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Cheap rod for jigging #12520459
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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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Re: Cheap rod for jigging [Re: 20lberorbust] #12520482
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define cheap? what is your price range ?

Re: Cheap rod for jigging [Re: 20lberorbust] #12520490
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Is less than 35-40 doable?


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Re: Cheap rod for jigging [Re: 20lberorbust] #12520492
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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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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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Re: Cheap rod for jigging [Re: 20lberorbust] #12520503
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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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Re: Cheap rod for jigging [Re: 20lberorbust] #12520520
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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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diawa laguna rods are 30 bucks and are very sensitive. diawa aird rods are also good rods for around 40 bucks

Re: Cheap rod for jigging [Re: 20lberorbust] #12520525
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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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Re: Cheap rod for jigging [Re: collincountytx] #12520529
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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

Re: Cheap rod for jigging [Re: 20lberorbust] #12520537
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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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You should. It would be money well spent



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Re: Cheap rod for jigging [Re: 20lberorbust] #12520581
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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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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.

Re: Cheap rod for jigging [Re: 20lberorbust] #12520658
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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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