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Re: Best Jig Rod [Re: AMERICAN-TEXAN] #12789052
06/12/18 07:57 AM
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The best is what feels "best" in your hands. I have several NRX rods but I use a NRX 893 and 894 for jigs and t-rig, far more sensitive than any other rod I have had, buy once cry once, YMMV

Last edited by lipjerk; 06/12/18 07:58 AM. Reason: need more beer
Re: Best Jig Rod [Re: AMERICAN-TEXAN] #12789108
06/12/18 08:34 AM
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Originally Posted By: AMERICAN-TEXAN
A lot of ya'll saying Falcon I really like Falcon and affordable too

I found a "Lightly used" Dobyns DX 784C marked down to $180

Not sure retail but sure feels good!

I did notice what appears to be a fairly heavy metal weight on the rod Butt?

Never seen this on a rod before-is this standard on Dobyns?

Thanks


That's a good deal. $349 retail on that rod.

And yes, they have a metal butt cap.


Faith. Family. Fishing.
PB - 11 lbs 1 oz

Re: Best Jig Rod [Re: AMERICAN-TEXAN] #12789113
06/12/18 08:37 AM
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Frisco, TX. and Lake Fork
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Falcons... Cara Amistad or Cara Mike McClelland Heavy Cover

Power Tackle 104.5 would be a real close 2nd!

Re: Best Jig Rod [Re: AMERICAN-TEXAN] #12789675
06/12/18 02:19 PM
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I actually use the Castaway you refer to for my flipping rod only because Judy at Power Tackle told me the 104 doesn’t like braid and I wanted to use it. But I do use the 104 to throw a football head jig.

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Re: Best Jig Rod [Re: AMERICAN-TEXAN] #12789861
06/12/18 04:50 PM
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Power Tackle 144 if you want a 7ft jig rod, Power Tackle 104 if you want a 7ft 6in rod. I have yet to figure out just how they number their rods.

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Re: Best Jig Rod [Re: AMERICAN-TEXAN] #12789868
06/12/18 04:57 PM
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Onalaska,Tx
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G.Loomis NRX JWR 854 is my go to jig rod.


Re: Best Jig Rod [Re: AMERICAN-TEXAN] #12789891
06/12/18 05:14 PM
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Tyler, texas
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G.Loomis 894

Powell Max 3d or Edurance 736C

Re: Best Jig Rod [Re: AMERICAN-TEXAN] #12792050
06/14/18 12:57 PM
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I love my Dobyns DX 744,745 & 746, HP's. Just pick what power rod you need for the technique or conditions. The Champion series are grat rods too. I know you did'nt want cork but if you get a chance pick up one of these rods and check out the quality of the cork used and how it feels. I'm sure you'll like it!


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Re: Best Jig Rod [Re: AMERICAN-TEXAN] #12792329
06/14/18 05:04 PM
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Mansfield, Tx.
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Power Tackle rods have foam handles, many of the other rods suggested (are good jig rods) but do not have foam handles.

Re: Best Jig Rod [Re: AMERICAN-TEXAN] #12792350
06/14/18 05:31 PM
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Dobyns 744 & 745 work well for my needs

Re: Best Jig Rod [Re: AMERICAN-TEXAN] #12792364
06/14/18 05:47 PM
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The one that has a strong backbone and strong enough to hoist the fish out of cover.

Re: Best Jig Rod [Re: AMERICAN-TEXAN] #12792401
06/14/18 06:45 PM
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Originally Posted By: AMERICAN-TEXAN
A lot of ya'll saying Falcon I really like Falcon and affordable too

I found a "Lightly used" Dobyns DX 784C marked down to $180

Not sure retail but sure feels good!

I did notice what appears to be a fairly heavy metal weight on the rod Butt?

Never seen this on a rod before-is this standard on Dobyns?

Thanks


dx 784c is my favorite Dobyns and I own 16 of them.



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