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Swim Jig Rod and set-up

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What would be a good rod, as to length, action, etc for fishing a swim jig. Assume <.5 oz swim jig, 30-40# braided line or 15-20# Flouroclear. Vegetation is always an issue here so it needs to be beefy enough to get the fish under clear very quickly. What do you dedicated swim jiggers use?

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I use the same set up that I use for spinnerbaits & Chatterbaits. 6" 6" or 7' MHF with a 6:1 baitcaster spooled with 12-15 # co-poly. You may want to try 100% florocarbon also.

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For lighter swim jigs in the half ounce range, I use a Dobyns 765 flipping stick and 65lb braid. For a little beefier swimjigs I like the Dobyns 795 Swimbait rod.

If you're never going to go over a half ounce, a 734 would work as well.

The length is the first two numbers of the model numbers just so you can understand the lengths I'm using.

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No matter what rod you choose, forget the little lines. Since grass is an issue and I don't think line visibility is an issue go with the 65 pound braid.

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