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Chris Webster

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Best Jigging Rod circa $500
June 19, 2014, 01:09:19 PM
Gents...

Best jigging rod around $500 give/take and what reel would you put on it (reel is extra cost not within $500).

To be used in any state but mainly off of Sydney for anything from Kings to Tuna, sharks, you name it.
Reel size and type not really an issue.
Thinking about PE 5 to 6.
To jig up to 300g or there about.
OH or Spin either way.

Let's have it....

CW

Christoffer Hansen

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Re: Best Jigging Rod circa $500
June 19, 2014, 01:45:01 PM
Smith AMJ54H Spin

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Re: Best Jigging Rod circa $500
June 19, 2014, 02:10:24 PM
Like Chris says...

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Re: Best Jigging Rod circa $500
June 19, 2014, 06:51:41 PM
I run a 8000swpg with a 10000sw spool and pe6 on mine. I'm only jigging max 100m depth, if your fishing deeper you may want a 12000 spool and run pe5 for extra capacity. Definetly suited to a 10000/5000 size reel and a fantastic combo.  BUY NOW!

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Re: Best Jigging Rod circa $500
June 19, 2014, 06:57:05 PM
I have the smith rod and love it. Caught lots of AJ up to 19 kg on it, and it performes brilliant
Greetings
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Re: Best Jigging Rod circa $500
December 11, 2015, 01:05:29 AM
Yamaha blanks Galahad 52/10. Light at 290 gms but with a strong spine. I've hauled up groupers , oceanic White tips from 80 meters plus.
Got a daiwa Catalina 5000 spooled with varivas no. 5. I use daiwa 80 lb fluro leader, jig 200 to 250 gms.
Light but strong setup.
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Re: Best Jigging Rod circa $500
December 19, 2015, 01:48:03 AM
Only area of dissatisfaction on the YB 52/10 is the reel seat. With fish around the 15 kg and above weight the reel seat feels wobbly. Reel feels it may come loose when cranking the fish up.