Casting Vs Jigging

Discussion in 'Rods and Rod Blanks' started by rebel, Feb 24, 2009.

  1. rebel

    rebel Senior Member

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    Whats the main difference between a casting (spinning) rod & a jigging rod? Can I use my spinning rod for jigging using 150-200 grams jigs?

    My rod is rated @ PE6-PE8 & max lure @ 200 grams
     
  2. DanS

    DanS Senior Member

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    The GENERAL characteristic of a "jigging rod" is a shorter (5.5 to 7.0ft) rod with 'backbone' together with a 'fast' tip section to impart action to the jig. However, some forms of jigging can be done with longer rods. A reel with a high retrieve rate is also necessary to obtain the 'right' jig action.
     

  3. Grescobia

    Grescobia Senior Member

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    You are right on both counts however ,if you are going to jig for an extended time you will find that the short jigging rods setups require a lot less energy.(JMO)