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jdclarey

Jig and Pig Rod

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What length, power and action do like for fishing shallow waters with Jig and Pig. Do you use the same rod for Texas Rig

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I use a 7'3" MH fast action rod for both jigs and texas rigging. i like it alot, still has a sensitive enough tip to feel the bite and enough power to get a good hook set and horse them out of the weeds.

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All my jigs under 3/4 ounce I use a 7' MH fast action st. croix mojo. This is the same kind of rod I use for my texas rigs. For my heavier jigs I use a 7'6 XH Fenwick hmx. The heavier rod is nice for plunking and pulling big jig n' pigs in the milfoil.

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By shallow I am assuming like 5' or less. I have a 7'5" Loomis that I fell in love with this year, but I also like a 7'6". I like a MH or Heavy with a Mod action. I like a shallow flipping stick to have a little more give than one I use for 10' or deeper... If the cover is really thick though, I will bust out the pool cue smile

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What length, power and action do like for fishing shallow waters with Jig and Pig. Do you use the same rod for Texas Rig

This is a somewhat rigged question.. I have the liberty of having 20+ rods rigged in the boat.. While i have similar actions rigged with texas and jigs.. I usually have both.. My jig rods do tend to be a bit more stout and heavier lb test rigged on them.. and tend to be a bit longer.

on a side note, I do have at least 2 jig rods tied on at all times(1/2 oz and 3/8th.) and often times, 2 texas rigs as well(different weights and size plastics.)

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If you could give my wife a call and explain to her the necessity of having several Rods rigged up, I'd appreciate it. just kidding (sort of, sigh...). Actually, I had the St. Croix 6' 10" premier Heavy power, Mod/fast action rod and liked it a lot, but the troling motor (scissor mount) decided to break it. As much as I loved that rod, Im thinking about replacing it with something with a little less power. It seems most people here like something along the lines of MHF.

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It seems most people here like something along the lines of MHF.

Yes, unless I am in some super heavy veg.. I much prefer a slightly softer tip. I too really like the 6'10" for texas rigs.. but for jigs I like the little bit extra leverage of a slightly longer rod.. My Jig rods are 7'2" and 7'6"..

Good luck in the new rod search!!

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I have been using 17-20lb gamma on my texas rigs and smaller jigs. On my heavier setups I have been using 30-40 lb powerpro. I have been thinking of trying some heavier braids out on the pool cue's. Any suggestions.

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I have a 7'5" Loomis that I fell in love with this year, but I also like a 7'6".

1 inch? Now that is amazing!

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I have a 7'5" Loomis that I fell in love with this year, but I also like a 7'6".

1 inch? Now that is amazing!

Yep, one inch, different power, different action, different weight and different handle... Now it is "amazing" smile

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