Daiwa saltiga jigging rod

Discussion in 'Tackle and Rigging' started by FishingAddict, Sep 21, 2009.

  1. FishingAddict

    FishingAddict Member

    63
    0
    I have a saragosa 18k with 100lb daiwa boat braid on a Daiwa Saltiga deep range jigging rod, rated for 30-60lb line and up to 11.5oz (SA-JG 511HFS). Is this rod asking to be broken or do you think it can handle it?
     
  2. kidflex

    kidflex Senior Member

    1,558
    30
    it'll be alright. i wouldnt push it past 20 lb of drag though. but you have a lifetime warranty so if it breaks get a new one.
     

  3. Jason4606

    Jason4606 Tuna Club member

    879
    18
    Those are VERY thick wall blanks and should handle some abuse...

    But I think that the the 60lb rating or 18lbs drag is right on. It can prob do a little more, but agree I wouldn't go with a drag setting over 20lbs. (Epoxy was suspect on mine and might still be an issue. You'd hate for guides to start popping off under the strain!:eek:)

    If it were me, I'd either stick an 8000 w/PE4-6 on the 511H, and get a heavier stick like OTI 600g for the 18000. Or just be content with 15-18lbs drag and fish it.
     
  4. FishingAddict

    FishingAddict Member

    63
    0
    Thanks for the replies. I probably would have gotten a sargosa 8k or something else that size, but I was able to get the 18k for $212 and the rod for $99, both new and no tax and my brother bought the braid, so that was free :) . I probably will just fish with lighter drag for now, until I feel the need buy a new rod (and feel like forking over the money). I guess if I really want to use high drag I can just point the rod at the fish. I didn't know it had a lifetime warranty, thanks for all the info.
     
  5. Eastern Tackle

    Eastern Tackle Senior Member

    1,660
    33
    I have an Expedition mounted on a jg511 heavy and I have no doubt that it will handle well over 20. Those blanks perform much better tied as a spinner than a conventional, but I like conventionals.
     
  6. Enoch

    Enoch Senior Member

    2,763
    27
    Great info here fishingaddict, eastern tackle (jim?), and Jason...

    Can you suggest one of those saltigas for a seabass jigging setup? say using up to 200g inchiku jigs 240g max?
    Spinning is my outfit, and say a shimano sustain 5000 on the rod.

    which of these rods will you suggest:

    Spinning Rods

    SA-JG 510MFS M F 5'10" 1 15 - 40 5 1/4 - 7 3/8 6
    SA-JG 66MFS M F 6'6" 1 15 - 40 4 1/4 - 8 3/8 7
    SA-JG 69MFS M F 6'9" 1 15 - 40 3 1/8 - 7 3/8 7
    SA-JG 60MHFS MH F 6' 1 20 - 50 7 3/8 - 10 1/2 7




    Daiwa | Saltiga® Boat-Jigging Rods
     
  7. Eastern Tackle

    Eastern Tackle Senior Member

    1,660
    33
    Off hand, just looking at that list, I would say this one: SA-JG 66MFS M F 6'6" 1 15 - 40 4 1/4 - 8 3/8 7

    The extra length will be good for bottom targets.

    Boy you didn't miss anything this past weekend.;) Ask Ty about getting hit by the 8' wave from the side. He got a little moist. :D
     
  8. MJ4

    MJ4 Senior Member

    163
    0
    Great info here fishingaddict, eastern tackle (jim?), and Jason...

    Can you suggest one of those saltigas for a seabass jigging setup? say using up to 200g inchiku jigs 240g max?
    Spinning is my outfit, and say a shimano sustain 5000 on the rod.

    which of these rods will you suggest:

    Spinning Rods

    SA-JG 510MFS M F 5'10" 1 15 - 40 5 1/4 - 7 3/8 6
    SA-JG 66MFS M F 6'6" 1 15 - 40 4 1/4 - 8 3/8 7
    SA-JG 69MFS M F 6'9" 1 15 - 40 3 1/8 - 7 3/8 7
    SA-JG 60MHFS MH F 6' 1 20 - 50 7 3/8 - 10 1/2 7




    Daiwa | Saltiga® Boat-Jigging Rods
    If youre talking offshore seabass jigging in the winter I wouldnt recommend any of those rods or a spinning outfit.You want some thing atleast 7-8 foot.In fact,from reading one of youre other posts,I think you already have a very good seabass jigging rod.The St. Croix Musky rod.7'-9".Match that with a saltiga or torium 14 with 30lb braid and you are good to go.
     
  9. awesum

    awesum Senior Member

    572
    172
    I have a Saltiga 7' popping rod and on the inaugural trip the reel seat came undone on my third Yellowfin.

    I took it to a local rodmaster that repaired it for $10 and he assured me it will never happen again.

    Other than that the rod seems to be OK.
     
  10. ty2philly

    ty2philly Senior Member

    1,379
    3
    I have an Expedition mounted on a jg511 heavy and I have no doubt that it will handle well over 20. Those blanks perform much better tied as a spinner than a conventional, but I like conventionals.

    And I got to use that setup this past weekend and enjoyed how well they worked together. And I especially like the color and design of that Expedition. I think that will be my next spinning reel.

    Maybe another possibity is to have your local rod builder apply an extra layer of flexcoat on the rod.

    Ty
     
  11. ty2philly

    ty2philly Senior Member

    1,379
    3
    Edit: moved to new thread.