32 but that is confusing too as some are lighter than they say they are, and those are the ones I want. Already said, be a line watcher. I like the Bobby Garland baby Shad because of the flat sides. They skip very well but they arenít the only ones. As you learn to shoot, youíll be able to make line drive casts under a dock without skipping the water. This allows you to use hand tied jigs. I set up a different rod for this. The 5gal bucket is a good start but get a coffee can and start using that. Some of the holes I had to hit in TN were 6Ē square on floating docks. Iíve flattened out a bunch of jigs learning to hit those small holes, but they hold nice fish cuz others are intimidated by them and donít try. Mostly, have fun with it. I use the shooting presentation about half the time Iím fishing and get behind low branches and logs, so useful.
    Listen to your gut over all the other voices.
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    Quote Originally Posted by skeetbum View Post
    My opinion, it’s all about the fall rate and location. I prefer a 1/32 but that is confusing too as some are lighter than they say they are, and those are the ones I want. Already said, be a line watcher. I like the Bobby Garland baby Shad because of the flat sides. They skip very well but they aren’t the only ones. As you learn to shoot, you’ll be able to make line drive casts under a dock without skipping the water. This allows you to use hand tied jigs. I set up a different rod for this. The 5gal bucket is a good start but get a coffee can and start using that. Some of the holes I had to hit in TN were 6” square on floating docks. I’ve flattened out a bunch of jigs learning to hit those small holes, but they hold nice fish cuz others are intimidated by them and don’t try. Mostly, have fun with it. I use the shooting presentation about half the time I’m fishing and get behind low branches and logs, so useful.
    Thanks for your valuable advice. I have been hitting inside a 10 inch X 6 inch box, pushing through my limit. I will get my boat in water within next few weeks.

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    I use 1/32 most of the time. I do trim off the collar so they are a little lighter. I am in agreement with SkeetBum it seems the slower fall is more productive. I will switch to a larger body at times if the fish seems biting short. Seems the hardest to shoot docks hold the biggest fish. I caught my best blacknose out from under a concrete dock the was 4 inches above the water. Out came a nice 14 inch fish
    :I would like to thank the builders of docks for giving me a place to fish and lose tackle

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