Mike, I would stick with the medium (1/8-1/2). I think the Med. Heavy (1/4-3/4) would be a little to heavy duty and stiff for drop shots. However, a 7 ft. rod might help you launch those flukes and senkos a little further. I only have one spinning rod that I use for bass fishing and it is a 6'10" medium (3/16-1/2) Powell Inferno. I can cover just about any finesse technique with that rod.