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In the market for a new jerk bait Rod

Looking for a Rod to throw vision 110, pointer 100, and husky jerks

Any recommendations ?

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Just asked Dobyns what they recommend for this exact technique. Your preference will determine the length, but a 4 or 5 power crank bait rod out of their Champion line is what they recommended.   The general consensus on jerkbait rods tends to be a 6-7 foot medium power, fast action rod. Hope this helps!

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Dobyns 704cb

Legend tournament or avid 68mxf

Great jerkbait sticks

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I agree with the 6'8" I like shorter for jerks, also the extra fast action as well. Choose your rod company...

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I Use the Denali Rosewood Michael Murphy signature series jerkbait rod . it is a 6'8 med action with a short handle that does not interfere with you while working the bait . I love this rod , caught my best small mouth bass (5lbs) on this using a LC pointer .

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I would say it depends how you work the jerkbait.

 

For me- I jerk it straight down, and use a 6'6 so I'm not slapping my rod against the boat/water.

 

If you use a more side to side action- a 7 footer shouldn't be too much of an issue.  

 

As mentioned above- I would look at Dobyn's first.

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I was just gonna put my champ 684cb up for sale if you are interested lol. Great jerkbait Rod for those lures, small cranks and poppers as well

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I prefer a moderate tip vs. a fast one in cold water. I like the slower start/stop action the bait gets from it.  Once the water warms up into the upper 40's and low 50's, I'll use a fast tip. That's also about the time I shorten the pauses between jerks.

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I build my jerkbait rods on a fast action popping blank which has a soft albeit fast tip.

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Several that really like are.. the Murphy signature, although I think it's just a touch too soft for the heavier baits. The Falcon weightless worm and the Loomis 802 topwater rod.

 If your on a budget the Denali jadewood crankbait rods work well if you don't mind the 7ft. length.

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St. Croix Avid AVC66MF (soft tip)

 

 

 

 

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I have several jerkbait rods as I found that 1 rod doesn't cover all the baits I use. I have a G.Loomis jerkbait rod, it is 6'3" and is a medium power with a fast action but the tip is soft so it has some good flex, the drawback is it stuggles with the larger baits I like throwing. I have a Fenwick Elite Tech Smallmouth 6'10" MH-MF, it is really good and about the longest rod I'd use for jerkbaits, the drawback is itcan over power smaller jerkbaits . Then there is my finesse cranking rod, it is a Fenwick Aetos 6'6" ML-M, it handles similar weight range as the Loomis but is awesome when it comes to fishing things like the X-Rap size 8 or the Pointer 78, for those baits I found that I like the moderate action over the fast, the slower action allows you to really work the bait without overpowering it, fast action rod with a soft tip tend to pull these too much even on slack line so the smaller 1/4oz jerkbaits seem to work better on a moderate action rod. I never liked a full blown cranking rod for jerkbaits but I never tried one on the smaller jerkbaits before, and coincidentally, I hated using the smaller baits before because they were overpowered to easily but since using the moderate action rod with them I've been using them more and liking it. So you see there are a number of rods you can use, it all depends on how you work the bait but I'll break it down in terms of each type of angler. Some anglers, myself included, use a hard rip straight down, I'm 6'2" and I will hit the water with anything over 6'6" but I learned to shorten up to use a 6'10" length. Anyway, the anglers that use that hard aggressive way of working a jerkbait prefer shorter, fast action rods, the upside is you have full control of the bait and are able to really make it dart and dance as there isn't a tip recovery that you have to wait for, the downside is you don't have a ton of flex so with the small treble hooks you will lose some fish but we feel you also get more strikes. The other anglers tend to use more of a sideways motion, they prefer longer, more moderate actions as they think of it more like cranking. The upside to this is the fact they will lose fewer fish and can make longer cast, the downside is they can only work the bait as fast and as erratic as the rod will allow as the rod is flexing as much as, or more than, what the lure does so when fish are active it may or may not reduce the amount of strikes, it all depends on how you look at it.

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I build my jerkbait rods on a fast action popping blank which has a soft albeit fast tip.[/quote

After going through piles and piles of rods, I've found fast and mod fast popping blanks to be fantastic for minnow shaped hard baits. Most of Kistler rods have that special jerkbait taper, somewhere between a fast and mod fast. Medium power. The old magnesium and Klx are what I settled on before going custom.

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In the market for a new jerk bait Rod

Looking for a Rod to throw vision 110, pointer 100, and husky jerks

Any recommendations ?

 

Tell us what kind of rod you are currently using & like. Then you will get some recommendations better suited to your style. Some guys like short rods with fast action. Other guys like longer rods with moderate action. It also depends on your line choice. Spinning or casting?

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With those size jerk baits I'd look at the fenwick 6'10" mh/mf that smalljaw mentioned.  I'm a fan of klx rods too, but I must admit that I only own a finesse rod.  The rod I own is a megabass xx jerkbait special and it is fantastic, but it is an expensive rod at $285.  I use rod for shallow cranks, squarebills and lipless cranks as well though so it serves multiple purposes.  Lots of choices for you and the guys here will give you great advice.  Let us know what you decide because part of the fun here at bass resource is hearing about others experiences.

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I build my jerkbait rods on a fast action popping blank which has a soft albeit fast tip.

 

(just in case you missed this response...)

 

 

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