ThrowinPlugs

Kayak toggin' rod?

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What do yall like for a tog rod from a kayak? I feel like so many jigging rods have huggggeee butt sections, and are uncomfortable to use in a tight space like a yak. I'd like to spend around $100-150...

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4 hours ago, ThrowinPlugs said:

What do yall like for a tog rod from a kayak? I feel like so many jigging rods have huggggeee butt sections, and are uncomfortable to use in a tight space like a yak. I'd like to spend around $100-150...

Spinning or conventional?

Are you dropping lead in current? 

Or using light single jigs?

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I've always used my 7'6 tidemaster 

Think it's only rated to 3/4 but it has no problem bouncing a 2 ounce jig all day long 

I like the length to be able to get the line around the tip of back of the yak if the fish goes the wrong way 

Relatively fast action means you don't need huge hooksets to drive the hook home, I used to use a softer rod but found myself being a bit overzealous with my hooksets 

Enough backbone to quickly get the big girls up out of the rocks but a light enough rod even shorts are good fun 

 

 

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All of that being said, my last trip with it I managed to slam it in the car door when rushing to pack up

So after 6+ years of heavy service I may be upgrading to an avid 

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St. Croix Triumph is my go to. I have landed large tog, 25lb flathead catfish and sheepshead close to 15lbs with zero issue. I'm upgrading to the tidemaster 7'MM 1/4 - 5/8 which is very similar to my triumph. I fish anywhere from 10-50' 

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Thanks for the input. Ended up buying the Nexus Spinning 1-4 and Slimwave 3/4-4. Both are working awesome. Even took a couple 10ish lb bluefish the other day.

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