Topwater Walking Bait Setup (Rod/Reel/Line) - Patrick Walters

Fri, July 16, 2021

Patrick Walters has some great tips on what rod, reel, and line to use for topwater baits. With straight braid and a long rod, Patrick's setup will get you those long casts that will end in big bites. If you're looking to experience one of the most fun techniques out there, take Patrick's advice in the gear he recommends!

Line:

Patrick Walters prefers straight braid when it comes to walking topwaters. His go to choice is usually 30LB.

Sufix 832 Braid

Colors:

Low-Vis Green
Camo
Coastal Camo
Neon Lime
Ghost

Weight:

6LB8LB10LB15LB20LB30LB40LB50LB65LB

Spool Length:

150 Yards300 Yards1200 Yards
$11.99 – 109.99Product Details

Rod:

Patrick Walters likes to have as long of a rod as possible when it comes to walking topwaters. Using anything from 7'4" to 7'11", length is truly your friend in this case.

Daiwa Tatula Elite Series Casting

LENGTH:

6'9"7'0"7'1"7'2"7'3"7'4"7'6"

POWER:

MLHMH

ACTION:

MED. FASTFASTXTRA FAST
$179.99 – 289.99Product Details

Reel:

For your reel, it's important to have a fast gear ratio. Patrick likes to use reels with an 8:1 gear ratio.

Daiwa Tatula Elite Casting Reel

Gear Ratio:

6.3:17.1:18.1:1

Retrieve:

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