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Old 03-31-2011, 11:28 AM   #1
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I put this same question in Bluewater section by mistake, sorry for redundant post.

Does anyone use the new skinny little jigging rods for anything other than working jigs? For those of you that own them, do you bottom fish with live bait with them? How about slow trolling a live bait for kings?

Is there any reason that I shouldn't get one to use as a general purpose boat rod with a 4/0 senator and 80lb braid? Or should I just stick with the old tried and true glass bottom rod? Thanks for the input.
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Old 03-31-2011, 11:40 AM   #2
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They are great for live baiting on the bottom (more fun than thick glass). I've heard they can troll, but I'd love to hear someone chime in and say just how good they are!
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Old 03-31-2011, 01:39 PM   #3
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Not sure about trolling but we caught a smoker king over 40 lbs on one last spring while drifting a live bait on the surface. Wind was blowing pretty good so it wasn't much different from slow trolling.
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I used a Penn Torque jigging rod for snapper last season. Worked great.
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The only thing I can say is Try it, If it works for you great if not oh well. I've used my shimano trvala rod for bottom fishing and it worked it was like jigging I was less tired heck just use a cane pole I'm just playing don't use a cane pole it will take forever to pull up your line lmao
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If you live bait for grouper, you will get spanked more times than not with those noodle rods. They are however fantastic snapper rods.
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Old 03-31-2011, 06:20 PM   #7
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Rigged one up for my 10 year old son, less weight on him now he doesn't tire out as fast, he's happy so I get to fish longer and I'm happy.
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I stuck my Terez jigging rod off the back last week when I took a break from standing in the tower. Works good last long time. I am also using a Terez tuna popper as my cobia pole. If I get one that wants to eat will tell you how it works for that.
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Thanks for the opinions, still not sure which way I'm gonna go, but it is always good to get some input before dropping a buck fiddy on a rod and then feeling stupid. I wind up feeling stupid enough as it is.
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I have been using a 60-155g spinning Trevala for sheepshead lately and it is a great rod for this. Super sensitive and it seems lighter than some of my 8-17lb rated inshore rods yet it can handle 40lb braid if I wanted to.
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