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Dark Matter John Skinner Jig and Bounce Spinning Rods

Dark Matter John Skinner Jig and Bounce Spinning Rods

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Shimano 2021 Game Type J Jigging Spinning Rods

Shimano 2021 Game Type J Jigging Spinning Rods

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Dark Matter Juggernaut Jigging Spinning Rods

Dark Matter Juggernaut Jigging Spinning Rods

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Dark Matter Inshore Spinning Rods

Dark Matter Inshore Spinning Rods

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Dark Matter Psychedelic Inshore Spinning Rods

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Sloopster Jigging Spinning Rods

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Shimano Trevala PX Jigging Spinning Rods

Shimano Trevala PX Jigging Spinning Rods

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Phenix Megalodon Jigging Spinning Rods

Phenix Megalodon Jigging Spinning Rods

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Penn Carnage II Jigging Spinning Rods

Penn Carnage II Jigging Spinning Rods

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Tsunami Trophy Slow Pitch Jigging Spinning Rods

Tsunami Trophy Slow Pitch Jigging Spinning Rods

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Black Hole USA Challenger Bank Spinning Rods

Black Hole USA Challenger Bank Spinning Rods

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Phenix Titan Slow Jigging Spinning Rods

Phenix Titan Slow Jigging Spinning Rods

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Daiwa Harrier Jigging Spinning Rods

Daiwa Harrier Jigging Spinning Rods

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Black Hole USA Cape Cod Special Jigging Spinning Rods

Black Hole USA Cape Cod Special Jigging Spinning Rods

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Shimano Grappler Type J Jigging Spinning Rods

Shimano Grappler Type J Jigging Spinning Rods

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Shimano Trevala Jigging Spinning Rods

Shimano Trevala Jigging Spinning Rods

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Jigging Spinning Rods

What is a jigging rod?

Jigging is a fishing technique that uses specialy designed jig baits that are moved in vertical, jerky motions. Jigging rods are designed for jigging, and they differ from other fishing rods in several ways. They are shorter but have longer handles, and they are also very flexible but durable. Jigging rods need to be lightweight so that you can lift them quickly and they have a sensitive tip for quick reactions. Other rods, such as boat rods, can be used for jigging but a specialist jigging rod will give you the edge.

Why use a spinning rod for jigging?

You always have the choice of a conventional rod or a spinning rod when fishing, so when and why should you use a spinning rod for jigging? You can use both types of rods for jigging but using a jigging spinning rod is a little easier, especially for anglers who are just starting out or for anyone who wants a less stressful experience. No birds nests with a spinning setup.

Spinning rods can be a good choice if you are new to angling or to jigging too because they can be a little more forgiving. Spinning rods can be used for different types of jigging, even for slow pitch jigging, which is usually done with a conventional rod.

What's the difference between a jigging casting rod and a jigging spinning rod?

With casting rods, the reel seat is placed above the rod and the rod guides face upward. It has smaller guides, which means less resistance on the line, and the rod bends with the guides facing up when fighting a fish, pushing the line onto the eyelets and preventing the eyelets from pulling off the rod.

spinning rod has the spinning reel under the rod with the guides facing down. The guides are large and tapered toward the end of the rod. It's a good option for casting light weight lures across longer differences.

Should I get a casting or spinning rod for jigging?

Whether you buy a casting or spinning rod for jigging depends on what you want to do with it. While a jigging casting rod is built for a conventional star drag or lever drag reel, a spinning rod is not. Spinning reels can be much easier to use, making them a good option for anyone starting out with jigging. In terms of budget, you're likely to find similar prices.

Can I use a spinning rod for slow pitch jigging?

Slow pitch jigging is just one type of jigging technique or type available (others include vertical jigging or jigging when saltwater fishing), but it's a great option if you're looking for a versatile way to fish. If you're looking for a slow pitch jigging rod, you can select a spinning rod, although conventional rods are the more common choice.

What should I look for in a jigging rod?

There are several things to look for in a jigging rod. The first thing to consider is the weight. A jig rod should be lightweight, which often means they are made of carbon. The length generally shouldn't be longer than 6' or 7', although some can be longer and useful for certain purposes.

You might also look for a rod that is fast taper, which gives proper sensitivity and tip action for heavy lures. Rod rings should be suitable for braid lines, which means they should be lined with ceramic. Quality EVA grips, a fuji reel seat and other durable materials are also among the helpful features to look for.