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What Taper for Flounder Jig? #12340475
07/15/17 03:30 AM
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Do you like a Medium-Fast, Fast, or Extra-Fast taper when fishing jigs for Flounder?

Re: What Taper for Flounder Jig? [Re: ben_beyer] #12340525
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I like a stiffer tip rod because a flounder will chomp down hard on a jig. If the tip is too soft you can't drive the hook home. Then they'll swim ten feet open their mouth and the jig come right at you.


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Re: What Taper for Flounder Jig? [Re: ben_beyer] #12341878
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Pat, how soon do you strike? Ive heard one should give them several seconds to take the bait past the hook. I am "cornfused". Thanks, eye.


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Re: What Taper for Flounder Jig? [Re: ben_beyer] #12342129
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I'm not a patient person. Fish don't have hands, the longer I wait the better chance something bad will happen.

When I KNOW I'm in a flounder spot, my typical setup is a norton sand eel, pumpkin or tequila, 1/8 oz oldham screw lock head tied directly to 20# braid. I try to give it a good sharp hookset, POP that hook into it's mouth. A little tug or sweep like you do on a trout will lose you a cooler full of flounder.


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Re: What Taper for Flounder Jig? [Re: eyeball] #12342287
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Originally Posted By: eyeball
Pat, how soon do you strike? Ive heard one should give them several seconds to take the bait past the hook. I am "cornfused". Thanks, eye.


This is part of the reason for my question. I've been told you need an extra-fast tip to detect the bit but you're also more likely to rip it out of their mouth with that. So I am curious how fast of tip people are using.

Re: What Taper for Flounder Jig? [Re: ben_beyer] #12342329
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I use a reg. ML BC rod. 7ft. Taper doesn't enter my mind here.


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Re: What Taper for Flounder Jig? [Re: ben_beyer] #12343128
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You might yank it loose from a trout. Not a flounder.


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