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Tilden
Posted: Oct 28, 2020 - 10:56 am


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I saw an automatic jigging rod holder from Cabela's, that has the ability to set the hook. I thought that this is illegal but I may be wrong. You can buy the Jaw Jacker jigging base and add the auto hook setter.
Not that I would go this route but just incase someone is going to buy this set up, they should be aware.

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Dutch
Posted: Oct 28, 2020 - 02:32 pm


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Hook is set due to tension in pre-loaded rod = legal
Hookset is aided by a spring (or anything other then rod) = illegal

As far as I know, Jack Jacker uses rod tension for the hook set and is therefore legal.

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Posted: Oct 29, 2020 - 06:45 pm


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yep x 2

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Isaac Enns
Posted: Oct 29, 2020 - 06:50 pm


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Iíve had mine for a few years now an I love it, I think itís more humane, it doesnít give them a chance to swallow the lure whole.

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kokemachine
Posted: Nov 01, 2020 - 06:41 am


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Yeah, I like the Jaw Jacker. I also have something similar that I purchased from Canadian Tire. As Dutch said as long as it relies on the rod tension and not a spring it is legal.

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HoleyFish
Posted: Nov 09, 2020 - 02:54 pm


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I am looking at getting one of these this year for Nipissing. What setting/sensitivity are you using on this for Walleye? Just curious.



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lgrutta
Posted: Nov 19, 2020 - 10:18 am


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I have used the jaw jacker for two years and last year I got the jigging base and love them both. For the sensitivity, there is wing nut where the trigger is for releasing the tension and you will need to play with it to get it to the right setting. For walleye I would recommend it being as sensitive as possible without having it triggered by wind (if outdoors) or extremely light bumps because it is a bit of a pain to re-set it especially if itís outdoors and you are not.

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HoleyFish
Posted: Nov 20, 2020 - 09:26 am


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QUOTE (lgrutta @ Nov 19, 2020 - 10:18 am)
I have used the jaw jacker for two years and last year I got the jigging base and love them both.  For the sensitivity, there is wing nut where the trigger is for releasing the tension and you will need to play with it to get it to the right setting.  For walleye I would recommend it being as sensitive as possible without having it triggered by wind (if outdoors) or extremely light bumps because it is a bit of a pain to re-set it especially if itís outdoors and you are not.

Thank you for the tip. I am purchasing one this weekend and heading up to Nip on Jan 15-17. Looking forward to it as always.


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