12 best spinning rods for jigging

Review of the best according to the editorial board. On the selection criteria. This material is subjective and does not constitute advertising and does not serve as a purchase guide. Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.

Spinning rods are a liquid and popular product aimed at the mass consumer and have many design-related subtleties. Due to the constant replenishment of the market, the choice of spinning rods for jig has become a problem even for experienced, professional anglers. In this regard, when choosing an individual rod, we suggest that you pay attention to the following aspects.

How to choose spinning rods for jig

  1. Spinning test. This parameter reflects the optimal value of the bait weight, at which the spinning rod for jig will work as well as possible, i.e. allow to perform long and short casts without additional manipulations, as well as to produce sensitive wiring. The test range for jigging is 10 to 40 millimeters.

  2. Spinning length. The optimal rod length range for jig fishing is 2.7 – 3.5 meters. Moreover, the lower limit is more typical for fishing from a boat, while the upper limit is more typical for fishing from the shore. In addition, long spinning rods often have a higher test than their 'boat' opponents.

  3. Spinning weight. A secondary parameter affecting the ergonomic performance of jig fishing. Remember: the less weight a jig spinning rod has, the easier it is to handle it.

  4. Build your rods. A characteristic that has its own classification and indicates which part of the spinning rod will take part in the work. It is divided into fast (only the top of the rod works), medium (the upper and middle parts work), slow (the entire whip is turned on before the reel is attached). The first two are ideal candidates for jig, but the third, alas, is suitable only with rare exceptions.

  5. Number of sections. As a rule, the bulk of jig spinning rods are made in two sections, assembled by the plug method (by inserting one segment into another). Some models are telescopic – in such models the number of knees (sections) reaches six to eight pieces. By tradition, it is the plug models that are considered the most durable. However, do not rush to grab the first 'plug' that comes across – the quality of their workmanship differs sharply from model to model, so you need to weigh all the other aspects.

Rating of the best spinning rods for jig

Nomination a place Name of product price
The best budget spinning rods for jig up to 4000 rubles 1 Maximus WorkHorse-X 18L RUB 1,990
2 Kosadaka Mustang 210ML RUB 3,862
3 STINGER ENFORCER JIGGER 802ML 5-24 RUB 1,838
The best jig spinning rods in terms of price – quality ratio 1 ST.CROIX LEGEND XTREME LXS76MLXF2 29 485
2 Norstream Kando 902MH RUB 15 320
3 Banax Thunder 90MXF2 RUB 3,100
4 GAD Harrier 702MHF 5 330 rub.
5 Pontoon21 Psychogun 912MMHSF RUB 10,890
6 Maximus Marauder 66ML 9 420 RUB
Best spinning rods for microjig 1 Aiko Jannjeta 662ULT RUB 7,210
2 Major Craft Trapara 562UL RUB 3,780
The best spinning rod for heavy jig 1 SHIMANO YASEI AX SPG SHAD JIGGING XH RUB 13,020

The best budget spinning rods for jig up to 4000 rubles

Maximus WorkHorse-X 18L

Rating: 4.9

Maximus WorkHorse-X 18L

Maximus WorkHorse-X 18L fully confirms its loud name. Despite its size and light class, this jig spinning rod is a real 'workhorse', for which it was awarded the leading position in the ranking. Judging by the comments of users, the model has repeatedly saved bites, it seemed, from an inevitable cliff and pulled out a trophy fish even under severely limited perceived loads.

Maximus WorkHorse-X 18L can be used only when fishing from a boat – a 1.8-meter spinning rod, alas, is not capable of coastal fishing. But it manifests itself in the best way in terms of strength and ergonomics, eclipsing more advanced competitors … and it is very inexpensive, which causes high popularity among users.

Advantages

  • low price;

  • high popularity with consumers;

  • light weight and controlled casts;

  • comfortable handle with EVA coating;

  • the presence of a safety factor;

disadvantages

  • not detected.

Kosadaka Mustang 210ML

Rating: 4.8

Kosadaka Mustang 210ML

In wide fishing circles, the Kosadaka Mustang 210ML has established itself as a reliable carbon spinning rod, suitable exclusively for fishing from a pond. This is entirely due to the length of the rod. Let's say right away: it is somewhat atypical for standard jig models, but it shows outstanding results in such an aggressive fishing style. The 2.1-meter spinning rod has a fast action and a test range of 5 to 28 grams, which allows you to constantly change the way you drive, finding the best bait options and 'play' for the starting place.

In terms of ergonomics, the Kosadaka Mustang 210ML compares favorably with its competitors in the segment. The comfortable cork handle does not slip in the hands, and the low weight of the rod (only 134 grams) does not cause fatigue throughout the fishing. This is one of the rarest cases where every aspect of a jig spinning rod fully justifies a decent price tag.

Advantages

  • optimal combination of price and quality;

  • reliable handle and complete rings;

  • durable carbon whip;

  • a wide range of variation in the mass of baits;

disadvantages

  • not detected.

STINGER ENFORCER JIGGER 802ML 5-24

Rating: 4.7

STINGER ENFORCER JIGGER 802ML 5-24

Plug-in two-piece jig spinning rod designed for long distance casting from a boat. Despite its compact size (2.7 meters) it can be used as a coastal rod, but for productive fishing in this case, you will need to try very hard. Has increased sensitivity, tied to fast action and low profile rings. The spinning test ranges from 5 to 25 grams – ideal variations for catching small fish.

The ergonomic parameters of STINGER ENFORCER JIGGER 802ML 5-24 include a comfortable handle made of Portuguese cork. It does not slip in your hands and provides a secure grip, which is especially important for effective bites. In general, anglers who have used this spinning rod for jigging for several seasons express their complete satisfaction with the fishing process. The model is unambiguously suitable for use and therefore deserves a place in the ranking of the best.

Advantages

  • universal model;

  • comfortable grip;

  • wide range of dough;

disadvantages

  • not found.

The best jig spinning rods in terms of price – quality ratio

ST.CROIX LEGEND XTREME LXS76MLXF2

Rating: 4.9

ST.CROIX LEGEND XTREME LXS76MLXF2

The most expensive and highest quality spinning rod for microjig from American manufacturers, which has become an indispensable attribute in the arsenal of not only domestic, but also world professional anglers. Differs in light weight and a new formula of carbon fiber, which is the basis of the blank. The rod is 2.28 meters long and can only be used for jigging from a boat. An effective test ranges from 3.5 to 10.5 grams – an unambiguous hint that the model is designed for catching a medium-small predator.

But in terms of ergonomics and operating feel, the ST.CROIX LEGEND XTREME LXS76MLXF2 can compete with all major competitors. Together with high-quality Fuji fittings and a non-slip grip that guarantees a secure hold during the drive, the rod is mastered at the well-deserved first line of the rating.

Advantages

  • high degree of durability;

  • the presence of a safety factor;

  • complete case;

  • new formula carbon fiber blank (SC-VI, SC-V);

  • convenient form;

disadvantages

  • extremely high price (offset by the highest quality).

Norstream Kando 902MH

Rating: 4.8

Norstream Kando 902MH

One step away from the leading position, the excellent spinning rod for jig Norstream Kando 902MH stopped, the main advantage of which lies in the combination of weighty dough, optimal length for jigging and materials used in production. The model is made of high-modulus UTC graphite, which greatly facilitates the construction and, together with the EVA-pad on the handle, gives 175 grams of weight. The length of the rod is 2.74 meters, which allows you to fish not only from a boat, but also from the shoreline, taking into account the good casting distance.

Kando 902MH is designed for bait weighing from 10 to 38 grams with a maximum line load in the region of 4.5-9 kilograms. According to the fishermen, the specimen shows its best side, but the issue of high cost inevitably wedges into the overall picture.

Advantages

  • reliable rod construction;

  • the presence of a cover included;

  • the ability to comfortably fish both from the shore and from the board;

  • good load capacity;

  • optimal parameters of length and weight;

disadvantages

  • high price.

Banax Thunder 90MXF2

Rating: 4.7

Banax Thunder 90MXF2

In third place is one of the lowest-budget spinning rods in this category, showing outstanding results in terms of quality. Banax Thunder 90MXF2 has long been liked by domestic fishermen, who did not hesitate to take the model to their arsenal, despite the fact that it is only suitable for catching a mediocre predator. The rod test for lures is 7-25 grams – a good field for improvisation, especially for an inexpensive model.

As for the ergonomics, the two-piece handle made of balsa wood deserves special respect from the owners. In general, Banax Thunder 90MXF2 has a good grip, is pleasant for long casts (even from the shore, since the model is 2.74 meters long) and a high degree of sensitivity.

Advantages

  • low price;

  • high sensitivity;

  • the possibility of varying baits;

  • optimal parameters of weight and length of the rod;

disadvantages

  • recently, the model has been difficult to find on store shelves.

GAD Harrier 702MHF

Rating: 4.7

GAD Harrier 702MHF

A typical representative of the caste of near-budget spinning rods for jig, the main advantage of which is the balance between workmanship and cost. The GAD Harrier 702MHF is one of Pontoon21's standalone projects for the aggressive type of trophy fishing. The rod test for lures is 12-45 grams, which significantly increases the chances of luring a large predator. However, in this situation one should be very careful: although the spinning rod is sharpened for aggression, it encourages in every possible way the careful technique of pulling the fish to the shore (with rare exceptions) or to the side of the boat. In general, the product is very solid, but the real terms of its service (before major breakdown), alas, are unknown.

Advantages

  • low cost;

  • the presence of a cover included;

  • imprisonment for catching big fish;

  • high popularity among beginners and amateurs;

disadvantages

  • the duration of operation raises some doubts.

Pontoon21 Psychogun 912MMHSF

Rating: 4.7

Pontoon21 Psychogun 912MMHSF

Similar to the previous nominee, Pontoon21 Psychogun 912MMHSF is a spinning rod of a distinct twitch-jig group designed for fishing water bodies both from a boat and from the coastline. It has a more 'powerful' test value (from 10.5 to 32 grams), which is why it is used for aggressive catching of a large predator, mainly in river and lake waters.

The most significant drawback of Pontoon21 Psychogun 912MMHSF beginners and amateurs consider the high cost – it is very difficult for potential buyers to accept the loss of such an amount for just one spinning. In this situation, the only good news is that negative impressions are concealed by the excellent sensing and lightness of the model, bordering on acceptable quality.

Advantages

  • good sensitivity;

  • case included;

  • the ability to choose the optimal bait;

  • lightweight model (175 grams);

disadvantages

  • unreasonably high cost.

Maximus Marauder 66ML

Rating: 4.6

Maximus Marauder 66ML

Spinning rod with not the best name, equally suitable for both twitching and aggressive jigging. if we talk about technical characteristics, the Maximus Marauder 66ML is something at the junction of two classification groups. According to experts, the class of spinning rod can be described as medium-light, although there are no obvious prerequisites for this. The rod test is a good take-off from 5 to 21 grams, which gives anglers the opportunity to experiment on the water, and the action goes beyond the standard concept of 'fast' – only the very top of the whip is involved in the bite phase.

As for the sensations from use, anglers point to some uninformativeness of the Marauder 66ML's actions. Yes, this spinning rod can be the perfect tool for quick and unexpected (for fish) sweeps, but in terms of sensitivity it lacks sharpness.

Advantages

  • originality at the intersection of classes;

  • the ability to perform quick sweeps;

  • the presence of fittings with anti-ripple frames;

  • the possibility of a wide variety of baits;

disadvantages

  • ambiguous feeling from use;

  • high price.

Best spinning rods for microjig

Aiko Jannjeta 662ULT

Rating: 4.8

Aiko Jannjeta 662ULT

Perfectly customized micro-jig spinning rod that conquered users with the highest whip sensitivity and fast action. According to experienced anglers, this model is the best of its kind and combines a number of original solutions that have made the fishing process even more interesting (and more efficient). The rod test for the bait is 0.5-4 grams, and for the line 1-6 Lb, which indicates that it is sharpened for catching small predators (small perches, young pike, etc.) With a weight of 85 grams, the model length is 199 centimeters – the optimal indicator for fishing calm reservoirs from a boat or small fast-flowing rivers from the shore.

The only drawback of Aiko Jannjeta 662ULT is expressed in the level of cost – only an avid fishing fan or a true professional can afford such a spinning rod.

Advantages

  • ideal for microjig;

  • quality fittings from Kigan;

  • comfortable spaced handle with EVA pad;

  • optimal balance of characteristics and dimensions;

disadvantages

  • high price for the model.

Major Craft Trapara 562UL

Rating: 4.8

Major Craft Trapara 562UL

Trapara 562UL from Major Craft is a representative of one of the company's budget series, sharpened for jig (with the prefix 'micro') trout fishing. It differs from competitors in its rather high cost, but fully justifies it in the process of fishing.

An ultra-light rod with a medium action is suitable for fishing fast-flowing rivers and streams, the current in which provides additional resistance to the movement of wobblers and affects their play. Unfortunately for many anglers Major Craft Trapara 562UL is designed only for small baits, the weight of which does not exceed four grams, and, accordingly, for catching a small fish. However, there is reason for joy: thanks to the high efficiency, the quality of the catch can be compensated for by the quantity, which experienced users of this model did not hesitate to report.

Advantages

  • combination of strength and lightness;

  • reliable fittings;

  • ergonomic cork handle;

  • high efficiency in catching fast-flowing rivers and streams;

disadvantages

  • high cost for a budget model;

  • not suitable for shore fishing.

The best spinning rod for heavy jig

SHIMANO YASEI AX SPG SHAD JIGGING XH

Rating: 4.9

SHIMANO YASEI AX SPG SHAD JIGGING XH

Heavy spinning, which has remained outside of any classifications, occupies the leading line in the category specially designated for it. Despite not the most optimal size (2.7 meters) SHIMANO YASEI AX SPG SHAD JIGGING XH has a huge margin of safety and allows you to work with baits weighing from 60 to 100 grams. Thanks to the use of composite materials for the manufacture of the whip and base, Shimano managed to reduce the weight of the finished product to an amazing 0.2 kg mark, which could not but please consumers.

Of the additional 'chips' of a spinning rod for a jig, it can be noted that a special cover is included in the kit and is sharpened exclusively for fishing in fresh water. This limitation, coupled with a rather high cost, makes the model suitable exclusively for professionals – for amateurs and beginners of fishing, its purchase will be redundant.

Advantages

  • huge margin of safety;

  • brand quality;

  • good ergonomic parameters;

  • low weight;

  • fast action in a particularly heavy class;

disadvantages

  • only suitable for freshwater fishing;

  • high price.


Attention! This rating is subjective and does not constitute an advertisement and does not serve as a purchase guide. Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.

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