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I am currently in the market for a new casting rod that would handle 3/8 oz jigs as that is what I normally throw along with Texas rigs. I am usually throwing casting jigs, swim jigs, and football jigs. I know these all could be split up and have a specific rod for each category, but from my research, I think I will be looking at the MH/F range. Any thoughts on length? I was thinking either like a 7'2" or a 7'6". I am currently looking at the Shimano Exprides in those two lengths, but was wondering if anyone has experience with the Exprides or have an opinion for a better rod for this application? As a FYI, I'm not sure if this will change any opinions, but I am looking to pair it up with my Shimano Chronarch MGL 7:1:1.

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Dobyns Sierra  SA734C on sale at TW while they last @$119

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33 minutes ago, WRB said:

Dobyns Sierra  SA734C on sale at TW while they last @$119

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48 minutes ago, Largies4Life said:

I am currently in the market for a new casting rod that would handle 3/8 oz jigs as that is what I normally throw along with Texas rigs. I am usually throwing casting jigs, swim jigs, and football jigs. I know these all could be split up and have a specific rod for each category, but from my research, I think I will be looking at the MH/F range. Any thoughts on length? I was thinking either like a 7'2" or a 7'6". I am currently looking at the Shimano Exprides in those two lengths, but was wondering if anyone has experience with the Exprides or have an opinion for a better rod for this application? As a FYI, I'm not sure if this will change any opinions, but I am looking to pair it up with my Shimano Chronarch MGL 7:1:1.

I have my Sierra paired with a Chronarch, and it's a lovely combo!

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If you're willing to spend a bit more, the Destroyer FMJ is a fantastic jig rod. Super sensitive with great ergonomics and balance. Mine is paired with a Chronarch MGL and it makes a killer combo. It throws spinnerbaits and chatterbaits very well too.

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Could consider the ALX Zolo Toadface.  A MH frog rod that is also highly recommend for jigs, bladed jigs, etc.

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On 1/4/2019 at 3:02 PM, WRB said:

Dobyns Sierra  SA734C on sale at TW while they last @$119

Tom

I noticed that they are all out of stock for most models. If I order it today before the TW sale ends, would the sale still apply do you know? 

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Powell Inferno 7' MH Extra Fast at TW $109.99 😉

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What length of rod do you guys prefer for jig fishing? I've heard people say that a longer rod is better for jig fishing so I'm wondering if I should go with a longer rod like 7'6" or stay in the 7'-7'3" range? I am 6'3" if that makes any difference.

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1 hour ago, Largies4Life said:

I noticed that they are all out of stock for most models. If I order it today before the TW sale ends, would the sale still apply do you know? 

You can call them to be sure, but I'm pretty sure you'd still get the sale price. For the 734 (micro guides) it's showing Jan. 5 for being back in stock. So they may have them now and just didn't update the page. 

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Rod length is a personal choice, mine are 6'10" and long enough to cast a jig over 50 yards, caught all my bass on jigs with the past 35 years. Folks think longer rods are needed for better hook sets and depends on your hook set technique.

TW honors sale price on back orders.

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Nothing fancy here for jigs.  Mine go on a  7' MH fast tip BPS Carbonlite with 15lb Invizx on a Curado 200IHG. I like my jigs to stay with in 20-30 yds of me.

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On 1/4/2019 at 4:23 PM, FryDog62 said:

Could consider the ALX Zolo Toadface.  A MH frog rod that is also highly recommend for jigs, bladed jigs, etc.

The toadface is pretty soft in the tip.  It is designed to walk a frog.  I'd go with the deputy or dragger personally.

 

Not to say the toadface couldn't set a jig hook, just wouldn't be my choice.

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I have never handled a Shimano rod, so I'm not much help. 

But, wanted to mention that after TONS of recommendations for Kistler Helium, I bought one a couple months ago and absolutely love it.  I have MH and H jig rods from 6'11 to 7'4" and don't have a length preference in that range. 

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38 minutes ago, LionHeart said:

The toadface is pretty soft in the tip.  It is designed to walk a frog.  I'd go with the deputy or dragger personally.

 

Not to say the toadface couldn't set a jig hook, just wouldn't be my choice.

Agreed, I think after use as a frog rod, Toadface’s softer tip may be best suited for bladed jigs...

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