Does a soft plastic rod have to b graphite?

 Hey fellas pretty new to soft plastics, had some good success with jigs, but with plastics only caught fish in the rod holder, i have a valley hill jigging gamegraphite for a plastics rod but no success yet, probabley my technique, but my question is.... Can i use a composite, fiberglass rod, (with braid of course) for small plastics? Any tips would b really helpfull,


 Jiggy jig.

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 hmm small plastics.. just

Tue, 2014-03-25 10:26

 hmm small plastics.. just how small exactly?

i wouldnt reccomend this tho. 

fiberglass rods are generally more sluggish, less responsive and heavier than their graphite counter parts. they might also have slower tips.

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 the more money you spend the

Tue, 2014-03-25 10:37

 the more money you spend the better your life will be- for the most part. Ive had graphite rods that sucked for SP, then theres high modulus ($) graphite rods that i found were just better in every way pretty much.

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Tue, 2014-03-25 10:57

Hi mate, When fishing soft plastics it is definitley an advantage to have a faster tappered graphite rod. Something between 6'6"-7' is a typical length. The lighter and more responsive graphite rods like previously mentioned will impart better action to your plastics and help improve hookup/cupture rate.




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 Hmm ok was wondering because

Tue, 2014-03-25 19:38

 Hmm ok was wondering because i have valley hill jigging  graphite 6 ft for the big plastics, but was wondering if i could use composit rod 1-3 kg for litte plastics, the softys are about 40 mm long mcarthy wrigglers? Thought they might work on skippy herring whiting?


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