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I've been desiring to (and planning on) learning to fish jigs this winter. My understanding is a heavy action rod is preferable for this. My question for anyone is - Do any of you have or use a H action rod with any consistancy? What fishing presentations do you use it for? Is this too stiff for T-Rigs?
 
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Actually, Jack I just bought a brand new BPS Bionic Blade 7' H for a smokin' price of $25. Thanks for the offer, anyway. I'm just womdering if anuone uses one much (or at all).
 
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Go with the Heavy Action Rod...........


Bayou here...could you elaborate a bit? Why? I'd like to learn experiences of others. -Thanks
 

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25 bucks for that rod? thats an awesome deal. Are they on sale or what?
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Like so much of my stuff - EBAY, my friend! I already have it and it's sweet but I'm wondering if it was a waste if there's not much reason to use it. Eventually, I'll try to t-rig with it and jig with it (if I can ever manage to put the drop-shot down when I'm fishing plastics). Do you have a H rod Jason? If so what are your experiences with it?
 
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I use a medhvy for texas rig and wouldnt use a heavy unless I was using heavy line(15-25).
I also use the same rods for jigs,which so far has accounted for about 6 bass up to 2 lbs 1 18lb carp a few little 3-4lbers a bunch of catfish up to 6lbs all on 12lb test or less.


I wouldnt use a hvy for t-rig due to the line size I use (thats the only reason). I guess if I used heavier line I would. I bought one(need to pick it up yet) from Joec its a 7ft enders hvy , I plan on using it for jigs with 15lb line



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no heavy rods for me, but will be getting a flippin stick soon if I get this boat...also maybe a swimbait setup for Sag....EBAY rocks! I got a 6'3" TD LT rod for 70 bucks with shipping! Thats a 120 dollar rod....!
 
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There are many reasons to use heavy action rods with low stretch line and high speed reels while fishing jigs. 1) Most jigs are used (not always) in deeper water and jig hooks are notorious for allowing "quick" releases. It is all about the hookset, getting the fish up, and getting it to the boat as fast as possible. Fluorocarbon lines are my preferred line. A Chronarch will increase your catch. A stiff, sensitive 6'6" to 7' rod is a must. You do not want to allow the fish to fight. You want to get a good, hard hookset followed by a rapid "turning" of the fish. If you have a buggy whip it will allow the fish to jump or dive which turns the jighook in the fish's mouth and thus a "quick" release situation. Jigs have always been my preferred method for bassfishing. They are known for their big fish ability and it is well known that bass love their crawdaddies.

p.s. I sucked at the Open, had some bad luck. I have a bruised ego but I will be much better prepared for the next one. I should have thrown a jig!
 

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Nice post Dreamer - what i was looking for. I usually try to get a fish in as quick as possible without allowing for line snap. I have no experience as a jig fisherman but like I mentioned previously I want to learn. It sounds like it's a pattern used a lot in the Winter or early Spring. Are they just as effective any time of the year? Thanks for the post.
 
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