What Line To Use For A Jig RodJig rod line
Posted February 10 2013 - 06:02 PM
I also fish 20# Flouro when I'm tossing football jigs in clear water rock piles.
However, 99% of my jig fishing is on some form of shallow cover and is tied to 65# braid.
Posted February 10 2013 - 06:03 PM
Posted February 10 2013 - 06:44 PM
Depends............most of the time it's 30 lb braid with a 17, or 20 lb fluoro leader. Shallow heavy weeds, straight 50lb braid, clear water with light cover 20lb braid with a 12 or 15 lb fluoro leader. I will use a 20 or 25lb fluoro leader with the 50lb braid in heavy weeds if there is clear water and some depth under them.
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Posted February 10 2013 - 09:24 PM
Posted February 10 2013 - 11:09 PM
I usually have a rod with 16lb fluoro and another with 50lb braid.
Posted February 11 2013 - 04:47 PM
Straight braid is what I prefer. I don't like the idea of having an extra knot that may fail.
Posted February 11 2013 - 05:16 PM
50# braid on my jig rod and 20# Invisix Floro on my flippin stick.
I'll use either or depending on cover, both are tied direct.
Posted February 11 2013 - 06:26 PM
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Posted February 12 2013 - 08:46 AM
I go 30lb braid with a max of 12lb fluro leader. Ive been known to run 10 and 8 too. Growing up on a spring fed limestone stream that sees more pressure than one could imagine I found out how fast a line change can turn your day in a hurry. I dont like to fish 7x on a fly rod, I prefer 5x as my low spot however sometimes 5x just cant cut it. If I can land a 10lb steelhead with a firecracker up its rear on 5x I can land a bass on 8lb fluro.
Posted February 12 2013 - 02:33 PM
I use sufix green color 20# for all my jigging. I fish a lot of stained waters. 20# is plenty strong and the line diameter is very small. Braid sensitivity is great for jigs. People complain that 20# braid is too thin and they experience line dig on the reel. I've never had a problem with this but I usually dont use my reel as a winch either. I never use a leader, if I feel like I need one I'm switch to a rod with lighter line on it anyways, usually 6# or 8# sufix mono. I really need to try yozuri though.
I like to put my jigs right behind a rock or a log and slide them up and down slooooooowly and then kind of wedge it into place and keep the line taut. No mistaking a strike or pick up with braid doing this.