You need to direct tie this lure to braided line, we recommend one of the two set-ups:

  1. For general fishing around docks, scattered cover, and for super accurate casting use a 7' - 7'3" casting rod, medium heavy along with your favorite 30-40 lb braid. you'll get accurate casts, the lure will have great action, and you'll have plenty of tack to catch any fish that bites.
  2. If you are fishing matted cover, or around especially large fish, you can go with a 7'6" rod and increase the braid to 50-65 lb test.

This lure skips very well and can be used to fish under docks and deep into cover. Especially effective during spawning season!