Best river jigging rod and why

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  1. sniper's mojo

    sniper's mojo

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    I have always just used what I have in garage for general fishing which is a 6 foot 6 graphite medium heavy rod. Been thinking about buying one just for jigging. What do you guys like and why....short or long.....type of action or tip etc...thank you.
     
  2. BMARKS

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    I just bought this shakespear wild series walleye rod. its 7 ft ml with a fairly fast and 1pc. i like it so far.
     

  3. 454casull

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    6'6"
    Medium Heavy
    Moderate Fast
    $99.99
    SKU:2443380
    19.99
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    VTSS66-6
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    8-14 lbs.
    Lure Weight
    1/4 - 3/4 oz.
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    If only for jigging it does not get much better than this, light weight and you can feel the fish breath on the jig. I have the 7' version because I will use it for more than jigging. A good friend let me use his one trip and it was amazing and I have Falcon and Fenwick rods as well.
     
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  4. mjh4

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    6'6" fenwick walleye elite fast action spinning rod. Best jigging rod I've used excellent feel and works great with Berkley 8# nanofil rarely miss a strike even light biters are easy to feel.


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  5. Mr Burgundy

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    I'm a Loomis and croix guy. So all my jigging rods are 7' med to med/heavy. All of them have fast tips (that's pretty much all I buy). My fav would either be my legend elite or my glx. I've had both for quite some time. I do have a couple avid series casting rods in the same length and power that I take with me. I use them on occasion but mostly spinning rods. I get criticized all the time that I'm too stuck on expensive rods but unfortunately that's what I prefer to use. Is there a difference I'm sure there is somewhere in the way they make them but I just prefer the confidence I get from them (not the name but how light and used to them I am ) . Call me crazy
     
  6. Walleye1975

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    Fenwick walleye elite tech 5'9" best jigging rod u can buy.
     
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  7. WallyWorld

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    Depends on how much you want to spend. I prefer a rod in the 5'9" to 6'6" range. Medium power, fast or extra fast action. I've used a lot of rods. Cheapest I would go with personally is the Fenwick Eagle at $60, maybe the best bang for your buck. $100 price range you can't beat the Cabelas XML or Cabelas Prodigy Walleye. Next step up would be Fenwick Elite Tech and Fenwick Aetos at $150-200 although now that I've tried the Cabelas rods I wouldn't even think about spending the extra on the Fenwick. Hands down best rod I've used is the St. Croix Legend Elite at $380, I haven't used G Loomis though. If you have the money its worth every penny. I guess you could say I feel the mid range rods in the $150-300 range just aren't good enough to justify the extra money. Go all out or stick to the lower model Fenwick or Cabelas rods.
     
  8. WallyWorld

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    Your not crazy, they are crazy sensitive. A few of the things I tell people about my Legend Elite, "I can feel a walleye fart on this rod", and "it won't make you a better fisherman, but you will catch more fish". I let my buddy use it the last day I hit Detroit this year and as soon as he hit bottom he said "holy **** you can feel a walleye fart on this rod".
     
  9. Mr Burgundy

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    Way to many rods/reels compared to time lol. Toddlers, new house and wife sure do take alot of my time lol.
     
  10. reelbusy2

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    I'll second that.
     
  11. scotts98rt

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    G. Loomis imx. 7ft. Heavy action.noff said.