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Jacob Krahenbil

What Is A Good Rod And Reel Combo For Jig Fishing

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i want to get into jig fishing for the winter so what is a good rod and reel combo for a jig? also how and where do you fish a jig this time of year? and what pound test/ type of line best suits a jig? i fish at lake anna if that helps any. - thanks

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My personal preference is a 7 foot heavy action rod and a reel that has a flipping switch on it. I have a Shimano but I use 50lb Spiderwire Braid simply because it will bend a hook before it breaks and its good when heavy flipping around brush and hard grass. This time of year I throw it from anywhere from 3-25 feet depending on water temp and air temp. The way Florida changes in weather so much you have to just search around sometimes. Flipping deep docks works well too. Hope this helps.

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7' Heavy Power/ Fast Action

Curado 200E7

50# Suffix 832

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I use a Curado 200 E7 on 6-1/2' MH w/ fast action. I tried braid and didn't like it because it kept getting roughed up when I would fish around rocks, and timber. I switched over to fluoro.

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Allstar ASR 7' 2" MH/F..50# Power Pro

Mike

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I use a Curado 200E7, 65# braid, and a 7'6 Shimano Sellus Flipping stick.

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7' 2" MH/XF Cumara rod and a Chronarch 200E with Power Pro Super Slick braided line in 50lbs test.

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7' 2" MH/XF Cumara rod and a Chronarch 200E with Power Pro Super Slick braided line in 50lbs test.

From what I have read this is a great jig rod. I have the Fast model and love it.

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Dx744 and nrx 854. Both use 201e7s amd 15lb fluoro.

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I like a MH or H,depends on the weight of the jig, 7' or longer, with a 7:1 reel. For football jigs I like 14lb fluoro. I'll go higher depending on the cover. Pitching and flipping heavy cover I'll go with braid at least 50lb.

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thanks everyone for yalls tips um i was wondering what color jig should i use? the water is probly 3 ft of clarity

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7' 2" MH/XF Cumara rod and a Chronarch 200E with Power Pro Super Slick braided line in 50lbs test.

From what I have read this is a great jig rod. I have the Fast model and love it.

TW has Cumara 7'7" Hvy Fast for $100 they label it a "punch rod" would that be too powerful for you dont know Cumara rod strength.

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TW has Cumara 7'7" Hvy Fast for $100 they label it a "punch rod" would that be too powerful for you dont know Cumara rod strength.

No such thing as 'too powerful'... Hehe... :thumbsup:

That Cumara 7'7" is a sweet jigging option. I'd slap my Curado 201 DHSV with some Power Pro braid on it and start yanking toads out of mud puddles with it!

I'm using a Mojo Swim Bait rod now with the DHSV, and sometimes a throw jigs with it. Works great, especially if you get bit. Hookset is a no-brainer with that rod - I.e. you are going to get a great set every time (So much leverage and rod strength). That Cumara should be even better than the Mojo - I.e. great for flipping/pitching as well.

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Start with a 7 to 7-3 heavy fast action rod. Get the best quality you can afford to transmit what the bait is doing and to feel bites. They will be mushy or soft. Add a quality 6.4 or 7.1 to 1 reel and line is open to fit your cover and structure type. Pick up some black and blue 3/8 to 1/2 football heads to start and flippin style heads of you will fish trees and brush. Look for rock and wood near points with steeper contours and deep water close by. Fish the bait slowly as the water temps should be cold. If it feels funny or mushy, set the hook. Hook sets are free. BE PATIENT. The time you commit to learning a jig will pay huge dividends in the future.

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I use a Denali Rosewood 7' MH Worm/Jig Rod with a Revo Premier and 15# Trilene Flouro. for most of my jig fishing on Smith Mt. If I'm using a 3/4 oz. jig., I'll step up to a Heavy action in the same rod or the 7'2" Denali Terry Bolton rod. The thing about the MH Rosewood, is that it is an extremely versatile rod. I can use it for jig fishing, texas rig, wacky rig senko, etc. Also use it for pitching and C. Riggin. When you can buy a good rod and use it for multiple uses, it's very cost effective.

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I have two setups that get used for jigging. The first is my dedicated jig setup...the second doubles as a backup flipping stick.

Dobyns 745DX, Chronarch 50, 16LB sunline shooter FC (open water jigging)

Dobyns 805FLIP/PUNCH, Quantum Accurist 570PT, 50LB power pro (used for flipping heavy grass jigs...0.50-1.25oz)

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I use a Shimano Crucial new models in 7' 2" MH/XF paired with a Revo STX HS gen3 and 40lb Fireline braid. Whole combo weighs just over 10oz and is very powerful and sensitive.

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My main setup is a Loomis BCR854GLX/Shimano Chronarch 200e7/Seagar Invisx 15lb

Jeff

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Start with a 7 to 7-3 heavy fast action rod. Get the best quality you can afford to transmit what the bait is doing and to feel bites. They will be mushy or soft. Add a quality 6.4 or 7.1 to 1 reel and line is open to fit your cover and structure type. Pick up some black and blue 3/8 to 1/2 football heads to start and flippin style heads of you will fish trees and brush. Look for rock and wood near points with steeper contours and deep water close by. Fish the bait slowly as the water temps should be cold. If it feels funny or mushy, set the hook. Hook sets are free. BE PATIENT. The time you commit to learning a jig will pay huge dividends in the future.

X2

My personal 3 jig setups

Big jigs/Deep water: Steez XBD/Daiwa Z

3/8oz Jig: Steez Compile X/Steez 103

1/4 jig: NRX 853/Shimano Core 51

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I have 2 flipping and pitching rods:

Quantum Super Lite/Light 7' 11" Telescopic H/F rated for 1/2oz-2oz paired with a Quantum Accurist PT 7.0:1 Burner with 50# Cajun Braid.

Tec Spec 7'6" Telescopic MH/EF rated for 1/4oz-1oz paired with a Daiwa Exceler 7.0:1 Burner but being replaced with a Quantum Accurist PT 7.0:1 Burner also.

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A MH-H/F-XF rod with a 6-7._:1 gear reel. Either braid or FC line depending on where you will be fishing, or braid + an FC leader. My advice, get the most sensitive rod you can afford for this application. You will need to be able to feel tiny ticks and changes in weight at the end of your line as jig strikes can be VERY subtle. I prefer rods 7' -7'5 but that's more personal preference than anything IMO. I have a Phenix M1 7'2H for heavier jigs (1/2oz +) and a Dobyns 702c for finesse jigs (mostly around 1/4oz). I'm having a rod built on a St. Croix SCIII blank for Christmas for jigs primarily 3/8oz and 1/2oz. I use these rods for other bottom contact applications as well.

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I like a 7' MH/F St Croix from any of their series (Mojo, Avid, LTB,etc....), depends on how much you want to spend, very versatile rods that are excellant for jigs, as well as plastics, spinnerbaits, frogs, and more. Paired with a Shimano Citica, or Curado in a 6.something :1 ratio and 30-50 lb braid, with a fluorocarbon leader, sized to match the cover I am fishing.

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