Vertical jigging for kokanee is not only fun, but a very productive method for catching these critters. You'll need really good electronics to locate the schools a little time to find out which of the numerous kokanee jigs is working best each day. You'll find these fish, depending on the time of the year and the water temperature, in depths from 30' to 150' and they are soft biters so that's why sensitivity is such a critical factor. The ability to know how deep your jig is at all times is also very important so we recommend Power Pro's Depth Hunter braided line. It has four 4-colors - blue, yellow, green and orange - in 25' segments. To provide even more accuracy, there's a black tic marking every 5 feet to keep you in the zone. The other advantage of braided line is no stretch so you can feel your jig no matter what the depth and react quickly for positive hook sets. Given all of these variables you can see why rod action, weight and sensitivity are so important. You need a rod with a soft tip that allows you to feel the lure and the bite. You need a rod that is light as you'll be jigging it in 12"" to 24"" sweeps all day long. You want a rod that is responsive so you can set the hook quickly and maintain a tight line. You need E6X technology because it provides the best of all of these features at a good price.