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#12554112 - 12/28/17 08:16 AM Good jerk bait rod?
i-Fish Offline
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Registered: 06/07/16
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Looking at Dobyns but none of them are jerk specific either primarily or secondarily. A short rod (6’6”-6’10”) with medium-medium heavy power is obviously the right set up but which rods do you have and like? Thanks!
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#12554252 - 12/28/17 10:09 AM Re: Good jerk bait rod? [Re: i-Fish]
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A tad pricey, but the Megabass USA Destroyer oneten special.

Imo.... Nothing comes close!

http://www.tacklewarehouse.com/Megabass_Destroyer_USA_Casting_Rods/descpage-MBDUSA.html
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#12554254 - 12/28/17 10:11 AM Re: Good jerk bait rod? [Re: i-Fish]
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Registered: 05/05/15
Posts: 75
Loc: Central La
I've tried a bunch, but always go back to the Powell max3d 6'10" jerkbait rod. It's perfect!

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#12554260 - 12/28/17 10:15 AM Re: Good jerk bait rod? [Re: i-Fish]
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Registered: 01/09/04
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Loc: Highway 1
I used the Megabass Orochi XX Jerkbait Special and the Flat Side Special for a long time but when the MB US Destroyer OneTen Special was released I find it hard to put down. All the rods I mentioned have other uses as well but really shine with a jerkbait and especially a 110. You can get the Jerkbait Special and the Flat Side in the Levante series as well which are great rods too.

If I had to choose one though I would go with the Destroyer OneTen

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#12554326 - 12/28/17 11:10 AM Re: Good jerk bait rod? [Re: i-Fish]
Rob Matthews Offline
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Registered: 10/24/12
Posts: 273
Loc: Mansfield, Texas
705cb

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#12554342 - 12/28/17 11:25 AM Re: Good jerk bait rod? [Re: i-Fish]
dmr183 Offline
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Loc: San Antonio
Power Tackle Pg 143, 6’10” is what I use and love it.

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#12554377 - 12/28/17 11:57 AM Re: Good jerk bait rod? [Re: i-Fish]
SAKS Offline
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I use a St Croix Mojo for jerkbaits and it has been very good. I don't throw one much so I won't invest a lot of money into a rod I don't use. I have used a friends Falcon Cara Reaction jerkbait special and it was really good but because it was really short at 6'5". As far as the performance one didn't out perform the other.

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#12554409 - 12/28/17 12:27 PM Re: Good jerk bait rod? [Re: i-Fish]
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I have used the dobyns 705cb and really liked it, now im using a powell max 3d because its a shorter rod. The 705cb is a great rod if you want to stick with dobyns.
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#12554413 - 12/28/17 12:34 PM Re: Good jerk bait rod? [Re: Ian Fellenbaum]
i-Fish Offline
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Originally Posted By: Ian Fellenbaum
I have used the dobyns 705cb and really liked it, now im using a powell max 3d because its a shorter rod. The 705cb is a great rod if you want to stick with dobyns.


I’ve got the 705cb in the Fury line that I use for squares but it’s a tad stiff for the 78 DD that I put on so I’m looking for something a bit softer. 684 most likely.
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#12554485 - 12/28/17 01:45 PM Re: Good jerk bait rod? [Re: i-Fish]
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G Loomis makes some good ones.
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#12554488 - 12/28/17 01:47 PM Re: Good jerk bait rod? [Re: dmr183]
B.Hollingshead Offline
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Registered: 03/11/09
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Loc: ft.worth
Originally Posted By: dmr183
Power Tackle Pg 143, 6’10” is what I use and love it.
Best jerkbait rod specifically designed for one.
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#12554537 - 12/28/17 02:22 PM Re: Good jerk bait rod? [Re: i-Fish]
361V Offline
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Registered: 11/21/08
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I guess I go a little lighter than most everyone. Assuming we are not talking about big musky type jerkbaits I like a lighter weight/tip. The Megabass "stick baits" or jerk baits I use so often are fairly light baits to start with. Since you specifically mentioned Dobyns Rods: I use the Dobyns 703 in the Champion model. I understsnd your liking the "shorter" 6'-6" rods but I'm completely comfortable with a 7' (or longer) rod. I have several Champion 734's. They also work great for jerkbaits. The 734 is about as close to a "do everything" rod as you can get. Although it says "HEAVY" I would label it MH at best. Most Dobyns rods fish lighter than their labeled weight(to me). All that to say if I was getting a rod purposely for the popular lighter weight bass jerkbaits it would be a Dobyns 703 in whichever model(Champ/Extreem, Champ, Sierra, Fury...) that fit my price point or budget. Fishing jerkbaits in real heavy cover? Go a little heavier like a 4 weight(704). Good luck, 361v.


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#12554554 - 12/28/17 02:35 PM Re: Good jerk bait rod? [Re: i-Fish]
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Loc: Mesquite, Tx
Originally Posted By: i-Fish
Originally Posted By: Ian Fellenbaum
I have used the dobyns 705cb and really liked it, now im using a powell max 3d because its a shorter rod. The 705cb is a great rod if you want to stick with dobyns.


I’ve got the 705cb in the Fury line that I use for squares but it’s a tad stiff for the 78 DD that I put on so I’m looking for something a bit softer. 684 most likely.


I was using the champion series 705cb glass rod, i really liked the action of the rod for fishing a jerk bait. but im only 5'6" and needed something shorter.
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#12554568 - 12/28/17 02:47 PM Re: Good jerk bait rod? [Re: i-Fish]
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#12554594 - 12/28/17 03:03 PM Re: Good jerk bait rod? [Re: i-Fish]
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6.8 MajorCraft MS-1...we’ve got one instock for folks to try out. Let me know as the reviews for this rod have been great!
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