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tonyews
01-14-2012, 12:37 AM
Which of the two B&M do you like the most Russ Bailey Signature Series 10.5' or Sam Heaton - Super Sensitive 10' mainly vertical jigging?
Thanks for your help!!!

skeetbum
01-14-2012, 08:41 AM
Welcome from Middle Tennessee. Both have a good following, but my hands down favorite for deep water vertical jigging is the bucks graphite jig pole in 8'. One in each hand. I have other rods from 5 to 12 feet but those work best for me.

hunter7711
01-14-2012, 09:11 AM
I'd go with the Heaton. I have several and like the 11' the best.

short grub
01-14-2012, 09:24 AM
i'm with 7711 i have the Heaton in 11' i love it, and I will be buying a few more

Donald@CrappieLogic
01-14-2012, 09:49 AM
Sam Heaton onlything is i would go with an 11 footer for single poling

Big H trucking
01-14-2012, 10:01 AM
Heaton all the way for single poleing

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tonyews
01-14-2012, 10:02 AM
i will be using 2 at a time, still go with 11ft

tonyews
01-14-2012, 10:03 AM
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reelfootman96
01-14-2012, 10:20 AM
sam heaton super sensitive

hunter7711
01-14-2012, 12:09 PM
Yes, both 11'. They are so light you won't notice the extra foot.

PIGINTHEPIGPEN
01-14-2012, 12:23 PM
sam heaton super sensitive
X6 I like the 12' myself

MEATGETTER
01-14-2012, 12:40 PM
i like the "crappie getter" made by america rod smiths better than BnM .for single poling i swapped over about three years ago . the crappie getter is by far the BEST! i use capps &coleman Bnm poles for spidder riggin.

birddog one
01-14-2012, 03:08 PM
x7 perfer 11' heaton

Cray
01-14-2012, 09:34 PM
11ft Sam Heaton super light and stout.

razoredge
01-14-2012, 10:01 PM
I also use the sam heaton in 11ft for mostly flippn jigs and love it.

Bayou Boy
01-14-2012, 10:52 PM
Sam Heaton own 11' 9' . Love um

bighook
01-21-2012, 03:28 PM
I had a Sam Heaton ten footer that I loved, but it snapped just above the handle. I really liked that rod and was becoming a very big fan until that happened. It was only an average sized crappie, but when I lifted the fish into the boat - snap went the rod above the handle? I sure liked it until then, but am a little reluctant to buy another one now?

Little Skeeter
01-21-2012, 03:40 PM
I went with just the Bucks jig pole, I like the 10 footers but I have some 12's as well, I like the action of the tip and the back bone it has.

kingkrappie
01-21-2012, 04:55 PM
The Russ bailey is stiffer and heavier than the Sam Heaton, more suited for flippin a bobber or heavy cover jiggin, heatons a great all around jig pole, not the lightest but has a good balance of sensitivity and backbone.

If your rod broke above the handle, and it had been performing fine, there was an outside cause, it either had pressure put on it or was nicked hard, you can buy just the bottom half of the rod though, just like you can buy the tip.

Cray
01-22-2012, 06:37 PM
I had a Sam Heaton ten footer that I loved, but it snapped just above the handle. I really liked that rod and was becoming a very big fan until that happened. It was only an average sized crappie, but when I lifted the fish into the boat - snap went the rod above the handle? I sure liked it until then, but am a little reluctant to buy another one now?
Bighook, check with Grizzly jig. They have a program where if they stock a tip for your rod they will sell you just the but section less the price of the tip.

Wildcatter
01-23-2012, 09:01 PM
x12 I love using the Sam Heaton super sensitive.I have 4