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Best light wire swim jig rod

Postby WEBBY005383 » Tue Oct 31, 2017 7:11 pm

Looking for recommendations on best light wire swim jig Rod I use 15 lb fl. I use a 843 nrx now sometimes I get small hits wondering if Rod is too fast and missing bites because of it possibly a mod fast Rod would be better let me know your thought new conquest 906 has really gotten my attention but I'm sure it's not much different than 843

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Re: Best light wire swim jig rod

Postby smallies » Tue Oct 31, 2017 9:25 pm

My Megabass Orochi XX Flatside Special is perfect for lighter wire swim jigs.

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Re: Best light wire swim jig rod

Postby cndbasshunter » Wed Nov 01, 2017 7:03 am

Depending on cover 843 is fine, but in the thicker stuff the 844 glx might fit better. I am personally waiting on 904 and 905 conquest ) :mrgreen:

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Re: Best light wire swim jig rod

Postby mark poulson » Wed Nov 01, 2017 7:07 am

A 7'6" med heavy rod with a moderately fast taper is ideal for smaller swimbaits, swimjigs, and spinnerbaits.
There is an Abu Veritas frog rod that works really well, and is only $119 from Tacklewarehouse.

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Re: Best light wire swim jig rod

Postby bronzefly » Wed Nov 01, 2017 7:30 am

cndbasshunter wrote:Depending on cover 843 is fine, but in the thicker stuff the 844 glx might fit better. I am personally waiting on 904 and 905 conquest ) :mrgreen:


Webby, which Conquest are you looking at as there isn't a 906? I'm guessing the Conquest 903 is going to be a phenomenal swim jig rod, among other things. The Conquest 904 MBR will be at The Tackle Trap on Friday, along with the 843 SJR spin jig rod. I'll be giving the 904 some time on the water pretty soon!
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Re: Best light wire swim jig rod

Postby cndbasshunter » Wed Nov 01, 2017 7:40 am

bronzefly wrote:
cndbasshunter wrote:Depending on cover 843 is fine, but in the thicker stuff the 844 glx might fit better. I am personally waiting on 904 and 905 conquest ) :mrgreen:


Webby, which Conquest are you looking at as there isn't a 906? I'm guessing the Conquest 903 is going to be a phenomenal swim jig rod, among other things. The Conquest 904 MBR will be at The Tackle Trap on Friday, along with the 843 SJR spin jig rod. I'll be giving the 904 some time on the water pretty soon!

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Re: Best light wire swim jig rod

Postby WEBBY005383 » Wed Nov 01, 2017 7:41 am

Sorry meant 903 conquest

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Re: Best light wire swim jig rod

Postby bronzefly » Wed Nov 01, 2017 7:45 am

WEBBY005383 wrote:Sorry meant 903 conquest


I thought that might have been the case. I'm looking forward to that rod too. As much as I like the MBR series, and actually enjoy the E6X version of the 903 for moving baits, I'm very curious about the 903. I'll be using it along with the 904 and 905 over the winter months and it looks like the 904 will be the first up :D
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Re: Best light wire swim jig rod

Postby Poisson » Wed Nov 01, 2017 12:37 pm

smallies wrote:My Megabass Orochi XX Flatside Special is perfect for lighter wire swim jigs.


I fish 1/4 oz northern style swim jigs on a pretty fast rod and often have to give the tip a sharp pop to bring the jig through grass. For those of you that throw light wire swim jigs on a slower rod, do you feel like you are able to fish grass efficiently?

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Re: Best light wire swim jig rod

Postby mark poulson » Wed Nov 01, 2017 1:14 pm

Poisson wrote:
smallies wrote:My Megabass Orochi XX Flatside Special is perfect for lighter wire swim jigs.


I fish 1/4 oz northern style swim jigs on a pretty fast rod and often have to give the tip a sharp pop to bring the jig through grass. For those of you that throw light wire swim jigs on a slower rod, do you feel like you are able to fish grass efficiently?


I do, because I use 30lb braid with a 30" 25lb mono leader, which lets me rip the bait free instead of bogging down.
A friend turned me onto the rod and line combination. Because of the moderate fast action, It lets me cast lighter baits well, but still rip the bait free of the weeds with the braid.

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Re: Best light wire swim jig rod

Postby civicrr » Wed Nov 01, 2017 11:13 pm

I've had good results with the Dobyns Champion 733. Loads well with the lighter weight when casting. Enough tip to let the fish eat & keeps them pinned. Typically fish with braid & a 12lb - 14lb leader.


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