Hard clay bottom, S...
 
Notifications
Clear all

Hard clay bottom, SC Upstate hill reservoir

18 Posts
3 Users
17 Likes
159 Views
BlitzDR
(@blitzdr)
Limit Filler Customer
Joined: 9 months ago
Posts: 69
Topic starter  

What kind of rod would you recommend for say football jigs between 1/2-1oz and Carolina rigs?


   
Quote
dragon1
(@dragon1)
Limit Filler
Joined: 11 months ago
Posts: 160
 

If it were me, and I'm assuming you will be distance casting in open areas...I would start the criteria with 7'4" or longer, fast taper, at least heavy power, if using fluoro.  If you use braid + leader, I would opt for a mod-fast taper...the reel I would look at 32" IPT or higher with good line capacity for longer casts.


   
RISE reacted
ReplyQuote
BlitzDR
(@blitzdr)
Limit Filler Customer
Joined: 9 months ago
Posts: 69
Topic starter  

@dragon1 Had to buy the Steez Harrier.  Like compelled.


   
dragon1 reacted
ReplyQuote
RISE
 RISE
(@rise)
Record Breaker Admin
Joined: 2 years ago
Posts: 407
 
Posted by: @blitzdr

@dragon1 Had to buy the Steez Harrier.  Like compelled.

Good choice, enjoy. I will touch on this question after the fact. Taper is just as, if not more important when it comes to my choice if long range duties are in order. You didn't clarify that, but if it is the case...for example...The Rapid Gunner RSR's nearly x-fast taper allows it to fish much longer than it actually is, while something like an X7 extreme mission at 7'5" has a slower taper that is still amazing in its abilities, but won't supply the power like the RSR/Faster taper will. Something that is often overlooked in my opinion.


   
dragon1 reacted
ReplyQuote
RISE
 RISE
(@rise)
Record Breaker Admin
Joined: 2 years ago
Posts: 407
 
Posted by: @dragon1

If it were me, and I'm assuming you will be distance casting in open areas...I would start the criteria with 7'4" or longer, fast taper, at least heavy power, if using fluoro.  If you use braid + leader, I would opt for a mod-fast taper...the reel I would look at 32" IPT or higher with good line capacity for longer casts.

Great advice, brotha.


   
BlitzDR and dragon1 reacted
ReplyQuote
BlitzDR
(@blitzdr)
Limit Filler Customer
Joined: 9 months ago
Posts: 69
Topic starter  

@rise The taper had a lot to do with my choice.  Not just for sensitivity to transmit vibration of football jigs on clay, if necessary but also when skipping jigs under tree limbs AND through brushpiles in various depths.


   
dragon1 reacted
ReplyQuote
RISE
 RISE
(@rise)
Record Breaker Admin
Joined: 2 years ago
Posts: 407
 
Posted by: @blitzdr

@rise The taper had a lot to do with my choice.  Not just for sensitivity to transmit vibration of football jigs on clay, if necessary but also when skipping jigs under tree limbs AND through brushpiles in various depths.

Makes complete sense. Hope you're lovin that stick.

 

One thing I practice religiously is that I hardly buy rods based on manufacturer recommended technique(s), but rather on specs. Many of the rods in my quiver are used for applications never mentioned by the manufacturer. One of the things I love most about JDM sticks.....they are far more multi-faceted than most USDM offerings in my hands. Just gotta put the time in with them and try different things. They almost never disappoint if you have an open mind and are willing to get out of your comfort zone a bit.


   
dragon1 reacted
ReplyQuote
BlitzDR
(@blitzdr)
Limit Filler Customer
Joined: 9 months ago
Posts: 69
Topic starter  

@rise Delivery was delayed because of the Summer Festival shut down.  Anticipating delivery


   
dragon1 reacted
ReplyQuote
RISE
 RISE
(@rise)
Record Breaker Admin
Joined: 2 years ago
Posts: 407
 

@blitzdr understood. I'm sure you're even more anxious now...


   
dragon1 reacted
ReplyQuote
BlitzDR
(@blitzdr)
Limit Filler Customer
Joined: 9 months ago
Posts: 69
Topic starter  
Posted by: @rise

@blitzdr understood. I'm sure you're even more anxious now...

Rod received today.  Beautiful stick, hope to have it on the water on Tuesday.


   
dragon1 reacted
ReplyQuote
RISE
 RISE
(@rise)
Record Breaker Admin
Joined: 2 years ago
Posts: 407
 

Outstanding. Report back.


   
dragon1 reacted
ReplyQuote
BlitzDR
(@blitzdr)
Limit Filler Customer
Joined: 9 months ago
Posts: 69
Topic starter  

Took it out today for a while matched with a Zillion SV TW 1000XH, 16lb Daiwa flouro.  Started with a 1/2 oz OSP Zero One jig w/4” Do-Live Craw.  First pitch?  Sweet.  Second pitch.  Third pitch.  Set the hook into a tree root ball.  Adios to that rig.  Tied on another rig like the first.  Second cast with that hung up and buried.

The rod is sensitive and casts well.  The cover leaves a lot to be desired so I went down to a 1/4 oz jig with same trailer.  No fish with that outfit bit it feels good and it’s sensitive.  I think it’s going to be more of a fall/winter set up with jigs and grubs but ya never know.

More to follow …


   
dragon1 and RISE reacted
ReplyQuote
RISE
 RISE
(@rise)
Record Breaker Admin
Joined: 2 years ago
Posts: 407
 
Posted by: @blitzdr

Took it out today for a while matched with a Zillion SV TW 1000XH, 16lb Daiwa flouro.  Started with a 1/2 oz OSP Zero One jig w/4” Do-Live Craw.  First pitch?  Sweet.  Second pitch.  Third pitch.  Set the hook into a tree root ball.  Adios to that rig.  Tied on another rig like the first.  Second cast with that hung up and buried.

The rod is sensitive and casts well.  The cover leaves a lot to be desired so I went down to a 1/4 oz jig with same trailer.  No fish with that outfit bit it feels good and it’s sensitive.  I think it’s going to be more of a fall/winter set up with jigs and grubs but ya never know.

More to follow …

Solid update, Blitz. Is the rod fooling you into thinking you're getting bit? I ask, because I've had/have several rods that "trick" me from time to time if I'm not paying attention.


   
dragon1 reacted
ReplyQuote
BlitzDR
(@blitzdr)
Limit Filler Customer
Joined: 9 months ago
Posts: 69
Topic starter  
Posted by: @rise
Posted by: @blitzdr

Took it out today for a while matched with a Zillion SV TW 1000XH, 16lb Daiwa flouro.  Started with a 1/2 oz OSP Zero One jig w/4” Do-Live Craw.  First pitch?  Sweet.  Second pitch.  Third pitch.  Set the hook into a tree root ball.  Adios to that rig.  Tied on another rig like the first.  Second cast with that hung up and buried.

The rod is sensitive and casts well.  The cover leaves a lot to be desired so I went down to a 1/4 oz jig with same trailer.  No fish with that outfit bit it feels good and it’s sensitive.  I think it’s going to be more of a fall/winter set up with jigs and grubs but ya never know.

More to follow …

Solid update, Blitz. Is the rod fooling you into thinking you're getting bit? I ask, because I've had/have several rods that "trick" me from time to time if I'm not paying attention.

 

Don’t think so, just getting back into the swing of non-moving baits after so much with cranks, topwaters, finesse worms and 6” grubs that the skip and pitch needs to be worked back in.  Fortunately, the rod/reel combo is bring it back.  This week I’ll be working shoreline cover a bit.


   
RISE and dragon1 reacted
ReplyQuote
BlitzDR
(@blitzdr)
Limit Filler Customer
Joined: 9 months ago
Posts: 69
Topic starter  

Tried it with the 6” plastic worm w/1/8 oz weight.  Handles nice but pitchin’ is more my speed.


   
ReplyQuote
Page 1 / 2
Share: