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whats a good rod in the 150-200 price range moslty be throwing 1/2 to 3/4 oz jigs might use it a pitching rod too 

thanks matt

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Look at the Irod Genesis II IRG744C It is a very well balanced light and sensitive rod for $150.

A Dobyns Sierra  SA735C might work well also.

 

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8 minutes ago, fishnkamp said:

Look at the Irod Genesis II IRG744C It is a very well balanced light and sensitive rod for $150.

A Dobyns Sierra  SA735C might work well also.

 

thanks iwas looking at the irod seems likea a good tyhink i might giver it a try 

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I'm very picky about my jig rods. Because of this, I have went through dozens of rods to find the perfect fb jig rod for me.  If you can find a used one, a Dobyns extreme 784ML jig rod is the one I settled on as my favorite.  There is a sponsor on here that can get you one for $240ish or so if you want one. The Dobyns Champion 735C is a great fb jig rod too and can be found for under $200.  Also if you like a shorter rod, a Powell Max3d 714CEF is an awesome rod. It's a great fb jig rod and pitching rod.  I just wish it was 7'5" or so instead of 7'1".

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You don't hear about ALX rods on this site, they becoming more popular with TW adding them to their offering. The Dupty is a good all around jig & worm rod. Alex made my custom rods about 4 years and haven't had any problems and equal to MRX at 1/2 the price.

You have a lot of good choices in this price range. Contact Alex he can make whatever custom rod want.

Tom

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I have a daiwa tatula rod I use for jigs. Very nice rod for the price. The new cronos is supposed to be lighter and more sensitive according to a few guys who have both so I'm picking one up this week. The shimano zodias gets great reviews as well. I have owned a couple of cumara rods and sold them to a friend. He uses those and the zodias and says the zodias is a nicer lighter rod. The Fenwick aetos is in that range but is on sale for under 100 bucks right now. I have 4 of these (6'3" med and mh spinning, 6'4" med casting, and 6'6 ml casting) and they are excellent rods at retail and a steal at that price. Titanium guides and a lifetime warranty. There are lots of good rods under 200 bucks. For me it comes down to grip material, guides, sensitivity, weight, balance, and customer service

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In the $ 150 range I really like the Powell max 734. It will handle 5/8oz. and makes a nice paddle tail rod as well.

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It depends on the type of football jig you throw. The regular football jig consist of a heavy head with a medium or light wire hook designed to be fished deep on 10lb to 12lb mono or fluorocarbon over a rocky bottom. The "new" football jigs are similar only they use a heavy weed guard with a heavy hook designed to be fished on a rocky bottom with heavier cover and are normally used in stained to dirty water using braided line. So those are two different types of rods, both can be covered with a MH-F but for the regular type you are looking for something a little stiffer, extra fast actions work well, while the heavier type is often used with a moderate fast tip section if using heavy braid.

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Tatula 7'2" H or Zodias 7'2" H.

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4 hours ago, smalljaw67 said:

It depends on the type of football jig you throw. The regular football jig consist of a heavy head with a medium or light wire hook designed to be fished deep on 10lb to 12lb mono or fluorocarbon over a rocky bottom. The "new" football jigs are similar only they use a heavy weed guard with a heavy hook designed to be fished on a rocky bottom with heavier cover and are normally used in stained to dirty water using braided line. So those are two different types of rods, both can be covered with a MH-F but for the regular type you are looking for something a little stiffer, extra fast actions work well, while the heavier type is often used with a moderate fast tip section if using heavy braid.

Most would refer to a 1/2oz. ~ 3/4oz. football jig with a light wire hook using 15lb. to 17lb. FC line . Therefore a 7' ~ 7'3" MH-F would fit the bill as a place to start . After , it's individual preferance as those state on this thread ...

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