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Carrot Stix for Jerkbaits

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I'm in the market for a new jerkbait rod (broke the tip on my old one) and I have an opportunity to buy some carrot stix at a reduced price from a friend who owns a tackle business. Will the parabolic 6'9" med. work well for jerkbaits? I'm thinking it will be a good choice since it has a softer tip.  Also, I'm currently using an MB843 for big jerkbaits (pointer 128s) but I have had problems tearing hooks out with the faster action, do you think the carrot stix I mentioned would be able to handle bigger jerkbaits?

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If you like a longer, slower action rod for JB, it will be fine.  Personally, I prefer a shorter, faster rod.  I'm not too tall, so the shorter rod aids in keeping the rod tip out of the water, and I feel the faster action allows for a faster recover after each tip.  This means more control of you bait.  I use a 6'2" M/XF rod for this.

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If you like a longer, slower action rod for JB, it will be fine. Personally, I prefer a shorter, faster rod. I'm not too tall, so the shorter rod aids in keeping the rod tip out of the water, and I feel the faster action allows for a faster recover after each tip. This means more control of you bait. I use a 6'2" M/XF rod for this.

+1. I can get away with 6'6 though. 6'2 might be even better but what I use works good enough to not change.

I don't like how any action you attempt to impart in a jerkbait gets absorbed in a really soft tipped rod.

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I have used a 6'6" rod for jerkbaits in the past which I felt was too short and I use a 7' jerkbait rod currently which I feel is a tad too long so I'm pretty sure the 6'9" should be a good fit length wise but I'm a little worried that I'm not going to be able to impart any action like Swimbasser said. Has anyone else had this problem with softer tips and jerkbaits?

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I have used a 6'6" rod for jerkbaits in the past which I felt was too short and I use a 7' jerkbait rod currently which I feel is a tad too long so I'm pretty sure the 6'9" should be a good fit length wise but I'm a little worried that I'm not going to be able to impart any action like Swimbasser said. Has anyone else had this problem with softer tips and jerkbaits?

When I'm deadsticking/slowly sweeping jerks in cold water, or just straight cranking them, I like a soft rod. Any other time, I like a minimum of a fast rod. I picked-up a LTA He59MHC last fall for Staysees and larger Pointers.

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I held a 6'6 medium in fast action at BPS a few weeks ago.  The action wasn't fast enough for soft plastics which is what I wanted it for.  I think this would be a good choice for jerkbaits and cranks.  Not to flexible like a parabolic rod and not an extra fast action like you would want for soft plastics.  

I almost bought one but I got a Johnny Morris 6'9 MH extra fast rod with recoil guides for the same price.  I think the JM is a better made rod for soft plastics and for the money.  I think that the carrot stick would make a great crankbait rod however and if I had been wanting a crankbait rod I probably would have bought it instead.

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if your talking about hard jurkbaits with trebles then yes its a GREAT rod.. if your talking about for a S/P jurk bait rod then it depends its got to much flex unless you use braid.. I do use a 6.9 parabolic Carrot stix for S/P jurk baits at times so long as im spooled with braid so you get solid hook sets...and also the extra flex in the rod will give a little more time and let the fish get the Jurk bait in its mouth and still with braid give rock solid hook sets..

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