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Postby Travis Rage » Tue Jun 28, 2016 5:39 am

hey guys whats your favorite rod for skipping a jig. Gonna start to learn how to do this and getting a lil frustrated with my 735c . think its too stiff for my ability right now. looking at skipping 1/2 structure jigs.

thanks guys!!!

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Re: best rod for ...

Postby cndbasshunter » Tue Jun 28, 2016 6:16 am

NRX854 is pretty slick for docks.

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Postby Thaddeus » Sat Jul 02, 2016 6:42 am

6'8" or shorter for me. i like find a shorter rod is easier to be accurate

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Re: best rod for ...

Postby Fishinfanatic115 » Mon Jul 04, 2016 9:57 am

I can skim a 1/2oz or 3/8oz Keitech Model 1 very well on my NRX 853C. 15lb InvizX.

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Re: best rod for ...

Postby poisonokie » Fri Mar 31, 2017 6:39 am

Fishinfanatic115 wrote:I can skim a 1/2oz or 3/8oz Keitech Model 1 very well on my NRX 853C. 15lb InvizX.


You should give the Model 3 Swim Jig /4.8 FAT a try. :whistle: Holy Hell! You might just skip it accidentally. I can put that bait anywhere. ZLN100HL-TWS/TAT721MHRB-G/40# J-Braid
As a matter of fact I don't have enough rods.

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Re: best rod for ...

Postby Fishinfanatic115 » Sat Apr 01, 2017 9:52 am

poisonokie wrote:
Fishinfanatic115 wrote:I can skim a 1/2oz or 3/8oz Keitech Model 1 very well on my NRX 853C. 15lb InvizX.


You should give the Model 3 Swim Jig /4.8 FAT a try. :whistle: Holy Hell! You might just skip it accidentally. I can put that bait anywhere. ZLN100HL-TWS/TAT721MHRB-G/40# J-Braid

I bet it does! I personally haven't tried the M3, since I don't stock them at the store I work at, but they've always looked intriguing. I may have to try some out this spring, though!

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Re: best rod for ...

Postby klondike1024 » Sat Apr 01, 2017 1:45 pm

poisonokie wrote:
Fishinfanatic115 wrote:I can skim a 1/2oz or 3/8oz Keitech Model 1 very well on my NRX 853C. 15lb InvizX.


You should give the Model 3 Swim Jig /4.8 FAT a try. :whistle: Holy Hell! You might just skip it accidentally. I can put that bait anywhere. ZLN100HL-TWS/TAT721MHRB-G/40# J-Braid


The Model 3 is one of my favorite swim jigs. I use the 3/8 oz.

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Re: best rod for ...

Postby poisonokie » Sun Apr 02, 2017 12:04 pm

klondike1024 wrote:
poisonokie wrote:
Fishinfanatic115 wrote:I can skim a 1/2oz or 3/8oz Keitech Model 1 very well on my NRX 853C. 15lb InvizX.


You should give the Model 3 Swim Jig /4.8 FAT a try. :whistle: Holy Hell! You might just skip it accidentally. I can put that bait anywhere. ZLN100HL-TWS/TAT721MHRB-G/40# J-Braid


The Model 3 is one of my favorite swim jigs. I use the 3/8 oz.


Me too. I like all of them. I rarely miss a fish, they weed out the dinks, they come through the slop, they cast, they're sensitive, they're durable, they help your baits last longer, they give them better action...
As a matter of fact I don't have enough rods.

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Re: best rod for ...

Postby NWbassman » Wed Nov 29, 2017 10:23 am

ALX Zolo Deputy

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Re: best rod for ...

Postby Nrowden27 » Thu Mar 22, 2018 11:56 am

I'm a shorter person (5'8") so I like a shorter rod. I use a St Croix 6'8" medium xtra fast. By which ever model suits your budget.

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Re: best rod for ...

Postby alisa » Mon Mar 26, 2018 10:49 am

interesting thread, I also have the same questionImage

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Re: best rod for ...

Postby easybassin » Wed Jan 16, 2019 4:20 am

ALX zolo skipping rod is a rod you should consider.

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Re: best rod for ...

Postby Blacktail 8541 » Tue Jan 22, 2019 8:42 pm

I'm going to try skipping docks this season also. A first for me. I'm going to start with a G Loomis GLX MBR 843 or the 844 as that is what I have. Reel will be a Daiwa Steez svtw 7.1 / 1

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Re: best rod for ...

Postby Blacktail 8541 » Tue Jan 22, 2019 8:45 pm

poisonokie wrote:
klondike1024 wrote:
poisonokie wrote:
Fishinfanatic115 wrote:I can skim a 1/2oz or 3/8oz Keitech Model 1 very well on my NRX 853C. 15lb InvizX.


You should give the Model 3 Swim Jig /4.8 FAT a try. :whistle: Holy Hell! You might just skip it accidentally. I can put that bait anywhere. ZLN100HL-TWS/TAT721MHRB-G/40# J-Braid


The Model 3 is one of my favorite swim jigs. I use the 3/8 oz.


Me too. I like all of them. I rarely miss a fish, they weed out the dinks, they come through the slop, they cast, they're sensitive, they're durable, they help your baits last longer, they give them better action...


Thanks for the tip, I have some of those. I will give them a try!

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Re: best rod for ...

Postby poisonokie » Wed Jan 23, 2019 10:50 am

Blacktail 8541 wrote:


Thanks for the tip, I have some of those. I will give them a try![/quote]

They're great for a lot of applications.

On a side note concerning the original post, I got a Zillion 661HFB last year, thinking it would be perfect for skipping jigs, but for me it doesn't have a flexible enough tip. For me a limber tip is key. I have a lot better luck using the Tatula 711MHXB because it's not so much of a pool cue. It's really easy with the 721MHRB-Glass composite, but it's hard to get a solid hookset on a heavy jig. It slays with moving baits in open water, but docks, not so much. I can skip with the Zillion and I think the length is perfect, but it's just not as easy as I expected. I have to put too much energy into loading the tip to get a smooth cast. I'm sure with more practice I will get better. Hopefully I just need to spend more time with it. I think it would make a great close quarters frogging rod, especially since the short length will make walking the dog a breeze, but I haven't tried that yet, so maybe I can improve by skipping frogs with it before going back to jigs.

The reason I bring this up is that the Tatula Elite series has a couple of rods labeled for skipping but since they're the same SVF X45 graphite, which tends to make for stiff rods with all the backbone in the world for setting the hook and powering fish out from under the dock, but also have high strung tips that make it harder to get the jig under there in the first place. I don't know if they'd really be ideal depending on your skipping style and proficiency. I hope someone with experience with those rods will weigh in with their opinion on them.
As a matter of fact I don't have enough rods.


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