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"Best" Jig rod for 1-1.5oz jigs

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Hi all,

what are you guys thinking is the 'best' Jig rod for these types of lures? For me best is defined by:

A) Sensitivity
B) Balance of the rod
C) Weight of the rod
D) Casting accuracy

I am currently running the Daiwa Steez XBD Frog Rod rod as my dedicated big jig rod. And I am pretty happy with it. I am playing around with some ideas to move the Steez to become my dedicated frog rod (since my actual frog rod is a bit underpowered when throwing a frog on mats and into cover).

So, just curious to see what you guys would think is the best here?

Thanks & Cheers!

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I suppose it may depend on how you are presenting them.   I use a H Mat Daddy for punching, but a Dobyns DX 744 C for dragging and dropping down ledges.  Very different rods.

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Way cheaper to just get a frog rod no? Lots of good options for those at $100.

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1 hour ago, Junger said:

Way cheaper to just get a frog rod no? Lots of good options for those at $100.

Yeah, you have a point here! ;) That is another consideration if it turns out that my gain for the jig combo (upgrading from the Steez frog rod) are minimal!

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Might help if you tell us your budget and if you plan to flip or drag ledges with this rod. What’s your ideal action and length?

 

As far as balance, Dobyns are some of the best I’ve handled. There are some great offerings in the champion extreme model that would fit your needs.

 

 

 

 

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Quantum Vapor 7' 10" Heavy Extra Fast 😉

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34 minutes ago, Catt said:

Quantum Vapor 7' 10" Heavy Extra Fast 😉

Works for reigning Two-Time Classic Winner ~

:smiley:

A-Jay 

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13 minutes ago, A-Jay said:

Works for reigning Two-Time Classic Winner ~

:smiley:

A-Jay 

Thanks guys! I dont dislike Quantum products, but it is fairly close to it. All the products that i have had and fished with were very poor quality in my opinion.

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Check out the Tatula line of rods. I haven’t handled any of the brand new models, but if they are anything like the original series they will excel at handling and casting heavy baits while still offer great sensitivity in a heavy action rod

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Gets back to flipping and pitching again. I assume with heavy jigs you are either flipping, pitching or punching? If you are casting some distance beyond 20 yards then it's a different rod choice with fast vs moderate action.

Tom

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1 hour ago, A-Jay said:

Works for reigning Two-Time Classic Winner ~

:smiley:

A-Jay 

Not anymore. He is all about the Abu Fantasista these days.

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2 hours ago, freelancer27 said:

Thanks guys! I dont dislike Quantum products, but it is fairly close to it. All the products that i have had and fished with were very poor quality in my opinion.

Interesting.

While you are certainly entitled to you opinion, I do not share it.

 The quality of the Quantum equipment I have & use is quite good.

But I'm basing my opinion purely on the result.

Perhaps that's where I'm going wrong . . . . . 

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A-Jay

 

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59 minutes ago, A-Jay said:

Interesting.

While you are certainly entitled to you opinion, I do not share it.

 The quality of the Quantum equipment I have & use is quite good.

But I'm basing my opinion purely on the result.

Perhaps that's where I'm going wrong . . . . . 

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A-Jay

 

I plan on trying a few things within the year. The reels having a 3 year warranty and a 5 year on the rods gives me enough peace of mind.  Tour MG 100 and a KVD or Smoke 7'4" heavy action rod 

 

 

 

 

Personally I would just keep using the Steez and buy a lesser priced frog rod like someone suggested. The reviews on your Frog Rod as a Jig and Worm rod are quite good for the most part. Save yourself some big coin if it works for the application....unless you are an enthusiast gear user and want 2 $500 dollar rods.

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1 hour ago, Diggy said:

I plan on trying a few things within the year. The reels having a 3 year warranty and a 5 year on the rods gives me enough peace of mind.  Tour MG 100 and a KVD or Smoke 7'4" heavy action rod 

 

 

 

 

Personally I would just keep using the Steez and buy a lesser priced frog rod like someone suggested. The reviews on your Frog Rod as a Jig and Worm rod are quite good for the most part. Save yourself some big coin if it works for the application....unless you are an enthusiast gear user and want 2 $500 dollar rods.

Yep, probably the right thought on this. I would indeed consider myself a Enthusiast. And I am willing to (and have) spend 500 usd on reels and rods. But it has to make sense and it has to provide adequate perform. For example I just recently bought a NRX and I do think that it is another step up from my ZBone. For reels. I think the 130 USD curado K is pretty close to  my 500 usd Conquests. 

 

I am always curious to see how I can improve my set ups and love to get the input from the community on these thought exercises. 

 

2 hours ago, A-Jay said:

Interesting.

While you are certainly entitled to you opinion, I do not share it.

 The quality of the Quantum equipment I have & use is quite good.

But I'm basing my opinion purely on the result.

Perhaps that's where I'm going wrong . . . . . 

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A-Jay

 

I am happy that these products work for you. To be fair though, all of these fish could have been caught on 20 usd combos as well. My high end gear does NOT make me a better fisherman! ;)

 

I have a friend who is sponsored by quantum and hence I had the chance to fish a variety of their products. 

 

Of course it is a different price class, but to me there is just no comparison between a quantum smoke reel and let's say even a curado K (not even talking about Steez, Antares, etc).

 

Again, no digging on your experience. At times I wish I would just be happy with less costly gear.  Would save me lots and lots of money! ;)))

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