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Brock Grigsby67

Carolina Rig Rod

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I have the *** 7'3" Heavy/fast for mine. Some like a longer rod like 7'6". I just think 7'+ heavy are the minimum.

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Dx 784ml jig rod

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Would a 7' medium heavy work too?

 

Yes, that will work just fine.

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A longer rod, matching the power of the rod to the designated weights you plan on using, something with good feel, and something that can be used for other techniques unless you just want a designed rod for this technique.

When you rig up a c-rig you have a leader of six inches to perhaps two feet. The longer leaders tend to cast easier with longer rods. Personally I like NRX 873 or megabass EMTF. Both rods are over 7 feet and can double for other techniques.

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Any MH or H/F jig rod will suffice, but I lean toward a 7'6" H/F due to the weights I use and to aid with hook sets as suggested.

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I like a h/m action. With lots of backbone with more hook setting power. Any rod length will do from shoreline fishing. I prefer mainly 6' to 6'6". Again I'm shore fishing. If your fishing from a boat follow the suggestions above. 

 

From shore I use a 1/8oz brass bullet weight in the open areas of the channels along side the weedlines. In fishing in 10' deep water if that. I find having a brass clicker a plus too. I use the Carolina keeper with a 24" leader.

 

I use different presentations such as letting it fall till it hits the bottom them pause and repeat. I keep the line taunt to the rod tip feeling for the slightest nibble as it falls.

I just let the senko or brushog do its natural thing as it falls.

 

My next presentation is where I twitch the rod tip an inch to two inches using the clicker. My senkos are always wacky rigged.

 

For you shore fisherman look for a spot where you can see your senko a

To practice twitching it. Just a small amount of twitch will do. Don't over do it.

 

I'm not perfect but this is what works for me.

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I don't think you can't really specify a perfect rod type for C-rigs without also considering what type line and what weight C-rig you plan to use.  For me, the sweet spot is 7' MH fast action paired with braided or fused superline (I like 20lb Berkley Fire Line) and a 3/4 oz C-rig.  It casts far and is a sensitive combo.  A longer rod will throw farther and pick up line faster but it will also tend to be more tip-heavy, and since a C-rig is a "touchy-feely" presentation where you are constantly weighing the bait to detect a strike, you want the rod to be very well balanced when you hold it. 

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Everything depends on what you are throwing and where you are fishing.

For the traditional rig I prefer a 1/2 oz round weight. The other end of the

spectrum is a lizard on spinning tackle, light line and 1/4 oz  weight.

 

For the heavier presentations I;m fishing a G.Loomis MBR844C/ CTE200GT/

#20 Tatsu. The lighter presentation is fished on a St. Croix LES70MF/ Stella

2500FE/ Tatsu #6.

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