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All Purpose Jig Rod
« on: February 27, 2021, 11:36:54 AM »

I've been researching an ideal all purpose jig rod that I'm willing to spend a pretty penny for.  Jigging, aside from swimjigs, is a technique I really haven't done too much of and wanted to focus more on it.  I have two rods eyed currently...Megabass Orochi/Levante Braillist and the Poison Adrena 7-3 MH reg-fast 3/8-1oz.  I'm really wanting for casting football and arky/pitching style jigs.  What I'm most curious about is the action of the rod for casting and bottom contact sensitivity.  The adrena reg-fast action did catch my eye for throwing 3/8oz jigs in the fall and winter for the slower presentation...softer tip for ideal casting, although conventionally the train of thought is softer tip...less sensitivity.  Again...looking into an all purpose solution that I can cast out a ways...into banks...skip under docks if needed etc...not really looking to solely pitch or flip.  I guess, in other words, if you could have only one jig rod...what would it be?  Thoughts?   
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Re: All Purpose Jig Rod
« Reply #1 on: February 27, 2021, 03:09:22 PM »

Your going to be hard pressed to cover that big of a range with 1 rod. But for say 3/8- 3/4 the NRX 894 is the best on the planet.
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Re: All Purpose Jig Rod
« Reply #2 on: February 27, 2021, 03:19:09 PM »

Jig rods are generally faster and stiffer for the hooksets and sensitivity. Also for the use in weeds and around cover to get the fish out quicker.
I don't know about those rods you mentioned. I use the Dobyns jig rod special DC744c for everything from a 1/4 oz slider jig to 3/4 oz football heads. I can skip a 1/4 oz way up under a dock with it and even further with a 1/2 oz. I can pitch very quietly around cypress trees and fish a swimjig in hydrilla all day.
I believe a true Mh is not going to be enough rod in heavy weeds.
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Re: All Purpose Jig Rod
« Reply #3 on: February 27, 2021, 05:38:52 PM »

If money is not an issue take a look at the Kistler Z Bone. I just recently purchased my first Z Bone and I am amazed. For $150 less you can get a Kistler Helium that is built on the same blank and weighs the same around 3.5 ounces. These rods are awesome for bottom contact baits.
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Re: All Purpose Jig Rod
« Reply #4 on: February 28, 2021, 05:24:30 AM »

I'm going to have to try one of the new Z Bones as well.
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Re: All Purpose Jig Rod
« Reply #5 on: February 28, 2021, 05:38:17 AM »

Not for nothing, but if yall are shopping in the $500 price range you really should be talking to custom rod builders.  I guarantee you will get more out of catching fish on a rod that you helped design.

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Re: All Purpose Jig Rod
« Reply #6 on: February 28, 2021, 05:50:56 PM »

G Loomis 854, 894, Kistler heavy power, length depends on what you prefer. 3/8-3/4oz jig.
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Re: All Purpose Jig Rod
« Reply #7 on: February 28, 2021, 09:19:29 PM »

Not for nothing, but if yall are shopping in the $500 price range you really should be talking to custom rod builders.  I guarantee you will get more out of catching fish on a rod that you helped design.

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I want to second this idea.

I got a FDx custom rod and used it today fishing with a guide doing some light weight jigging and it was absolutely amazing.  It is now my go to rod for anything light weight bottom contact, as well as my weightless fluke rod.  This is my first custom rod and I couldn't be happier with it.

I have a Dobyns Xtasy 755c for my heavier jigs used in deeper water or heavy cover and these two rods will cover everything I need to do with jigs or Texas rigs....
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Re: All Purpose Jig Rod
« Reply #8 on: February 28, 2021, 10:50:21 PM »

I do love the Xtasy 755c for heavier jigs. Dragging points is its best use but also has the ability to do it all. 3/8 oz would be no problem with it.
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Re: All Purpose Jig Rod
« Reply #9 on: Yesterday at 08:58:20 AM »

I do love the Xtasy 755c for heavier jigs. Dragging points is its best use but also has the ability to do it all. 3/8 oz would be no problem with it.

Agreed.  I used the FDx yesterday with a 1/8 Texas rig.  The Xtasy 755 is what I use for my 3/8 or 1/2 jigs with a chunk/trailer dragging around bottom.
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