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#12520459 - 11/29/17 02:24 PM Cheap rod for jigging
20lberorbust Offline
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Registered: 02/18/04
Posts: 427
Loc: Carrollton, Texas
I have a spare reel (cheap) and would love to swing by academy or walmart and get a cheap heavy action rod and some braided line just to have a third setup temporarily for a jig. I find im spending a lot of wasted time tying on different baits.

Does anyone recommend one of the cheaper rods that will get the job done until I upgrade?
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#12520482 - 11/29/17 02:53 PM Re: Cheap rod for jigging [Re: 20lberorbust]
J_Cagle_Fishing Offline
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Registered: 05/31/16
Posts: 59
Loc: waxahachie
define cheap? what is your price range ?

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#12520490 - 11/29/17 03:01 PM Re: Cheap rod for jigging [Re: 20lberorbust]
20lberorbust Offline
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Loc: Carrollton, Texas
Is less than 35-40 doable?
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#12520492 - 11/29/17 03:05 PM Re: Cheap rod for jigging [Re: 20lberorbust]
collincountytx Offline
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Academy. The blue Ethos casting rod in heavy for $69. Its “sold out” online, but in store availability is usually good. Don’t get the nano guides, the regular Ethos guides. I don’t have this rod, but examined it in store many times. It’s highly recommended by others here on TFF.
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#12520499 - 11/29/17 03:12 PM Re: Cheap rod for jigging [Re: 20lberorbust]
collincountytx Offline
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Cabelas
The Fenwick silver hawk II is in the online bargain cave for $49. They are at $49 for two of the MH models. I have the original Silver Hawk in MH and I’d say it’s really a heavy power and throw braid on it no problem

I’d get the fast action (not the extra fast) for jigs

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#12520503 - 11/29/17 03:15 PM Re: Cheap rod for jigging [Re: 20lberorbust]
collincountytx Offline
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If $40 is the ceiling, a one piece ugly Stik GX2 in MH will handle heavy braid and heavy jigs no problem, but you will hate it (arm fatigue and low sensitivity)
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#12520520 - 11/29/17 03:28 PM Re: Cheap rod for jigging [Re: 20lberorbust]
20lberorbust Offline
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Thanks for the responses guys. Maybe this is opening another can of worms but do you use MH or H action rods for flipping jigs?
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#12520523 - 11/29/17 03:32 PM Re: Cheap rod for jigging [Re: 20lberorbust]
J_Cagle_Fishing Offline
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Registered: 05/31/16
Posts: 59
Loc: waxahachie
diawa laguna rods are 30 bucks and are very sensitive. diawa aird rods are also good rods for around 40 bucks

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#12520525 - 11/29/17 03:34 PM Re: Cheap rod for jigging [Re: 20lberorbust]
collincountytx Offline
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Lilly pads, thick vegetation—heavy power
Open water sparse timber I use the Fenwick Silver Hawk in MH. But it’s really a heavy power
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#12520529 - 11/29/17 03:37 PM Re: Cheap rod for jigging [Re: collincountytx]
TexasTechBassAngler Offline
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Registered: 08/07/17
Posts: 45
Originally Posted By: collincountytx
Academy. The blue Ethos casting rod in heavy for $69. Its “sold out” online, but in store availability is usually good. Don’t get the nano guides, the regular Ethos guides. I don’t have this rod, but examined it in store many times. It’s highly recommended by others here on TFF.


This... great rod for the money.

Heavy action for flipping jigs

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#12520537 - 11/29/17 03:47 PM Re: Cheap rod for jigging [Re: 20lberorbust]
20lberorbust Offline
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Hearing a lot of good things about the ethos...maybe I should up the budget a little
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#12520541 - 11/29/17 03:50 PM Re: Cheap rod for jigging [Re: 20lberorbust]
collincountytx Offline
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You should. It would be money well spent
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#12520581 - 11/29/17 04:29 PM Re: Cheap rod for jigging [Re: 20lberorbust]
cephusjoe Offline
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Registered: 04/02/13
Posts: 1286
H2o express for me, I prefer it over a lot of my higher end rods. Cork grips and light. I cant find any of the old HD models now, only micro. I hear you can get them in stores but not hear in Abilene but we are getting a new one soon!
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#12520616 - 11/29/17 05:17 PM Re: Cheap rod for jigging [Re: 20lberorbust]
SAKS Offline
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Registered: 07/23/14
Posts: 873
If trying to narrow down to one rod I would go H to cover all your bases. If you go MH you won't be able to flip thick vegetation or heavy cover effectively.

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#12520658 - 11/29/17 06:24 PM Re: Cheap rod for jigging [Re: 20lberorbust]
ezbassin Offline
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Registered: 01/15/04
Posts: 12930
Loc: Mansfield, Tx.
Originally Posted By: 20lberorbust
Thanks for the responses guys. Maybe this is opening another can of worms but do you use MH or H action rods for flipping jigs?


It depends, are you going to "flip" or "pitch" jigs? For pitching I would go with the M/H and for flipping I would go with the H action rod.

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