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I picked up one of those wright mcgill rick clunn rods for $30.  I got the 6'6" jerkbait model.  Haven't used it yet, but wondering if anyone has any experience with this model.  It seems like a lot of people like a graphite medium/fast or xfast rod.  This rod is listed as mh/moderate.  Last year I got a carbonlite 7' med/moderate rod.  I kept on losing fish.  Then I started using my mojo glass and got every fish.  But the mojo is 7'4".  Second question is don't you guys think a fast/xfast graphite rod would lose more fish?

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I use a 6'7 m/f for jerk baits never really had a prob with losing fish. I do keep drag looser than I would if I was cranking with a moderate action rod, I also try to lip or net them and not swing em in the boat.

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I prefer and use glass for most of my crank bait fishing.

 

When "working" a jerk bait, I do it with slack in the line.  A somewhat faster action graphite stick works well for me.

 

Glass is slower and works to help keep slack out of the line.  Though this is helpful while fighting and landing fish hooked on treble hook baits, the reduction of slack in the line does make working the jerk bait the way I'd like a little tougher. 

 

You'll have to decide what works for you. 

 

I'll add that I worry about losing them but I have to get them to bite first.

 

Good Luck

 

A-Jay

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The more I read from guys on here about preferences for a dedicated JB rod the more I shake my head really! I totally agree with A-Jay on this. Glass rod for cranking but prefer graphite for my jerk baits!

My dedicated JB set up's are *** Black 7'3" med/fast for larger/deeper baits and a Powell Max 704CB med/mod for smaller baits.

My biggest difference is that I prefer a quality mono for my JB set ups (Sunline super natural10-12 lb) with a graphite rod.

When I deep crank I prefer flouro!

To me, I like the longer JB rods. I'm short but like he idea that I can move a lot of line when needed!

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