853 or 854? Finesse Jigs.

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853 or 854? Finesse Jigs.

Post by fishballer06 » Fri Oct 27, 2017 8:52 am

I'm looking for a new finesse jig rod (3/16, 1/4, 5/16oz) and I'm debating between the 853 and 854. Which do you GLoomis guys feel is best suited for this application?

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Re: 853 or 854? Finesse Jigs.

Post by Hobie-Wan Kenobi » Fri Oct 27, 2017 10:06 am

If 3/16 is the total weight (jig plus trailer), I'd go with the 852c. If the majority of the lures total weight is 3/8oz and above, I'd go with the 853c.

It also depends on how big of fish you comes across. The above advice is purely for delivering the bait, not what happens after the hookset.
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Re: 853 or 854? Finesse Jigs.

Post by masterbass » Fri Oct 27, 2017 11:49 am

I use my 852c for finesse jigs for smallies in open water. Between the 853 and 854, the 853 for sure. I don't own either, but do have the 893 which is supposedly more powerful than the 853.

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Re: 853 or 854? Finesse Jigs.

Post by cndbasshunter » Fri Oct 27, 2017 12:35 pm

853 for those weights.

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Post by bronzefly » Fri Oct 27, 2017 12:42 pm

cndbasshunter wrote:853 for those weights.
Agreed, or the 893 under certain conditions...
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Re: 853 or 854? Finesse Jigs.

Post by bigfruits » Fri Oct 27, 2017 1:15 pm

id go with a 3 power too.

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Re: 853 or 854? Finesse Jigs.

Post by DavidSA » Fri Oct 27, 2017 2:21 pm

853 or 893 unless you are somehow throwing into cover and also fishing heavy line. I'm part of the 1% that looks at the line and cover as my primary judge not lure weight. I can present just about anything my 893 will present with my 894. Is it quite as optimal- NO, but when I pitch a light rig into laydowns, grass I do so expecting to pull something big out not asking myself if I presented the lure optimally. The 852 for me is a hard No unless I'm in open water fishing 8 and 10# line.

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