Jig rod.

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angler96
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Jig rod.

Post by angler96 » Sun Apr 03, 2011 3:30 am

Im looking to get a new jig rod. I mainly throw 3/8 ounce jigs in up to 12 feet of water. My price range is 180-230. thanks.

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Re: Jig rod.

Post by steve1206 » Sun Apr 03, 2011 4:00 am

New, the MBR 843 IMX is great for the application. <clipped>
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Re: Jig rod.

Post by Fat-G » Sun Apr 03, 2011 12:34 pm

I just got a Champion 735c. It is a lot stiffer than I thought it would be. I will use it for pitching and flipping jigs and heavy soft plastics into cover. It's a very balanced rod, especially for a flippin' stick.

I would recommend a 3-4 power rod, depending on the cover. If it's structure fishing with little cover, a 3 power will work very well. If you're going to be fishing a little bit to a moderate amount of cover, a 4 power will be ideal.

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Re: Jig rod.

Post by bob75 » Mon Apr 04, 2011 1:34 am

I like the Shimano Crucial in medium heavy fast action. It's stiffness is falls between the Loomis IMX 783-784.

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Re: Jig rod.

Post by godshippy » Mon Apr 04, 2011 4:40 am

Shimano Cumara 7'2" Med-Hvy Ex-Fast. That's the rod that I used to use for 3/8 oz. jigs before switching to a Dobyns Extreme DX744.

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Re: Jig rod.

Post by reelblues » Mon Apr 04, 2011 5:02 am

godshippy wrote:Shimano Cumara 7'2" Med-Hvy Ex-Fast. That's the rod that I used to use for 3/8 oz. jigs before switching to a Dobyns Extreme DX744.

X2. The Cumara is an awesome rod. Very light and sensitive and powerful. Either the fast or Xfast, in either the 6'8" or 7'2', depending on your style. I use the shorter for close up work and the longer for ledge fishing.
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Re: Jig rod.

Post by adam ochoa » Mon Apr 04, 2011 5:11 am

The Powell 714 Endurance would be a good choice for the jigs your throwing. Also take a look at the 775 Endurance.

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Post by robchik04 » Mon Apr 04, 2011 8:12 am

Try a Powell Endurance 725. It comes in at under your price range of 180. If you are fishing light cover/open water. Try the 714.
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Re: Jig rod.

Post by NJ Jigman » Wed Apr 06, 2011 12:51 pm

i use a 7'2'' MH/F cumara for all of my jig fishing. super light and sensitive and in your price range if you look around. :idea:

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