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Posted by Jeepman
1/21/2018 7:47 AM
Just seeing a lot of folks throwing The Rig on the water and was wondering what is a good rod and reel combo for throwing such a beast?

Thanks
Jeepman
Posted by Springmillvol
1/21/2018 8:25 AM
I just started throwing one. I’m using a picifun reel with a 7.6 heavy rod. 65 lb braid and it seemed to handle it fine. Was throwing a flash mob jr though. Not sure about the full sized rigs
Posted by Patoutdoors
1/21/2018 8:48 AM
7’9 to an 8 ft xh rod with a medium to low speed reel. I recommend a lews super duty wide spool in a 5.3:1. This is ideal as springmillvol said I threw mine on a 7’6 for a while before I built my 8ft rod and I won’t be going back.
Posted by Jeepman
1/21/2018 10:46 AM
Does it have a cranking rod feel or a casting rod feel?
Posted by Jeepman
1/21/2018 10:46 AM
Does it have a cranking rod feel or a casting rod feel?
Posted by Hooker
1/21/2018 11:08 AM
Joe Burns custom,,,,those things will wear you out with the wrong rod
Posted by BulletTJ
1/21/2018 3:00 PM
^^^^^^^What he said. Joe Burns makes a rig rod that will not wear you out and will cast a mile if you put a good Lews reel on it. I use a BB1 Pro.
Posted by Jeepman
1/21/2018 3:48 PM
Does He have a website or how do you contact Joe Burns? Is he local? Thanks for all of the feed back
Posted by Rob Lee
1/21/2018 4:27 PM
Where can you buy joe burns rods
Posted by BulletTJ
1/21/2018 5:16 PM
He is from Cleveland. He will sell them to you. I am at work and dont have his cell number. When I get home I will PM you his number. Lifetime warranty on the rods.
Posted by porthos33
1/21/2018 6:03 PM
My buddy has 13 of the Joe Burns rods and loves them!
Posted by Jeepman
1/21/2018 7:00 PM
Thanks BulletTJ. Does he make different price level rods?
Posted by stuckinthetrees
1/22/2018 6:26 AM
Yes he does. You can get his info and look at some of his rods at fish takes in Cleveland
Posted by Jeepman
1/22/2018 7:04 AM
Thank you, where are they located? Coming from Chattanooga area
Posted by Carl
1/22/2018 7:35 AM
Veritas has a 7'9 schooling rod that is perfect. Loads up nice and easy. I dropped down to a cranking reel 5.4:1 last year and have not regretted it. I get a lot more cast in, by not being worn out at the end of the day.
Posted by FishingwithRusty
1/22/2018 7:37 AM
im using the Piscifun Perseus(6.3:1 gear ratio) and Taipan Rods:

for my flouro/mono rig:
http://www.taipanrods.com/store.html#!/76-FLIP/p/74623999/category=...

for my braid rig:
http://www.taipanrods.com/store.html#!/76-PUNCH/p/74627018/category...

AWESOME RODS!! made by Simon(owner of Taipan), he makes his own blanks and builds all the rods. lifetime warranty!
Posted by Jeepman
1/22/2018 8:29 AM
Thanks again guys, I will keep researching through the day and decide on something tomorrow
Posted by BulletTJ
1/22/2018 9:18 AM
Your welcome and trust me you won't regret buying any of Joe's rods.
Posted by Rob Lee
1/22/2018 1:43 PM
I wonder if Joe Burns will have a booth at the fishing expo in Knoxville. Anybody going? Chattanooga should have one as well...an expo that is.
Posted by BullMerc225
1/23/2018 7:04 AM
Yes, Joe Burns Custom Rods will have a booth at the East Tennessee Fishing Show in Knoxville this weekend, come by and see us!!
Posted by Jeepman
1/23/2018 7:42 AM
I will be there Friday see you then, thanks
Posted by Rob Lee
1/23/2018 11:03 AM
Thanks. I plan on going.
Posted by Jeepman
1/23/2018 11:06 AM
Looks like I am going up Saturday now cannot get away from work Friday. Was hoping to meet Gerald Swindol but maybe another day. No man crush just like his simplistic approach to fishing.
Posted by Rob Lee
1/23/2018 11:11 AM
Have you ever seen the video of the “knot” he ties? He swears by it...simple, strong and I use it. I really like him too.
Posted by Rob Lee
1/23/2018 11:11 AM
Have you ever seen the video of the “knot” he ties? He swears by it...simple, strong and I use it. I really like him too.
Posted by CRUSH3R
1/23/2018 5:59 PM
Going to have specials at the show? I’m getting an A rig rod up there too. I’m going to look at Cashion, Dixie Customs, and whatever else is available.

Edited by CRUSH3R 1/23/2018 6:00 PM
Posted by lafae7
1/23/2018 9:04 PM
I just bought a couple Cashion rods and I am very disappointed in the umbrella rig rod because of its balance, overall weight, and it's quality. The Cashion rod is almost twice as heavy. It blows my mind honestly. My cast are about 7 to 9 foot shorter than my St. croix umbrella rig rod. Also they didn't put enough epoxy around the hook keeper and I can see the threads come through. The Cashion Rods umbrella rig is also very very very tip heavy so it can only be used for tip down presentations. It looks like I'll be in the market for some new rods...... you should check out st. Croix mojo bass umbrealla rods. The balance and weight are perfect.
Posted by Jeepman
1/23/2018 9:20 PM
Thank you, I looked at the Cashion rods also but have not made the jump but most reviews have been positive on TW. Thanks again for the details.
Posted by lafae7
1/23/2018 9:49 PM
Jeepman - 1/23/2018 9:20 PM

Thank you, I looked at the Cashion rods also but have not made the jump but most reviews have been positive on TW. Thanks again for the details.


Check on google and you will see what I say is true lol. I read all the tackle warehouse reviews also. I like their worm/jig rod, chatterbait rod, and crankbait rod. It was a hit and miss. 2 out of the 4 rods I bought had quality issues.
Posted by Jabo
1/24/2018 2:10 AM
Cabelas Tournament ZX rig/swimbait rod. It's 7'9" heavy mod-fast. Best thing is that you can catch them on sale for $69 and they have a lifetime guarantee
Posted by BullMerc225
1/24/2018 8:22 AM
Yes, Joe Burns Rods will be running show specials


CRUSH3R - 1/23/2018 6:59 PM

Going to have specials at the show? I’m getting an A rig rod up there too. I’m going to look at Cashion, Dixie Customs, and whatever else is available.
Posted by BullMerc225
1/24/2018 8:24 AM
Guys, its hard to beat a Joe Burns Rod for the quality and the money. On top of that, you are supporting local business and he provides a lifetime warranty on all of his rods.
Posted by Jeepman
1/24/2018 9:17 AM
Well said BullMerc225, myself I am trying to wait till Saturday at the show but the temptation to buy something now is wearing on me, look and research every night when I get home from work.
Posted by BullMerc225
1/24/2018 10:03 AM
I will be at the show in the Joe's Custom Rods booth on Saturday, come by and see me and I will explain to you the Joe Burns difference. It will be worth the wait till Saturday!
Posted by Jeepman
1/24/2018 10:05 AM
Thanks see you Saturday
Posted by Simpl3Man2014
1/24/2018 12:17 PM
Jeepman - 1/21/2018 7:47 AM

Just seeing a lot of folks throwing The Rig on the water and was wondering what is a good rod and reel combo for throwing such a beast?

Thanks
Jeepman


I've tried a variety of rods for my rig, but the best, easiest setup I've found is what I'm using now. I have the AG Winch on a 7'11" Heavy Okuma TCS Mat Daddy. It's the Scott Martin Series. I bought it online last year for $100. Make sure to use like 65 lb braid.
Posted by Jeepman
1/24/2018 12:50 PM
Thanks for the reply, I am going to look Saturday at the fishing expo then decide from there. By then it will be warm weather and won’t need the a-rig rod. Haha. I have looked at the AG Vertas and the Lews, Dobyns
Posted by Simpl3Man2014
1/24/2018 12:54 PM
Well, Good Luck. I hope you find one you really like and that will save the wear and tear on your arm. I'll be honest, I threw the rig a lot last year...throughout the entire year and had a lot of success. I am a big fan of it. Just get something long with backbone and you'll be good to go. A buddy of mine uses Veritas for his rig rod. He loves it...see it's all user preference, lol
Posted by Jeepman
1/27/2018 6:26 PM
Well I got a Joe Burns Rig rod and it looks nice. Cannot talk about performance yet but the appearance is really nice. Several people commented about the rod and its feel and construction and all were impressed. Cannot wait to try it out, thanks Joe the help today.
Posted by jenko157
1/27/2018 6:35 PM
Wise choice. You will not be disappointed.
Posted by BulletTJ
1/27/2018 8:22 PM
Amen
Posted by Jeepman
1/27/2018 8:38 PM
Just ordered a Quantum Smoke HD to put on it.
Thanks again for the help and recommendation
Posted by TDobson
1/28/2018 6:09 PM
Thanks for the info
Posted by Kickerfish
1/28/2018 7:40 PM
I picked up a rig rod from Joe on Saturday as well. I love it. Can’t wait to take it to the lake.
Posted by Simpl3Man2014
1/28/2018 7:47 PM
Jeepman - 1/27/2018 6:26 PM

Well I got a Joe Burns Rig rod and it looks nice. Cannot talk about performance yet but the appearance is really nice. Several people commented about the rod and its feel and construction and all were impressed. Cannot wait to try it out, thanks Joe the help today.


So where can I get some of these Joe Burns rods? I’ve heard of guys buying his stuff before, but not sure how to obtain them? Website or Facebook page?

Edited by Simpl3Man2014 1/28/2018 7:47 PM
Posted by Simpl3Man2014
1/28/2018 7:52 PM
Carl - 1/22/2018 7:35 AM

Veritas has a 7'9 schooling rod that is perfect. Loads up nice and easy. I dropped down to a cranking reel 5.4:1 last year and have not regretted it. I get a lot more cast in, by not being worn out at the end of the day.


Ha. Didn’t realize you were on this thread. I mention you in a comment on page 2 and your Veritas.
Posted by heath423
1/28/2018 8:00 PM
Joe Burns rods are super. I have a couple of them. Love them.
Posted by Jeepman
1/28/2018 10:22 PM
Joes custom rods 423-618-9499, text him and he we reach back out to you. He does have another job that requires him to not always have fun. Seems like a great guy very helpful.
Posted by Simpl3Man2014
1/28/2018 10:32 PM
Jeepman - 1/28/2018 10:22 PM

Joes custom rods 423-618-9499, text him and he we reach back out to you. He does have another job that requires him to not always have fun. Seems like a great guy very helpful.


Thank you for the info, man. I’ll give him a call.
Posted by CRUSH3R
1/29/2018 11:38 AM
I also picked up a Rig Rod from Joe. Excited about getting out with it.
Posted by bronzeback45
1/30/2018 4:49 AM
I love my 7' 9" Veritos 2.0 heavy, its has a slightly softer tip with large guide and it was made for the rig, I know lots of people prefer a slower gear ratio, but not me. I like to be able to change speed of retrieval for get a reaction bite and speed up retrieval on in current and or structure to keep from hanging up. The key on any rod of choice, is to make sure its not super stiff on the tip. That's where it will wear you out throwing it all day.
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