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Offline shrub

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Best jig rod / reel combo
« on: Jan 27, 2005, 07:36 PM »
Ive just decided to start jig fishing after years of only using traps, what would you guy recommend as the best jig rod/reel for perch, pike, and wallaye :tipup:

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Re: Best jig rod / reel combo
« Reply #1 on: Jan 27, 2005, 09:15 PM »
For walleye I like a frabill ultra ice, 32" medium action jigging rod, with a shimano sahara 1000 spooled with 6 pound mono or fluoroclear.
Perch call for a lighter setup. I like a 24" frabill light action sensive rod, with a mitchell avocet s500ul, spooled with 2 pound mono.
Pike, I would use a 34" frabill ultra ice jigging rod, with a daiwa regalz 2000, spooled with 10 pound fluoroclear or mono.

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Re: Best jig rod / reel combo
« Reply #2 on: Feb 02, 2005, 12:56 AM »
what would you guy recommend as the best jig rod/reel for perch, pike, and wallaye

You definitely need a different set-up for perch vs. walleye/pike.
In my opinion the big difference is in the rod and line.
I have 3 rods, all 28": ML, M, and MH. The lighter for perch and gills, the heavier for the predators. I like Frabill, too, and would reccomend the Amplifier for light rods. I also like Cabela's rods...
The line is huge! Use 2-4# for perch, and heavier for the toothy critters. Do a little searching through these pages and you will find a lot of info. Good luck!!!
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