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Jigging Rap Rod

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rayguy

Just wondering what rod people are using for jigging rap fishing in open water. .  Also what line works best?  Thanks in advance.

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IceHawk

Your going to want to use a rod 6'8- 7 ft. Preferably a med or  med lite with a extra fast tip. Key is the extra fast tip.  For line the Linders suggest using mono (more stretch)  over braid but I personally use more braid  than mono.  Easier to detect bites with braid  no stretch but you will lose more fish because mono is more forgiving. 

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Mustangsally

I got two st croix rods one with fast action tip and the other with extra fast. The extra fast is my go to jigging rod. Big fan of braid...mono or floro for clear water fishing

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DLD24

I switched from a med to med lite and my landing percentage went way up... I like braid because you can feel them crush it, with mono you just feel weight... I just set my my drag on the loose side... It's high anxiety when you hook a pig with them little hooks haha.

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Fish Head

If you're pitching, I would use a 6'8" to 7' x-fast.  If you're vertical jigging, I would use a shorter 6'3'" rod.  Definately ML if you're using braid. 

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ozzie

I like my med 6'6 fast tip st Croix for jigging raps.  I like to toss and straight jig and only use braid.  If I feel the need I will put on a couple feet of mono on the end, but it is such a reaction bite that line color isn't a big deal.  I put the mono leader on just for a little shock absorbing.  I have used all colors on the Chain and caught eyes in the middle of the day with Raps! It just matters more to get the over active fish as they will react if the rap is in the striking area!

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