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NolaSh25
Member since Nov 2020
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Trout rod length
I’m looking to setup a dedicated trout rod for jigging plastics etc.. What rod length would y’all recommend along with what power/action?
Thanks


down time
Member since Oct 2013
581 posts

re: Trout rod length
6'-9" or 7'-0" medium light


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Grassy1
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Member since Oct 2009
5059 posts

re: Trout rod length
7'6 MediumLight
Fast action

Was hooked on St Croix Avid for a while, but the G Loomis might even be better.


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Cblack23
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Da Boot
Member since Jun 2017
104 posts

re: Trout rod length
7’


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WPBTiger
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Parts Unknown
Member since Nov 2011
21204 posts

re: Trout rod length
I use a 6'6" Shimano Poison Adrena and a 6'8" G. Loomis NRX for jigging trout in Lake Pontchartrain.


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armsdealer
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Member since Feb 2016
1414 posts

re: Trout rod length
There are a ton of quality ML-M inshore rods out there that handle this task. I chose M stellar lite rods for my last purchase, they are great for trout and can handle when a bull red comes along. The lifetime over the counter warranty replacement did factor in as I picked up 6 rods for my boat that just anyone I bring along will use. When Zook rods isn't back up so much I am going to get a pair of inshore rods, a Medium Light and a Medium heavy, 7', one to pair with a 2500ish size reel and one to pair with a 4000ish size real to cover just about anything I will encounter inshore.


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hall59tiger
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mandeville
Member since Oct 2013
629 posts

re: Trout rod length
I hate to be that guy but it depends on a few variables. For one, how tall are you. I like a 7ft M/F but that’s cause I primarily fish the marsh. If I was gonna stick to the trestles/chalmette wall I might want a shorter rod. Some people like to go MH/F for the sensitivity.
Having said that, put your favorite braid on a 6’6” -7’ M-MH/F rod and you should be good to go.


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redfish99
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B.R.
Member since Aug 2007
10639 posts

re: Trout rod length
7’ Med fast tip. Med Hvy can’t throw 1/4 oz jigs well enough.


lynxcat
Rutgers Fan
Member since Jan 2008
21654 posts

re: Trout rod length
I think Medium/Fast around the 7ft mark. I’m a tall guy and generally like longer rods so maybe up to 7’4. I wouldn’t want a medium light with the variety of salt water fish you can catch while trout fishing.


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ecb
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Member since Jul 2010
6454 posts

re: Trout rod length
7’9” because more is obviously better right?


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Marlo Stanfield
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Member since Aug 2008
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re: Trout rod length
I would say 6-9 ml or m fast tip is ideal.

Waterloo, Laguna, castaway, g loom is, FTU green rods, sarge customs, etc. screw the big box store rods.
This post was edited on 11/27 at 7:04 pm


NolaSh25
Member since Nov 2020
4 posts

re: Trout rod length
Thanks y’all for the recommendations. I’m currently looking at 6’10 vs 7’3” Cajun rod Atled. Leaning towards the 6’10”.


Saskwatch
Ole Miss Fan
Member since Feb 2016
9289 posts

re: Trout rod length
For jigging 6'10" is probably better. Listened to a podcast with Chad Champagne (creator of matrix shad) and he uses a 6'6" or 6'3" rod.


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elprez00
Houston Astros Fan
Hammond, LA
Member since Sep 2011
25240 posts

re: Trout rod length
I have a 6-10 Castaway all purpose rod (i think it’s M with a F tip)with my SLX DC reel and I can throw damn near anything with it.

I know the DC reel is cheating and honestly I can throw just as well with my Curado, but I can throw a 1/4 oz jig into the wind without ever having a problem.


LSUlefty
LSU Fan
Youngsville, LA
Member since Dec 2007
22936 posts

re: Trout rod length
Cajun Rods have 25% off right now. Just ordered a 6'9 ML specifically for Trout.


CrownTownHalo
Mississippi St. Fan
CrownTown, NC
Member since Sep 2011
1762 posts

re: Trout rod length
Sea Trout posts always catch me off guard...lol.

Jigging plastics...I was like, wtf would you do that for on a 9ft 5wt.


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NolaSh25
Member since Nov 2020
4 posts

re: Trout rod length
Nice, which series you ended up going with


LSUlefty
LSU Fan
Youngsville, LA
Member since Dec 2007
22936 posts

re: Trout rod length
Cajun Coastal 811


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Hurricane2020
LSU Fan
Member since Apr 2020
668 posts

re: Trout rod length
I personally like a 6'6"-7'3" ML-M for spinning rods. And 7'-7'4" M-MH for baitcasting. The shorter the rod the lighter the action. Although I will say this, rod weight is not a set science and their are no set rules to measure it. Grab a bunch of different rods of the same power and flop them around and you will see. My Medium BPS platinum signature series baitcasting rod is as stiff as my Shimano SLX Medium-Heavy baitcasting rod, whereas my shimano clarus medium-heavy spinning rod is as stiff as my Ugly stick carbon Medium spinning rod is.


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Hurricane2020
LSU Fan
Member since Apr 2020
668 posts

re: Trout rod length
My recommendation is based off price.

Under $80:
Daiwa AIRDX / AIRDX coastal - only $50 great sensitivity for the price, but the guides aren't great

Ugly stick carbon - 7yr warranty, even better sensitivity, Fuji reel seat, winn grips, and low maintenance SS guides.

Under $200
***BPS platinum signature series - MY RECOMMENDATION, 10yr no questions ask warranty, incredible sensitivity much more than what's needed for trout, winn grips, fuji reel seat, and high end SIC guides

St croix Mojo inshore - Great all around bang for your buck and is backed by st croixs warranty

GLoomis E6X inshore - great rod and is backed by GLoomis warranty.

Shimano zodias - one of the most sensitive rods in this price point but I do no recommend it over the others I have mentioned because of shimanos bad warranty...

$200-$400:
Shimano Adrena Poison - cheap at $360 dollars with performance as good or better than the most expensive rods made, has shimanos shitty warranty but knocks the doors off of most rods in this price point.

Over $400:
St Croix Legend Xtreme / inshore - the previous model is still only $420 and 99% as good as the 2020 version at $650. St croix a amazing 15yr warranty with upgrade orion's through at croix. I don't think you can beat this rod.

GLoomis NRX - as good as they come, great warranty through GLoomis but not as good as st croix's warranty. Also, I'm not crazy for cork grips.


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