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chrisD46

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*Looking for a  swim jig specific rod for 1/4 oz. ~ 1/2 oz. swim jigs in and around average  moderate / sporadic cover in reservoirs ? ... Most swim jig experts opt for a M to MH / F rod with 80 / 20 bend that you can easily "pulse" with your wrist during the retrieve that is also light weight (don't want tennis elbow working a swim jig - so around 7' rod length or so that is light , well balanced and with a fairly short butt). Lastly , I believe you should be able to find such a specific swim jig rod for under $200 without breaking the bank ... Your recommendations ?



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6í8 ď mojo bass by st croix is what Iím using itís m/xf . I love it doesnít break the bank either some of the glass rods a lot of people recommend can be pricey this moves just like them


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you are going to get a lot of Dobyns, and in that arena, I would be looking at a 684 or a 704 IMO.  If you are open to other brands, don't pass on a hammer rod -- I throw an A-Rig regularly (when it is the right time) and have a cranking rod from them -- me likey -- a lot.  Great price -- IMO Hammer seems to have a little more of a parabolic bend (completely my opinion -- YMMV). 
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*I have a  Dobyns Sierra 734c. and a 735c. but have not broke either one out yet to try with a swim jig ... I'm still researching .

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*I have a  Dobyns Sierra 734c. and a 735c. but have not broke either one out yet to try with a swim jig ... I'm still researching .

If you have those 2 Sierra's already, honestly there's no more need to research, imho. The 735 will fit the bill nicely for swimjigs applications. The 734 for the lighter swimjigs. My shortest rods are minimum 7 feet. I'm not a fan of shorter rods. My swimjig rod is the CH735, and it gets the job done quite nicely.

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Lou nailed this one IMO. Those 2 Sierra models should do you just fine.

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you should be good to go based on what you said
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Thank you for the replies , I imagine no play for the Sierra 733c.  MH/ F with swim jigs ? The Dobyns MH may be more like a strong Medium than a  MH / F as with other rod manufactures .

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Thank you for the replies , I imagine no play for the Sierra 733c.  MH/ F with swim jigs ? The Dobyns MH may be more like a strong Medium than a  MH / F as with other rod manufactures .

I wouldn't personally use a 733 for a swimjig application. Not enough sticking power for swimjigs with stout hooks for my taste. But that's me.

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I've really grown to love my Extreme 704 (DX704c) for 1/4 to 3/8oz swim jigs this season. Makes a good spinnerbait rod for those weight ranges as well. If I was going to jump up to a little bit heavier swim jigs or very heavy grass, I highly recommend the Megabass Diablo Spec R. It's got a touch more power than say a Dobyns 734c, but it's got that same action that we all love about the 734.
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