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#11448853 - 03/01/16 08:18 AM Jig Line
dfwfishman Offline
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Registered: 02/18/16
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Loc: Texas
I'm a complete novice when it comes to jog fishing. What's the best set up to use? Line, rod and reel?

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#11448893 - 03/01/16 08:34 AM Re: Jig Line [Re: dfwfishman]
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15-17lb invizx or abrazx,7'-7'6" med heavy fast or heavy fast rod with 6:4.1 or faster reel.I prefer 7:0.1

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#11448928 - 03/01/16 08:52 AM Re: Jig Line [Re: dfwfishman]
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Awesome

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#11448932 - 03/01/16 08:57 AM Re: Jig Line [Re: dfwfishman]
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Really depends on what type of cover your around. If im fishing around alot of wood or other cover I will go 20 or even 25. If I am in open water I go as light as 15. Any of the name brand flurocarbon will do fine. Just not Red Label.
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#11448938 - 03/01/16 08:58 AM Re: Jig Line [Re: dfwfishman]
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For rod I like a Castaway Skeleton Grassmaster Braid. Get a fast reel that is comfortable to your hand.
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#11448958 - 03/01/16 09:05 AM Re: Jig Line [Re: dfwfishman]
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Depends on jig size and hook thickness. The heavier or larger ones require more beef in the rod to set the hook into the bone. I prefer a Fluoro line with less stretch and increased sensitivity on jigs.
What size jigs are you thinking about, for me I use 1/2 and 1/4 oz flipping jigs most the time. Dobyns Fury 735 , Lews mg reel, 20# seaguar InvisX
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#11449014 - 03/01/16 09:30 AM Re: Jig Line [Re: dfwfishman]
dfwfishman Offline
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1/2 oz 3/4 oz jigs around cover.

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#11449041 - 03/01/16 09:41 AM Re: Jig Line [Re: dfwfishman]
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Sunline Assassin FC

I use this in either the 15# or 16# test depending on the cover. I like it a lot and have been using it for a while now. The P-Ion technology Sunline incorporates into their line is truly special. I think this is one of more stronger lines out there. Not to mention it's easy to work with and it's very sensitive. It's really become my go-to line for jigs.


As for a rod and reel, I use the G. Loomis Mossy Back BCFR894 and the Shimano Metanium XG (8.5:1).
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#11449349 - 03/01/16 11:34 AM Re: Jig Line [Re: dfwfishman]
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I like 17lb floro for my jigs
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#11449358 - 03/01/16 11:35 AM Re: Jig Line [Re: dfwfishman]
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50-65lb braid with a floro leader for me or straight 20lb floro.

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#11449381 - 03/01/16 11:43 AM Re: Jig Line [Re: dfwfishman]
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Rod Power Tackle PG-104
Line 16-22 Sun line shooter
reel Lew's Team Lite 7.5:1
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#11450047 - 03/01/16 04:16 PM Re: Jig Line [Re: dfwfishman]
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Also get you some Mpack jigs you will have fewer hang ups and will spend allot more time actually fishing rather than gettin your jig unhung from trees and brush

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#11450213 - 03/01/16 05:57 PM Re: Jig Line [Re: dfwfishman]
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Originally Posted By: dfwfishman
1/2 oz 3/4 oz jigs around cover.


I fish a jig a lot around heavy cover. Use a 7'3" to 7'6" Heavy action rod. 25 lb fluoro or 50 lb Suffix 832 or Spiderwire Fluoro braid and you will get them in the boat more times than not:) Big fish lake fishing heavy wood cover use the braid;) Lake Falcon use 65lb.

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#11451214 - 03/02/16 08:27 AM Re: Jig Line [Re: dfwfishman]
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#11451255 - 03/02/16 08:43 AM Re: Jig Line [Re: dfwfishman]
Dbranch3 Offline
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Registered: 02/08/15
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Always braid for me too. Weither it is flipping or football jigs! I just have had such bad luck with fluoro I have given up on it for anything!

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