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#1 bassfinder


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Posted September 04 2011 - 08:17 PM

I would like to know what rod everyone uses for jerkbaits.Dont want brand just length,power and action,and what else would you use it for.

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Posted September 04 2011 - 08:54 PM

I use my crank rod for jerkbaits.

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Posted September 04 2011 - 09:48 PM

I use a 6'8' Medium power spinning rod with an Extra fast tip for my hard shallow jerk baits.

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Posted September 04 2011 - 09:51 PM

I like a 7' MH/MF graphite cranking stick for jerkbaits over 3/8 oz, and a 7' M/F spinning setup for jerks 3/8 oz and under. A Pointer 78 just handles better on spinning tackle and lighter line, IMO.

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Posted September 04 2011 - 10:21 PM

Whatever rod I'm not using for it's purpose at the time becomes my jerkbait/spinnerbait rod. I don't use those two much so they don't get a dedicated rod.

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Posted September 04 2011 - 11:47 PM

7'med/moderate fast casting and a 7' m/f spinning rod.

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Posted September 05 2011 - 01:07 AM

I use pretty much the same rod (spinning m 7' 8/17) regardless of technique and bait size ,the major exception would be my target species. Some of the fish I target are seldom under 15 or 20#, I may use the same size baits but now I'm using a mh 10/20 spinning rod. If I fish beach or from a boat I can go lighter, but from a sea wall or jettie i need a bit more backbone.
So for me target species and fishing location play more of a role than the bait itself.

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Posted September 05 2011 - 01:08 AM

I use a 6' 2" M/XF casting rod for smaller jerkbaits like a 78 pointer and a 6' 6" M/F for bigger baits like a rougue. Both rods are light so they don't fatigue my wrist and short enough that I don't slap the water while I'm twitching my baits.

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Posted September 05 2011 - 06:13 AM

6'6" medium fast casting rod.

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Posted September 05 2011 - 11:12 AM

6'6" +/- makes tip down working easier.

Med-MH power depending on bait

Mod Fast action or a fast with a soft tip similar to a popping rod.
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Posted September 05 2011 - 11:12 AM

I use a 6'9" ml extra fast & 7' mh mod in spinning rods. My favorite casting rods are 7' m mod & 7"2" m mod . I'll aslo use these rods for any treble hook baits.


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Posted September 05 2011 - 11:55 AM

6'8" M/XF spinning rod or 7' M/F casting rod. Both hard and soft jerkbaits.
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Posted September 05 2011 - 02:33 PM

I have four rods that I regularly use for jerkbaits, hard and soft. One set of 6-6 in m and mh, both modfast. One set of 6-9 in m and mh, both xfast. I throw a lot of smaller baits on the 6-9mxf, the 6-9 mhxf is dedicated to Vision110s and the other two rods throw the remainder of the baits.
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Posted September 07 2011 - 05:11 AM

St. Croix Avid AVC66MF/ Scorpion 1000. The rod has a soft tip which makes
it perfect for working a jerkbait or topwater lure. BTW, the pros at Bass
University unamnimously recommended using monofilament line for both techniques.


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Posted September 07 2011 - 11:30 AM

I use a 7'4" Medium Power with Fast Action Spinning rod for soft jerkbaits, a 6'6" Medium Power with Fast Action Casting rod for smaller hard jerkbaits, and a 6'9" Medium-Heavy Power with Moderate-Fast Action for larger hard jerkbaits. I use Flurocarbon with all three.

Side Note: RW, did they give a reason why they prefer mono over fluro for jerkbaits? I used to use mono and seemed to increased my success rate after I switched over to fluoro. I like having the added sensitivity for when those smallmouth gentle nip at the jerkbait in colder water.
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