Years ago, I had a custom rod builder make me several heavy-action spinning rods on stiff baitcasting blanks for the sole purpose of skipping baits way under docks. I felt that a spinning rod both made the presentation easier and provided the strength and leverage to get a bass out. The presentations I’m talking about are not your typical skips and flips; I mean casts that are either nearly impossible angle and distance wise with a baitcasting setup, or likely to cause a baitcaster to keep backlashing all day. Because of these custom spinners, I became proficient in certain scenarios where other anglers struggled. Overall, my heavy spinning rod, combined with an underhand style casting technique, helped me become at least 50% more effective in the docks. But getting dialed in took more figuring than just having custom rods. So I thought I’d go over my dock spinning setups, and what I’ve learned from tinkering with them over the years. These days I carry two of these heavy spinning rods for dock skipping, and if you’re thinking about trying a spinning rod in the dock game, this will help you get rigged proper. So we’re on the same page, I keep one reel spooled with 14- or 16-pound fluorocarbon, and the other spooled with 30-pound braid.