Best Jerkbait Rod/Reel Setup
Posted February 14 2010 - 09:29 PM
1.) Spinning or Casting?
2.) 6', 6'6" or 7'?
3.) Medium or Medium Heavy Power?
4.) Moderate or Fast Action?
5.) 5.4:1, 6.2:1 or 7.1:1 reel?
6.) Fluoro or Mono?
7.) best line weight, 12lb?
Posted February 14 2010 - 10:27 PM
Posted February 14 2010 - 11:58 PM
10 lb. Invizx
Posted February 15 2010 - 01:20 AM
Posted February 15 2010 - 01:57 AM
7) 10 lb.
Posted February 15 2010 - 08:13 AM
A Pointer 100 weights roughly a half ounce. I can throw a long ways, I sneer at the wind. For the most part, you can feel your bait at the end of a long cast and when you give it slack, like you would during a 10 second or so pause, the Fireline works almost like a strike indicator. It is very easy to see.
The only catch to this rig is to close the bail by hand and pay attention so that you don't wind in wind knots.
This rig is subject to change, I'm thinking about going longer with the rod. The reason I went with the size rod I did was to avoid slapping the side of the boat or the water with the rod tip. So, I don't know, but I do know that if I had to go throw a jerkbait tomorrow, that's what I'd be using.
Using a spinning rod wasn't my idea, for a few years I used a baitcaster spooled with 10 pound line. Then 2 or 3 years ago, In-Fisherman magazine published a lengthy article about jerkbaits, going into great detail why they thought spinning tackle was superior. Without going into a lot of detail, it had to do with covering water and dealing with the wind.
I'd say try it both ways and see how you like it.
Posted February 15 2010 - 08:52 AM
Because of many of the conditions just stated, I use a 7' medium power/fast action spinning rod, with a large capacity reel spooled with 4/10 Fireline. Most of the time I use Orvis "Mirage" fluorocarbon leader, 1X size which is about the diameter of 8-pound test mono, but is rated at 14.5-pound test.
I sometimes use 10-pound Vanish as leader material
I don't think gear ratio is that big of deal with jerkbaits as you work the bait with the rod and don't crank it in like you do crankbaits. Faster would be better to take up slack, mostly.
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Posted February 15 2010 - 11:01 AM
Daiwa TD Sol
8# P-Line Fluoroclear
For lighter stuff:
Daiwa 66 MLF rod, daiwa Capricorn 2000 reel, 6# diameter Tectan Premium or 15# Power pro with BPS Fluoro leader
PB SM 4-05
Tight lines, Alex
Posted February 15 2010 - 12:48 PM
Shimano Symetre 2500
10 pound Berkley 100% flouro
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