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Football head rod #10648137 02/25/15 11:55 PM
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Going to start throwing jigs a lot more this year. I fish a lot of rock, standing timber, and banks. I figured a football jig would be a great asset to arsenal. Right now I use a 7' MH power inferno for most of my jigs. Do you guys throw more 1/2oz or 3/4oz football jigs? And you think this rod could fish it effectively? I have heavier rods but will use them primarily for swimbaits, frogs,alabama rig, and Carolina rig.


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Re: Football head rod [Re: Aggie34] #10648246 02/26/15 12:29 AM
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Love my Falcon Cara T7 Amistad Special for football head jigs

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What's the length and action on it?


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Re: Football head rod [Re: Aggie34] #10648282 02/26/15 12:43 AM
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Ya I was trying to see if I could use my MH powell. A 1/2 oz wouldn't be a problem but I hear a lot of guys throw a 3/4oz most of the time


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Originally Posted By: Lake Fork Guide-Cody Malone


Very good rod.

The most important thing when choosing a jig, or a rod for that matter, is weight. Weight of the jig and "weight" of the line used. The whole thing needs to be designed for the job at hand. No need for a heavy rod if you're using a 1/4 or 3/8 ounce jig. And you don't really need 20lb flourocarbon or 55 lb braid for those either. But, a 1/2 or 3/4-1 ounce jig is gonna make hamburger out of a medium rod and light line. Every rod had a sweet spot for lure weight and line weight. It's pretty important to match these as best you can.


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I like my 7ft heavy inferno and my 7'3 heavy Max for 3/4 football heads. The Max has some great sensitivity for bottom contact. The MH you have now might do it but if you're fishing deeper structure you need the extra power for that hookset. Most of the time a heavy Carolina rig rod works well too, so if you have one I might try that.

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Same rod you use for Crig will work great.

Re: Football head rod [Re: Aggie34] #10648472 02/26/15 01:54 AM
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I tied on a 1/2oz football head with a trailer. Feels really good on the 7' MH powell. I don't fish much water over 20' yall think a 1/2 oz should be for depths under 20'?


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I really like the Power Tackle FB4 7'6" they also make a 7'3" FB4

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3/4 oz most of the time. I want the jig to get down there where the fish are quickly and stay on the bottom. 7' to 7'3" MH fast tip is my rod of choice.



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3/4 oz jig
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I throw the 3/4 oz on my 7' heavy and on my 7'3" heavy, but in the past I have thrown 1oz jigs on 7' mh rods. Just feels better on the heavy rods

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