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#11575972 - 04/30/16 10:37 PM Jig fishing
Wishicaughtmore Offline
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Do any of you use a spinning reel for jig fishing? If so, I assume you use braid? If you use braid do I have to use a leader?
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#11575980 - 04/30/16 10:42 PM Re: Jig fishing [Re: Wishicaughtmore]
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for bass? or crappie? lol i know its in the bass section but gotta ask, and i never do, but I'm sure some ppl maybe use small eight weight finnese jigs...
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#11575983 - 04/30/16 10:44 PM Re: Jig fishing [Re: Wishicaughtmore]
Wishicaughtmore Offline
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Bass, throwing a 3/8 oz football head jig


Edited by Wishicaughtmore (04/30/16 11:47 PM)
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#11575991 - 04/30/16 10:50 PM Re: Jig fishing [Re: Wishicaughtmore]
Fast Lane Offline
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#11576049 - 05/01/16 12:01 AM Re: Jig fishing [Re: Wishicaughtmore]
Mike_Soriano™ Offline
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Not for football jigs. Skipping finesse jigs under docks, yes. And yes to braid and leader.
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#11576068 - 05/01/16 01:26 AM Re: Jig fishing [Re: Wishicaughtmore]
happycampr Offline
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I use 100% fluoro to fish football jigs because on a casting rod can cast farther... thumbing slows down the reel too much for me with the braid. I also fish it in clear, deep water situations with little cover. On a spinning setup I would use leader in clear water but wouldn't bother in stained water. Cover is also a consideration for abrasion resistance (where braid really excels), grassy point versus heavy wood cover etc.

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#11576209 - 05/01/16 08:06 AM Re: Jig fishing [Re: Wishicaughtmore]
ironmike Offline
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Registered: 01/12/06
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I use a spinning rod with 12 lb floro. It's deadly for finesse jigs. I'll use small pork trailers on a Texas finesse jig in the summer when the fish get real pressured. Works great. Good luck!
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#11576220 - 05/01/16 08:15 AM Re: Jig fishing [Re: Wishicaughtmore]
Bubba Broadus Offline
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Registered: 04/26/16
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Loc: Long branch, Texas 75669
I have regretted using anything but braid in the past several times. don't take that chance anymore

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#11576240 - 05/01/16 08:33 AM Re: Jig fishing [Re: Wishicaughtmore]
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Bait caster with 15# floro

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#11578132 - 05/02/16 11:34 AM Re: Jig fishing [Re: Wishicaughtmore]
snake oil Offline
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Registered: 03/22/15
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No......

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#11578139 - 05/02/16 11:37 AM Re: Jig fishing [Re: Wishicaughtmore]
04champ Offline
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I cannot think of a good reason to use a spinning reel for a 3/8oz football jig

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#11578516 - 05/02/16 01:29 PM Re: Jig fishing [Re: BAGaBass]
PaPa@fork Offline
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Registered: 04/25/16
Posts: 252
Loc: Lake Fork
Originally Posted By: BAGaBass
Bait caster with 15# floro


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#11579068 - 05/02/16 05:36 PM Re: Jig fishing [Re: Wishicaughtmore]
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Registered: 01/15/04
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I have thrown a shaky head on spinning tackle but never a jig of any type on it.

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#11579073 - 05/02/16 05:40 PM Re: Jig fishing [Re: 04champ]
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Originally Posted By: 04champ
I cannot think of a good reason to use a spinning reel for a 3/8oz football jig


Some people just like spinning equipment better and others with wrist,arm,elbow or shoulder issues find it easier to use spinning tackle.

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