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Jerkbait Rod Suggestions? #14565225 12/15/22 04:31 AM
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Looking at picking up a jerkbait rod under $150 for mid sized jerkbaits with a casting reel.

Anyone have any recommendations? I love cork handles, so I'd prefer one that has some cork.


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Re: Jerkbait Rod Suggestions? [Re: wabash2015] #14565459 12/15/22 03:19 PM
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Dobyns Kaden 6'10" crankbait/jerkbait rod on sale with Tackle Warehouse. $143.99, I think it is normally around $179. I ordered one and should get it today. Can't wait to try it out.


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I have this one for budget jerkbait and have been pleased.

Rod- St. Croix Bass X 6'8" Medium: http://bit.ly/2r0xWAs




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I have the same rod but longer, St. Croix Bass X 7'1" Medium fast. The 6'8" can run lighter lures. 1/8 to 3/8. The 7'1" can run 3/16 to 5/8ounce.

My biggest jerk bait is a Yo-Zuri 3 1/2", 7/16ounce. With the 7'1" really being able to send it. 20# braid, 12# mono leader.


The 6'8" works best for me with lure weights of about 1/4 ounce max. 10# braid, 8# mono leader.


Out of all my rods. St Croix is the better of them.

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Re: Jerkbait Rod Suggestions? [Re: wabash2015] #14565592 12/15/22 06:00 PM
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I like the KVD lews jerkbait rods, got them on sale for $75 each and they have done great. I am using a 6'10" MH version. I do not like using crankbait rods for jerkbaits because the parabolic action of the rod will wear you out quick and you really need a much quicker tip to get the bait to perform correctly.

Re: Jerkbait Rod Suggestions? [Re: wabash2015] #14565702 12/15/22 08:00 PM
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the key for me is the handle length.. Needs to be short to be a good jerk bait rod. I've been using an old Fenwick Venture 7'0 medium that I cut the handle off of.. Now its more like 6'6".
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The Abu Garcia Medium action Veracity rods are nice for Jerks...


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I would suggest this...only $20 more and a very excellent rod.

TAEL691MLRB Seth Feider ML R 6'9" 1 8-14 1/4-5/8 9 Fuji® Alconite $179.99

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Re: Jerkbait Rod Suggestions? [Re: wabash2015] #14565962 12/16/22 12:48 AM
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Falcon Cara or Expert Jerkbait is the deal... Both models have similar action with the Expert having a little lighter action. Both are 6'8" with a shorter handle. Both are excellent jerk bait and small topwater rods. Try one and I am pretty sure you will be happy...

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I would choose a 6-8 or a 6-10 rod with a fast tip. There are many good brands to choose from.

Shimano
FXtreme
Dobyns
Falcon
Daiwa

Those are my top choices

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Re: Jerkbait Rod Suggestions? [Re: wabash2015] #14567205 12/17/22 03:08 PM
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I have a cheap Shimano SLX and it serves me well , does everything I need ! If I was gonna buy one today it would be a St Croix Victory ( The Jerk ) model ! Got a buddie with one and it’s one very nice jerkbait rod for 200$

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Originally Posted by BassColonel
Dobyns Kaden 6'10" crankbait/jerkbait rod on sale with Tackle Warehouse. $143.99, I think it is normally around $179. I ordered one and should get it today. Can't wait to try it out.


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A 6'-6" medium action rod with a short handle.


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Re: Jerkbait Rod Suggestions? [Re: CrankBass] #14569000 12/19/22 04:01 PM
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Originally Posted by CrankBass
Falcon Cara or Expert Jerkbait is the deal... Both models have similar action with the Expert having a little lighter action. Both are 6'8" with a shorter handle. Both are excellent jerk bait and small topwater rods. Try one and I am pretty sure you will be happy...


Picked up a Cara Jerkbait rod a few months ago... I really like it... Dan


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