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\r\n I’ve tried shad darts in the past but you can’t cast them very far. I didn’t know if I should put a weight on, or maybe tie a spoon behind a crank bait or what. What size baits work good. The Shad darts seem really small. I’ll hit spots from Rocky Mount to Greenville. Thanks\r\n
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    \r\n I\'ll use the rigs with one dart and one spoon on it (Honey Hole is one or tie your own). Gives the rig a bit more weight for casting.\r\n
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    \r\n What is your setup that you are casting with? I have 3 different setups, but if I were to cast a shad dart by itself, it would be an 1/8 ounce dart on a 7 foot rod with 4 or 6 pound line. But you got me thinking of adding a split shot to it\r\n
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    \r\n Yep how big of rig are you casting them with? You want to go light and a light rod tip.\r\n
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    \r\n Ok so what I have used is a rig. Dart and spoon. The darts are only 1/64 with about half inch spoon. I’ve been reading that I can go bigger. Set up is a 7ft medium with 10 pound mono\r\n
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    \r\n My single-lure 7 foot rod is rated 1/64 to 1/4 ounces. Depending on the flow of the river, I use either a 1/16 or 1/8 ounce lure. This setup has 4 pound line
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    \r\n Thanks fellas, I’m going shopping this weekend. Plan is to buy a lite 7 footer, 6 pound line, and some bigger darts and spoons. What’s the biggest I should go on spoons?\r\n
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      I’ve tried shad darts in the past but you can’t cast them very far. I didn’t know if I should put a weight on, or maybe tie a spoon behind a crank bait or what. What size baits work good. The Shad darts seem really small. I’ll hit spots from Rocky Mount to Greenville. Thanks

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