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01-08-2018, 05:39 PM
Whats best rods for pulling jigs and also use to pull cranks?

01-08-2018, 07:56 PM
Lots of options and personal preference is king. I will say that I troll jigs and cranks with my BnM BGJP's and just bought a couple of southern crappie rods that I'm real happy with, and so are many others. I will say that after handling hundreds of rods in the last ten years that I wouldn't buy anything that I didn't put my hands on. Ratings for actions vary greatly. Good luck with your search

01-08-2018, 08:08 PM
Whats best rods for pulling jigs and also use to pull cranks?

Depends on who you ask ... and also depends on if you "push" cranks/jigs with weights on the line (& how much weight is used). Most all the major brands that have rods of this type will have its followers & advocates.

Personally, I don't "pull" jigs/cranks .... I "push" them. I use my three 14' rods and a couple of shorter 10' rods ... usually no more than 4 rods at a time, out the front of my boat. I may use 1/2oz - 1.5oz of weight & run at 0.6 - 1.2mph ... whatever it takes to get the baits down to the level of the fish. I'm using 1 BnM PST - 2 BnM Capps/Coleman 14' rods, and 1 Huckabee Dippin and 1 Sam Heaton 10' rods ... with several other lengths and brands that can be added to the spread. That spread usually looks something like this :


01-08-2018, 11:38 PM
I like Southern Crappie myself. Have the 16's 14's and 12's. Used these for Long lining,spider Ridding and pulling cranks.

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01-09-2018, 06:58 AM
The standard Southern Crappie Rods SCR143 are great for pulling or pushing cranks or jigs. They perform well with up to 2 oz weights. If you need heavier weight the SCR143T Rods will handle it.

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01-09-2018, 08:56 AM
Like said above personal preference I like b n m pro trollers for pulling jigs and crankbaits I like the extra back bone and you donít need a reel sensitive tip when pulling. My buddy uses southern crappie and there nice rods.

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01-09-2018, 11:12 AM
Southern Crappie

01-09-2018, 04:18 PM
Southern crappie in the heavy model will do the trick

01-09-2018, 07:50 PM
For long lining, rods don't really matter. Cheap rods work just as well as expensive ones. Rod action or sensitivity don't really matter. Of course you don't want a surf rod but any will due. Length is more important. I fish with 16 poles from 10' to 20'. I can cover a lot of water that way.