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#12315342 - 06/28/17 03:57 PM Am I losing casting distance?
Isaiah Bock Offline

Registered: 04/13/17
Posts: 98
I throw a ton of 1/4 oz swim jigs on a 7 ft MH rod fast thats rated for 3/8oz lures or bigger. Am I losing casting distance by not having the right rod and will I have more over runs bc of it?

#12315345 - 06/28/17 03:58 PM Re: Am I losing casting distance? [Re: Isaiah Bock]
bigbass94 Online   content
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Registered: 05/27/12
Posts: 4230
Loc: San Antonio, Texas
It's possible. Depends on how you have your reel set, too.

Edited by bigbass94 (06/28/17 03:58 PM)
"If people concentrated on the really important things in life, there'd be a shortage of fishing poles." - Doug Larson

#12315349 - 06/28/17 04:01 PM Re: Am I losing casting distance? [Re: Isaiah Bock]
Michael.Beaty Offline
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Registered: 03/04/11
Posts: 1135
Loc: south side of Texoma
Possibly but if your adding a trailer to the swim jig your making up a bit of the weight so I doubt your ur losing much if any

#12317573 - 06/29/17 08:39 PM Re: Am I losing casting distance? [Re: Isaiah Bock]
TX Rigged Senko Offline

Registered: 01/21/17
Posts: 148
Loc: McKinney, TX
That's a bit light for a MH in my opinion but your not giving up much distance. You could maybe get 10 more yards with the right equipment. Wind, line, and lure shape are probably the greatest variables. Paddletails and lures with large lips are difficult while thin profile lures fly.

#12317645 - 06/29/17 09:26 PM Re: Am I losing casting distance? [Re: Isaiah Bock]
bjankowski Offline

Registered: 09/11/09
Posts: 329
Loc: Lake Possum Kingdom
You're just getting old. roflmao


#12317964 - 06/30/17 06:24 AM Re: Am I losing casting distance? [Re: Isaiah Bock]
Brad R Offline
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Registered: 03/09/15
Posts: 1752
Loc: Texas
I think a MH is likely too heavy for a 1/4th oz. swim jig . . . or nudging close to the operational lower end range bound. And, there are times when you might want to drop down to something even lighter, say down to a 1/8th to stir up a bite if it's really a tough day. Few things catch fish on tough days like going really small or in the direction of finesse.

If long casting distance is a goal, I'd at least look at a Medium power or even another MH power with a parabolic or moderate bend action, not a fast tip. You'll cast farther and, though it is harder to accept for many, you'll have more power over a fish once it is hooked since your lifting point will be closer to your hands.


#12318078 - 06/30/17 08:02 AM Re: Am I losing casting distance? [Re: Isaiah Bock]
collincountytx Online   content
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Registered: 04/08/08
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Loc: Dallas, TX
Pulling fish out of thick cover with a medium rod can be trouble.

Unless you are fishing the swim jig only in open water/rocks/rip rap; I'd stay with the MH.

#12318196 - 06/30/17 09:15 AM Re: Am I losing casting distance? [Re: Isaiah Bock]
Hog Jaw Online   content
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Registered: 06/09/08
Posts: 2369
Loc: The Great State of Texas
Getting old maybe the problem , it is for me , I'm 62 . Not in to long casting any more cause I can't.


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