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I need a better jerkbait system.

Currently, I’m using a falcon drop shot spinning rod for megabass jerkbaits.

What are y’all’s favorite JB setup? Casting & Spinning combos which is better & why? 

Thanks 

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I use the Falcon rod, Mike McClellan jerk bait baitcaster with a Lews tournament pro speed spool, funny thing is my best at 7-12 came on a two piece $30 Fenwick spinning rod that I have had since the beginning of time. 

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I like the lew’s jerkbait special it’s 6’ 7”. Has a nice soft tipi also use the wart special. It’s a little longer 7’ but same medium action. At times I wil use an old pro qualifier that is 6’6” and medium heavy. It has a soft tip but a little more power for warmer water temps when the fish are more aggressive 

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1 hour ago, Alex Heitman said:

I like the lew’s jerkbait special it’s 6’ 7”. Has a nice soft tipi also use the wart special. It’s a little longer 7’ but same medium action. At times I wil use an old pro qualifier that is 6’6” and medium heavy. It has a soft tip but a little more power for warmer water temps when the fish are more aggressive 

Which model is that Lew's Rod? I think Wired2Fish did a review on those.

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6'6" Berkely lightning rod medium lews tournament 6:1, 10lb spiderwire stealth braid with 12lb floro leader.

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Falcon Cara McClelland jerkbait special, Cabelas Arachnid 6.3:1 baitcaster spooled with 8-lb PLine CXX mono. I use mono because fluorocarbon sinks and will pull your jerkbait down with it. It will also cause the bait to sit too much nose down, almost vertical. 

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I can't explain why but I like a "short" 6' casting rod with a shorter handle for jerkbaits.  I use the same rod for WTD baits or anything where I am predominantly using my wrist to manipulate the bait.   The shorter rod with shorter handle just feels right to me.

Since the rod has a shorter handle, the actual length from reel to rod tip is the same as a 6'6" with a normal length handle, so actually the rod isn't that "short", and the handle doesn't get in the way when twitching and doing wristy type things.

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