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Is spinning gear best for jerkbaits?

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Everytime I see kvd or any other pro I see them throwing spinning gear with there jerkbait. I am curious what setup is best for jerkbaits.

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I like spinning gear for jerkbaits, though I do use spinning and baitcasting.

I like spinning because jerking is something I like to do with my right hand. (No dirty comments ;).) I feel like I have better control with my right hand. I like the crank on the left side of the reel for jerking.

For jerking, I like a a 6'6" medum/medium fast rod, and for ripping a 7' m/mf rod with a long handle. (I think jerking and ripping are two distictly different techniques, though some use the term interchangeably.)

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I like spinning gear for jerkbaits, though I do use spinning and baitcasting.

I like spinning because jerking is something I like to do with my right hand. (No dirty comments ;).) I feel like I have better control with my right hand. I like the crank on the left side of the reel for jerking.

For jerking, I like a a 6'6" medum/medium fast rod, and for ripping a 7' m/mf rod with a long handle. (I think jerking and ripping are two distictly different techniques, though some use the term interchangeably.)

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Hard jerkbaits = Baitcasting

Soft jerkbaits = Spinning

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I like to throw jerkbaits on a baitcaster if I can but if its too light weight I usually use a spinning outfit since it can deal with light baits and I guess if you needed to get it down really deep you could use a spinning outfit since it can accomodate a smaller lb test

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I only throw jerkbaits on baitcasting gear.  If I'm throwing the light ones I go with a daiwa alphas or my chronarch 50mg reel spooled with 6 or 8lb flourocarbon

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I'm a fan of spinning gear for jerkbaits ( primarily pointers) because I feel I get more distance and it kind of takes the wind out of the equation.

The just is still out on which spinning rod is best.  This past year I used a 61/2 Med/Lt rod with an extra fast tip & it worked ok.

I was using 14 lb fireline crystal with a fluorocarbon leader.  I like how the crystal fireline kind of works like a strike indicator when you pause the jerkbait. 

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I use spinning tackle for jerkbaits, I do like using low stretch line also.  Floro can be a pain with spinning rods, I have not tried Invisix yet as a line for my spinning reels, but it gets recommended quite a bit, I'll give it a shot this winter.

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I prefer a 6'9" spinning rod for this application. I had a custom rod built by Patriot rods that's been perfect for this application.

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wow, i'm surprised at the amount of maturity being displayed on this thread. giggity!

i think which action rod you choose is more of a factor when determining what you need for that application

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I fish soft and hard jerkbaits with either gear, however Rapala original minnows cast better with spinning gear cuz they cast horribly, less horribly with spinning gear than with BC.

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Does it matter what the gear ratio is or they all pretty much work well with jerkbaits.

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I use spinning gear for just about all jerkbaits, hard and soft, except for very large or heavy ones. I use 6 - 10 pound test mono and a MH 7' spinning rod for most soft jerks and smaller senko type baits. With hard jerks I like 15 pound power pro, a 12 pound fluoro leader, and a 7' medium spinning rod with a fast action.

With bigger hard jerks such as the bigger or saltwater x raps, I like casting gear with 40 pound power pro, the same fluoro leader, and a MH 7' graphite casting rod.

I prefer to throw 5" and bigger senkos on casting gear as well, with 12 - 16 pound test mono, and a 7' medium heavy casting rod with a fast action. I like this set up for mag flukes and those type of soft jerks.

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