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#12466212 - 10/14/17 10:06 PM jerkbait fishing
clay65 Online   content

Registered: 01/19/08
Posts: 193
Loc: conroe,tx
What is a good rod for jerkbait fishing as far as weight,med heavy,heavy.etc...

#12466268 - 10/14/17 11:27 PM Re: jerkbait fishing [Re: clay65]
bjankowski Offline

Registered: 09/11/09
Posts: 340
Loc: Lake Possum Kingdom
I like medium fast 7' rod.


#12466385 - 10/15/17 08:05 AM Re: jerkbait fishing [Re: clay65]
Bradshuflin aka hunter'sdad Offline
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Registered: 10/05/10
Posts: 9666
Loc: Sanger, Tx/ Chatham, La
Depends on you really, but I like a 6'8 I have a 7' to but I like the shorter rod most of the time it's the only rod I use less than 7'. Medium fast is the way to go imo.
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#12466388 - 10/15/17 08:06 AM Re: jerkbait fishing [Re: clay65]
Finesse Master/ Dropshot king Online   content
Extreme Angler

Registered: 12/18/15
Posts: 1518
Loc: Arlington
7' cranking rod will do the trick..

#12466397 - 10/15/17 08:11 AM Re: jerkbait fishing [Re: clay65]
reeltexan Offline
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Registered: 03/03/06
Posts: 2543
Loc: Ovilla, TEXAS
Six and a half, medium fast.
Light line.

If you go too long it's harder to impart the correct action because you fish them rod tip down.

"..The pleasantist angling is to see the fish
Cut with her golden oars the silver stream,
And greedily devour the treacherous bait.
Bill Shakespeare

#12466455 - 10/15/17 09:08 AM Re: jerkbait fishing [Re: clay65]
M. Alexander Offline
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Registered: 08/03/13
Posts: 986
Loc: Rowlett, TX
6’6” M

#12466463 - 10/15/17 09:23 AM Re: jerkbait fishing [Re: M. Alexander]
Okie Poke Offline
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Registered: 02/28/04
Posts: 18750
Loc: Flower Mound, TX
Originally Posted By: M. Alexander
6’6” M


#12466543 - 10/15/17 11:32 AM Re: jerkbait fishing [Re: clay65]
Thad Rains Offline
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Registered: 10/09/01
Posts: 3137
Loc: Lubbock, Texas.
I prefer the longer 7' rod, too. I use the MH, moderate fast tip for my jerkbaits, good shallow and medium diving CB rod, too. Hope this helps. Tight lines, keep safe and good luck.

Thad Rains
Tight lines, keep safe and good luck.

Thad Rains

#12466550 - 10/15/17 11:36 AM Re: jerkbait fishing [Re: clay65]
n_texas_basser Online   content

Registered: 03/06/11
Posts: 297
Loc: Allen, Texas
Either a 6'8" or 7' medium action, fast tip, typically a 3 power. I would not though that I wouldn't necessarily recommend a crankbait rod as most, I say most, have less backbone mid-blank and some are even parobalic action, which won't give you the backbone you need mid-blank to give the jerkbait the right action. I typically use my rods for dual purpose and the same rods I use for jerkbaits also serve as a rod for small swimbaits, flukes, and topwaters. I've had pretty good success with the St. Croix Avid and the very affordable Powell Inferno rods. I can give you the exact models if you want, just don't have them handy at the moment. Good luck.

#12466773 - 10/15/17 04:24 PM Re: jerkbait fishing [Re: reeltexan]
stringwise Offline

Registered: 04/10/16
Posts: 253
Originally Posted By: reeltexan
Six and a half, medium fast.
Light line.

If you go too long it's harder to impart the correct action because you fish them rod tip down.

This sums it up very well


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