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St. Lawrence Walleye Jigging
Posted by: Anthony Holstein (---.dsl.bcvloh.ameritech.net)
Date: May 07, 2019 11:34AM

Hey guys,

I have someone wanting a jigging rod for the Larry. He regularly uses 1oz-1.5oz of weight in the current up there.

Normally I would reach for the IMMS62XF but he prefers a longer rod.

Has anyone built the RodGeeks C4610MXF and used it for jigging? Or perhaps the St. Croix counter part of this blank? I really enjoy building on RG products so would love to build on this blank if I can.

Another option would be the IMMS68MXF. Has anyone used this blank with this amount of weight?

Any thoughts or other recommendations are greatly appreciated.

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Re: St. Lawrence Walleye Jigging
Posted by: Spencer Phipps (172.58.45.---)
Date: May 07, 2019 04:36PM

Never fished there, but the Columbia River anglers use those size jigs due to the current and depths we fish. The #1 rod I see and also use is a MH bait casting rod. Reels with flipping switches are popular.

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Re: St. Lawrence Walleye Jigging
Posted by: herb canter (---.atmc.net)
Date: May 07, 2019 05:02PM

RodGeeks is a sponsor on this board and usually chime in when somebody is unsure about the best RodGeeks blank for a specific application so stay tuned .

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Re: St. Lawrence Walleye Jigging
Posted by: Brian Jackson (---.mobile.att.net)
Date: May 07, 2019 09:18PM

Anthony

I noticed you have listed “MED” power blanks. I fish the Rainy River in northern Minnesota in the spring. We typically use up to 1/2-3/4oz jigs. I built a Rainshadow eternity 6’8” M specifically for this. It is an incredibly light and sensitive blank that easily handles 3/4oz jigs with live bait or plastic even though is is rated for 1/4oz-5/8oz. Can’t comment on how it would handle 1oz plus because I haven’t tried it.
Hope this helps

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Re: St. Lawrence Walleye Jigging
Posted by: Anthony Holstein (---.dsl.bcvloh.ameritech.net)
Date: May 08, 2019 09:55AM

Thanks Spencer, Brian, Herb.

Spencer I talked with him about that presentation and he'd like to stick with a spinning set up. What MH blanks are you running that you like? I would think building one as a spinning setup would get very similar results.

Brian the Eternity blanks are great. There are a lot of options for me in that 1/4-5/8range. My main concern is the heavier weight taking away from those blanks ability to perform at their top end.

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Re: St. Lawrence Walleye Jigging
Posted by: Spencer Phipps (172.58.45.---)
Date: May 08, 2019 10:27AM

Anthony,
A blank is a blank, it makes no difference what discription is used if it fits your needs.

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Re: St. Lawrence Walleye Jigging
Posted by: Anthony Holstein (---.dsl.bcvloh.ameritech.net)
Date: May 08, 2019 10:56AM

I know Spencer I was just curious if you have found any that have the tip speed that's typically desired for this kind of fishing. I am waiting on a few pictures of a couple blanks under load. I am leaning towards MH after speaking with a few friends that have a ton of walleye experience on erie and the Detroit, st clair area. Thanks again.

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Re: St. Lawrence Walleye Jigging
Posted by: Brian Jackson (---.mobile.att.net)
Date: May 09, 2019 08:50AM

Have you looked at the Rod Geeks carbon 4 series? They have several blanks in the lure weight range your looking for

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Re: St. Lawrence Walleye Jigging
Posted by: Anthony Holstein (---.dsl.bcvloh.ameritech.net)
Date: May 09, 2019 11:09AM

Ya I got some pics of the C4610MXF and the C469MHF and am leaning towards the MH currently.

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Re: St. Lawrence Walleye Jigging
Posted by: Spencer Phipps (172.58.45.---)
Date: May 09, 2019 04:06PM

There is also the C473MHXS, designed with a softer, more sensitive tip they say, I haven't used that blank, if it's like the St. Croix MHXF there is info here and other sources on that blank.

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Re: St. Lawrence Walleye Jigging
Posted by: Chris Henry (206.80.132.---)
Date: May 13, 2019 11:14AM

I jig on the Larry. Rod Geeks as mentioned or I use the Liberty Poppin' series blanks.

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