What is the ultimate 1/2oz Jig combo?

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Re: What is the ultimate 1/2oz Jig combo?

Postby goldrod » Thu Jun 28, 2018 9:43 pm

1/2 football jigs have been working wonders on my faust / MG7 with floro
Im catching numbers and I am looking forward to getting them deeper fish..

The rod has the sensitivity to detect bites on a very long cast which is needed when using a football jig..
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Re: What is the ultimate 1/2oz Jig combo?

Postby vishus » Sun Jul 29, 2018 10:50 pm

Cal wrote:Hmmm... i'll try to play...
Either that or the new Orochi XX Braillist ... that's a good candidate too.



Cal, you would pick the Braillist over the FMJ?

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Re: What is the ultimate 1/2oz Jig combo?

Postby ogrich31 » Mon Jul 30, 2018 4:56 am

Rod: K2 715 or GLX 844, both custom though..
Reel: Zillion Type R w/ 100m spool & 100mm handle
Line: 20lb Shooter

Basically my ideal setup for pitching jigs, which is 90% of my jig fishing.

I prefer a 7'6" rod for deeper jig fishing though.

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Re: What is the ultimate 1/2oz Jig combo?

Postby Cal » Tue Jul 31, 2018 1:39 pm

vishus wrote:
Cal wrote:Hmmm... i'll try to play...
Either that or the new Orochi XX Braillist ... that's a good candidate too.



Cal, you would pick the Braillist over the FMJ?


The FMJ is a moving bait stick where the Braillist is for vertical bait presentations.
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Re: What is the ultimate 1/2oz Jig combo?

Postby OG_ZILLION » Sat Aug 04, 2018 11:09 am

_ Open Water Football Jig
Reel _ Daiwa Steez A 7.1
Rod _ Phenix K2 765
Line _ 50lb Samurai Braid / 12-16lb Sunline Shooter (condition dependent)

_ Light - Medium Flip/Pitch Jig
Reel _ Daiwa Tatula CT Type R 8.1
Rod _ Kistler Helium 3 7'6" Heavy
Line _ 50lb Samurai Braid / 14-18lb Sunline Shooter (condition dependent)

_ Medium - Heavy Flip/Pitch Jig
Reel _ Daiwa Tatula SV 8.1
Rod _ Daiwa Tatula Elite AGS 7'9" Heavy Monroe
Line _ 70lb Samurai Braid / 16-20lb Sunline Shooter (condition dependent)

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Re: What is the ultimate 1/2oz Jig combo?

Postby Hobie-Wan Kenobi » Sat Aug 04, 2018 11:20 am

ogrich31 wrote:Rod: K2 715 or GLX 844, both custom though..
Reel: Zillion Type R w/ 100m spool & 100mm handle
Line: 20lb Shooter

Basically my ideal setup for pitching jigs, which is 90% of my jig fishing.

I prefer a 7'6" rod for deeper jig fishing though.


Have you fished the K2 714? I have a 714 and am considering a 715 for Texas Rigs, as I feel the 714 is a little light in power for them.

Is the 715 noticeably more powerful than the 714?
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Re: What is the ultimate 1/2oz Jig combo?

Postby ogrich31 » Sun Aug 05, 2018 5:58 am

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ogrich31 wrote:Rod: K2 715 or GLX 844, both custom though..
Reel: Zillion Type R w/ 100m spool & 100mm handle
Line: 20lb Shooter

Basically my ideal setup for pitching jigs, which is 90% of my jig fishing.

I prefer a 7'6" rod for deeper jig fishing though.


Have you fished the K2 714? I have a 714 and am considering a 715 for Texas Rigs, as I feel the 714 is a little light in power for them.

Is the 715 noticeably more powerful than the 714?


I've fished a little more than half of the K2's, including the 714.

The 714 seemed lighter than it's rating. It feels like a medium to me, where the 715 is a heavy (power comparable to a mbr844). If you need one in between those powers, both the 764 and 765 are good choices imo.

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Re: What is the ultimate 1/2oz Jig combo?

Postby bronzefly » Sun Aug 05, 2018 6:53 am

Cal wrote:
vishus wrote:
Cal wrote:Hmmm... i'll try to play...
Either that or the new Orochi XX Braillist ... that's a good candidate too.



Cal, you would pick the Braillist over the FMJ?


The FMJ is a moving bait stick where the Braillist is for vertical bait presentations.


In my hands, the FMJ is purely a jig and worm rod, and a fantastic one at that.
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Re: What is the ultimate 1/2oz Jig combo?

Postby Cal » Sun Aug 05, 2018 7:03 am

bronzefly wrote:
Cal wrote:
vishus wrote:Cal, you would pick the Braillist over the FMJ?


The FMJ is a moving bait stick where the Braillist is for vertical bait presentations.


In my hands, the FMJ is purely a jig and worm rod, and a fantastic one at that.


Aye... i got the FMJ mixed up with the EMTF... darn initials. :lol: :lol: ... I thought the original question was about two rods in the new Orochi XX lineup not a Destroyer vs Orochi XX question. I've actually not fished either rod extensively but fished the Braillist more recently than the FMJ in that intro back in the Spring. Can't offer a comparison or preference though. ](*,)
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Re: What is the ultimate 1/2oz Jig combo?

Postby bpettus2 » Tue Aug 07, 2018 9:20 pm

Cal with the reviews you do I don’t know how you keep them straight . Better yet how to narrow them down to only two . And Gary your in the same boat with all the rods that pass your hands how to narrow it down . Job well done guys very knowledgeable

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Re: What is the ultimate 1/2oz Jig combo?

Postby Cal » Tue Aug 07, 2018 9:24 pm

bpettus2 wrote:Cal with the reviews you do I don’t know how you keep them straight .


Well I obviously don't/can't :lol:
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Re: What is the ultimate 1/2oz Jig combo?

Postby vishus » Wed Aug 15, 2018 10:38 am

Cal wrote:
bronzefly wrote:
Cal wrote:
vishus wrote:Cal, you would pick the Braillist over the FMJ?


The FMJ is a moving bait stick where the Braillist is for vertical bait presentations.


In my hands, the FMJ is purely a jig and worm rod, and a fantastic one at that.


Aye... i got the FMJ mixed up with the EMTF... darn initials. :lol: :lol: ... I thought the original question was about two rods in the new Orochi XX lineup not a Destroyer vs Orochi XX question. I've actually not fished either rod extensively but fished the Braillist more recently than the FMJ in that intro back in the Spring. Can't offer a comparison or preference though. ](*,)


thanks Gary, I was a little confused when I saw that!

HUGE thanks to Gary and CAL (as well as all of TackleTour!) for being trusted hands that get to review and advise on all of these varied models of rods and brands. I would love to try everything before deciding, but don't have access or time for everything.

I went with a FMJ for 1/2oz jigs. A Daemos for lighter jigs/trigs. I do have a custom K2 715 that gets in the mix now and then.

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Re: What is the ultimate 1/2oz Jig combo?

Postby goldrod » Wed Aug 15, 2018 2:16 pm

Who has this Zbone rod that Cal speaks of?
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Re: What is the ultimate 1/2oz Jig combo?

Postby Revofisher » Thu Aug 16, 2018 6:33 pm

I have a few of the new z bones on the x ray blank the medium hey is great for 1/2 oz jigs I have the 7,6”. The medium light heavy is an awesome rod for the lighter stuff 1/4 oz ish t rigs or 3/8 oz baits. The 5 power hey would be great for 1/2 oz and up these are great bottom contact rods but I feel I like the med hey the best for 3/8- 1/2 oz baits

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Re: What is the ultimate 1/2oz Jig combo?

Postby bronzefly » Mon Aug 20, 2018 5:35 pm

Cal wrote:
bronzefly wrote:
Cal wrote:
vishus wrote:Cal, you would pick the Braillist over the FMJ?


The FMJ is a moving bait stick where the Braillist is for vertical bait presentations.


In my hands, the FMJ is purely a jig and worm rod, and a fantastic one at that.


Aye... i got the FMJ mixed up with the EMTF... darn initials. :lol: :lol: ... I thought the original question was about two rods in the new Orochi XX lineup not a Destroyer vs Orochi XX question. I've actually not fished either rod extensively but fished the Braillist more recently than the FMJ in that intro back in the Spring. Can't offer a comparison or preference though. ](*,)


It happens! So many great rods to fish and so little time to fish them all thoroughly :lol:
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