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Walleyehooker

St Croix Jigging Rods?

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I picked up the ec63mxf a few years ago and really like it. Went back and forth from the 6'6 with a fast action but chose 6'3 extra fast. I run braid but these rods are super sensitive you could probably run anything you want with em..

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1 hour ago, Walleyehooker said:

Looking at getting a new St Croix jigging rod. Anyone have one you like or can recommend one.

 

Got a price range?

 

I have custom rods built on sc-IV and V at Croix graphite, they would be equivalent to the highest end rods Croix makes.  Both are medium light extra fast 6'3".  Super sensitive.  I run p line on them. 

 

I highly recommend extra fast action on a jigging rod.  I'm sure Croix offers that action at all their price point tiers.

 

 

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I can get a deal on the St Croix at a reduced price so Im considering one of the high end rods or possibly a couple of the little less expensive ones.Not sure I care for the split grip handle on some of them

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I own two rods that I use for walleye jigging. When I want super sensitivity I go with my Fenwick Elite Tech 6'-6" medium power ultra fast tip. When I want a to present a little more subtly, I go with my St. Croix Premier 6'-6" Premier medium power fast tip. Both are excellent in my view. 

 

One thing that I learned through experience it to downsize on the reals. I originally outfitted my St. Croix with a Pflueger Trion spinning reel, which is a step down from the President. Later, I changed to the Pflueger Supreme reel in a smaller size and the lighter weight made a huge difference on how the rod felt in my hand, how much less tiring it was to use, and how much more sensitive the outfit became as a whole. It's not necessary to have mega line capacity when typically we only use maybe 50' - 75' at any given time. 

 

Just my $.02.

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my favorite v jig combo is an avid 63mlxf w/1000 smmytre

very sensitive and lightweight with 1/8 to 3/8/th jigs and 6lb 832

 

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