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#12466212 - 10/14/17 10:06 PM jerkbait fishing
clay65 Offline
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Registered: 01/19/08
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Loc: conroe,tx
What is a good rod for jerkbait fishing as far as weight,med heavy,heavy.etc...
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#12466268 - 10/14/17 11:27 PM Re: jerkbait fishing [Re: clay65]
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Loc: Lake Possum Kingdom
I like medium fast 7' rod.
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#12466385 - 10/15/17 08:05 AM Re: jerkbait fishing [Re: clay65]
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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]
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7' cranking rod will do the trick..

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#12466397 - 10/15/17 08:11 AM Re: jerkbait fishing [Re: clay65]
reeltexan Offline
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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.

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#12466455 - 10/15/17 09:08 AM Re: jerkbait fishing [Re: clay65]
M. Alexander Offline
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Registered: 08/03/13
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Loc: Rowlett, TX
6’6” M
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#12466463 - 10/15/17 09:23 AM Re: jerkbait fishing [Re: M. Alexander]
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Originally Posted By: M. Alexander
6’6” M


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#12466543 - 10/15/17 11:32 AM Re: jerkbait fishing [Re: clay65]
Thad Rains Offline
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Registered: 10/09/01
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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.

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#12466550 - 10/15/17 11:36 AM Re: jerkbait fishing [Re: clay65]
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Registered: 03/06/11
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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.
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#12466773 - 10/15/17 04:24 PM Re: jerkbait fishing [Re: reeltexan]
stringwise Offline
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Registered: 04/10/16
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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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