New to jerkbaits

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Leskenny2155
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New to jerkbaits

Post by Leskenny2155 » Sun Sep 29, 2019 10:09 pm

Hi
I'm going to have a go at jerkbait fishing which is a area of pike fishing ive never ventured into though i've done plenty of lure/crankbait fishing with your average size lures, at present i've purchase a few jerkbaits from Ebay upto 110g and gone and bought a new savage gear jerkbait rod 6'6" 125g and a new okuma citrix baitcasting reel 350, i will be fishing from the bank to begin and hopefully venturing onto a boat at some stage (another area that would be new to me) what i would like some advice on is the braid to go onto the reel my own thoughts are for 100lb power pro which i'm struggling to find local to me (Preston Lancashire) would this be suitable or do i go higher or lower ? Are there other brands that members have used and i could look at? Also do you use any shockleaders due to the lure weights? Also are there any makes of jerkbaits i should be looking at for the future, Any help on this matter or jerkbait fishing in general would be much appriecated

Jason Skilton
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Re: New to jerkbaits

Post by Jason Skilton » Mon Sep 30, 2019 12:21 pm

as you have no stretch, 80lb+ is what you need for chucking around big old jerkbaits.

Don't tend to use a shock absorber though.

Leskenny2155
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Re: New to jerkbaits

Post by Leskenny2155 » Mon Sep 30, 2019 3:15 pm

Thank you Jason ive got it in my head to have 100lb however i can only find power pro braid in 88lb then 121lb would the 88lb be ok or would you up it to the 121lb as a safe guard or am i over thinking it? Just want to get it right before attempting to fish with jerkbaits

davelumb
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Re: New to jerkbaits

Post by davelumb » Tue Oct 01, 2019 10:30 pm

Leskenny2155 wrote:
Mon Sep 30, 2019 3:15 pm
Thank you Jason ive got it in my head to have 100lb however i can only find power pro braid in 88lb then 121lb would the 88lb be ok or would you up it to the 121lb as a safe guard or am i over thinking it? Just want to get it right before attempting to fish with jerkbaits
A general rule of thumb with all braids is to select on diameter rather than stated breaking strain.

The Power Pro you want for jerkbaiting is 0.43mm. The 0.46mm will do the job but the extra diameter (and buoyancy) acts to keep the lures up in the water, which can be advantageous at times - I use it for surface baits for that reason.

Leskenny2155
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Re: New to jerkbaits

Post by Leskenny2155 » Thu Oct 03, 2019 7:57 pm

Hi Dave
Thanks for this I've sourced some 0.43 power pro braid and ordered it so hopefully will have it by weekend, that's good to no about the 0.46 braid thank you very much appreciated
Regards
Les

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Re: New to jerkbaits

Post by davelumb » Thu Oct 03, 2019 8:01 pm

Leskenny2155 wrote:
Thu Oct 03, 2019 7:57 pm
Hi Dave
Thanks for this I've sourced some 0.43 power pro braid and ordered it so hopefully will have it by weekend, that's good to no about the 0.46 braid thank you very much appreciated
Regards
Les
Good stuff. Best of luck. :)

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Re: New to jerkbaits

Post by Terryclayton » Sun Nov 03, 2019 8:59 pm

Hi, what would be the alternative mono mm or test for the same method of fishing, I have a Citrix 364a but feel until I'm used to it mono for me, at the mo I have sensor 15lb on but only using it on a 70g rod until next weekend when my 120g prorex tips up.
Cheers

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