Feel is always a major consideration when jigging, and even more so when you’re talking about deep water jigging. That’s why using a no-stretch line like FireLine is so important for this type of a presentation. The no-stretch line coupled with a very sensitive, high-modulus graphite rod and a quality light weight spinning reel, will give an angler the ultimate jigging weapon. Keep line diameter small for the best jig control. Six pound test is typically good for most situations, and FireLine 6# has the diameter of 2# test monofilament, which helps not only to get the jig down quickly, but maintain bottom contact and feel while fishing. The small diameter is also helpful in clear water because it is tough for fish to see, especially deep.
- How much line do I let out for shallow cranks?
- Is it better to troll shallow cranks with weight, or use deep divers?