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The Brim Reaper
09-09-2012, 02:51 PM
Will a medium-light rod cast 1/32 and 1/16 oz. jigs well? Or should I invest in a light or ultralight rod?

Alphahawk
09-09-2012, 03:07 PM
You will need to go UL or L to cast a 1/32....regards.

skiptomylu
09-09-2012, 03:45 PM
I think it depends on the length of rod and line size. I use a 1/32 all the time in spring and cast using a 7' Avid St. Croix or I have a one piece rid that I had made that is 8' and don't have any trouble casting that size jig!

I also have some shorter rods that are UL & Light that don't do any better! This is just my opinion though.

I don't know that I would go all the way to an UL!

The Brim Reaper
09-09-2012, 04:04 PM
I think it depends on the length of rod and line size. I use a 1/32 all the time in spring and cast using a 7' Avid St. Croix or I have a one piece rid that I had made that is 8' and don't have any trouble casting that size jig!

I also have some shorter rods that are UL & Light that don't do any better! This is just my opinion though.

I don't know that I would go all the way to an UL!

What size line do you use and what type?

Alphahawk
09-09-2012, 04:14 PM
The thing about it is there is no standard in the industry from one manufacture to another. Having said that I have never seen a medium light rod that could cast a 1/32 jig for optimum distance.


Regards

Alphahawk
09-09-2012, 04:17 PM
Myself....I use nothing but 2# test and usually throw a 1/64 jig.

The Brim Reaper
09-09-2012, 04:35 PM
The thing about it is there is no standard in the industry from one manufacture to another. Having said that I have never seen a medium light rod that could cast a 1/32 jig for optimum distance.


Regards

Thanks for your responses. I think I'm gonna take a look at some light power rods.

eriksat1
09-09-2012, 07:23 PM
I always fish light. I never go over 4 lb test line and never over 1/32 oz jigs. I catch lots of big fish. Light line is more fun, small jigs sink faster, you have better feel. Learn how to back reel and you will never go back. Snags are snags, break it off and tie on a new jig no big deal. I know for a fact I catch more and much bigger fish going light. Useing 4 lb line compared to a guy next to me fishing 8 lb I catch 3:1 more fish than him, happened last week same bait.

ifish4redd
09-09-2012, 07:47 PM
7.5 light rod ,4lbtest:cool:

Countryboy N.C.
09-09-2012, 07:53 PM
4 lb, UL rod, 1/32 all the time.

Team9nine
09-09-2012, 08:35 PM
Everyone has their preference... I use nothing but ML rods to throw 1/32 and 1/16-oz. all the time. I won't drop down to a L or UL, but that's just me. With the right setup, you won't have any problems.

-T9

bkabina
09-09-2012, 09:03 PM
I just bought a 7' medium light st. Croix triumph Rod with a fast action tip and put a pflueger spinning reel on spooled with 10/2 spider wire stealth. I love it for casting 1/32 to 1/8 jigs and like it a lot for slip corking.