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Looking into throwing more football jigs this year. What rods, reels, and line are you throwing yours on?

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7Ft medium heavy (fishes like a heavy with a soft tip) 50Lb braid to 17Lb copoly leader. 7:1 gear ratio reel. 

Have fished them on everything from a 6:1 all the way to an 8:1 and although the reel is the least important part of football jigs, I think a 7:1 works best for me. 

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How do you plan on fishing your football jigs? I fish football and my custom jigs horizontal by casting and retrieving along the bottom in sparse cover with rocky or cly structure. Search Old School Horizontal Jigging.

The 6 years I use Daiwa Tatula 8.1:1 reel, custom ALX jig & worm rods, 6'10", 5 $ 6 power and Sunline 12 lb Sniper or Armilo Deifer 11 lb Nylon line with jigs 3/8 to 3/4 oz.

Tom

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Primarily 3/8oz but sometimes 1/2oz on a 7'3" MH Xfast rod, 12# or 15# fluoro leader over braid, 7.5:1 reel. 

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footballs are mainly fished on my dobyns fury 765 flip with a 7.3:1 tatula and a 6'6" *** hellbent mh/f with my 7.1:1 ss sv103 all depends on weigt but both are 50lb 832 to 16lb mono or 20lb sniper

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All jigs either 15# Sniper or 20# Shooter depending on where. 

 

 

 

 

Mike

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Up to 1/2oz. Denali Lithium 883 ,Tatula 8:1 and 10 or 12 lb. Sniper..

5/8 and 3/4 oz. the 884.

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Avid 7mhf with 7:1 tatula. Currently trying 40# braid with 20# flouro leader, but not sold on it yet. Normally i just use straight 20# flouro. May still go back to that. 

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I toss 100% 1/2 oz football heads with a 7'1" MH X-fast Kistler Helium3.  15lb Tatsu flouro and a Pflueger Patriarch. Insanely sensative.  

 

I almost never throw them anywhere but points and flats where I want to drag them across bottom.  I cast them a mile with this set up and drag them back feeling every pebble on the bottom.  One of my favorite ways to catch them.

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Siebert Outdoors, 1/2, 3/4 and 1 ounce jig.  Custom 7' 2" Rainshadow Eternity MHF/

Shimano Calais/  40# KastKing Mega 8 Black Ops braid mainline/ #15 Tatsu leader.

 

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5/8 oz and up: 7'4" HF, 7.1, 40# braid

1/4 - 3/4: 7' MHF, 7.1, 30# braid

Finesse: 6'10 MF, 7.1, 30# braid

 

All with 10-12# leader

 

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MH/F rod

Semi/fast reel

Braid main > Fluoro leader

 

3/8oz - 1/2oz usually.

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I fish football jigs a little different, I throw em in grass, finessing through creates commotion attracting the Bass's attention.

 

7' Powell Inferno Heavy Extra Fast 

Lew's Speed Spool LFS 6.8:1

TUF-Line SuperCast 30#

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