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other_robin:
I've been reading up on spring bobbers and their use and have been a little confused about what type of rod to use them on.

I've got a couple on ultralight rods, but I think the rod and bobber combo move too much when jigging, I'm thinking something stiffer would be better. Does action matter as much with the spring bobber as a strike indicator?

How about material? Any reason to go with graphite over fiberglass? I've got some solid fiberglass rods that might do the trick. I'm thinking a fast or tip flexing action would be good.

Thanks
Robin

theangling1:
I like 26Ē-28Ē ML action graphite rods, gives me enough backbone for quick solid hook sets in the flip over and have caught panfish to bass to 6lb Northern pike on them.

other_robin:
Thanks, I've got something like that on hand, it's got a pretty even bend through the blank (cheap rod). Any downsides to this?

Do you guys use the spring bobber to help your jigging motion or just to see the strikes?

theangling1:

--- Quote from: other_robin on Dec 22, 2017, 04:49 PM ---Thanks, I've got something like that on hand, it's got a pretty even bend through the blank (cheap rod). Any downsides to this?

Do you guys use the spring bobber to help your jigging motion or just to see the strikes?

--- End quote ---
Youíll have to try it and see if it works for you. I was sharing what I like and everyone is different.... yes to jigging and strikes..... when trying to attract fish Iíll jig more aggressively, once they are on the screen Iíll normally slow that down and the jig is actually more a contraction of my fingers than in the wrist, Iíve found this helps to mimic their prey better than the more aggressive jigging motion... if thatís not working, I keep trying different thing and see how the fish respond until, if Iím lucky enough, I find what makes them hit again.
Hope this helps.

other_robin:
It does, thanks

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