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NEED A NEW JIGGIN ROD FOR WALLEYES THIS YEAR,
ANY SUGGESTIONS FROM YOU GUYS WOULD BE APPRECIATED, THANKS.

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jigginjim

If you can, go to gander mtn. in Lakeville,MN. I work there. The gander guide rods im-8 in a 6ft med/fast make a good jiggin rod. or if you willing to pay more
St.Croix avid 6ft med/fast, also avid 6-3 med lite/exfast is another great rod. The avids have a life time warrentties. yes they cost more but you'll have better feel as to what your jig is doing.

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gundy89

I got a Gander Guide series and its definitly worth more than what I paid for it. I use it for everything. But just my $0.02

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MIDNIGHT777

Jigginjim, Question for ya....Last year I bought two Gander Mountain Guide Series Rods "Walleye" edition ($69.99). They are 7'0 & 6'3 both are med. Xfast action. I absolutely love the rods. I went to GM this year to pick up a couple more and could not find them. I only saw a couple casting models on what looked like a clearance rack. Did they quit making the rods? Do you know where I could possibly get my hands on a couple more? I did see other models, but none that were the Xfast action.

Thanks, Matt

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fishlakeman

I'm a former Gander Mtn employee, and can help you out. Last fall we clearenced the walleye series out because the IM8 and walleye series are virtually the same rods. The walleye series are IM8 graphite also. We had hundredes of them at the Maple Grove store, and when I left, we still had about 75. They were priced at $49.99. You should call Gander to see if they have them left, as I think they would have. It might be a good idea to go there and look yourself also because rods get hidden alot of times and if you search, you can find some nice rods at a very good price. When I started working there, I found a couple of Fenwick HMX rods with the cork handles instead of the new rubber ones. They were priced at 29.99, so with the employee day discount, I bought 2 HMX's for a total of $40.00!

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MIDNIGHT777

Thanks fishlakeman. I'll look into it.

Matt

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Dennis Steele

I have a couple of the Gander IM8 and they are nice rods for the price.
However my favorite jigging rod is a Bass Pro Extreme Woo Davies signature series 6ft.Yes...it is a bass rod but its action lends itself very well to fishing eyes.They are a good quality rod for the price and they usually run a special on them like buy 2 get one free or have them on sale for 20 bucks off.On sale price is comparable to the GM IM8 but I think you get a better rod,weight, balance and sensitivity,with the Extreme rod.

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Doonbuggy

JigginJim- just sent you an email to your aol account regarding fishing graphs (saw that you work at Gander Mtn). Thanks for your input.

DB

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basmastermatt

If you really want to get the best walleye jiggin rod made buy a G.Loomis GLX SJR721. It is the most phenomenal rod I have ever put in my hand for jiggin. Even the GL3 or IMX would be a good bet if you aren't in the market for the GLX. They also have a lifetime warranty and stand behind it. They have replaced over a dozen rods for me in the last six years. The only thing now is you have to send them $20 dollars for shipping and they have always sent me a new rod. Good Luck and Good Fish'n
Matt
p.s. I don't golf or aything so I can justify buying a $300 fishing rod. (golf clubs are expensive like that aren't they?)

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Thomas

i like fenwick - lifetime warranty. more important - great rod.

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