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I am looking to buy a setup to throw ¼ ounce jigs on the rivers here in VA. If you throw a ¼ jig often, please give me some ideas on a good setup. I plan on flipn and pitching with it but also working it further off the bank as well. I would like maximum sensitivity and still have a strong backbone for a good hook set.

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Would like to keep it under at $250, but I often never stay in that price range I set for myself. I am mainly interested in a good Rod for the 1/4 jig. I have a ton of reels I can use. But would still like to here what others are using for this set up if they throw it allot.

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this probably wont help but i use a bsr852 glx spinning rod for 1/4oz jigs with 3" trailers. this is my favorite set up and i actually prefer pitching on a spinning rod, flipping might be an issue however...

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Would like to keep it under at $250, but I often never stay in that price range I set for myself. I am mainly interested in a good Rod for the 1/4 jig. I have a ton of reels I can use. But would still like to here what others are using for this set up if they throw it allot.

I fish 1/4, 3/8 about 40% of the time I have a jig in my hand.. the other 60% its a 1/2 to 1oz. if you want a good rod for handling those smaller jigs for casting and pitching in light to med light cover a really nice 200 dollar rod is a Daiwa zillion casting rod model TDZL701MXB its a Med Xfast action rod that has a pretty good power but will limit you to light cover applications... But will handle that 1/8 to 1/2oz jigs and T rigs really well and is a very sensitive rod for that price range.. IMHO it fishes much better then its price range compared to other rods. they are light and pretty well balanced rods that look good and fish great.

The Zillion 6'9MH XF model # TDZL691MHXB is a very powerful rod and can handle fairly heavy cover and makes a fine shorter pitching stick once again fairly light and balance is pretty good. it will handle 1/4oz jigs with ease so long as you have a reel that will handle 1/4oz good. the reason I bring this one up is because it will handle your target weight well and also can be used for many different lures and cover conditions then the MED. could.

As i said before they are both very sensitive rods (compare sensitivity is in between a Loomis IMX and GLX.) well strong and durable rods that are well built and comfortable to fish with. I really think you would enjoy the a Zillion rod a lot.

Another choice would be a Dobyns Champion Extreme DX 703C its rated a 1/4-3/4oz but mine handles 3/16th oz with ease with a Steez 103 on it. The Zillions are very nice rods at 200 and fish like a higher end stick but the Dobyns is a better rod but cost 100 more.

If you are fishing light cover and dont need a ton of rod to move fish then the Dobyns 702C may be a better choice.

If your looking for IMHO one of the best light lure bait casters out there pick you up a TD-Z 105 and now your talkin.

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I use two rods for 1/4oz jigs.  The one I use most for jigs is a 6'6''MH Pinnacle Perfecta Tournament Class/Curado e50/12lb CXX that I one during there giveaway here.  I normally fish 7' rods but the Perfecta works out very well for jigs up to 3/8oz.  The second rod I use is a 7'M Daiwa Zillion/Daiwa Alphas 103/12lb Seguar Red Label.  I mainly use it for tubes and jerkbaits but occasionally I'll toss a small jig or shakey head on it.  Don't let the M fool you, it is a very tough little rod, it's really got a strong blank and doesn't feel wimpy like some other M rods. 

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I use a Dobyns 743 Extreme for 1/4oz and 3/8oz jigs and love the rod to death, extremely light and sensitive. It's a bit over your price range, but IMO well worth it for a jig rod. The Dobyns 733 Champion is in your price range, and it too is a very good rod. I used it for over a year before upgrading to the 743.

Can't go wrong either way!

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St Croix Avid 6'8" M-XF

That will leave you enough change to buy a whole boxfull of jigs.

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Dobyns Champion 683C/ Shimano CH50MG

8-)

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power tackle PT Paragon Cast Rod 7' Med Hvy/Mod Fast

or a Falcon Cara T7 Micro Guide Casting Rods 6'10"

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My two setups for jigs in that weight class:

1) 6'9" Shimano Cumara MH Xfast, Shimano Curado 201E7 with 12lb Seaguar Invisx

2) 7' St. Croix Avid M fast, Daiwa Fuego with 40lb Daiwa Samurai braid

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I use a Dobyns 743 Extreme for 1/4oz and 3/8oz jigs and love the rod to death, extremely light and sensitive. It's a bit over your price range, but IMO well worth it for a jig rod. The Dobyns 733 Champion is in your price range, and it too is a very good rod. I used it for over a year before upgrading to the 743.

Can't go wrong either way!

Since you mentioned wanting to flip and pitch with it also Id agree with Davids choice. A 7'3 of 7'4 rod is gonna be a better all around choice. I just didnt realize that people flip with a rod under 7ft. :)

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Since you mentioned wanting to flip and pitch with it also Id agree with Davids choice. A 7'3 of 7'4 rod is gonna be a better all around choice. I just didnt realize that people flip with a rod under 7ft. :)

I have to agree with this. It depends also what type of cover you'll be working. You might want a heavier power rod if you'll be fishing the slop. The Dobyns Savvy series are very nice rods for the price. They make the same rods that have been recommended here in the Savvy series. True, they won't be quite as light or as sensitive as the Champion or the Extreme series, but are still quality rods that will only set you back $180 leaving $$$ for an appropriate reel if need be or a box full of jigs.

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Shimano Crucial CRC-X610MH  :)

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Thanks for taking the time to respond...I am going to look into all of these.

Thanks again!

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the 743 extreme is a great rod for 3/8 and its the only rod if fish for that jig... but a 1/4 i move down to a dobyns champion 702 (not the extreme finesse version). the champion 702 is medium action, but fishes closer to a medium heavy, and I believe its a PERFECT 1/4 jig rod. just my opinion though.

for a reel i go with a steez 103sha. pricey but d**n fun to fish...

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Bait caster "fishes in trees"

Went out for 10 hours Saturday on the River threw the 1/4 ounce jig allot on a 6'6 All-Star rod MH fast tip and a STX Abu Garcia reel, but didn't get a single bite that I could feel (This is just a set up I already had). I liked the sensitivity in the All-Star rod but I still felt like I couldn't feel my bait like I should have. I was using 12lb fluro. I will be checking out some of these rods you all have posted on very soon.

Caught 2 fish on a dropshot and 2 fish on the trusty ole shaky head. Tuff day rain and water temps in the high 40's.

Thanks again for all the information.

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