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1/4-1/2 oz jigs/Trig rod?

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Hey guys, so I'm going to get a Jig/Trig rod for 1/4 - 1/2 oz bottom lures. 

 

Be doing  pitching and casting with it.

 

 I like to dredge the bottom with swinging jig head also.

 

What length power and taper do you guys prefer.

 

Only occasionally do I get into the thick salad,  so do you think I need a Heavy or maybe a Mag MH?

 

Thx for any advise 

Rick.

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7'3" MH/F is my favorite jig length/power/taper for doing exactly what you plan on doing with yours. 

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Since there isn't a standard to judge one rod maker from another is pure favoritism or subjective guess work to suggest a specific rod for someone. 

Jigs and worms about the same overall weight and line strength can be fish with the same rod very effectively.

Your basic 4 power /MH fast action bass rod between 6'6" to 7' 4" will work.

What is your budget, type of reel and rod mfr's do you prefer?

Tom

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I 've got a Daiwa CT 8:1:1 going on this rod.

 

I'm not brand loyal and like to try different rods

 

I have  kistler , Dobyns , No. 8 and a MHX custom in the boat.

 

I would go up to 150$ for this rod.

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Here are the rods in my arsenal under $150 that I really think are a good buy.

Lews tp1 speed sticks

Falcon Bucoo sr

Daiwa Fuego

Cabelas tournament zx

 

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Are you fishing from the bank or a boat? Shorter rod for bank longer for boat. 

When looking at the weight rating of the rods be sure to add the weight of the trailer too. 1/2 oz jig plus a creature bait of 3/8 oz is pushing 1 oz. 

 

I bank fish so my jig rod is a 6'6" mh-f rated for 3/8 - 1oz. Reel is a 7.3:1.

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3 hours ago, Fishohio said:

I 've got a Daiwa CT 8:1:1 going on this rod.

 

I'm not brand loyal and like to try different rods

 

I have  kistler , Dobyns , No. 8 and a MHX custom in the boat.

 

I would go up to 150$ for this rod.

What are the short falls with the rods you currently have?

Tom

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No short falls. 

 

The Dobyns is a 702 Sierra Spin Shaky head rod,6'9 m mf Kistler Argon Crank bait rod, 6'9 Kistler Helium MH F Finesse Special  Senko Rod, No 8 6'6 M F spin small Trig.6'11 H MF Big Cranks and spinner baits/Swim baits Replacing MHX Jig rod (giving to son).

 

Like to get opinions before go look at stores if not I'd be in there all day lookin at everything!:D

52 minutes ago, Luke G. said:

Are you fishing from the bank or a boat? Shorter rod for bank longer for boat. 

When looking at the weight rating of the rods be sure to add the weight of the trailer too. 1/2 oz jig plus a creature bait of 3/8 oz is pushing 1 oz. 

 

I bank fish so my jig rod is a 6'6" mh-f rated for 3/8 - 1oz. Reel is a 7.3:1.

I'm in a small aluminum boat.

 

My last rod was MHX 7'3 MH F 3/16-3/4oz and seemed to be a little lacking 

sometimes.

 

Definitely be rated to at least 1oz.

 

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7'3" xfast medium heavy or heavy depending on the rating manufacturer

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I am really liking what st Croix offers. I also like the fenwick hmg series 

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I don't own any jig rods under $200 so can't recommend a rod in your price range based personal use. 

Catt was testing Irod IRG 744C and gave it good marks and now is testing a Falcon rod, don't recall the model number. I do own a few Gen 2 Irods ( frog & swimbait) in your $150 price range and they are well made.

Tom

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9 hours ago, WRB said:

Catt was testing Irod IRG 744C and gave it good marks

 

Powell Inferno Medium Heavy Extra Fast! 😉

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Irod Genesis II. The 704 is a very versatile rod that can handle what you are looking for.

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9 minutes ago, shawnmc said:

Irod Genesis II. The 704 is a very versatile rod that can handle what you are looking for.

 

The only thing I didn't like about Irod is the EVA grips, your hands stay wet.

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2 hours ago, Catt said:

 

The only thing I didn't like about Irod is the EVA grips, your hands stay wet.

I don't have a rod with EVA handles either.

 

Kind of old school myself. 

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Any one get there hands on the New Powell Endurance rods?? They look nice.

 

Don't have a shop anywhere near me that carries them.

 

 

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